A harvest region with more than 300 stands of timber, 3 external sales destinations and 12 internal mills was modeled.  The mills were modeled by a return-to-log computation for each of the 15 log types modeled, producing a re-allocation of the timber destinations for 6% of the timber, and increasing profits by 2% of gross revenue.

Key Benefits

bulletTimber is allocated to the highest bidder, net of freight and other quantifiable expenses.
bulletTimber is shipped ONLY to locations which can use it -- no trans-shipping is required to cover errors
bulletExpenses are reduced.
bulletStands are harvested most efficiently.
bulletShortfalls are specifically identified so that spot purchases can be planned ahead of time to fill the gaps, or additional harvesting scheduled.

Return on Investment

The model was limited (by freight availability) to increasing ton-miles by no more than 5%.  Within that constraint, 9% of the logs were shifted from their default destinations, with a gain of 3% in revenue for the harvest (net of added freight expense).  

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