Presentation on theme: "What’s Your Problem? Best Practices in Forest Management Winning Technologies in Forestry January 2007 Doug Jones Director, Client Services."— Presentation transcript:
What’s Your Problem? Best Practices in Forest Management Winning Technologies in Forestry January 2007 Doug Jones Director, Client Services
Road Map: Overview Solutions over time and across regions Evolution of management challenges Global perspective Final Remarks
Corporate Overview Remsoft Spatial Planning System Remsoft creates and supports the world's leading software for sustainable, spatial management planning.
Clients in five continents North America Europe Australia South America Asia
Remsoft’s clients include International Paper Canfor UPM Kymmene Washington State Rayonier Stora Enso Bowater Suzano MeadWestvaco Forestry Tasmania Potlatch Weyerhaeuser GMO Plum Creek Timber Company Hancock Global Forest Partners Over 200 million acres world-wide
The Remsoft Spatial Planning System Commercial off-the-shelf 3 fully integrated products Spatial Woodstock Stanley Allocation Optimizer
Solutions over time and across regions What were the challenges of the time? What solutions were provided over time? How were the solution needs similar and different between geographic regions?
Early to Mid 90’s Software - Woodstock Developed as a simulation forest modeling system Optimization added in 1992 DOS based system
Early to Mid 90’s Geography Eastern Canada, Alberta Challenges and Solutions Forest estate modeling Sustained yield and coarse ecosystem objectives Management complexity increasing Finance was not the driving force
1995…2000 Software - Stanley Developed for spatial modeling ESRI GIS coverages…e00 files Linked with Woodstock
1995…2000 Geography USA – Champion International, Temple-Inland Challenges and Solutions “Commercial” optimization model Detailed financial modeling BUT…. Adopting SFI – spatial constraints
1995…2000 Geography Canada – Domtar, Fraser Papers, Weyerhaeuser, Ontario Gov’t… Challenges and Solutions Optimization being accepted Regulative environment – including spatial constraints Evaluate policy – what is the cost? Spatial scheduling is time consuming
2003 Geography New Zealand Challenges and Solutions Approach to land valuation Demand drives value Strategic, long-term modeling
2003 Geography Eastern Canada – J.D. Irving and others… Challenges and Solutions “Short-term”, detailed wood allocation model More value from the resource Mergers and aquisitions Supply problems; react to market conditions
Present day…. Geography USA, Canada, Aus/NZ, South America… Challenges and Solutions Land valuation – selling and buying Business objectives Land appraisal – income approach Flexibility Multiple investors Varied regions, forest composition, data Turn around time Common system
Present Day… Geography Brazil and Uruguay Challenges and Solutions Wood supply issues Fully integrated solution Supply chain modeling Tight information linkages between forest and mill(s)
The Future… Challenges and Solutions Ecosystem and non-timber values Spatial landscape modeling Carbon modeling Linkage to other technologies
The Future… Challenges and Solutions Ecosystem and non-timber values Fully integrated planning solution Supply chain modeling Moving more towards operational planning Different users of the system
The Future… Challenges and Solutions Ecosystem and non-timber values Fully integrated planning solution Software framework Linkages with other technologies Standard business applications, reporting
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