Theoretical background of supply chain management and potential supply chain of north Queensland timber industry

Keane, Rasheda H. and Herbohn, John and Slaughter, Geoff (2003) Theoretical background of supply chain management and potential supply chain of north Queensland timber industry. In: 2003 Forestry Symposium, 18 Jun 2003, St Lucia, Australia.

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This paper examines the suitability of supply chain management (SCM) as a methodology for examining forestry development options in north Queensland – both industrial and farm – with particular emphasis on hoop pine. SCM has been defined from different perspectives by various authors and some of the alternative definitions of SCM are given. SCM is then placed in the context of the north Queensland timber industry focusing on the current structure and participants and the factors that need to be considered to make the supply chain for hoop pine more efficient. This highlights the need for a broader and more extensive supply chain for the north Queensland timber industry. Facilitation of a broader supply chain requires the development of mechanisms to improve cooperation between supply chain participants. This includes the expansion of the hoop pine resource area, value-adding processes, and improved information flows. The goal of research in progress is to develop a framework to facilitate a diverse multilayered supply chain for hoop pine that will promote a north Queensland industry that is economically and environmentally viable.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2017 03:08
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 03:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: supply Chain Management, forestry, hoop pine,economic, environmentally viable.
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070504 Forestry Management and Environment
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified

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