Assessment of forest storage locations in wood supply chain
Çoban, Hüseyin Oğuz
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The objective of this study is to analyze whether the present locations of forest storages are appropriate for easy distribution of wood to consumers. Therefore, in Isparta region of Turkey, main catchments were identified for modeling of wood flow by using digital elevation data in GIS environment. Then, watershed-based storage location strategy was developed. Actual and proposed storage locations were analyzed by evaluating information about harvesting and consumption points where customer or end user may be located. The appropriateness of storage locations was discussed and it was concluded that some of the forest storages should be closed, reducing the total number nearly by half, and some others should be transferred to new locations.