A computer simulation model for assessing wood procurement practices in the Southeastern United States
Howell, William Harrison
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A mill specific decision-making tool that assesses wood procurement practices in the southeastern United States was developed. This spreadsheet based Monte Carlo simulation model captured the dynamic nature of the wood procurement system as well as provided realistic results for four different procurement strategies. Managers can use this user-friendly model to address issues that affect the efficiency of an individual mill's procurement effort, such as during periods of reduced capacity.