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A local DLP-GIS-LP system for geographically decentralized wood procurement planning and decision making.

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dc.contributor.author Palander, Teijo en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-17T15:15:22Z en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-17T14:11:56Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-17T15:15:22Z en
dc.date.available 2009-06-17T14:11:56Z
dc.date.issued 1997 en
dc.identifier.citation Silva Fennica. 1997. 31(2): 179-192. en
dc.identifier.issn 0037-5330 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1975/8518
dc.description.abstract LP is an important method for allocation of wood inventory stock. It is, for instance, used alone in tactical planning systems, which currently are in wide use at the higher hierarchical level in the functionally decentralized planning of the Finnish forest industry. Unfortunately, LP as a solution method has not been capable of handling spatial data that seem to characterize planning systems in geographical decentralization. In the present study, a GIS was used to assimilate data from different wood procurement functions, to calculate transportation distances and cost figures, and to write the data in ASCII files, which were then used as input for the LP model. Using the experiments and methods of GIS on a planning system developed according to participatory planning, the results of this study suggest that the participatory method was faster than the conventional LP method, when solved using actual data. The participatory method was also capable of providing the same global optimum for a wood allocation problem. The implications of these results for improving operational and tactical planning of wood procurement in Finland are discussed. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher The Finnish Society of Forest Science and The Finnish Forest Research Institute en
dc.subject optimization methods, linear programming, decentralization, geography, planning, wood, logging en
dc.subject hajautus, puunhankinta, suunnittelu, menetelmät en
dc.title A local DLP-GIS-LP system for geographically decentralized wood procurement planning and decision making. en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.laitoskoodi SMS fi
dc.creator.corporateName The Finnish Society of Forest Science en
dc.creator.corporateName Finlands Forstvetenskapliga Samfund sv
dc.creator.corporateName Suomen metsätieteellinen seura fi

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