Cost Reduction of Wood Transportation with Network Analyst Extension
Track: Logistics and Manufacturing
Authors: Guilherme Rodrigues de Pontes
The wood supply represents in average 50% of total wood cost. Besides the high expenses, the route planning used to take long time to be done. The adoption of the Network Analyst Extension for ArcMAP allowed a 80% reduction of time used to generate routes for transportation with an increase of the resources available. With the new resources and quickness to generate results, the company saved more than 1% of one of the most expensive operations in forestry unity of International Paper do Brasil.