Inform your road planning decisions by creating a unified harvest and road Woodstock model that facilitates harvest scheduling and wood allocation, with Road Optimizer.
Forest operations face two key challenges: maximizing wood production and minimizing operations costs. A major cause of harvesting cost increases is spatial dispersion or the spread of operations and the lack of coordination between harvest and road planning. Maintaining more roads than necessary at any given time results in higher road maintenance costs, more crew movement costs and more complex roadside inventory and transportation management. Road Optimizer overcomes these challenges, providing an integrated planning solution to help you schedule the right activity, in the right place, at the right time.
A better planning process that can help you determine the right amount of roads to build and maintain to access your harvest inventory.
Road Optimizer enables you to bring the right level of road detail to your operations scheduling process and reduce your wood supply costs by aligning road and harvest planning activities. Gain better insight into the countless trade-offs involved when scheduling harvest units in conjunction with roads and accessing areas that require large up-front capital cost – while balancing production requirements and operating constraints. Reduce your wood supply costs by aligning road and harvest planning.
Services are available to help you integrate your road planning requirements into your Woodstock model and successfully implement Road Optimizer.