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Securing raw material supply is essential for manufacturing companies in forest products.

After years of price increases, competition for supply with the biomass sector and increased long distance sourcing of wood the markets have (temporarily?) retracted. However, with increasing focus on sustainability and an expected increase of energy prices it is that the energy sector will increasingly compete for some of the forest resources. Government subsidies for biomass energy plants are boosting the allure. State forests, logging, transport and trading companies have found themselves in a comfortable situation, but have been pressured to increase the efficiency of their supply chains.

StepChange supports companies in this sector to streamline supply chains and reduce the overall costs. StepChange helps define end-to-end supply chain strategies to help integrate the different parts of the supply chain.