BROZ Diego Ricardo
The Argentinian forest sector: opportunities and challenges in supply chain management
BROZ, DIEGO; ROSSIT, DANIEL; ROSSIT, DIEGO; CAVALLÍN, ANTONELLA
Uncertain Supply Chain Management
Año: 2018 vol. 6 p. 357 - 392
The rise in the worldwide demand of forest products of the last decades predicts an expansion of the forest harvesting industry. In this context, the Argentinian Northeastern Region (NEA) is considered a promising land since the local forest harvesting industry has one of the largest growing rates in the world. Despite its potential, this region faces some challenging obstacles: budget shortage, trade barriers and poor logistic infrastructure. For instance, traditionally the forest products are delivered by truck, which is from three to five times more expensive than other means of transport, like maritime or river transport. This is why in this paper, after a revision of the most recent advances in the worldwide supply chain management practices in the forest industry, recommendations for Argentina in order to overcome its main drawbacks in the forest sector are presented.