16 May : Field trip

 08h00 - 17h00      Field trip to forest operations, sawmills 

 18h00 – 20h00     Happy hour : VCO Students and VCO Network Management Team
17 May : Value Chain Optimization in the Forest Sector
 08h00 – 08h30VCO Summer school registration

 08h30 – 08h40

Welcome addresses
Ulf Runesson, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Resources Management, Lakehead University

 08h40 – 08h55

Introduction to the VCO Summer School 2012  
Reino Pulkki, Professor and VCO Theme Leader, Lakehead University
Sophie D’Amours, Scientific Director of the VCO Network 

 08h55 – 09h35

Biomass / Bioenergy Value Chain (Invited Keynote speaker)
Jason Linkewich (VP Fibre Supply Strategy, Tembec) 

 09h35 – 10h15Modelling of Biomass Supply Chain 
Taraneh Sowlati, University of British Columbia 

 10h15 – 10h45


 10h45 – 11h30

Modeling the Market Driven Real-Time Production Planning and Management of Forest Products Industries in Canada
Nathalie Hughes, Reino Pulkki and Chander Shahi, Lakehead University

 11h30 – 12h15Wood Allocation and the Role of Government in Value Chain Optimization an Ontario Perspective
Dan Rouillard, Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario
 12h15 – 13h30LUNCH
 13h30 - 14h30Speed dating of the 4 research themes and FPInnovations VCO team
• Brief overview of each research Theme and FPInnovations VCO program (2 min each)
• Meetings of the 4 themes and FPI VCO team (4 meetings for each group)
 14h30 - 17h00Poster session
• 4 minutes speech for each student (PowerPoint presentation or verbal)
• Competition of the best VCO student poster
 19h00Reception (cocktail and group dinner)
18 May : Collaboration and Innovations in the Forest Value Chain

 08h30 – 09h30

Industry-University Collaborative Innovation in Chain Management : the Case of Netherlands
Jan Fransoo (Invited Keynote speaker)
(Professor, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, School of Industrial Engineering, Netherlands)

 09h30 – 10h15Trends in Business Innovation : Implications for the Forest Sector
William Nikolakis, University of British Columbia
 10h15 – 10h45BREAK
 10h45 – 11h30Agility and Logistics Systems in Wood Supply Chains: six international case studies
Jean-François Audy and Matheus Pinotti Moreira, Université Laval
 11h30 – 12h15Inter-firm collaborations : case studies for the forest industry
Nadia Lehoux, Université Laval
 12h15 – 13h30LUNCH
 13h30 – 15h30Decisions Supports Tools and Technology Session
Using FPSuite Tools to Build Efficient Biofibre Supply Chains, Denis Cormier, FPInnovations   
• SilviLab/LogiLab, Sébastien Lemieux, Forac Research Consortium, Université Laval
• Using Lidar in Forest Management, Chad St-Amand, Tembec and Kevin Lim, Lim Geomatics
• DST to Aid Decision-making in Woody Biomass Procurement, Reino Pulkki, Lakehead University
 15h30 – 16h30Closing Session - Panel of representatives from industry and University