Programme 2011



 June 15 : Joint Program: COFE and VCO Summer School

 08:00 - 09:00

Registration and Welcome (VCO Summer School's participants)
Hall, Abitibi-Price Building

Abitibi-Price Building, Room 1160
 09:00Denis Brière, Rector, UniversitĂ© Laval

 09:10 – 10:00

Improving the Logistic Operations in the Forest Supply Chain
Mikael Rönnqvist, Norwegian School of Economics and Business
(keynote speaker of COFE)
 10:00 – 10:30VCO Network and Research Program
Sophie D’Amours, UniversitĂ© Laval
Darrell Wong, FPInnovations
 10:30 – 10:50Break & Poster Sessions - cafeteria Abitibi-Price
VCO and International Students
Parallel Sessions
Session 1
Kruger Building, Room 2330
Session 2
Abitibi-Price Building, Room 1160
 10:50 – 11:10 Assessment of Innovation in Maine’s Logging Industry
Ian Stone, University of Maine
 ICT Deployement Strategy in Aquitaine WSC: the ExploTIC Project Breakthrough
Morgan Vuillermoz, Institut Technologique FCBA
 11:10 – 11:30Influence of Wood Value on Optimal Type of Thinning
Michel Soucy, Université de Moncton

A SCOR-Based Framework to Portray a Wood Supply System – Preliminary Results from the United States, France and Chile
Jean-François Audy, Université Laval

 11:30 – 11:50Potentials of Possible Machine Systems for Directly Loading Logs in Cut-to-Length Harvesting
Ola Lindroos, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
 Log Yard and Sawmill Operations Coordination
Daniel Beaudoin, Université Laval
 11:50 – 13:20Lunch - cafeteria Abitibi-Price
 13:20 – 14:20Value Chain Management in the Process Industry – From classical
approaches to sustainability challenges

Matthias Kannegiesser, Associated Consultant A.T. Kearney
 Parallel Sessions
 14:20 – 14:40A Review of Skidding Distances Method Under Variable Retention Harvesting Considerations
Osvaldo Valeria, Université du Québec en Abitibi-
TĂ©miscamingue (UQAT)
 Case Study of Integrating On-Board Computers in Northern Ontario’s Forest Supply Chains
Serge Laforest, Lakehead University
 14:40 – 15:00A Mathematical Formulation for the Location of Logging Camps
Sanjay Jena, Université de Montréal
 Demand-Driven Harvest Scheduling
Géraldine Gemieux, Université de Montréal
 15:00 – 15:20Break & Poster Session - cafeteria Abitibi-Price
VCO and International Students
 Parallel Sessions
 15:20 – 15:40

The Effect of Timber Harvesting Guideline on Felling and Skidding Productivity in Northern Minnesota
Charlie Blinn, University of Minnesota

 Cut-to-length Wood Procurement Planning Model: Exact and Hybrid Approaches
Amira Dems, École polytechnique de Montréal
 15:40 – 16:00 Improved Skidding for Small Scale Biomass Harvesting Systems
Taylor Burdg, Auburn University
 Knowledge Management as a Mean to Improve Performance in the Forest Industry Value Chain
Elaine Mosconi, Université Laval
 16:00 – 16:20 Productivity and Cost of Two Methods of Transporting Energywood from Stump to Landing in a Tree-Length Southern Pine Clearcut
Chad Bolding, Virginia Tech
 Customer-perceived value in forest harvesting operations
Mattias Eriksson, SCA Skog AB
 16:20 – 16:40 Efficiency of Biomass Harvesting in Poor Quality Stands of Eucalyptus in Western Australia
Mohammad Reza Ghaffariyan, University of Tasmania
 Integrating Woody Biomass Into the US South Wood Supply Chain
Shawn Baker, University of Georgia
 16:40 – 17:00 Estimating Forest Road Aggregate Strength by Measuring Fundamental Aggregate Properties
Rien Visser , University of Canterbury
 Multimodal Wood Transport Chains: A Challenge for Economy and Environment
Martin Opferkuch, University of Freiburg
 June 16 : Strategic Planning and Issues within the Value Chain
 Abitibi-Price Building, Room 1160

 08:30 – 08:45

Introduction to the VCO Summer School 2011
Sophie D'Amours, Université Laval

 08:45 – 09:30

Scenario Planning
Steven Northway, University of British Columbia

 09:30 – 10:15

Strategic Forest-Industry Planning
Eldon Gunn, Dalhousie University

 10:15 – 10:45Break & Poster Session - cafeteria Abitibi-Price
 10:45 – 11:30 Biorefineries Transformative Approach
Paul Stuart, École Polytechnique de Montréal
 11:30 – 12:15Business Innovations Within the Value Chain
David Cohen, University of British Columbia
 12:15 – 13:30Lunch - cafeteria Abitibi-Price
 13:30 – 16:30

⇒ Working groups
Abitibi-Price Building, Room 1111


The FPInnovations Hardwood Initiative
Francis Fournier, FPInnovations

The BC Costal Initiative
Gail Sherson, FPInnovations

The Boreal Forest Initiative
Denis Ouellet, FPInnovations (Canadian Wood Fiber Center)

13:30 – 16:30⇒ Competition of the Wood Supply Chain Game for Students
Abitibi-Price Building, Room 0222
Animated by Dag Fjeld, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
and Philippe Marier, Université Laval
Palasis-Prince Building, terrasse FIESA
(see campus map for building location)
 June 17 : Operational Planning and Interoperability Within the Value Chain
 Abitibi-Price Building, Room 1160

 08:30 – 09:30

Challenges in Integrating the Value Chain
Lennart Rådström, Skogforsk, Swedish Forestry Research Institute
(Invited Keynote speaker)

 09:30 – 10:15Sustainable Value Chains
Patrick Lavoie, FPInnovations
 10:15 – 10:45Break & Poster Session - cafeteria Abitibi-Price
 10:45 – 11:30Challenges in Transportation and Logistics
Bernard Gendron, Université de Montréal
Reino Pulkki, Lakehead University
 11:30 – 12:15Agility within the Value Chain
Jean-Marc Frayret, École Polytechnique de Montréal
 12:15 – 13:30Lunch - cafeteria Abitibi-Price
 13:30 – 14:15 Biomass Issues
Luc Lebel, Université Laval
 14:15 – 15:30

Knowledge Modeling and Sharing within the Value Chain
Sophie D'Amours, Université Laval

 15:00 – 16:30Closing Session
Panel of Theme Leaders, FPInnovations Managers
and Industry Representatives
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