In 2000, Forest2Market was started by Peter J. Stewart to bring transparency to the wood and fiber supply chain.
For decades, timber producing and consuming industries have faced many difficult market challenges as they navigate the long supply chain that runs from the forest to the market. These challenges include:
In the 1990s, Stewart often found himself making multi-million dollar decisions without the support of solid data. Frustrated with the lack of transparent, neutral and accurate market price information, Stewart started Forest2Market in 2000. Based on a business model of collecting transaction data (timber sales contracts, scale tickets, orders and invoices), Forest2Market agregates the data collected, reports market prices, provides cost and performance benchmarks, supply chain analytics and expertise and strategic consulting.