Available on SilvaStat360, Forest2Market’s benchmarking and analytical tools help pulp & paper manufacturers improve margins and performance by negotiating raw material and residual price changes with actual market-based transaction data. This insight allows them to secure and stabilize supply agreements, establish facility and individual performance objectives, confidently compare performance against local and regional benchmarks, identify performance improvement opportunities and track price changes in a dynamic market.
Forest2Market’s deep databases of actual timber transactions equip our customers with the most accurate and precise raw material pricing data available – down to the penny. Using our benchmarks and supply chain tools, our customers are able to pinpoint individual cost component inefficiencies in their supply chains including origin, destination, volume, price, species, product and a host of other unique attributes of individual loads of wood.
Benchmarks help pulp & paper companies quantify raw material revenues/procurement costs by component, measure results against the broader market, identify performance improvement opportunities and establish facility and individual performance objectives.
Improve market insights, better prepare for shifts in the market and determine intra-company transfer prices based on actual market data.
Identify where--along the volume curve--a mill outperforms and underperforms the market in order to bring costs into alignment with the market at any volume increment.
Organizations that constantly measure performance while optimizing their supply chains are inherently advantaged within the market. These organizations remain agile and are able to quickly adapt to changing market dynamics because they are constantly setting goals, analyzing performance and measuring results.
Forest2Market’s Supply Chain Optimization Program is a streamlined way for companies using wood raw materials to implement a process of improvement—one that is customizable to each business and uniquely designed for the forest products industry.
With superior data and a precise set of tools, identifying problem areas and opportunities for improvement within the supply chain becomes a manageable and measurable task.
The supply chain optimization process provides the framework for implementing a set of solutions for problem areas—strategies for sifting out systemic noise—including developing the evaluation criteria for measuring success.
We provide insights into global wood products manufacturing markets on our blog, and we work closely with clients throughout industry to build customized market studies and consulting engagements that answer specific business questions and address specific concerns.