In 2000, Forest2Market was started by Peter J. Stewart to bring transparency to the wood and fiber supply chain.
The forest and wood products industries, $65 billion in size, face many difficult market, environmental, logistical, inventory and management issues as they navigate their long supply chain. As a neutral party, Forest2Market databases and market profile analytics are invaluable tools for these industries when they are dealing with:
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 aggregates the data collected, reports market prices and provides cost and performance benchmarks, supply chain analytics and expertise and strategic consulting.