Forest2Market Delivered Price Benchmarks provide buyers and sellers of wood raw materials with the market intelligence they need to increase performance and profit margins. The sole source of transaction-based data available in the marketplace, sellers of wood raw materials use the Delivered Price Benchmark service to negotiate wood raw material and residual price, secure and stabilize supply and off-take agreements, compare pricing and performance to the market at large and much more.
For a modern wood products operation, this raw material cost comes in the form of harvested timber that has been transported to the mill facility. Since these deliveries keep the mill’s equipment busy—while representing an enormous investment—procurement and supply chain operations can make or break a facility’s profitability.
A beneficial performance management system is only possible when the yardstick being used is credible, auditable and objective. No one should agree to be measured by a yardstick based on anecdotes; anecdotes are not statistics. Forest2Market’s delivered wood price benchmarks can be used at the corporate, facility and management levels to accurately and objectively demonstrate performance.
All wood raw materials sold or purchased by subscribers—and for which sufficient data exists—are reported by species (softwood and hardwood) and product class (logs and fiber). Species and products are currently reported in the US South, Eastern North America, Western North America, Brazil, the Baltic Rim and western Russia.
Improve market insights, better prepare for shifts in the market and determine intra-company transfer prices based on actual market data.
Benchmarks can be used to determine specific pricing for preferred raw materials and gain efficiency in raw material sales or acquisitions.
Benchmarks built on actual transaction data help companies meet the growing demand for emerging technologies and improve vendor loyalty and relationships.
Forest2Market's Delivered Wood Raw Material Price Benchmarks are the standard against which suppliers and consumers of wood raw materials around the world measure their performance.
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