Annotated bibliography of the global literature on the secondary transportation of raw and comminuted forest products (2000-2015)

Anil Koirala, Anil Raj Kizha, Cornelis F. De Hoop, Brian E. Roth, Han Sup Han, Patrick Hiesl, Dalia Abbas, Shuva Gautam, Srijana Baral, Steve Bick, Kamalakanta Sahoo

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Abstract

Secondary transportation of raw and comminuted forest products is a major component in forest harvesting operations in terms of economics, public perception, and safety. Consequently, there is a substantial amount of literature on this topic. The existing literature has dealt with many of the technical aspects of transportation with a majority of them focusing on improving supply chain issues; however, there are only few specific to secondary transportation issues in general. This annotated bibliography will help practitioners, researchers, and stakeholders gain a better understanding of the existing literature from 2000 to 2015. To this end, we began by classifying the selected literature into six themes: cost, roads and routes, trucking, efficiency and safety, other modes of transportation, and supply chain and optimization. Woody biomass for bioenergy production was the most researched forest product with respect to transportation. About one-third of the articles were presented in the context of supply chain modeling and optimization. More than half of the studies originated from Europe while the United States had the most publications for any given country. Most articles (16) were published in 2013. Biomass and Bioenergy published the highest number of articles (29) during the timeframe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number415
JournalForests
Volume9
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 10 2018

Keywords

  • Delivery
  • Forest biomass
  • Logging residue
  • Supply chain
  • Timber harvest residue
  • Trucking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry

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