Forest Research Institut Baden-Württemberg (FVA)
Biometrics and Computer Science
Phone 0049 761 4018 120
HOLZERNTE provides computer-aided decision support for the timber
harvesting and marketing sectors by allowing the user to perform both
preliminary and final costing analysis of harvesting operations. While the
derivation of stumpage value figures is central to the programme, further
information such as time expenditure, labour costs and material costs can
also be calculated.
The programme permits the inclusion of all the usual
processing and delivery considerations, and allows the user to examine the
influence of a range of factors on the stumpage value by comparing the
results of various simulations. Factors such as assortment and harvest
selection, quality classification, timber price, operational costs, salary
rates, harvesting methods and workflow steps can all be modified to
investigate the effects on stumpage value.
Even if a forestry enterprise is limited to certain harvesting methods due to a lack of alternatives, increasing operational costs mean that enterprises nevertheless require computer-aided decision-making to calculate profitability. This is particularly import when organising self-employed forest workers.
Abrupt changes in the timber market and a growing tendency towards
buyer-oriented timber grading present rapidly changing demands on the timber
producer, in terms of time and location.
HOLZERNTE provides a flexible and practically-orientated grading of timber products, and is thereby an important instrument for modern timber marketing. The programme allows the user to plan the most profitable harvesting solution by adapting predefined harvests to correspond with buyer demands for various assortment options, price ideas or log lengths.
Further areas of application include:
Further information an downloads: Web-Site FVA Baden-Württemberg.