PAPER BY : Kevin Boston, Carter, Holt, Harvey Forest Fibre Solutions
PRESENTED AT : First International Precision Forestry Symposium, Uni. of Washington, USA, June 2001
Poor log-making is the leading cause for value lost. To improve value recovery, Carter Holt Harvey has adopted the IFR Timbertech System. The system is designed to increase value recovery by improving the log manufacturing process by placing a log optimisation tool on the landing. The Timbertech system yields additional value from the stem and log data collected during the process. This data has numerous used including marketing, but its main use is to audit the log-making process for each log-maker on each crew.