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Erixon, Nils, 2011. Utvärdering av produktionsledarens användning av Holmen Skogs datorbaserade stödsystem vid operativ planering av avverkning. Second cycle, A1E. Umeå: SLU, Dept. of Forest Resource Management



The forestry companies’ operational planning process is these days dependent on reliable, efficient and user-friendly computer-based support systems. This study is an evaluation of Holmen Skog's current computer-based systems.

The aim of this study is to:
• investigate the work pattern of the production managers when using the information system to plan the harvesting operation;
• investigate the efficiency and user friendliness of the information system with the different work patterns and to find the strengths, weaknesses and bottlenecks in the current system;
• find out if the type of object, the volume, the area of the harvesting object affects the time and work pattern;
• examine how this type of study is met by the employees and what factors that is critical to avoid feelings of intrusion.

The conclusions of the study were:
• there is a large variation between the work patterns of the production managers and the time spend to perform the operational planning;
• the mainframe computer system used by Holmen Skog is clear, has short response times, is robust and conveys relevant information;
• the computer systems are however divided in many subsystems. An integrated system would improve the usability and efficiency;
• the functions of feedback, assistance to meet legal requirements and the link to the map needs to be improved;
• clearer information on how the production managers meet the demand of timber according to the delivery plan is required;
• to achieve success with a study of this nature the employees should be involved at an early stage, be informed of the purpose and be involved in the study objectives. In order to make the employees involved and engaged in the study the findings must lead to process improvements.

Main title:Utvärdering av produktionsledarens användning av Holmen Skogs datorbaserade stödsystem vid operativ planering av avverkning
Authors:Erixon, Nils
Supervisor:Wästerlund Staal, Dianne
Examiner:Lindroos, Ola
Series:Arbetsrapport / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för skoglig resurshushållning och geomatik
Volume/Sequential designation:321
Year of Publication:2011
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A1E
Student's programme affiliation:SY001 Forest Science - Master's Programme 300 HEC
Supervising department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
Keywords:resursnyttjandet, system
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Forestry - General aspects
Forestry production
Forest engineering
Deposited On:16 May 2011 07:23
Metadata Last Modified:05 Oct 2012 19:29

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