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Nylund, Olle and Sundby, Johan, 2011. Lokalisering av sågverk i Västerbotten : en jämförelse mellan två alternativ . First cycle, G2E. Umeå: SLU, Dept. of Forest Resource Management



The number of sawmills in Sweden has decreased dramatically since the 1980s and the trend looks set to continue. The sawmills that are left instead becomes larger and are situated farther apart. In northern Sweden, they are concentrated along the coastline.
In our study, we compared conditions for running a sawmill in inland areas and coastal areas and looked at what factors have the greatest impact on the profitability of the sawmill in northern Sweden.
We chose to compare different locals conditions for a sawmill that only sawn pine timber and had an annual raw material requirements of 300 000 m3ub per year. By analyzing the kNN-data from the Swedish National Forest Inventory we have taken out the size of the timber volume at each site and its catchment. We have also looked at possible competitors in the areas that may affect the purchase price of the commodity. From these data, we have been able to calculate transport distances and then compared the different available distribution channels to get the finished products on the market. Then added together and compared the various factors affecting costs and arrived at the location which is the most profitable and which factors are most instrumental to the outcome.

The results suggest that a location on the coast is more profitable, the decisive factor is the ability to distribute the sawn goods by ship.

Main title:Lokalisering av sågverk i Västerbotten
Subtitle:en jämförelse mellan två alternativ
Authors:Nylund, Olle and Sundby, Johan
Supervisor:Athanassiadis, Dimitris and Carlén, Ola
Examiner:Roos, Anders
Series:Arbetsrapport / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för skoglig resurshushållning och geomatik
Volume/Sequential designation:324
Year of Publication:2011
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:SY001 Forest Science - Master's Programme 300 HEC
Supervising department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
Keywords:Logistik, transportkostnad,, distribution, konkurrens, sågverk
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Forestry - General aspects
Forestry production
Forest engineering
Deposited On:27 Jun 2011 05:57
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:20

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