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Author Jones, Thomas Luke
Title A forest product/bioenergy mill location and decision support system based on a county-level forest inventory and geo-spatial information
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Descript 54 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 47-06, page: 3351
Advisers: Emily B. Schultz; Thomas G. Matney
Thesis (M.S.)--Mississippi State University, 2009
The forest products industry is a major component of the economic base for many states in the southeastern United States. Forest inventories precise within a mill working circle and the availability of decision support tools for locating mills are important in attracting and sustaining the industry. This research focuses on the status of Mississippi's efforts to provide forest inventory information to attract forest industry. A pilot study is described that integrates a decision support system (DSS) in a 40-mile radius working circle with a geo-spatially based county-level forest inventory and a transportation network to determine the feasibility and optimal location of a case study Oriented Strand Board (OSB) mill. A linear programming (LP) model was constructed to minimize the cost of procuring and transporting wood to the case study OSB mill site. Net revenue (NR) was calculated to assess financial feasibility of placing the mill at the selected location
School code: 0132
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 47-06
Subject Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife
Alt Author Mississippi State University. Forestry
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