Identifying 20% capacity opportunity in eucalyptus transport, Brazil

LOTS was hired to identity and quantify opportunities in the supply chain

Anders Johansson

Consulting Manager
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The Situation

The customer is a leading forest industry company in Latin America, focusing on producing paper and board. The operations include large-scale forest management, roundwood transportation and industry processes.

LOTS was hired to identity and quantify opportunities in the supply chain from loading in forest to industry inventory and create a plan for improvement.

The Approach

The scope was limited to a flow of ~300 trucks, carrying approximately 10 million tons of roundwood annually.

LOTS gathered a team of operational consultants and technical experts to quantify the opportunity within a short period of time.

The analysis was performed in close collaboration with the client through interviews, analysis, technical benchmarking, time studies and digital tools such as GPS-tracking and geo-fencing.

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The Impact

An identified potential to reduce the current truck fleet with 20%

Management system gap-analysis to understand how to improve performance and reduce waste

A roadmap to capture all the identified technical and operational potentials