Forest Industry Commodity Supply (RÅG)

Last changed: 20 August 2020

Forest Industry Commodity Supply (RÅG) is a course that prepares for professional activities in forestry's main process - to procure raw materials in the most effective way.

The content of the course is prepared together with industry representatives where the current reference group consists ofHolmen, Södra, Stora Enso, SCA, Norra, VSV Frakt, Sveaskog, Skogforsk, VMF/SDC, Skogsentreprenörerna.

The aim is for the students to understand and analyze the supply system as a whole based on a market-related perspective and to participate in the development of the supply system.


 ”RÅG is about reality - training you for what you’re really gonna do” - Dag Fjeld

 Below you will find more information about the courses that are part of RÅG.

 

Raw material properties and refining processes, 15 credits

The course aims to provide the students with advanced knowledge the importance of both forest based and other biomass raw material properties, in order to meet end user requirements. The course contains specialisation in processing technique and the role of raw material properties in the industrial supply-chain structure. The course is aimed mainly on wood-based products and pulp/paper, but also energy and other products from forest as well as by-products and other biomasses are addressed. The course is aimed mainly on wood-based products and pulp/paper, but also energy and other products from forest as well as by-products and other biomasses are addressed.

Contact: Magnus Rudolfsson

Prior knowledge
- 120 credits in forest science including; 
- 7.5 credits forest technology and
- 7.5 credits wood technology

- Basic knowledge in Swedish equivalent to what is required for general entry requirements to Swedish first-cycle courses and study programs.

Subject: Forest science
Course code: SG0254
Credits: 15.0
Education cycle: Advanced
Language: Swedish

 

Read more about the course 'Raw material properties and refining processes'

Industrial Wood Supply Strategy, 15 credits

This course focus on how forestry activities are structured in the long term to sustainably and resource efficiently supply industries with necessary raw materials. The course is divided into the sections supply strategy, timber trade, supply infrastructure planning, and flow planning. After the theory sections, a compulsary company case study is conducted in which earlier knowledge are applied through mapping and analysis of a company’s supply strategy. Compulsary moments are assignments and specific seminars.

Contact: Emanuel Erlandsson

Prior knowledge:
- 120 credits in Forest Science including; 
- 7.5 credits forest technology and 
- 7.5 credits wood technology and

- Basic knowledge in Swedish equivalent to what is required for general entry requirements to Swedish first-cycle courses and study programs.

Subject: Forest science
Course code: SG0216
Credits: 15.0
Education cycle: Advanced
Language: Swedish

Read more about the course ‘Forest industrial supply strategy’

Operational Management of Industrial Wood Supply, 15 credits

The course focuses on the operational steps of industrial wood supply: How to go from plan to practical implementation with as efficient use of resources as possible. The course is divided into three main sections; Harvesting, transportation, and coordination and control. The harvesting and transportation sections include economics, service procurement, management, and control to fulfil delivery plans to industries. Coordination and control includes organization of activities along the supply chain. The course is shaped around practical exercises in individual activities as well as coordination of these. The course is mainly based on exercises, mixed with lectures of industrial representatives and literature seminars. Compulsory components in the course consist of guest lectures, seminars, exercises and case studies.

Contact: Emanuel Erlandsson

Subject: Forest science
Course code: SG0217
Credits: 15.0
Education cycle: Advanced
Language: Swedish

Read more about the course Forest Operations Control in Wood Supply.

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Contact

Ola Lindroos, Professor
Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology, SLU
ola.lindroos@slu.se, 090-786 8 36, 070-227 21 09

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