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Operational Management of Industrial Wood Supply

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Additional course evaluations for SG0217

Academic year 2021/2022

Operational Management of Industrial Wood Supply (SG0217-30042) 2022-01-17 - 2022-03-23

Academic year 2019/2020

Operational Management of Industrial Wood Supply (SG0217-30050) 2020-01-20 - 2020-03-24

Academic year 2018/2019

Operational Management of Industrial Wood Supply (SG0217-30271) 2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25

SG0217 Operational Management of Industrial Wood Supply, 15.0 Credits

Operativ styrning av virkesleveranser

Syllabus approved



Forest science

Education cycle

Master’s level


Title Credits Code
Operations control of logging 4.00 1002
Excersise in production planning of logging 4.00 1003
Operations control of timber transports 4.00 1004
Case study 3.00 1005

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, other second-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent of 120 credits in forest science at basic level including
- 7,5 credits forest technology
- 15 credits at advanced level


The aim of the course is to provide the student knowledge of how the supply chain from forest up to raw material delivery at industry is structured and how the practical implementation is controlled. The course therefore intends to give the students ability to handle the possibilities and challenges that are connected to sustainable and resource efficient supply of industries with the right forest raw material at the right time and to the right price.
On completion of the course the student should be able to:
- carry out and critically evaluate planning of wood supply from forest to industry
- analyse how planning, execution and control interact in the operational management of wood supply
- coordinate the different stages in the supply chain from forest to industry
- discuss and communicate own results with external parties as well as critically evaluate others’ results.


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.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed written examinations. Passed written and oral presentations of case studies. Passed exercises, seminars and approved participation in compulsory activities.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

The course is the third and final in the so-called "RÅG-stråket", that is the name of a package of three courses á 15 credits that together give the forestry students deep skills in forestry raw material supply chain management. The two previous courses are "Raw Material Properties and Refining Processes" as well as "Forest Industrial Supply Strategy", which have their focuses on raw material needs and - requirements for different forest industrial processes respective on how forestry activities are structured in the long term to sustainably supply industries with necessary raw materials. This course focuses on the final steps of supply: to go from plan to practical implementation with as efficient use of resources as possible. The RÅG-courses are made to prepare the student for work in the forest supply chain as e.g. harvesting managers and transport coordinators. The course is, as well as other RÅG-courses, therefore highly realistic, with large participation from industry representatives and with realistic exercises to let the students train their skills. The course continues to build on knowledge in the subject forest technology as well as the two previous RÅG-courses.. Students who have passed results from one of the three courses; Forest Technology and Wood Technology (15 credits), Market-oriented Wood Supply (7.5 credits), and Forest Industrial Supply Strategy (15 credits) fulfil the special entry requirements about 7.5 credits in forest technology.

SLU is environmentally certified according to ISO 14001. A large part of our courses
cover knowledge and skills that contribute positively to the environment. To further
strengthen this, we have specific environmental goals for the education. Students are
welcome to suggest actions regarding the course’s content and implementation that lead
to improvements for the environment. For more information, see webpage

Responsible department

Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom skog (PN - S)
Replaces: SG0166
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
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Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Forest Science - Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Forest science
Course code: SG0217 Application code: SLU-30024 Location: Umeå Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology Pace: 100%