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Securing raw material supply is essential for manufacturing companies in forest products.

Increasing competition for supply with the biomass sector and long distance sourcing of wood continue to pose challenges.

However, with an increasing focus on sustainability and an increase in energy prices, the energy sector continues to compete for some of the forest resources. Government subsidies for biomass energy plants are boosting the allure. State forests, logging, transport and trading companies have found themselves in a comfortable situation, but have been pressured to increase the efficiency of their supply chains.

StepChange supports companies in this sector to streamline supply chains and reduce the overall costs. StepChange helps define end-to-end supply chain strategies to integrate the different parts of the supply chain.