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Enhancing forestry supply chain through innovative integration of digital tools and techniques


Taskhiri, MS and Matuszak, M and Kang, B and Turner, P, Enhancing forestry supply chain through innovative integration of digital tools and techniques, Proceedings from the Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 4-6 December, Hobart, Australia, pp. 130-139. ISBN 9781925646092 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Copyright 2017 Taskhiri, Matuszak, Kang, Turner. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia (CC BY-NC 3.0 AU)

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Internationally forestry and wood products supply chains are being transformed. This traditionally resource intensive low technology sector is moving rapidly towards precision-manufacturing, advanced technology use and innovation in ways that increase the value and sustainability of wood within the emerging bio-economy. This research-in-progress reports on a major Australian Research Council funded applied industry based program integrating different digital tools and techniques along the forestry supply chain to improve product traceability, characterisation and knowledge management to stimulate and support market innovation. The paper provides insight into contemporary forest supply chains and illustrates the breadth of research being undertaken in this program. A specific example involving the innovative use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and digital telemetry to advance the speed and accuracy of forestry resource assessments is described. Preliminary results comparing manual and automated techniques for inventory estimation appear positive. Planned next steps for this project and the program are presented.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:information system, UAV, forest inventory, photogrammetry, sustainable value creation, Eucalyptus nitens, digital innovation in forest inventory
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Service oriented computing
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Taskhiri, MS (Dr Mohammad Sadegh Taskhiri)
UTAS Author:Matuszak, M (Mr Maciej Matuszak)
UTAS Author:Kang, B (Professor Byeong Kang)
UTAS Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:122842
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-12-01
Last Modified:2022-08-25
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