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A Solution Procedure for the Sort Yard Location Problem in Forest Operations

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Sort yards placed at selected intermediate points between timber cutting sites and mills have potential for increasing the value of logs or trees destined for processing into different products. A two-phase modeling procedure is presented for identifying the efficient placement of sort yards using computations much simpler than those in standard linear mixed-integer programming methods. For. Sci. 33(3):750-762.

Keywords: Forest transportation; facilities location; transportation planning

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Graduate Research Assistant, College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Publication date: September 1, 1987

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
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