Coordinating wood supply with industrial processing is a challenge. Given the variety of climatic conditions, infrastructure and markets within Europe, a common framework is a necessary foundation for comparing supply chain risks and developing supply system resilience. In this context multimodal systems (truck-rail-vessel) offer the potential to further increase buffer capacity, improve cost efficiency and reduce emissions.
The objective of MultiStrat is to establish a common framework for testing multimodal innovations in wood supply, delivered as an interactive supply chain simulation model. The participating institutes are BOKU (Austria), Skogforsk (Sweden) and NIBIO (Norway). MultiStrat starts with establishing common frameworks for comparison between regions (WP1). These frameworks provide the empirical basis for the supply operations (WP2) being simulated in the supply chain model (WP3).