FORAC News 2022

January 2022 - Document PDF 5.0 Mo 

Coordination : Edith Brotherton et Sophie Bélanger-LeBel
English review : Dwain Richardson
Graphics : Sphynx Pub Inc.


Our future is here

Management tools for supply predictability * .ktr file reader: evaluating the accuracy of measurement data * Stand-specific working methods for harvester operators * monitoring and managing the  performance of a forest entrepreneur fleet * Linear neural network assisted ecoforestry map production * Artificial intelligence supporting scalers: validating species of a load of wood * FORAC 20e * An optimization tool for lumber production allocation and distribution * Supporting research and building strong relationships with the industry: it’s worth it! * Acceleration of debitage simulations using deviation analysis * Forest product demand analysis and forecasting tool * Optimizing the allocation of modes of transportation in the kruger distribution chain * Collaboration for a control loop for a smart planer * Autonomous navigation of a forwarder * Strategic management of a log yard for coordination purposes

FORAC News 2021

January 2021 - PDF Document 5.5 Mo 


Coordination : Edith Brotherton et Sophie Bélanger-LeBel
English review : Aliké Harel
Graphics : Sphynx Pub Inc.





Together, even remotely!

The new normal * Playing to better manage the industry logistical challenges * Training and skill monitoring heavy machinery operators with a digital twin * Characterization of wood piles at roadside * Identifying cost-effective harvest systems for fragmented forests * Automatic felling cut detection on trees * FORAC ID: a forestry data integration (and exploitation) platform * Multi-site reforestation value chain planning under uncertainty * Integrating spraying and harvesting planning during an outbreak of spruce budworm * Optimizing production allocation for a forest product value chain * Developing a decision-making tool for coordinated production and inventory management * Anticipating the production associated with debitting of a batch of logs * Retroaction loop for a smart planer

FORAC News 2020

January 2020 - PDF Document 2.7 Mo


Coordination: Edith Brotherton & Sophie Bélanger-LeBel
English review: Aliké Harel
Graphics: Sphynx Pub Inc.


Science fair 2020: Growing natural intelligence to support AI

Data acquisition for a smart planer * Configuring and operating a smart sawmill * Towards the automation of basic forestry operations * Backhauls and collaboration: impact on GHG emissions * Planning the biomass supply chain for a new biorefinery in Mauricie * Decision making in the forest value chain * Coordination and management tools for the forest value chain * Using more accurate and reliable frost depth data to improve transportation * Supply-production coordination tool for agile management under uncertainty * NSERC Industrial chair for smart supply systems within the connected forest value chain * Improving wood supply system for a more competitive forest product industry * Increasing wood mobilization from private forests by coordinating production systems