Forest Machine Connectivity

Forest Machine Connectivity

Improving efficiency in the timber harvesting supply chain by collecting and analyzing Industrial IoT data

Project Overview

The Problem

In order to stay competitive in the global wood products manufacturing industry, Canfor and TimberWest recognize the need to digitally transform and modernize the timber harvesting supply chain. 

Both companies, in collaboration with the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry, are leading the Forest Machine Connectivity project to deploy the first application to solve the industry’s technical barriers impacting efficiency. 

How We Are Solving It

The Forest Machine Connectivity project is using an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform, which is a network of smart devices that can collect, monitor, exchange and analyze data as well as deliver valuable insights. The data and insights will allow contractors, machine operators and forest managers to identify bottlenecks and improve productivity in real time and develop best practices throughout the supply chain. 

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Project Partners

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