construction wood or lumber

September 15,2021

A Detailed Insight into the Most Popular Types of Construction Wood

Wood, in general, has been an extremely vital part of our civilization, starting from the early Paleolithic times. It is used for making tools, furniture, weapons, and constructing buildings as well. Now, the usage of wood has always been dependent on three major factors – availability, quality, and cost. As a hard-fibrous material that is seen as the branches of trees and shrubs, construction wood has various structural and non-structural applications.

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Demand and Supply Tools

September 8,2021

What Demand and Supply Tools Can Do for the Users?

In every business owner’s mind, the first thing that matters is to take their brand to the next level by increasing the profitability. The one thing to keep in mind while working towards the objective is efficient supply and demand planning. It can ensure that digital supply chains are efficient for planning and finally driving revenue as well. Now, supply and demand are extremely important aspects of economic activity.

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Investors Outbidding Retail Home Buyers

September 1,2021

Retail Homebuyers Getting Outbid by Big Companies

About one in five homes sold in 2020 were purchased by investors in the USA, a trend which is being observed even outside the USA (such as Australia) where retail buyers are continuously finding it hard to compete with investors who don't need home inspections, appraisal contingencies, or a mortgage. Such corporations might be institutional investment organisations, publicly trading firms, pension funds, etc.

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Swedish Wood Market

August 18,2021

Elevating Trend in Swedish Wood Market

Today’s wood marketplace is investing in digital technology across organizations. However, most of the timber companies are focusing on digital efforts to improve their quality management and IT operations, as well as to enhance the execution of supply chain and production. Recently, Swedish wood companies are using a range of technologies for optimizing their supply chain, where the cloud is the most widely adopted one.

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Forestry Industry Supply Chain Challenges

July 5, 2021

Forestry Industry Supply Chain Challenges

The forestry industry plays a crucial role in uplifting the global economy and also has a significant impact on the environment that we reside in. More than 57% of Sweden is covered in forests. Sweden holds less than 1% of the global commercial forest areas and offers 10% of sawn timber, pulp, and paper traded across the international market.

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timber technology conference

June 21, 2021

Learn Advance Cargo Information Declaration of Egypt Customs

From the 1st of April 2021, Egypt arrived at a trial period for getting approval on the implementation of the Advance Cargo Information Declaration (ACID) System. Egypt finally managed to become the first country in the North African region to implement the ACID System, to start from 1st July 2021.

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Digital Timber Supply Chain

June 7, 2021

Digital Timber Supply Chain: The Transformation to Automate the Forestry Industry

Industries across the globe are experiencing a wave of the digital revolution through automation that promises to transform the overall scenario of doing things!

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timber technology conference

April 22, 2021

New Egypt Advance Cargo Information declaration effective from October 1, 2021

Egyptian Ministry of Finance (Customs Authority) activate article 39 of customs law 207 of 2020 and issue decree 38 of 2021. Which requires a unique customs registration number (Advanced Cargo Information Declaration (ACI) for each incoming shipment imported into Egypt that must be included on all shipping documents.

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Dubai Woodshow 2021

March 9, 2021

Dubai Woodshow 2021

For 15 consecutive years, Dubai WoodShow has been the leading destination for wood specialists, professionals, entrepreneurs and key leaders from across the globe. As a commitment to continue to provide a robust platform for the industry’s specialists, entrepreneurs and professionals from around the world

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Innovator at the JOC TPM

February 23, 2021

Centersource Technologies Debuts as Innovator at the JOC TPM

After the “pandemic”, digitalisation is probably the most talked about aspect of the shipping industry, possibly only eclipsed by the “exorbitant container shipping rates” in the short term.

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Incoterm 2020

February 4, 2021

The Most Important Changes In Incoterms 2020

Incoterms are the international rules that determine the responsibilities, costs and risks between the seller and the buyer. They are universal rules that bring predictability to the business. It’s important to keep in mind that this is not the full sales contract, only part of it incorporated into the contract.

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Supply chain management

January 7, 2021

Smart Information Flows: Key to Successful SCM

Supply chain management (SCM) is concerned with the coordination and management of organizations within a supply chain. Logistics is the part of SCM that manages the flows of goods and information within the organizations’ direct operations sphere.

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Supply Chain

November 10, 2020

Digital Supply Chain with Circular Economy Heading Towards Remarkable Business

Manufacturing industries have started to adopt circular economy framework as an alternative to a traditional linear economy in which resources are made, used and then disposed of.

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Industrial Digital Data

October 14, 2020

The power of RFID Technology in Logistics

RFID technology has been created as far ago as 1973, however it has only recently gained widespread commercial popularity reaching a market value of over $10 billion and is believed to become ubiquitous in the next decade. At its core, RFID is a data collection technology that can scan multiple sources at once in an instant.

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Digital forestry industry

August 27, 2020

Digital transformation and what it means for forestry industry and global supply chains

In 2019 Centersource has completed a survey amongst a number of companies that collectively export, transport or import over nine million cubic meters of lumber materials annually. We have asked these companies if they were satisfied with the work tools currently available to them. As a result, over 90% have replied with a definitive “No”.

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The Case for digitisation of the Forestry Industry

May 14, 2020

Recommendations for Creating Value with BI/Analytics in the Supply Chain

If you are a supply chain professional you probably already know this: Building analytics solutions that produce actual value is usually a very complex endeavor which requires a lot of thought, time and effort. The main reason is that the data you need to consolidate to get value is typically very fragmented and lives in multiple data sources, both internally, externally (at suppliers/customers) and in between (e.g. forwarders, agents, etc.). Some data might not even be possible to access.

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Digital Data Sharing

March 20, 2020

How to maintain Business Continuity and Coordination during Crisis through Smart Tools, Automation and Integration

Because of coronavirus, we now face the biggest challenge in living memory to both continue business and coordinate it. This is a challenge for any organisation, but it may be particularly challenging for industries with global supply-chains and large networks of partners. So when everybody across the supply-chains works remotely - how can you coordinate it?

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The Case for digitisation of the Forestry Industry

February 07, 2020

The Case for digitization of the Forestry Industry

My father started his company in the forestry industry exactly forty-five years ago. Back then typewriters, mail, calculators and telex (which was later replaced by fax) were the main tools required to conduct business. Due to language barriers and geographic distance, trading-houses were engaged to act as an outsourced export department, whom main task was to manage orders, oversee the supply-chain, open markets, provide finance security, ensure compliance and organise logistics.

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Digital Data Sharing

February 01, 2020

The Case for Industrial Digital Data Sharing and How to Decrease Risk by Linking Transparency, Compliance and Accountability

Companies are only as proactive, effective and organised as the employees inside and the tools available to them. Having worked in the industry for almost a decade and having worked with many companies globally of all sizes, including the biggest, I noticed that all share the exact same problems and suboptimal processes. The largest being that existing software doesn’t integrate producers to their industrial-buyers, automate processes or cover the final steps of the supply-chain - Which is why we built the Timber Exchange.

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