Dissertation Survey Objective

Centrally Dispatched Roundwood Haulage commonly known as Central Dispatch, takes place when Timber Hauliers are dispatched centrally by an external Logistics Management Company.
 
You are asked to complete this survey that will contribute to academic research for a  Masters in Supply Chain Management Dissertation on Centrally Dispatched Roundwood Haulage. The aim of this survey is to pose several questions to key stakeholders in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand, relating to the implementation of a system of centralised dispatch of roundwood haulage. 

The expectation of this initiative is that the lessons identified, both at home and abroad will support  the maintenance and ongoing development of roundwood haulage in Ireland, where the commercial semi-state forestry management company Coillte are implementing central dispatch of Coillte delivered pulpwood by Trimble Forestry.

Expected time to Complete: 5 Minutes approx.
Survey participants are not required to identify themselves or their business. Anonymity is assured. 

Closing date for survey submission: Wednesday June 28th 2017

Which one of the following best describes the role of your business in the Forest Products Industry?

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* 1. Which one of the following best describes the role of your business in the Forest Products Industry?

In which of the following regions are you based for your business?

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* 2. In which of the following regions are you based for your business?

How many years experience do you have in the Forest Products Industry?

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* 3. How many years experience do you have in the Forest Products Industry?

Timber Haulage Efficiency:
Using any number 1 to 5, 1 being no benefit and 5 being highly beneficial.
How would you rank the impact of Central Dispatch on haulage efficiency?

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* 4. Timber Haulage Efficiency:
Using any number 1 to 5, 1 being no benefit and 5 being highly beneficial.
How would you rank the impact of Central Dispatch on haulage efficiency?

  5 Yes, Central Dispatch Will Increase timber haulage efficiency. 4 3 2 1 No, Central Dispatch Will Not Increase timber haulage efficiency.
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Forest Roadside Stock Accuracy:
Using any number 1 to 5, 1 being no benefit and 5 being highly beneficial. 
How would you rate the industry's need for better Forest Roadside Stock accuracy?

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* 5. Forest Roadside Stock Accuracy:
Using any number 1 to 5, 1 being no benefit and 5 being highly beneficial. 
How would you rate the industry's need for better Forest Roadside Stock accuracy?

  5 Yes, the industry Does Need a more accurate method to measure Forest Roadside Stocks. 4 3 2 No, the industry Does Not Need a more accurate method to measure Forest Roadside Stocks.
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Industry Competitiveness:
Using any number 1 to 5, 1 being no benefit and 5 being highly beneficial.
How would you rank the impact of Central Dispatch on industry competitiveness?

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* 6. Industry Competitiveness:
Using any number 1 to 5, 1 being no benefit and 5 being highly beneficial.
How would you rank the impact of Central Dispatch on industry competitiveness?

  5 Yes, Central Dispatch will make the industry More Competitive. 4 3 2 No, Central Dispatch will make the industry Less Competitive.
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Continuity of Timber Supply: 
Using any number 1 to 5, 1 being no benefit and 5 being highly beneficial.
How would you rank the impact of Central Dispatch on continuity of timber supply to Customers?

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* 7. Continuity of Timber Supply: 
Using any number 1 to 5, 1 being no benefit and 5 being highly beneficial.
How would you rank the impact of Central Dispatch on continuity of timber supply to Customers?

  5 Yes, Central Dispatch Will Improve continuity of timber supply to the Customer. 4 3 2 1 No, Central Dispatch Will Not Improve continuity of timber supply to the Customer.
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Truck Unloading Time:
Using any number 1 to 5, 1 being no benefit and 5 being highly beneficial.
How would you rank the impact of Central Dispatch on truck unloading time at the Customer's yard?

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* 8. Truck Unloading Time:
Using any number 1 to 5, 1 being no benefit and 5 being highly beneficial.
How would you rank the impact of Central Dispatch on truck unloading time at the Customer's yard?

  5 Yes, Less Delays with Truck Unloading Time at the Customer's yard. 4 3 2 1 No, More Delays with Truck Unloading Time at the Customer's yard.
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Adherence to Customer Quotas:
Using any number 1 to 5, 1 being no benefit and 5 being highly beneficial.
How would you rank the impact of Central Dispatch on managing adherence to timber quotas delivered to the Customer?

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* 9. Adherence to Customer Quotas:
Using any number 1 to 5, 1 being no benefit and 5 being highly beneficial.
How would you rank the impact of Central Dispatch on managing adherence to timber quotas delivered to the Customer?

  Yes, More Adherence to Customer timber quotas. 4 3 2 1 No, Less Adherence to Customer timber quotas.
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Industry Support for Central Dispatch: 
Using any number 1 to 5, 1 being no support and 5 being highly supported.
How would you rank the willingness of the Forest Products Industry to support Central Dispatch?

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* 10. Industry Support for Central Dispatch: 
Using any number 1 to 5, 1 being no support and 5 being highly supported.
How would you rank the willingness of the Forest Products Industry to support Central Dispatch?

  5 Yes, Central Dispatch Would Be supported by the industry. 4 3 2 No, Central Dispatch Would Not Be supported by the industry.
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