Forestry and Pulp Products

The world of paper and forest products is both rooted in tradition, centered as it is on the harvesting of basic materials and undergoing enormous change as consumption patterns evolve. We help clients refine their business strategies and operating models to resolve pressing business problems, such as how and where to find growth when their core business is stagnant or contracting, how to reduce costs throughout the business in the face of intense cost-price pressure, and how to evolve strategies and transition capacity in declining markets such as graphic papers. We also help companies respond to opportunities to innovate both in operations areas such as energy consumption and in product lines such as packaging.

We partner with companies and governmental agencies to understand and respond to global and regional growth opportunities as well as trends such as the rapid transition to digital platforms that reduces demand for traditional paper products in most markets. We work with them to meet growing demand for consumer paper products such as tissue paper by the expanding middle class in emerging markets. These overarching issues impact every subsector of the industry, whether an organization is a government or involved in harvesting/forest management, production of construction, packaging and energy materials, or distribution.

Our senior experts have strategy experience and specialize in other aspects of the industry value chain as well. They help organizations around the globe understand trends and relevant regulatory polices to determine where and how to compete in a changing world. We can assist them in identifying pockets of growth, redefining their business models and portfolios to make the most of new opportunities, and reallocating corporate and business unit resources to better support strategic goals.

The largest part of our work in the Paper and Forest Products industry is helping clients in the areas of productivity and operations. Our productivity teams bring cutting edge knowledge, broad cross-industry experience, and leading practices in product and portfolio process optimization to help Paper and Forest Products companies address common operating challenges. These include enhancing equipment and personnel efficiency in harvesting operations as well as in manufacturing facilities, converting facilities to respond to shifts in capacity of pulp production around the world, refining operations to respond to the rising cost and declining quality of recycled fiber, and increasing operators’ energy efficiency.

Sustainability and Resource-Productivity

We work with governments and industry organizations to address the severe energy and resource issues related to the sector, helping reduce energy consumption and its impact on the environment as well as address the shared desire to conserve the Earth’s forest resources and use them as wisely as possible.

Our teams collaborate with clients to improve specific aspects of their operations as well as transform entire operating models for companies expanding into new businesses or adopting new go-to-market strategies. We help clients streamline and at times reconfigure their operations, working with them to inject new approaches such as lean manufacturing into their operating models. We also bring deep experience in designing and implementing fixed cost reduction programs to shore up balance sheets and free up capital.

 

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How can we help you?

We help organizations build competitive advantage through the development of sustainable, world-class project management capabilities.

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