Where We Are
Locations of new TigerPLY™ facilities have been meticulously chosen for their proximity and integration with the world’s most productive forestry. These partnerships with the adjacency to these facilities and resources have set new standards in efficiencies, enabling us to raise the benchmark yet again with the highest quality in the industry. Over the last few years, we replicated what was a multi-year pursuit of a streamlined, world-class manufacturing model and fused this across our globe-spanning partnerships.
SFI’s production model has been so successful it has become the benchmark used for all of SFI’s / TigerPLY™ manufacturing facilities, partnerships, and joint ventures worldwide.
Well managed sharing of information allows for better and more timely decision making in production, distribution, marketing and sales. Competing in a global economy demands creative solutions using emerging technology.
Optimizing Decision-Making with Efficient Information Sharing
In the fast-paced world of global business, timely and effective decision-making in production, distribution, marketing, and sales is crucial. Innovative solutions using the latest technology are essential to succeed in this competitive landscape.
Capitalizing on Extensive Experience
Based on its vast material supply experience, Shelter Forest International has developed a proprietary program designed to manage demand, inventory, and logistics and align them with production. Tailored to the needs of our partners, this program provides unrivaled supply chain visibility, promoting lean production scheduling. We foster seamless collaboration between our Mills and customers by offering real-time updates on orders, shipments, warehouse staging, invoicing, and delays.
Our dedication to information sharing and flow enables Shelter Forest International to support various production functions and time-sensitive planning, resulting in improved responsiveness to market demands. This competitive edge allows us to deliver high-quality, profitable, value-added products more rapidly than our competitors.
Adapting to the Globalized Economy through Supply Chain Management
Recent years have revealed the vulnerabilities of our global shipping infrastructure, emphasizing the critical role of information and transparency in managing supply chains for our channel partners.
Utilizing advanced technology, supply chain intermediaries can establish data warehouses and manage the uninterrupted flow of information and goods. We have incorporated these features into our proprietary program, delivering industry-leading service to our partners and empowering them to excel in the modern business environment.
The TradeSTAR system allows SFI programs to generate a “Virtual Warehouse” of rolling inventory. Material, tallies and manifests are visible while en-route. This allows production to be more effectively scheduled and actual inventory to be kept in real-time, with delivery dates and visibility of order status in detail down to the unit or SKU. Working with partners, we are able to schedule manufacturing for over 90 days forward while material is sourced domestically or multimodal from overseas. Distribution customers are able to pre-sell material before it is delivered.