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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 3502-3509
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.416


Study on Value Chain Analysis of Plywood in Western Tamil Nadu, India
P. Balaji1*, R. Revathi2 and V. Karthick1
1Directorate of CARDS, TNAU, Coimbatore-3, India 2Office of the COE, TNAU, Coimbatore-3, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Plywood is the type of wood material consists of multiple layers of veneer sheet which are binded together. The present study carried out based on the specific objectives are i) To assess the demand and supply of wood for plywood industry in Coimbatore district, ii) To analyse the value chain of wood in Coimbatore district, iii) To identify the role and interaction among the various stakeholders in value chain. To identify the challenges and opportunities for the stakeholders in the value chain. Since the plywood industries are fragmented across the Coimbatore district, the sample case firm was selected based on the performance and surrounding environment such as Ambiply (Case firm 1), Asian plywood (case firm 2) and Sri ranga plywood(case firm 3). The chief raw materials used by these plywood manufacturing case firms were Eucalyptus, Melia dubia and Dipterocarpus turbinatus. The raw materials were sourced from 250 Kms of surrounding radius from the manufacturing unit. The Forest College and Research Institute has also been playing a vital role in bringing a tie-up between the Plywood Industries across the state and the farmers. In this study, the mapping of value chain and growth rate analysis was done. Challenges and opportunities of stakeholders in value chain were analyzed. The major challenges faced by the farmers were Price fluctuations followed by late return, long rotation and labour intensive production. The major challenges faced by industry are timely procurement of raw materials followed by seasonal variations, lower sales and bad debts. Lack of Raw Materials Supply, power shortage, Lack of Skilled Labour, machine maintenance, etc., are some of the constraints faced by the case firm. This paper also revealed about the demand and supply of raw materials for making plywood.


Keywords: Value chain mapping, Growth rate analysis, Challenges and raw materials
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Balaji, P., R. Revathi and Karthick, V. 2020. Study on Value Chain Analysis of Plywood in Western Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 3502-3509. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.416