Build a Stronger Supply Chain: Trusst the data you provide

With Tim Woods of IndustryEdge, June 2022

During the recent FTMA National Conference (view Tim’s presentation on the Timber & Housing Markets here), we discussed the information needs of the supply chain and especially what fabricators need to know to play their part in improving the supply chain.

It was a bit of an eye opener for some, to learn that the fabrication sector – or the frame and truss sector if you like – is the largest single user of sawn wood in Australia.

It is also the least understood sector in the timber elements of the home building supply chain.

Stop and think about that for a moment.

Every month, IndustryEdge can tell fabricators exactly how much structural timber was sold in Australia by domestic sawmills, and how much was imported and into what states. We can also tell you exactly how many houses were approved and where, how many builds were commenced and completed and how large the pipeline of work is (and how long it will last).