Canadian Manufacturing

Supply chain issues cause Canfor to reduce operating schedule

Canfor says it anticipates that the reduced operating schedules will impact production capacity by a minimum of 100 million board feet. 

March 31, 2022   by CM Staff

VANCOUVER — Canfor Corporation says it will implement reduced schedules at its Western Canadian sawmills as of April 4, 2022.

Canfor explained in a statement that its decision comes as a result of global supply chain disruptions that have continued for several months.

The reduced schedules will stay in place for at least for weeks, after which Canfor says it will continue to asses and make further adjustments as necessary.

“We are experiencing extreme supply chain challenges that are significantly impacting our operations and it has become imperative to reduce operating schedules to address our unsustainable inventory levels. We regret the impact that the reduced operating schedules will have on our employees, contractors and communities and we will make efforts to mitigate the negative effects,” said Don Kayne, president and CEO, Canfor.

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“We will continue to leverage our global operating platform to minimize disruptions in supply to our customers.”

Lastly, Canfor says it anticipates that the reduced operating schedules will impact production capacity by a minimum of 100 million board feet.