# Collaboration using Woodflow

## Collaboration calculations

Collaborations between companies that operate in the same region has a high potential to reduce the transportation distance and to increase the capacity for procuring timber. This is enabled when companies exchange wood, applying bartering, between them. Practical collaboration often takes place via complicated cooperative agreements regarding exchange volumes and distribution of costs. In this case we conducted a wood bartering at the request of Södra Skogsägarna and Sydved.