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10:19 Feb 21, 2009
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German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Advertising / Public Relations
German term or phrase: Akteursnetzwerk
Es geht darum, dass Holz in der Supply Chain vom Wald bis zum Endverbraucher - sprich Sägewerk - verschiedene Etappen durchläuft, die werbemäßig mit Akteure bezeichnet werden. Vielleicht sollte ich dazu sagen, dass es ein österr. Ausgangstext ist.

In einem Akteursnetzwerk (Forst, Ernte, Transport, Säge) werden Maßnahmen erarbeitet, durch welche eine zukunftsfähige und nachhaltige Waldbewirtschaftung, sowie eine langfristige Sicherung des Produktionsstandortes xxxxxxxxx im Forst- und Holzsektor möglich sein soll.

Can you perhaps find a better word than "network of intermediaries"?

Within a network of intermediaries (forest, harvest, transport, saw mill) measures will be taken that are geared at facilitating promising, effective forest management and a safe long-term production location in xxxxx for the forestry and timber trade.
Martin Wenzel
Local time: 09:50

Summary of answers provided
4network of parties involved
Gernot Hirsinger
4actors network
3network of supply chain participants
2 +1Forestry Network
Derek Gill Franßen



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Forestry Network

...or something like "Forest Industry Network" (which you probably shouldn't use, since it is already taken: http://www.forestindustry.com/ ).

Maybe something like that would work but it might be too "free," hence my low confidence level.


Note added at 1 hr (2009-02-21 11:31:23 GMT)

I think that you can be a bit free with this, since the sentence goes on to define what "actors" are included in this network.

Derek Gill Franßen
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agree  Kay Barbara: Yes, I think this degree of freedom is acceptable and would be a valid choice.
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network of supply chain participants

...is what I would suggest, given that your text deals with "...Holz in der Supply Chain"...

Or, if you feel bold enough, you could even call it 'logistics channel'.

Logistics Channel:
The network of supply chain participants engaged in storage, handling, transfer, transportation, and communications functions that contribute to the efficient flow of goods.

Akteur Akteur m , -s, -e , Akteurin Akteurin f , -, -nen
geh participant, protagonist

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"supply chain participants"

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actors network

Der Akteur=l'acteur in French

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network of parties involved

As some of the instances mentioned (e.g. Transport) do not actually supply items, I would say that the "Akteure" include every company or individual who is involved in the industry.

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