CHALLENGES IN AGRICULTURE TRANSPORTS
Harvesting of sugar cane or other agricultural products have different seasons and flexibility in the planning phase is critical. Standard of roads and availability of fields can differ from one day to another depending on weather. But the crop has to reach the factory or storage facility. This creates a challenging situation when trying to minimize waiting times of the resources and shorten lead times of the raw material.
WHAT CAN WE DO IN AGRICULTURE TRANSPORTS?
We can cope with system variations (e.g. seasonality) through smart planning, flexible maintenance programs and waste elimination. By connecting all parts of the value chain (field, vehicles, and industry) we can reduce lead times, increase utilization and reduce risk for supply chain related production stops and slowdowns. All this will ensure lower logistic costs, as well as production costs for the final product.