Supply Chain Improvement

    Supply Chain Improvement (4)

    ETA Calculator

    Just in time scheduling relies on real-time information about supply chain activities, including expected time of stock delivery. The Agtrix Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Calculator is a web-based system that logs truck locations in real time to accurately predict arrival of stock at the processing plant. The centralised system integrates location data from multiple truck tracking systems to provide an accurate map of vehicle locations. The ETA Calculator

    • Maintains current trip information for each truck
    • Locates each truck on a web-based mapping interface
    • Provides an ETA back to the mill to optimise traffic scheduling.
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    Data from the ETA calculator can also be used to provide transport managers with an accurate analysis of driver activities and performance. 

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    Electronic Consignment

    Agtrix has developed an on-board, touchscreen system enabling harvester operators to automatically update and deliver consignment data to a processing plant.

    SweetNet is an easy, accurate way for harvesters to advise when and where stock is ready for collection. This information can be used to drive the transport scheduling. The on-board computer can be fitted to any farm vehicle, offering tangible benefits for growers, harvesters and processing plants. SweetNet is equipped to:

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    • Enable real-time data exchange between growers, harvesters and processing plants to improve harvest quality and transport efficiency
    • Map yield variations
    • Record activities and operations (eg spraying events)
    • Identify local hazards and harvest management restrictions.
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    Just-in-time scheduling

    The Agtrix traffic scheduling system, FREDD, enables continuous supply of agricultural product to a processing plant through improved fleet management. Our ‘just in time’ transport scheduling software aims to cut transport costs by minimising the number of trucks needed to maintain supply. Operating in real time, FREDD enables clients to respond immediately to changes in:

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    • Crushing rate
    • Average bin weight
    • Variable road conditions (eg fog, rain, holiday traffic, road works)
    • Truck or plant breakdowns and other delays.

    When combined with Agtrix telemetry in the harvesting fleet, FREDD can tell a processing plant when and where product is ready to pick up, while our ETA Calculator can accurately predict projected supply.

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    Supply Chain Improvement

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    Moving product is a costly business, both economically and environmentally. Agtrix has developed innovative transport solutions that optimise stock delivery to save you time, money and resources. Our sophisticated transport dispatch systems are being used around the world to:

    • Improve fleet management
    • Minimise wait times
    • Optimise bin weights to product ratio
    • Achieve just-in-time scheduling
    • Reduce transport costs
    • Cut greenhouse gas emissions.

    Using technology that enables real-time communication between harvesters and processing plants, clients can automatically update consignments in response to daily bin weight changes, product impurities or delays. Discover how Agtrix can help you deliver the right stock, at the right time, in the right amount, using the least number of vehicles. 

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