PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, The objective of the project was to provide additional value to CBH Group growers through a quality optimisation system that gives growers greater control over marketing their grain quality, while enhancing the consistency of grain quality available to marketers. Although it is relatively simple to calculate a weighted average quality for any grower who delivered to CBH Group at the completion of harvest, growers benefit from live calculations during harvest that allow for improving individual loads not meeting certain criteria against a quality bank of loads. This allows a grower to improve the grading of one load against another load.
Quality Optimisation has been very well received by the market and promises to deliver real value to the wheat growers in Western Australia. Grain quality is a complex game, but adding the ability to mix loads, or part loads, to optimise within many varying limitations, is extremely sophisticated. SolveIT Software helped us to bring this cutting edge technology to the farm gate, said Mr Mathew Regan, Grain Quality Manager, CBH Group.
SolveIT Software optimisation platform was configured to input many loads of grains, blend some loads together to form different lots, using either price or quality traits based on user request. The number of possible combinations for creating different lots is astronomical, especially when splits are performed (i.e. splitting a load into several loads). The challenge of finding optimised solutions in such an enormous search space was the main reason for selecting SolveIT Software optimisation platform for the project.
SolveIT Software proprietary optimisation platform is based on multiple artificial intelligence algorithms that dynamically compete and cooperate across the search space to solve complex, non-linear, highly constrained optimisation problems. This optimisation platform is the core solving engine for SolveIT supply chain applications, such as APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) and SCNO (Supply Chain Network Optimiser), and was used to power the CBH Group web application for quality optimisation.
CBH Group is a co-operative with operations extending along the value chain from grain storage, handling and transport to marketing, shipping and processing. With revenues in excess of $1 billion, CBH Group is based in Western Australia and is owned and controlled by around 4,500 grain growers, conducting approximately 332,000 truck load movements per year. For more information, please visit www.cbh.com.au.
About SolveIT Software Pty Ltd
SolveIT Software Pty Ltd is an Australian company specialising in supply & demand optimisation and predictive modelling. Founded upon the leading research of several world-renowned computer scientists and research organisations, we offer enterprise software for advanced planning & scheduling, supply chain network optimisation, demand planning & forecasting, and predictive modelling. Our software applications are based on proprietary platforms for advanced optimisation, prediction, and what-if analysis, and can optimise production and supply chain activities on both a local (plant) and global (network) level. Customers include Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals Group, Viterra, Xstrata, BHP Billiton, Visy Industries, Pernod Ricard Pacific, Amcor, Incitec Pivot, ETSA Utilities, ElectraNet, Foster’s Group, BMA Coal, PFD Food Services, Wilson Transformer Company, Liquor Marketing Group, Dentsu Corporation, and the Australian Defense Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO). For more information about SolveIT Software, please visit www.SolveITSoftware.com
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