This case study is based on a blog on the Solinftec website here.
COFCO is a multinational food processing company with a large sugarcane operation in Brazil. Employing around 7,000 individuals and utilizing more than 1,000 pieces of harvesting equipment, the company required a mechanism to monitor workflows and enhance efficiency.
Understanding the need to enhance productivity, COFCO partnered with Solinftec to install its FLOW real-time fleet management solution. The software optimizes equipment logistics to reduce operating time by monitoring equipment in real time and identifying operational bottlenecks.
By adopting Solinftec’s solution, COFCO was able to connect all of its harvesting equipment to a central operations center, streamlining processes and strategic decision making. For example, the software’s algorithms helped better control all production factors, including determining how many pieces of equipment were needed in the field at any given time to meet customer demand. In fact, the solution led to a reduction of more than 35 percent of the harvesting fleet while increasing overall performance.
Following this success, COFCO expanded the solution to all aspects of its broad agricultural operations.“Solinftec comes in to provide information at a time of the operation when managers were unable to make assertive decisions,” said COFCO Agricultural Automation Manager Rogerio Nicola.
By protecting necessary intellectual property (IP) rights and regulations, companies like Solinftec can continue to invest in innovations that reduce logistical bottlenecks while increasing overall efficiency.
With the world population nearing 8 billion, ensuring the production of an adequate food supply will continue to be a top concern for all economies. Strong IP protections will allow innovators to develop solutions that expand productivity to meet increasing demand.
“Innovations developed with the incentives and protections afforded by IP rights will help to foster solutions that expand productivity to meet increasing demand.”