International Sugar Journal

Electronic cane consignment at Isis Mill* [Full subscriber]

Abstract Cane consignment is a critical link in the delivery of cane from the field to factory. Traditionally, this has occurred in paper form, completed by the haul-out driver, passing through several sets of hands before finally reaching the sugar mill weighbridge. The entering of consignment information into the mill payment system typically occurred as a just-in-time system, where cane was delivered to the yard and tickets eventually made their way to the weighbridge clerk for manual entry into the system. The direct cost of sugar cane transport is one of the largest unit costs of the manufacturing sector of…

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