International Sugar Journal

How digitalisation/automation addresses sugar production challenges* [Full subscriber]

Abstract While every sugar producer faces specific manufacturing challenges, there are several that resonate across the industry. Among today’s most pressing concerns include the need to optimise energy consumption, reduce material use and inventory costs and increase asset utilisation and throughput. Other priorities include the need to improve quality and reduce variations, errors and waste while maximising material traceability and fulfilling regulatory compliance. Finally, there is a greater awareness and desire to embrace an agile manufacturing environment. Solutions to these challenges can be found in the new world that is emerging with the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and the…

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