International Sugar Journal

Issues pertaining to cane supply reliability and stockpiling at the Umfolozi sugar mill – A model development and application [Full subscriber]

Sugar supply chain integration has been identified as an area where increased revenues could be realised, but cane supply operations are complex and often the most optimum operation in one domain may expose the system to vulnerabilities in another. The length of the milling season (LOMS) has a profound impact on the overall profitability of a sugar mill. In this paper modelling techniques were combined in order to reflect the dynamics of a particular sugar mill’s supply regime. While the paper deals with a specific case of stockpiling, at the Umfolozi sugar mill in South Africa, the more universal aim…

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