International Sugar Journal

Modelling the sugarcane value chain: A real time decision making tool [Full subscriber]

Abstract While readily able to account for cash costs in the harvest and transport links of the sugarcane value chain, the Australian industry does not currently have any way of evaluating the impact on industry value of these operations. The harvesting sector is generally compensated for tonnes harvested, without consideration to either cane quality or recovery of pre harvest cane. Growers are compensated for product supplied to the mill based on tonnage and sugar content as determined by the CCS formula, which can be shown to over-estimate actual recoverable sugar under conditions of high extraneous matter in the milled product.…

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