International Sugar Journal

Use of graphic methodologies to analyze yearly factory data for improved identification of problems and solutions [Full subscriber]

Abstract Most of the information generated daily in sugarcane factories is not adequately analyzed, because factories do not have the resources to do it or the time. Few factories analyze the information, and the analysis normally performed includes means and simple line graphs. Graphic methodologies such as box plots or histograms allow a more accurate analysis of the data and offer more practical information from which the staff can draw conclusions quickly. In this study, daily data from one Louisiana (LA) factory across four processing seasons (2015-2019) were analyzed, and three work areas were identified where improvements needed to be…

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