Faced with increasing global competitive pressures, regulatory requirements and logistics costs it is critical that sugar beet processors are able to optimise their factory planning and procurement processes. How well manufacturers respond to these challenges can be the difference between profit and loss in some years.
During the procurement planning phase, processors need visibility of historical crop rotations for every field in the catchment areas that supply their production facilities. In addition, they need to identify the fields that are planted with sugar beet and they need to monitor these sugar beet crops throughout the growing season for compliance with recipes and/or guidance. They also need to estimate an accurate harvest date field by field.