Farmers, drivers, planners, workers... All of these fulfil an important role in the day-to-day sugar production of manufacturer Pfeifer & Langen. Furthermore, they all depend on one another in order to fulfil their roles as effectively as possible. From now on, all the various parties can collaborate effectively via a collective cloud platform developed by EQUANS Thanks to a fully digital data flow from the field to the factory and back again.
In 2019, Pfeifer & Langen tasked EQUANS with harmonising the needs of the various stakeholders within the sugar manufacturer’s sugar production process more effectively. Marcel Grondelaers, business development manager for EQUANS: ‘The customer was clear on where the bottlenecks were occurring but did not know how to resolve the issues. So, we proposed our Logistics Management System; an all-in solution which allows information to be exchanged smoothly and ‘live’ between all of the parties concerned. The farmers, for instance, can outline the fields in order to set surface area, estimated yield, the right storage place and supply and exit routes. The production department, in turn, has a constant overview of stock, supply and the quality of the sugar beet. Drivers are closely monitored to ensure the appropriate rhythm in terms of loading and unloading. This digital data flow ultimately leads to improved collaboration and the very best logistical result.’