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20% increase in harvest in one season with the introduction of telematics

How to earn more than $120 000 on apples in one season?

Development background

The client of the Integrator is a large apple producer. The company owns intensive orchards covering more than 110 hectares.

In 2021, the company implemented a system of collection and analyzing data on the amount of harvest and its transportation parameters - "Harvest Control Center". Read about how the solution was developed in this case study.

Project tasks

  • Estimation of the harvest amount, considering the variety of apples, planting area of trees, classification by commodity group, etc.
  • Automation the work results accounting of brigades.
  • Yield planning considering the location of plot, variety of trees, density of their planting and other factors.
  • Plan-fact analysis of yield indicators.
  • Container labeling with coded data labels.
  • Control of crop transportation to reduce losses.

Solution

The Integrator team has conducted a detailed analysis of the customer company's production process before the start of the project. Experts have identified a list of indicators required for a detailed analysis of the business process.

The integrator has developed the "Harvest Control Center" software package, which allowed to digitize the processes of harvesting, weighing, and accounting. The system was implemented in 20 days and tested during the same season.

As part of the project, the orchard area was divided into "smart sections" with information on the type of planting, number, and density of plants. Specialists were assigned to each section to conduct harvesting, loading and transportation. The system of the employees identification was implemented with the help of the cards. Galileosky 7x tracking devices were installed on the equipment used for harvesting and transportation.

This data collection method made it possible to "link" the parameters of each stage of the production process into a single system.

For example, the process of weighing the harvest looks as follows: an employee passes the stage of identification, weighs apples, the system sends the data about the weight to the server and forms a QR-code with the information about the parameters of the harvest. Simultaneously with weighing a label with the QR code is printed automatically. Then the label is put on the container with apples. It is possible to know the parameters of the harvest in the container after scanning the QR-code: weight, sort, picking area, year of planting etc. The solution is integrated with 1C. It allows to manage the process of accounting apples fully, add and correct data, as well as generate the reports.

Integrator experts have also developed a mobile application to account for loading trucks before transporting crops to storage and processing locations. The team has imported historical yield data from the previous periods and developed an analytics system. Now all information about the customer's production process is presented in a single dashboard: it is easy to view and analyze.

Result

Integrator "Harvest Control Center" system makes the process of harvesting and transportation transparent. The project made it possible to aggregate parameters on the quantity of harvested apples in the context of varieties, harvesting areas, containers for transportation. Data analysis revealed bottlenecks in the production process and allowed the customer company to increase profit by 20%.

The solution accelerated all apple accounting operations and provided a factual basis for making more efficient business decisions.

«Harvest Control Center» can also be integrated with the sorting line, stock control system, as well as other types of equipment.

Devices

Galileosky 7x C

GPS tracking unit with maximum number of inputs for facing main monitoring challenges

Galileosky 7x

A feature rich GPS tracker for advanced fleet management

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You can use the similar solutions in your projects. The capacity to implement Galileosky tracking devices is very large. More than 1,000,000 tracking devices are used in different systems from passenger transport monitoring, oil and gas monitoring, mining, and others. Galileosky devices control land vehicles, ships, sports cars and even weather stations.

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