Scheduling tools to reduce the cost of cane railway transport
Kent, Geoffrey Alan & Pinkney, Arthur John (2016) Scheduling tools to reduce the cost of cane railway transport. In Proceedings of the 38th conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Ltd, Mackay, Qld, pp. 306-314.
Cane railway systems provide empty bins for harvesters to fill and full bins of cane for the factory to process. These operations need to be conducted in a timely fashion to minimise delays to harvesters and the factory and to minimise the cut-to-crush delay, while also minimising the cost of providing this service. A range of tools has been provided over the years to assist in this process.
This paper reviews the objectives of the cane transport system and the tools available to achieve those objectives. The facilities within these tools to assist in the control of costs are highlighted.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Cane transport, Schedule, Cost, Real-time, Rail|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Ltd|
|Copyright Statement:||No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||10 May 2016 23:15|
|Last Modified:||05 Jul 2016 17:44|
Repository Staff Only: item control page