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.

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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.

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ID Code: 95470
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Cane transport, Schedule, Cost, Real-time, Rail
ISSN: 0726-0822
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

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