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SYNDICATE 7

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Bottlenecks in the processing system at RP1 Excessive truck-waiting time and costs annoying the berry growers Excessive labour costs Poor berry grading system

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Wet Berries 58% System throughput rate : 1200 bbls/hr

Wet Berries 70% System throughput rate : 1050 bbls/hr

Wet Berries 70%, with a Dryer
 System throughput rate : 1200 bbls/hr

3500

3000

2500 Berries (bbls)

2000

58% Wet Berries, 11am Start 70% Wet Berries, 11am Start 70% Wet Berries, 7am Start

1500

1000

70% Wet Berries, 7am Start, 1 Dryer

500

7-8 8-9 9-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22 22-23 23-00 00-1 1-2 2-3 3-4 4-5 5-6 6-7 7-8 8-9 Time (24-hour)

0

Options
  No. Of Hours Trucks wait
  No. Of barrels waiting in the truck (bbls)
  1 Truck Capacity (bbls)
  Total truck waiting time (hrs.)
  Average Truck waiting time (minutes)
  % Change in waiting time
  Cost per hour/per truck/per day
  Harvest season truck waiting cost (106 days)
  % Change in peak-season Truck waiting costs
 

58% Wet Berries -11am Start
  12 hours
  16000
  75
  213.34
  53
  -
  $ 100
  $ 2,260,980
  -
 

70% Wet Berries -11am Start
  15 hours
  40600
  75
  541.34
  135
  Reference level
  $ 100
  $ 5,738,204
  Reference level
 

70% Wet Berries -7am Start
  7 hours
  9500
  75
  127
  32
  -76.3%
  $ 100
  $ 1,346,200
  -76.5%
 

70% Wet Berries -7am Start, with 1 Dryer
  0 hours
  0
  75
  0
  0
  -100%
  75
  0
  -100%
 

5000 4500 4000 3500 Berries (bbls) 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 Start 11am- 70% Wet Berries Start 7am- 70% Wet Berries, 1 Dryer Start 7am- 70% Wet Berries Start 11am- 58% Wet Berries

7-8 8-9 9-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22 22-23 23-00 00-1 1-2 2-3 3-4 4-5 5-6 6-7 7-8 8-9 Time (24-hour)

Savings: 70% Wet 11am Costs/ 70% Wet Berries, Berries, 11am Alternatives   7am Start, 2 shifts
  start v/s Start, 1 shift
  7am start
 

70% Wet Berries, 7am Start with 1 dryer, 2 shifts
 

Savings: 7am start with 1 Dryer over 7 am start with no dryer  

Equipment
  Truck Waiting
  Labour
  Total Costs
 

$ 0
  $57,38,204
  $5,66,645.71
  $63,04,849.7 1
 

$ 0
  $13,46,200
  $5,13,948.57
  $18,60,148.57
  77%
  9%
  70%
 

$ 60,000.00
  $ 0
  $4,99,229.71
  $5,59,229.71
  100%
  3%
  70%
 

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Start Operations at 7am with 2 work-shifts

◦  Truck waiting time reduces to 32min on average and costs by 76.5% ◦  Labour costs decrease by 9%

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Invest in One Dryer

◦  Truck waiting goes down to zero and thus no truck waiting costs ◦  Labour costs reduce a further 3%

•  Buy the Light Meter System

–  Helps save $ 318,410 in the first season itself

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Going forward, invest in increasing the capacity of the Drying system to 1200bbls/hr as proportion of wet berries increases. ◦  This will help avoid labour and truck waiting costs

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