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AuthorPinkney, A
Date Accessioned2013-12-12
Date Available2013-12-12
Abstract23 out of 28 Australian sugar mills operate privately owned cane railway systems and, as a group, these systems form the third largest rail transport system in Australia.
AbstractThe purpose of cane railway scheduling is to build a set of locomotive runs, or a schedule, that minimizes the costs involved and satisfies the demands of both the miller and the grower. There are several characteristics of this problem that sets it apart from other scheduling problems:
Abstract Harvested sugar cane is a perishable product that deteriorates at an increasing rate after it is harvested
Abstract The schedule can determine, to a certain extent, the timing of the harvest, and the demand for empty bins by the growers.
AbstractThis project improves the Automatic Cane Railway Scheduling System, ACRSS, so that the schedules generated by ACRSS more closely reflect operational schedules.
PublisherCentral Queensland University
Part of SeriesInternal Report; 1998 CQU004
TitleIntelligent adaptive control in an on-line cane transport scheduler : final report UCQ2S
KeywordsTransport, Cane rail system, Cane Railway Scheduling Problem, Automatic Cane Railway Scheduling System (ACRSS), Mathematical model, Optimization algorithms, Harvester roster, Depot system

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  • Milling efficiency and technology [51]
    Research outcomes: Optimised mill transport and logistics. Mill capacity and efficiency is optimised through improved processes, technology and value chain coordination and collaboration.

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