Graincorp approached Biarri with a critical requirement of optimizing their supply chain and logistical operations in order to ultimately reduce expensive demurrage fees while considering various critical variables. Graincorp needed to:
- Optimally move raw commodities across a complex network of ports, grain storage sites, bulk elevators and a multi-modal mix of road and rail
- Abide by Australia’s tough pest control and fumigation laws that are some of the strictest in the world
- Balance their network based on their seasonal harvests
- Minimize dwelling time to reduce potential demurrage fees
Biarri Rail worked closely with the team at Graincorp to intimately understand their key requirements. With the Biarri team onsite collecting key user stories a powerful planning and scheduling tool was built to help understand and meet their customer demand and needs.
The tool that Biarri Rail built in 3 months has enabled Graincorp to easily select transport modes and lanes to move products around their complex network. It also gives their team rich analytical capabilities to reduce uncertainty across future supply and demand.