S&OP, MRPII/ERP and Lean in the Rice Industry

Agribusiness in Australia can be a very challenging business environment given the harsh and varying climatic conditions that companies in Australia are required to handle.  From the high’s of a record crop size of 1.7 million tonnes, to the low’s of 300 000 tonnes and the worst drought in 100 years within a two year period.  These are some of the extremes that SunRice has had to manage in recent times, at the same time being able to achieve a record per tonne paddy return to growers.  How has SunRice been able to successfully and effectively manage the business to ensure the ongoing success of the company? (more…)