Meat Processing Optimisation

We worked with Alliance Group to build a web based tool that uses quantitative analytics at the core to modernise their approach to meat sales and production planning.

Business Need

Alliance Group is the world’s largest processor and exporter of mutton and lamb, representing over 15% of the world’s cross-border trade. Its facilities process over 87 Million lamb and sheep per annum, exporting to 65 countries, and they produce over 1,200 products. Alliance has been a leader in its industry’s adoption of advanced analytical methods, having first incorporated mathematical optimisation into its planning process in the nineteen nineties.

The team at Alliance recognised that Biarri could move their optimisation toolset to the next generation. We worked with their team to build an easy-to-use web based tool which helps them make smarter sales and production planning decisions quickly and easily.

Our Approach

We sent one of our optimisation consultants across to New Zealand to work closely with Alliance’s domain experts. Taking the time to work with Alliance allowed us to formulate the mathematics before the IT providing a more streamlined approach to development. When we had a proven formulation that answered their problem, we then built a cloud based strategic tool rapidly on top of the Biarri Workbench that allowed far greater control and visibility across their meat sales and production planning activities.

With our new tool Alliance was able to drill down to the smallest details and identify all the key, relevant variables needed to make smarter sales and production planning decisions quickly and easily.

The tool helps Alliance optimise returns, which identify the most profitable orders and meat cutting specifications to maximise overall revenue yields.

The Results

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