Meat Processing Optimisation

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

Alliance Group

“Being able to plan and maximize returns within our dynamic market place has always been challenging, so when we talked with Biarri about developing a new optimization model with more scenario modelling capability we could see the potential of planning with confidence that every variable had been optimized to minimize cost and maximize revenue within our market plan.

The team at Biarri were quick to understand the variables within our planning process and have developed a platform that enables us to react to the moving market conditions with confidence.”

Craig Spence
Marketing Accounting & Administration Manager, Alliance Group

Business Need

Alliance is one of the largest lamb and mutton producers in the world, exporting to 65 countries and representing over 15% of the world’s cross-border mutton trade. Alliance needed an optimised approach to take their 7 million lambs and sheep and make smarter sales and production planning decisions quickly and easily to produce their 1200+ products.

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.
  • The tool was built from the ground up allowing Alliance 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

  • Alliance has been able to significantly reduce planning effort having access to their data anywhere and any time.
  • Alliance is able to increase their revenue by finding the optimal product mix to satisfy customer and order demand.
  • Alliance has greater control over the volatile international marketplace.

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