In the heart of the agribusiness sector, Kernel, the world’s leading producer and exporter of sunflower oil, and a major supplier of agricultural products, faced a pivotal moment. They recognized the need to enhance their operations through digitalization to stay ahead in a competitive market. This is where Miratech, a distinguished IT services and consulting provider, stepped in to help Kernel embark on a transformative journey towards innovation and efficiency. In this blog post, we’ll delve into how digital transformation played a pivotal role in helping Kernel overcome agribusiness challenges.
The Digital Transformation
Challenge Kernel’s agribusiness operations were thriving, but they realized that to maintain their competitive edge, they needed to undergo a comprehensive digital transformation. The challenge was twofold. They not only needed cutting-edge technology solutions but also expertise to create a system that was intuitive, scalable, and seamlessly integrated with their existing operations. The agribusiness industry was evolving rapidly, and to keep up, Kernel had to provide their agronomists and decision-makers with real-time, data-driven insights. This data would help optimize various aspects of their operations, from planning and scouting to field management and logistics.
The Objectives of the Digital Transformation
The primary goal of this project was nothing short of revolutionizing the agribusiness sector. Kernel aimed to achieve this through advanced automation, data-driven insights, and seamless technology integration. Their vision was to create a comprehensive platform that would empower agronomists and decision-makers with the tools and information necessary to optimize agribusiness operations.
The Digital Transformation Solution: Miratech Steps In
To tackle this formidable challenge, Kernel teamed up with Miratech. The collaborative effort included several interconnected systems and microservices designed to address various facets of agribusiness.
- Digital Planning: Agronomists received intelligent recommendations for planting based on historical data, optimizing resource allocation, and enhancing efficiency in seeding, harvesting, and fertilization.
- Real-time Scouting: Field reports with videos and soil analysis enabled informed decision-making by providing actionable insights into field conditions.
- Comprehensive Field Passport: This provided an overview of vital indicators for each field, empowering stakeholders with crucial information.
- Fertilizer Calculator: Calculation of the needs for active substances for the field, based on numerous soil indicators (agrochemistry), predecessor culture, and more.
- Advanced Laboratory Analysis: Detailed analysis of soil composition and other indicators facilitated informed agricultural practices.
- Machine Learning Integration: The incorporation of machine learning enabled the analysis of drone-captured images, helping identify crop issues and optimize crop planning.
The Remarkable Results of Digital Transformation in Agribusiness
The three-year collaboration between Kernel and Miratech resulted in remarkable outcomes that surpassed expectations. Some of the key achievements include:
- Empowered Agronomists: Access to historical and real-time data facilitated informed decision-making, leading to enhanced yield and cost reduction.
- Streamlined Operations: Logistics management and field operations were optimized, resulting in smoother truck scheduling and reduced downtime.
- Data-Driven Insights: The integration of machine learning and analytics provided actionable insights, enabling precise planning and problem identification.
- Transparency and Accountability: The partnership fostered a culture of transparency, with Miratech delivering quality development and transparent cost reporting.
In the words of Andriy Peshiy, CIO of Kernel, “Working with Miratech was a game-changer for our Digital Agribusiness project. Their expertise, transparency, and commitment to quality were evident from the outset. The collaborative effort resulted in a comprehensive digital transformation that has revolutionized our operations, empowering our agronomists with data-driven insights and optimizing our entire agribusiness processes.”
In conclusion, the collaboration between Kernel and Miratech serves as a shining example of how digital transformation can revolutionize even the most traditional industries. With innovation, expertise, and a commitment to excellence, Kernel has not only met the challenges of the agribusiness sector but has set new standards for efficiency and productivity.
This success story demonstrates the potential of digital transformation in agriculture and beyond, inspiring other businesses to embrace the power of technology in their operations.