History of SMBSCIn March 1971, members of SMB Growers Association wereinformed that the market for their sugar beets would closeas of that season. , that the processing facility at Chaska,Minnesota would cease operations.
By October 1972, the Growers Association hadformed a cooperativea sugar factory to serve the needs of theapproximate 300 growers involved.Construction began in earnest in May of 1973,with completion expected in time for the firstharvest in the fall of 1974.In 1978,Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperativetook over the operation of their factory, achieving thegoal set in 1971.
INTRODUCTION ofSMBSC1. MN is the largest beet-producing region in the U.S.2. The Cooperative has been in business since 1975.3. Owned by approximately 525 shareholders raisingsugarbeets in 17 countries in Southwestern Minnesota.
INTRODUCTION5. 280 benefit rated employees.6. Additional 450 seasonal employees.7. Employees have electrical, instrumentation,mechanical, technical, and process skill Sets8. Contribute $ 17 million to the local economy inpayroll.
Modeling Supply Chain Managementin the Sugar Beet IndustryA modeling frameworkbased on two componentsStrategicmodelLogisticModel
The strategic model The first modeling componentlooks at supply management over the entire mill area, as itaddresses mid-term strategic issues such as the relocationof mills and translating centers, investments in industrialand agricultural capacities and new rules governingdelivery allocation. It models the planning and operation ofa crushing season on a weekly basis, based on a simplifiedrepresentation of both beet flows and the stakeholdersinvolved in the process.The logistic model, details the way beet isconveyed from the fields to the mill on a daily basis. Itaims at assessing the impact that logistic constraints suchas harvest, loading and transport capacities, have on millsupply management.
THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRYAND THE PRODUCTION CHAIN0 A responsible industry0 Purchase of raw material, meeting high standards0 The Sugar Beet Industry operates with qualitymanagement systems like ISO9000, QualityControl, HACCP (Hazard Analysis of Critical ControlPoints).o SMBSC is producing guidelines for its members toensure the maintenance of high quality standards.o Committed to the EU’s sustainable developmentgoals.o Contains Nutritional characteristics of sugar .
How Quality be maintainedduring manufacturing process?Herbicides are applied to sugar beets to control weedsuntil the sugar beet canopy becomes large enough toshade the area between the rows.Piles are monitored for temperature during thestorage term.A sample of the beets is taken to determine theirpurity and sucrose content.Sugar to be packaged, in route to the packagingequipment, passes over a magnet and through a metaldetector, to ensure removal of any metal that may haverubbed off conveying equipment.
The Quality Principlesfollowed by SMBSCHigh product quality through continuous monitoringReduced costs due to lower use of energy the use of the latest, energy-efficient converter drives starting up and stopping the centrifuges Maximum profit with integrated automation an eye on the entire workflow, at both processand plant management and achieve profitthrough automation
Power distribution and managementFrom a single sourceUnderstanding thetechnological requirements Drive technologyThe management information system forthe sugar Beet industryMIS, can give you information about the overallperformance e.g. Energy consumption, measurementreports, and the entire production process are clearlyvisible and can be called up at any time wherever youare in the world.