Navicon is announcing the launch of an IT solution stack for agricultural industry. The solutions based on IBM ILOG Software, IBM PMQ, and IBM Maximo platforms are tailored to the specific needs of agricultural enterprises, enabling end-to-end planning and coordination of agricultural production and business cycle – from farm machinery routing to the shipping of the final products to distributors. The solution stack has been available to clients since March 2017.
The solution based on IBM ILOG platform enables the planning of agricultural machinery & equipment utilization and maintenance: for instance, the system helps optimize the field working schedule, equipment distribution, fuel and lubricant supply. The production asset management system based on IBM Maximo monitors the condition of equipment, increases the efficiency of its utilization, reduces maintenance and repair costs through MRO management (from the scheduling of technical service and maintenance to the procurement of materials and spare parts). Finally, the predictive analytical system based on IBM PMQ helps avoid the downtime of resources and thus reduce the maintenance costs due to the prompt response to and forecasting of production asset breakdowns. The data sources for the IT systems can be various agricultural assets such as the equipment having sensors on it, field sensors (the concept of Industrial Internet of Things), drones, GPS and GLONASS monitoring systems.