A looming curb on irrigation in Saudi Arabia has forced commercial agricultural companies such as National Agricultural Development Company (NADEC) to grow forage crops for their livestock abroad.
NADEC is using cloud applications to improve the transport of harvested forage crops from its satellite farms in Sudan and other countries back to its 250,000-acre homeland dairy farm in Saudi Arabia.
“When we’re able to make the best decision based on real-time intelligence, we’ll be able to benefit from each opportunity and respond immediately to changes happening in the market and within our operations.”
“With on-premises applications, it’s hard to collaborate with so many logistics partners. Cloud applications make it possible to easily track shipments, analyze delivery performance, and reconcile payments in real time.”
“In the cloud, we can view all of our logistics and financials apps as a single system. It gives us a totally new way to manage our order-to-cash process.”
“We’re using Oracle Transportation Management Cloud to track orders and then sync our manufacturing cycles and distribution schedules with the delivery promises we make to our customers. We also use Oracle Infrastructure as a Service to manage remote workloads in the cloud. This would have taken six to eight weeks for us to set up ourselves. Now, we just flip a switch for more CPU power and can expand our business immediately.”
“Building our own applications infrastructure in Sudan would have required us to hire a separate IT staff, purchase new hardware, and set up a data center facility.”