3 Common Questions about Optimisation for Aquaculture
So you have heard about Optimisation in Aquaculture, and you'd like to find out more.
In this blog post, I'll answer three common questions about optimisation for aquaculture.
What are the Benefits of using Optimisation?
Whenever there are layers of decisions, such as stocking fingerlings, harvesting and allocating biomass, a highly complex situation naturally arises. Mathematical Optimisation is the only technology to enable you to see through this complexity and find the best outcome because it always finds the best plan.
Optimisation also saves production planners and company decision makers significant time by enabling them to plan and re-plan rapidly in response to change. Instead of taking hours, days or weeks to find a possible response, optimisation can find the best response, from all possible responses, in seconds or minutes.
We all know that change is constant, for example:
- What if a major customer changes their size requirements without notice?
- How quickly can you replan to assess the impact on your business?
- How sure are you that the plan you have is the very best, most profitable, solution?
Aquaculture planners are often forced to work towards possible solutions rather than the most cost-effective solution.
For example, once a particular group or cohort of fish enters the production environment, it must be harvested at the right time to maximise profits. Now, with Optimisation, the software considers all possible solutions and chooses the best possible option. This reduces uncertainty and helps you to be confident that your business is always making the most of opportunities and finding the best response to unexpected situations.
How to do companies incorporate Optimisation into their Business?
Optimisation requires advanced mathematical techniques and enormous quantities of numerical calculations.
So how do you add Optimisation into your aquaculture business?
The answer is software.
The press of a button rapidly gives you the most profitable and sustainable plan, bringing the power of optimisation to the people in your business.
We do things differently - What can Neptune do for us?
With more than a decade of experience in applying optimisation to aquaculture production, PanLogica has experienced a wide variety of different producer business structures and has built flexible software to enable your unique business rules to be easily and quickly captured.
PanLogica was founded in 2001 when Dr David Wright identified the decision making complexities associated with the lengthy process of fish farming and created a software program, Neptune, that would make aquaculture business decision making more systematic, robust and time efficient.
We invite you to contact us for a more detailed explanation of Neptune and PanLogica.