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dc.contributor.authorCampbell, W. D.
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-15T02:30:21Z
dc.date.available2010-04-15T02:30:21Z
dc.date.issued1980
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/1666
dc.description.abstractThe survival of the Barbados economy is largely dependent on the foreign exchange received from the export of sugar; therefore, it is important that the sugar industry operate in an efficient and productive manner. Economic and labour pressures have rapidly changed the structure of the industry during the last several years, resulting in many concerns requiring management decisions. This study examines three problem areas: 1. The optimal allocation of plantation cane to sugar factories in order to minimize cane movement is considered in a linear programming framework. This format is subsequently modified to study future factory requirements and to evaluate development plans proposed by management. 2. The introduction of machines has expanded the choice of harvesting systems available to plantation management but the resultant agronomic implications and the high investment involved complicates decisions about machinery selection. A procedure combining simulation and budgeting techniques is developed to provide an economic and agronomic comparison of alternative cane harvesting systems. 3. The change towards mechanized harvest has also introduced problems in the cane delivery section of the industry. A simulation model is developed to study the operational relationships between plantation and factory production with the view to identifying underutilized facilities and to test corrective actions.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectBarbadosen
dc.subjecteconomic performanceen
dc.subjectsugar exportsen
dc.subjectsugar industryen
dc.subjectcrop processingen
dc.subjectharvesting systemsen
dc.subjectfacility utilizationen
dc.titleOperation analysis of cane harvest and transport in Barbadosen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340201 Agricultural economicsen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340205 Industry economics and industrial organisationen
lu.thesis.supervisorDent, J. B.
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Management and Property Studiesen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en


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