Smartseeds digital logistics platform (part of Demetra-Holding) has expanded its functionality by introducing a new service for providing vehicles for harvesting campaigns. The service offers digital tools to ensure grain harvesting and transportation from a field to a place of temporary storage and a grain elevator – 'field-to-temporary storage', 'field-to-elevator' and 'field-to-temporary storage-to-elevator' transportation.
The new solution helps agricultural enterprises to optimize the process of transporting crops from fields to storage facilities or grain elevators and reduce time and financial costs of logistics. The functionality of the platform allows organizing continuous transport support for harvesting campaigns – trucks work in conjunction with harvesting machines, eliminating their downtime due to efficient routing.
To date, pilot projects using the new Smartseeds service have been implemented in the Southern Federal District: more than 70,000 tonnes of crops were transported in July. Successful experience will allow scaling the proposed solution to other regions and increasing the number of grain market participants using this service.
Anton Kondratov, Director of Smartseeds:
'We see that the services we offer to the market participants are becoming drivers of the digital transformation of the entire Russian agro-industrial complex. Integration of agricultural enterprises into the digital space helps to increase their productivity and profitability and allows road carriers optimizing time and resources for freight transportation.
The Smartseeds platform provides e-document management for freight transportation. This allows both carriers and agricultural producers reducing administrative expenses and increasing their operational efficiency. Each platform participant is tested for compliance with the requirements of the Charter of the Agro-Industrial Complex on the turnover of agricultural products. The document declares rejection of intermediary services and unfair tax optimization methods, as well as counteraction to overloading vehicles when transporting agricultural products.