Stolt Sea Farm, one of the world’s largest producers of sole and turbot, is planning to fully digitise its 14 production facilities following the formulation of a plan with Telefonica Tech subsidiary Geprom.
Stolt Sea Farm – which has sites in Spain, Portugal, France, Iceland and Norway – aims to use Geprom’s AI and big data capabilities to optimise its business by giving it the capacity to predict the supply of, and demand for, its fish. The tool will integrate various industrial digitalisation platforms – WMS for warehouse management, MES for production digitalisation and APS for production and demand planning – with the resulting data then collected at the plants and analysed using big data and artificial intelligence.
Machine learning algorithms will provide Stolt Sea Farm with patterns to improve its planning, as advanced analytics will give it an estimate of customer orders and allow the company to manage harvests more efficiently. They will also be able to more accurately quantify the number of turbot and sole fingerlings they need to bring into the farms to ensure they reach the right size on time, according to Geprom.
"We are very proud to have developed a pioneering analytics plan for Stolt Sea Farm that will help optimise its business margins. The application of technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence allows the industrial sector to rely on analysed data to make better decisions aimed at transforming their business models and making them more efficient and competitive," said Dario Cesena, CEO of Geprom, in a press release.
“The digitisation of both demand planning and our production processes, both in an integrated manner, will contribute to better service to our customers and better internal management of operational processes," said Jorge Juan Alfonso, food operations manager of Stolt Sea Farm.