Aside from strengthening control functions, digitalization in Astra Agro’s operations also aims to assist with speedy analysis and decision making accuratel.
Publicly listed palm oil plantation company, Astra Agro Lestari, has introduced technology advancement into its operations through digital-based applications assisting data gathering and supervisory measures. A number of applications have been launched and implemented in the company’s plantation sites in order to boost its performance, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PT Astra Agro Lestari, Santosa, said. “Aside from strengthening control functions, digitalization in Astra Agro’s operations also aims to assist with speedy analysis and decision making accurately,” he said in a ‘Talk to the CEO’ event in Bogor, West Java.
The company had developed three applications, one of which is the Mill Excellent Indicator (MELLI), used to promptly gather accurate data based on the indicators in their palm oil factories. The data gathered is then used in the management’s analysis and decision-making processes for every issue regarding the factories themselves. There is also the foreman/supervisor application called AMANDA (Aplikasi Mandor Astra Agro), which focuses on tackling operational challenges and ensuring the application of standards on the works of foremen, as well as the Daily Indicator of Astra Agro (DINDA), which targets system model development to support excellence. It was also developed to facilitate management to further ensure effectivity and efficiency in their work. All three digital app-based applications are then being integrated into the Operation Center of Astra Agro, in which all the data gathered from plantations and factories are processed. “The system allows for feedback towards work in the field to be delivered more promptly, which lead to speedy execution of said feedback. Digitalization is a part of sustainable innovative measures taken by the plantation company”, Santosa said.
“In the future, we would like to explore new ideas to be implemented in our operations,” he said. PT Astra Agro Lestari, a subsidiary company of publicly listed PT Astra International, owns and manages palm oil plantations in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi, operating a total acreage of 290,961 hectares. (INE)