Integration of production control and enterprise management systems in horticulture

Cor Verdouw, Robbert Robbemond, Jan Willem Kruize

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Abstract

Production processes in horticulture are increasingly industrialized. Greenhouses have developed towards high-tech production plants that are highly automated by advanced systems for climate control, irrigation, crop monitoring, harvesting, internal transportation, sorting and packaging. At the same time, horticultural production nowadays is a complex managerial task, which needs advanced management information. However, this information is often registered manually in enterprise management systems. This paper aims to contribute to a better integration of production automation systems and enterprise management systems in the Dutch horticulture. It investigates the current situation and existing related standards (ISOBUS and ISA-95). Moreover, the paper identifies barriers for the adoption of integration solutions, including the economic situation, a decrease of the high-end market, a low willingness to cooperate, a relative low scale of growers, a high perceived complexity and path dependency, a negative perception of the relative advantage and a limited willingness of growers to invest.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment (HAICTA 2015), Kavala, Greece, September 17-20, 2015
EditorsZ. Andreopoulou, D. Bochtis
PublisherCEUR-WS
Pages124-135
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment, HAICTA 2015 - Kavala, Greece
Duration: 17 Sep 201520 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume1498
ISSN (Print)1613-0073

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment, HAICTA 2015
CountryGreece
CityKavala
Period17/09/1520/09/15

Keywords

  • Adoption barriers
  • Horticulture
  • Interoperability
  • ISA-95
  • ISOBUS
  • Production and enterprise integration

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    Verdouw, C., Robbemond, R., & Kruize, J. W. (2015). Integration of production control and enterprise management systems in horticulture. In Z. Andreopoulou, & D. Bochtis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment (HAICTA 2015), Kavala, Greece, September 17-20, 2015 (pp. 124-135). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 1498). CEUR-WS. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1498/HAICTA_2015_paper18.pdf