BMCU Management

Manage milk quantity and other data across collection centers and BMCUs easily.

Manage BMCU Milk Collection Data

Milk collected from individual farmers at village collection centres needs to be shifted to Bulk Milk Collection Units (BMCUs) to preserve in a temperature-controlled storage container. Majority of the times dairies upgrade existing collection centres located at logistically convenient locations to a BMCU. While BMCUs of different capacities exist, the most commonly seen BMCU capacities range from 2500 Ltrs to 10000 Ltrs. Besides their own collection from farmers nearby, as hub centres, BMCUs aggregate milk from various smaller milk collection centres. Manual processes and legacy systems are fraught with several challenges not only in managing large volumes of data but also in protecting the quantity, quality especially Fat and SNF contents of the milk aggregated from a number of collection centres.
Digitizing these rural level milk movements through a tamper proof mechanism is critical to protect the quality of milk for the downstream dairy value chain.

Get Collection Center-Wise Milk Details

The BMCU management module of Vasista allows BMCU executives to efficiently manage the milk collection details from various different sources. With pen-and-paper-based entries, manipulation can occur at any stage when milk moves from the collection center to the BMCU.
Managing traffic at high volume BMCUs can be a challenge at times. Vasista’s system has the in-built capability to multiple queues and equipment operating simultaneously. From the central office the procurement operations team can see village centre-wise reports of type of milk (cow milk or buffalo milk) collected, fat and SNF contents, time of collection etc. that helps better milk movement plan for downstream operations especially when multi-plant locations exist. It also helps certain key decisions whether to process or send milk for conversion or planning end utilization (preparing a certain unique variety of sweets, ice-creams) etc. are critical for better profit margin which is not feasible in a manual environment.

Prevent Frauds, Manipulation, and Errors

Milk movements are prone to several fraudulent activities. The most notorious problem is adulteration of milk mid-way leading to mismatches between the weight of milk dispatched from the collection centre and that received at the destination centre. Delay in delivering milk, driver’s negligence etc. are some more challenges to be handled diligently.
Vasista’s BMCU management module carries an impeccable track record of helping dairies to manage these critical rural operations real-time. This not only saves substantial money but also ensures that the quality of milk is superior, always.
In our cloud-based architecture, dairies draw a great comfort that data flows seamlessly from the quality and weighing equipment without human intervention. On the top of this data once entered can’t be altered. If a change needs to be made, the in-built audit trail feature maintains the history of the previous values along with the changed value, making it easier for someone to detect discrepancies easily.
Maintaining the consistency in quality throughout the year is essential to gain customer confidence for brand conscious dairy companies. Investment on digitizing these critical village level operations will automatically translate into increased revenues and brand loyalty of customers. A slight drop in quality or increase in price can cause their competitor to eat into their market share.

Case Study

Diary company DKMUL had 124 BMCUs working for them collecting milk and dispatching it to distributors and retailers every day. They used to keep a record of 3 to 5 lakh liters of milk every day which was not a simple job. After employing Vasista’s BMCU management solution, they now have real-time updates of milk movement across their 124 BMCUs. They can see the inventory level in real-time and are able to plan their production a lot better based on the market demands and utilization. Everything is stored in the central location making it easier to access as well.

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