“Catering” will complete the automation of “silos” in the first quarter of next year


The Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade intends to complete the implementation of the silos automation system in all governorates during the first quarter of 2022 so that the storage points are ready to receive the new crop of local wheat so that the quantities supplied from farmers to the silos, storage points and field silos are monitored.

Major General Sherif Basili, President of the Holding Company for Silos and Storage, said that Dr. Ali Al-Moselhi, Minister of Supply, is following up on the company’s plan to confront the technological development of trading systems by developing the infrastructure of existing silos and establishing new ones on the latest global systems that are automated by the system.

Basili stressed that the political leadership attaches great importance to the ministry’s plan, which is related to the national project for silos, which works to provide storage capacities for strategic commodities such as wheat, which is used in the production of subsidized bread.

Major General Dr. Mohamed Abul-Regal, Strategic Projects Advisor at the Holding Company for Silos and Storage, said that in light of the state’s trend towards digital transformation, a system is being fully automated for all storage points, including silos, port silos, field silos, hangars, banks, government mills and private sector mills.

Abul-Rijal explained that the target is to start mechanizing 22 silos in the first phase of applying modern technology for silos, with the aim of developing the silos sector and other storage points. He stated that this system comes within the projects targeted by the Ministry of Supply to digitize all its agencies and agencies.

The Ministry of Supply contracted with IBM, in cooperation with ACME SAICO, to automate 22 wheat silos in several governorates using IBM automation software supported by artificial intelligence techniques by the end of this year.

The ministry, represented by the Egyptian Silos and Storage Holding Company, cooperated with IBM and ACME SAICO to create an automated platform supported by artificial intelligence for IBM’s hybrid cloud technology using IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation and IBM Cloud Pak for Integration to achieve comprehensive governance for all stages of shipping, transportation and storage of wheat trading in silos. . The new system was equipped with sensors installed in silos that collect and save data and send it in real time to the main platform of the Ministry of Supply to obtain actual estimates of the quantity and quality of wheat in the silos.

The digital system enables the Egyptian Holding Company for Silos and Storage to monitor and know the actual stock in silos and save data related to incoming shipments to achieve quality standards, which contributes to significantly reducing waste and improving communication and coordination mechanisms between silos and all other storage points, as well as with mills.

The article “Supplying” ends with the automation of “silos” in the first quarter of next year was written in Al Borsa newspaper.