Tobacco Asia

Volume 20, Number 4

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tobaccoasia 67 • Double your resource value • Use 100% expanded fine- cut for MYO and RYO • Untouchable product quality • Impex – pressure/vacuum technology • DIET - Dry Ice Expansion Technology AircoDIET has supplied more than 55 DIET plants worldwide, many of which have been turn-key. We continuously develop and refine the DIET process and our DIET plants have above 95% uptime with a dry yield better than 98.5% through the plant. Over 100% tobacco expansion images courtesy of Alliance One International images courtesy of Alliance One International "The illicit trade and counterfeiting of our customers' brand name products is a global problem that threatens the economic well-being of our customers, our Industry and our company," said Tracy Purvis, vice president global information aervices, from her base in Farmville, North Carolina (USA). "To help address this program, Alliance One International has implemented a series of processes aimed at helping us better understand the integrity of our leaf, where it comes from, which products it goes into, and to whom we are selling it." A seamlessly integrated process The company's T&T process starts right at the source, in this case AOI-contracted tobacco growers. Tobacco bale traceability then continues through every aspect of AOI's business operations, from the leaf department to sales and accounting, and up until ownership finally changes on the finished product. To support this operational workflow and product traceability, AOI deploys tightly integrated point solutions that serve in their specific roles within the operational workflow matrix. "Following our contract signing, we establish a unique ID for each grower, which we use to track information such as contracted volume, crop loans and advances is- sued, agronomic material issued, actual purchases, and overall debt management in our international farmers accounting system [IFAS]," elaborates Purvis. Those data are AOI advisor (center right) in Indonesia using a GMS tool Farmers in Tabora (Tanzania) observing an AOI field advisor (center) using a GMS tool

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