Regulatory Process Automation for Agricultural Industry

Business challenge

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Time-consuming: Manually updating regulations for each individual state can be a time-consuming and tedious task, taking valuable time away from other important aspects of the farming business.

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High risk of error: Manually updating regulations is prone to human errors, which can lead to non-compliance with state laws, resulting in penalties and fines.

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Difficulty in keeping up with changes: Regulations are subject to change and keeping track of updates and modifications can be difficult, which can result in non-compliance with the latest regulations.

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Lack of standardization: Each state may have different regulations and restrictions, which can make it difficult for the farm to standardize their inspection and restriction policies across multiple locations.

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Costly: Manually updating regulations for each state can be costly in terms of time and money, as it requires staff resources and software to track and ensure compliance.

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Limited scalability: As the business grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage regulations for multiple locations, which can limit the scalability of the farming business.

Solution Approach

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We have developed a Text Analytics based solution to automate the entire regulatory check process for the transportation of plants.

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This solution fetches new regulatory updates and displays them in customers’ web portals. This helped our client to keep track of new regulatory updates and make changes accordingly.

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Built a watcher and web scrapper to periodically watch and download any latest updates of plant stock restrictions document from any state at a specified URL

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Built a clicks data renewal API, which uses web scrapping to check on new regulations published on site, download and refresh the database.

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Parsed documents and built structured dataset using NLP for each state consisting of defined Noxious weeds/ invasive species and Quarantines.

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Hosted APIs with the specified format in the provided AWS environment to enable the client’s e-commerce team to query regulatory data for any species in their inventory.

Business Impact

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The client specializes in growing and shipping Potted Foliage, Cactus, Indoor Blooming, Indoor Palms, and Outdoor Palms to customers across the US.

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They are bound by Regulations for plant inspections and restrictions that are specific to individual states.

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These regulations are published in different web portals and aren’t easy to keep track of. Hence there were always difficulties in following the new norms and getting rid of old regulations.

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This become a growing concern for our client and he was looking for our expert support to handle this growing concern.

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We have developed a Text Analytics based solution to automate the entire regulatory check process for the transportation of plants.

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This solution fetches new regulatory updates and displays them in customers’ web portals. This helped our client to keep track of new regulatory updates and make changes accordingly.

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