Rice is a staple food in India, Bangladesh, and several other Asian countries. A gigantic amount of diverse qualities traded from these countries to other countries of the world. And the credit for development of this business significantly goes for the consultants, who separated it from household activity to productive and profitable business.
The consultants helped their clients with their selection of rice business; that means, whether the client wants to start a rice farming business, dealership, wholesale or retail rice selling or rice mill business. Of course starting a rice mill is profitable and like other businesses feasibility study or planning stage are the first step taken by consultants to ensure profitability in the business. Further, consultants work on the essential elements such as land requirement, design and construction, resources and many other that may impact the business in one or other way.
Land requirement and its selection are of paramount importance as the mill owners need huge barn or storage area for the produce that has already been milled and that will be milled shortly. Consultants focus on the areas that have height, as low-lying regions make handling and performing of different activities difficult. They also consider the zone to which the land belongs, it plays a vital role in the transportation of raw material and finished products. Considerable attention towards a legitimate waste framework in the area to which land belongs is also paid.
Design and construction are considerably important in achieving massive profits from the rice milling business. Mills should be developed in a manner that they allow smooth operations and fullest utilization of ideal space. Godowns and stores should be designed and developed to store raw paddy and prepared rice safely. Handling units, cleaning units, parboiling territories and other segments should be earmarked appropriately.
Maintaining high quality along with required quantity is a challenging task for mill owners, and these two factors directly contribute to profit generation capability of the business. Consultants have their focus on the correct selection and appropriate investment in the rice mill machinery, and they always recommend for a new other than a refurbished machine. Investment in modern technologies and tools have great potential to meet quality standards and produce high quantity as well. Further, modern machines offer energy conservation, easy maintenance and high productivity that reduces the production cost and enhance profitability of business.
There are other essential areas like workforce, electricity, water supply and others that receives significant attention of consultants as they play a vital role in enhancing the profitability of business. Rice mills have electrical machines that need an uninterrupted supply of electricity, and if the mill is located in an area where power cuts are regular, it is suggested to have power backups like generators to ensure regular supply of power and uninterrupted working of machines.
The Workforce is required for loading, unloading and other activities that are regular at any mill. While adequate water supply needed for boiling and other works, so both workforce and adequate water supply should be given due importance for the uninterrupted working of the rice plant.
The consultants can suggest on various aspects that can increase the profitability of the business. Decision and consideration of these aspects by clients play a significant role towards achievement of their business goals. Selection of a professional consultant by a mill owner is the first step toward a profitable rice milling business.