Food inventory - Orders - Quality - Packing - Sales & Wholesale - Shipping - Recall & audit, Import / Export. For all fresh produce businesses.
Project required inventory (and any shortages), schedule orders to be packed in batches quickly, send alerts to inventory teams telling them which inventory needs to be moved to which production line. Guarantee the correct product and quantity is packed on time.
Accurate fresh produce inventory management delivers reduced waste and increased employee productivity. Manage FIFO, improve stock-take accuracy, scan harvester data, and keep a watchful eye on your inventory... Easy stocktakes identify shrinkage and help reduce waste from ageing. Track fresh produce inventory over multiple sites and warehouses (state wide, country wide, world wide). Optional RFID.
Maintain strict fresh produce traceability and high food safety standards always. Perform recalls based on lot/batch, pack date, invoice #, inventory #, pallet #, delivery date, purchase order #, or perform a recall on your own user defined data allowing extreme flexibility. Perform instant recalls both up and down the supply chain. Makes audits easy and instant. COVID19 food safety & auditing.
Consistent and accurate quality control ensures high customer satisfaction and adherence to industry, de-facto, and in-house quality control standards... Track supplier quality performance, customer complaints, create QC tests for any part of the fresh produce & food manufacturing process.
Manage orders, pack to order, picking, and the entire dispatch process. Generate invoices, bill of lading, pick slips, export documentation and other sales documents... Dispatch teams are guided through the dispatch process ensuring every order is filled perfectly, and on time. Paperwork such as BOL, freight documents, export documents are automatically generated based on the customer and destination to guarantee no rejected shipments or issues at borders.
Generate frsh produce SSCC pallet labels, GS1 case & PTI labels, bin labels, batch labels, traded unit labels, harvest labels and more. Use the built in industry standard labels for Walmart, Woolworths, Aldi, Tesco - or design your own with the built in label & report designer. Our team can design all of your fresh produce documents to ensure farmsoft matches your requirements perfectly.
Sales, Quality, Profit, Dispatch, Pack, Farm...... Dashboards for sales teams provide instant impressions of customer orders and current inventory levels. The dispatch dashboard helps plan shipments, order of loading, and transport companies & drivers... The Profit analysis dashboard shows margins per unit and most profitable customers. Use our API to access your data however you like.
Tools tell you how much raw material are needed to pack your orders, schedule multiple orders to be packed in batches on selected production lines with a few clicks, and even automatically send alerts to line managers and frehs produce inventory managers. Project required fresh produce ingredients, potential shortages, and easilly shedule production for each order. Use the fresh produce customer portal to get instant access to fresh produce orders.
Automatic alert for shipments can be sent to customers, transport providers, or even team members. Alerts can include simple shipment notifications, or even invoices and original order details. Other alerts include order changes/modifications, and low inventory alerts...
Implement the farmsoft Farm Management suite to provide a comprehensive integrated business management solution from seed to plate. Includes automatic task management, best practices, budgeting, farm inventory and more...
Measure customer complaints, their severity, frequency, track back to supplier, and measure overall performance at filling customer orders, instant recall of customer incidents during sales, feedback sent to all relevant team members...
Suppliers must know that your business is measuring and tracking their performance. Any trends that effect the quality of fresh produce can be quickly detected and management automatically alerted...
The fresh produce customer portal allows your customers to create new fresh produce orders, update existing orders, cancel orders, and leave quality feedback on prior purchases.
Automatic tracking of each pallet’s exact location. Makes loading orders accurate and easy, stops errors during shipping. Very low costs to setup your hardware using farmsoft’s innovative RFID for fresh produce solution.
Your farmsoft solution can be used from unlimited sties, across the state, country, or globe. Each site has unlimited warehouses; meaning a live balance of inventory maintained at all site warehouses, at all times. Set permissions for each employee to control who can see inventory, orders, invoices etc at each site.
Better handling of FIFO, monitor expiry dates, and accurate fresh produce inventory control & labeling help to reduce waste in packing, processing and storage. Further waste reduction can be achieved with other handy farmsoft features like Quality Control that ensures ‘waste’ is actually waste, waste reports that automatically calculate waste from a batch based on inputs and outputs – allowing you to identify potential areas of shrinkage, incorrect categorization, or mishandling.
Improve dispatch accuracy
Let farmsoft improve the accuracy of your dispatch processes by managing orders, allowing assignment of inventory to orders and invoices from phone or tablet (directly from the forklift) or by PC/Mac. Documentation required for each specific customer can be automatically generated based on each customers requirements. Ensuring correct documents accompany every shipment reduces the possibility of a shipment rejection.
Consistent quality control
Quality officers are guided through the quality control process, presented with images and instructions for each test, ensuring they know what to look for at all times, corrective actions are presented if a quality issue is detected. This makes training new fresh produce quality control officers fast, and ensures consistency in the quality control management processes for incoming fresh produce, post pack/post processing, storage, and dispatch.
Make administration easy
The never ending list of documents, paperwork, and records you have to keep can be overwhelming. Allow farmsoft to take care of your documentation for you. With farmsofts built in choice of industry document generation tools, and handy practical reporting that means your will never have to crunch numbers in a spreadsheet again- farmsoft reduces time spent on admin for administrative and management team members.
Try other fresh produce specialty solutions such as: Loose leaf lettuce packing & mixed salads, Chili processing.
Pass audits with ease
You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you know the auditors are coming the next day? Forget about about it. Using farmsoft, you have the confidence that you can do an instant recall both up and down your supply chain in a matter of seconds. Make a fresh produce recall based on the pallet, inventory, sales order, dispatch date, batch, supplier data, supplier name, supply date, storage location, invoice, customer reference, transport company, transport reference, packaging material supplier, packaging material supplier reference, and more.
Reduce compliance costs
Easily enforce best practices and food safety in your fresh produce business with farmsoft. Best practice enforcing processes are built into every part of farmsoft to ensure the correct compliance data is captured at every critical point, and employees are being guided through the process. Use the farmsoft ‘self audit traceability checklist’ to make sure your compliance is always up to date.
Improve production planning
Efficient management customer orders, and the ability to analyze orders gives you new production planning tolls in farmsoft. Ensure each order is filled to exact specifications, on time, every time. Increase customer satisfaction and retention, and reduce stress in the packhouse with confident production planning using work orders/batch orders, sales contracts, sales orders, and sales order items. Are you manufactruing or processing chili products? Try farmsoft for chili processing.
Easy and accurate traceability
Automatic capture of traceability throughout all fresh produce and packaging material handling processes makes traceability easy – something you don’t have to constantly worry about since farmsoft is doing it for you at every critical point throughout the life-cycle of inventory. Choose from over 45 different fresh produce traceability labels to show off your traceability at pallet, trade unit, and even consumer unit level.
No need for keyboard or mouse.
Food traceability is not only going to be a massive benefit to your business, but a good system will give you the tools to easily perform product recalls. In this article, we look into why food traceability is important and how you can get implemented with a system.
Traceability is the ability to track the movement of your items, forward and backward, across your food production supply chain.
Upgrading your food traceability processes will allow you to:
— Improve inventory management;
— Be compliant; and
— Maintain a positive brand image.
What Are Food Traceability Systems?
Food traceability systems are tools that help you record, track, and verify a product's history, and the location it has reached through your supply chain.
Food traceability will allow you to monitor your perishable inventory, giving you the tools to keep your business compliant and to perform product recalls.
The best food traceability systems will help you easily find information about the raw materials used in a product (be that for a batch or individual ingredient) and the manufacturing route of your products.
Product traceability is used in other industries too, such as:
Why Are Food Traceability Systems Important?
Besides the immediate benefits of improving your inventory management with a clearer overview of an item's movement, there are other important reasons (and benefits) to implementing food traceability.
Getting your business set up with food traceability systems is important for:
1. Traceability Food Safety
Having the systems in place will allow you to implement a food traceability procedure, in the event a product or batch becomes contaminated, and you need to track down those products.
A system will help you determine where the contamination took place. For example, you can uncover if it happened because of:
— An issue with the supplier;
— A faulty machine; or
— Improper handling of items by an employee.
Food traceability systems are focused on public health and helping manufacturers avoid or deal with an outbreak of foodborne illnesses.
With a proper food traceability procedure in place, you can avoid potentially affecting the public's health, and the economic ramifications of contaminated products making it to the market.
2. Real-time food traceability
Following on from the previous point, let’s say something happens, and you need to locate a batch.
Food traceability systems will allow you to track batches with their batch numbers.
If products do become contaminated, you can be proactive, locate the affected items, and remove them from circulation.
Food traceability will allow you to analyze your manufacturing processes to see exactly where along your production line any issues are occurring.
And it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, it can be as simple as helping you identify bottlenecks in production.
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3. Reducing Corrective Actions
Product traceability systems help you avoid problems altogether with real-time features.
But ultimately, recalls are common within the industry. In 2019, there were 337 food recalls in the US.
With food traceability in place, you can easily nip problems in the bud. But, if you do need to do a product recall, you can easily do so with the tools provided.
You’ll be able to determine which stores are selling your products and be compliant while performing your product recall.
4. Being Compliant with Regulations
A food traceability system is going to help you comply with regulations, as governments have laws in place to protect consumers, and will most likely require you to register your business.
And you’ll need a system in place that details:
— A products movement history;
— What processes the product went through; and
— Where your products are heading.
These are some of the reasons why manufacturers in food production need to have food traceability systems in place.
However, some systems do come with their own challenges that you’ll need to be aware of.
A food traceability procedure will allow you to act quickly and be compliant with regulations.
The Challenges with Using Food Traceability Systems
These challenges won’t apply to all systems, but you need to be aware of potential issues when you’re looking for food traceability.
1. The High Maintenance Cost
Food traceability, especially with legacy systems, can be an expensive technology to implement into your business, even more so for small to medium-sized businesses.
These costs include things like the labor of installation because a lot of systems are custom built and hosted on an intranet for the business.
This is because food traceability has to be durable and handle the complexity of tracking products across all parts of your supply chain.
2. Difficult and Time-Consuming Data Analysis
Analyzing data with food traceability is more difficult for manufacturers with a high volume of products and raw material.
Managing data and analytics is one of the most challenging aspects when it comes to using food traceability.
The bigger your business, the more products, and suppliers you’ll need to manage, which could overwhelm you with data to analyze.
That’s why when implementing food traceability systems, it’s important to find a tool that can help you monitor your inventory and break down the information into something more digestible.
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Android and Apple cell phone & tablets for fresh produce management
Ruggedized devices with professional barcode scanners for accurate fresh produce inventory
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