Packhouse Processing

Fresh produce inventory - Orders - Quality - Packing - Sales - Shipping - Recall & audit

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FarmSoft packhouse processing software for easy management of fruit and vegetable processing and packing. For medium to large packers, importers, exporters of fresh produce.

Packhouse processing software for fruit and vegetables to increase profit, reduce waste, manage quality, traceability, inventory, international standards.

Ensuring accurate traceability and minimizing paperwork in the fresh produce industry is a challenge. To answer these challenges, FarmSoft packhouse processing software provides a complete business management solution for fresh produce processors and marketers.

FarmSoft packhouse processing software manages all facets of the fresh produce process from incoming produce, to processing, sorting, grading, packing and even value adding. The functionality of FarmSoft packhouse processing software is rounded off with comprehensive quality control, sales, dispatch, and invoicing functionality.

FarmSoft packhouse processing software provides comprehensive labeling, inventory management, pallet management, pallet control, audit functionality, quality control and other fresh produce tools to make every day business management easier.

FarmSoft packhouse processing software supercharges packhouse performance and reduces compliance costs.
Packhouse processing software
The FarmSoft packhouse processing software consolidates the entire fresh produce packing and processing enterprise into one easy to manage solution. Managers can monitor the progress of orders, their fulfillment, & create work orders to deliver specific specific quality and specifications of produce for specific customer orders.

Packhouse supervisors and admin have all the documentation presented to them automatically when orders are ready to be shipped – ensuring that no one can ever forget to include a document with a shipment again.

Easily ensure standards are maintained with Quality control that standardizes quality tests, ensuring consistent and accurate classification of fresh produce, reducing incorrect categorization and presenting the opportunity to improve fresh produce handling processes. Pack shed / packhouse / factory managers can direct, order, and monitor work progress in real time, over multiple packhouses or sites if necessary.

farmsoft makes fresh produce easy!

Increase the efficiency of fresh produce deliveries using options like scanning incoming bar-codes to reduce data entry, save time, and reduce errors.  Scan incoming fresh produce deliveries or use "one touch" rapid inventory creation screens to increase accuracy & reduce data entry time.

Tools help you monitor ageing inventory to minimize fresh produce waste. Track ageing inventory, receive automatic inventory alerts for low inventory levels.  Reduce fruit and vegetable waste with better inventory tracking and FIFO enforcement.

Guarantee the quality of your fresh produce with flexible quality control testing systems from your phone or tablet. Customer complaint management. Supplier quality management.  Enforce internal QC standards, international quality standards, or even customer quality testing programs.  Test fresh produce deliveries as proof to suppliers of the quality of fruit & vegetables they have delivered.  Fresh produce quality tests can be automtically emailed to suppliers.  Supplier quality management & customer complaint management. 

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 production reduces errors.  Production managers, line managers, and packhouse managers plan in advance to ensure every order is filled accurately and on time.   Rapidly view all the raw materials that will be required to pack selected orders (eg: todays orders, or this weeks, or a month). Easilly assign these orders to batches and production lines, and automatically alert the line manager and the inventory manager.

Every fruit & vegetable order filled & dispatched on time.  Fresh produce shipping teams are guided through the dispatch process from picking using a phone or tablet (optional bar-code scanning) thru bill of lading, invoicing, and automatic shipping alerts.  Accurate orders makes for happier customers.  Shipping teams are guided thru the dispatch process to ensure each order is filled correctly by assigning inventory to orders and maintaining a running balance of order progress. 

Automatic generation of fresh produce labels, bill of lading, invoice, picking documents and more; reduces administrative burden. Easy audit & recall systems reduces compliance costs. Optional Xero integration and farmsoft farm management solutions.

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 fruit & vegetable farm management from field to plate.  
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Smallholder Fresh Fruit Bunch Traceability

The main thing is to have a system that is consistent and functional in case of a recall. New rules from FDA require that records be available within 24 hours. However, it's in everyone's interest to expedite tracking - for a lot of reasons that include public health, eliminating unnecessary removal of product and minimizing bad publicity.

The technology in question has existed for well over a decade; it scored its patent back in 1997 A University of Florida scientist named Greg Douillard invented a machine that etches” labels on the outermost surface of the fruit, using carbon dioxide to remove pigmentation. It's harmless and low-impact, and the New York Times trumpeted in 2005 Tattooed Fruit Is on Its Way”

If a produce item is suspected of being contaminated, the supplier recalls the product. Although most recalls are voluntary, others are required by government agencies such as the FDA. At the same time as the recall, suppliers generally implement corrective actions to protect consumers from potentially adverse effects of the product.

Fruit growers that want to be in compliance with the FSMA once it is fully enacted must be able to demonstrate that they are implementing Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) to prevent or mitigate identified food safety risks, and to be able to rapidly identify and isolate any source of the contamination. Growers will need to implement a traceability system that is consistent, speedy, and covers the entire production chain.