Choose from a range of fresh produce production planning tools designed to make your operation run at maximum efficiency with least effort.
Optionally choose to use batch packing in farmsoft. Batch level traceability allows recalls both up and down the supply chain, all batch inputs have their traceability details captured in real time, making the Batch Number an easy to use traceability key, one of many that can be used in farmsoft.
Customers can enter their fresh produce orders using the farmsoft Fresh Produce Customer Portal, this gives you up to date access to fresh produce orders, changed, and cancellations to better plan production.
Monitor batch outputs, and batch waste. If waste exceeds a pre-determined percent, an email alert containing the Batch Recall report is sent to management showing the inputs, outputs, and waste levels.
Easy batch based packing and processing allows ad-hoc and pack to order processes and pre planned scheduled production.
Batches become the central traceability point (and cost center) for all fresh produce/food. Mix multiple varieties of produce, from multiple suppliers and maintain strong traceability at the same time. Analyze batch waste and quality with ease. farmsoft even supports value added processes such as food manufacturing, drying, blending, juicing and more – handy for coffee, hops, and herbs, and processed food manufacturing. You can even mix unlimited batches with other batches to make a “final product” without losing traceability and tracking the cost of finished product.
Project required raw materials and packaging materials
View undersupply or oversupply of raw mateials (actual and projected)
All production is assigned to a line manager, inventory manager, and production line.
Project orders Vs. your estimated sales, Vs. planned harvest volumes* (requires farming modules)
Shedule multiple orders to be backed in a single batch
On screen alerts inform your team of which materials must be packed where and when and by whom
Easily assign multiple orders to batches and production lines with one click!
Our first year using Farmsoft is the first year we can say that each shipment left our loading docks loaded with the correct products and amounts.
One of the biggest unrealized benefits we saw was keeping the field crew harvesting the proper amount of each variety.
In years past, once one variety was harvested, someone would have to physically walk through the coolers counting the product and inventory manually. Then we would begin the time consuming process of counting how much of each product was needed, what was surplus, and so on.
We moved from a pen-and-paper system to the Farmsoft system. The difference was like night and day. We knew exactly the inventory we had, what we needed to pack to fulfill incoming orders, and what inventory was on hand but not sold.
Our labels, bill of lading, export documents, and invoices are generated automatically saving time for the production, shipping and office teams.
Inventory management and rotation is now much more easier, and I reckon there is probably less waste slipping through the cracks. Our quality control is now more consistent than the old spreadsheet method, and our QC manager can see instantly if QC isn't being performed by the right people at the right time. This has probably helped with quality of products consistency.
I think the better inventory control is a serious benefit. rotation and FIFO, possibly less waste. Probably lots of savings of time for invoice, bill of lading, configuring labels for each run, export docs etc. I get less phone calls now about customer orders and pack progress since the team now use dash reports.
We can now perform recalls using lots of recall info such as supplier, or delivery date, or customer order etc. Audits are now very fast, and our auditors commented that are traceability is now "excellent". The pack shed team says inventory management is easier now with less mistakes and better visibility of what product is waiting to be packed, packed and ready to be built into an order, and also shipped.Our shed manager says its faster an more accurate to plan orders since she can now see product on order, product in the cool stores, and balance that still needs packing. orders are assigned to batches and packing lines, with a live view of progress real time. The office says they save time with all the paperwork being generated by the dispatch team automatically instead of them having to make paper for each load.
We now pack to match our orders more accurately than before. I can now assign trucks to multiple orders, and print the BOL and invoice rapidly - all automatic now. Saves a heap of time telling admin what is shipping and waiting for invoices and BOL to be produced. I reckon we save about 1 hour a day since we dont have to mess around with invoices and BOL, and the stocktake is kind of already done at all times.
orders now filled more accurate and each load sent on time, not sure how to quantify reduced errors or not having annoyed calls from customers when a truck is late.
I can now keep an eye on the entire pack & ship operation from anywhere, and now enter orders on the go.
We were dumping two to three pallets (300 crate) a week before implementation. Now its down to almost 0 crate. our inventory is now accountable and tracked at all times. Brought down waste levels considerably, stopped screw ups during order picking and shipping process. We had previously tried to improve our processes many times using random checks, regular stock takes etc, didn't have the desired outcome. this new computer system has added positively to the line; also happier customers because they get exactly what they ordered. Probably made offices job easier with invoice and shipping documents being made and printed or emailed automatically. We also saw an accuracy increase for orders, since shippers are being told by farmsoft which pallets must go.
Easy to use, takes care of entire packing operations.
Traceability and reporting has been excellent. Third party auditors have been more than impressed with the traceability.
farmsoft support, training, and requests for customization to farmsoft to fit our company has always been prompt and effective in response.
Create unlimited batches, with inputs such as fresh produce, packing materials, and any other inventory such as ingredients and additives.
Full traceability of all batch input.s
Product processed in a batch can be re-used in another (or unlimited) batch.
Batch progress management and monitoring.
Assign multiple Sales Order Items to a batch, creating batch work orders & instructions, or simply assign customers to a batch.
Run unlimited packing/processing lines at the same time.
Mix unlimited sources and varieties of produce (ie: from your farm, external suppliers, co-operative growers) into one batch while maintaining traceability.
Easy to access dashboard reporting, analysis and KPI’s
Assign labor & materials to batches for cost monitoring & reporting.
When creating outputs from a batch (usually finished product) packaging materials can be automatically consumed and applied to the batch.
Configure best manufacturing practices and processes to guide employees through the best practice for manufacturing the finished product.
Associate quality control tests to manufacturing processes, FarmSoft will prompt the user to perform QC when required.
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Quality system \ Traceability MYTRACE TRACKING MAP VIEW These three little documents hold the key to traceability on any farm. Effective execution of these documents will lead to effective traceability. What is the full history of this pallet, from production to delivery?
farmsoft fresh produce from any PC/Mac
Android and Apple cell phone & tablets for fresh produce management
Ruggedized devices with professional barcode scanners for accurate fresh produce inventory
Fixed touch screens mean users dont need to touch a mouse or keyboard to perform fresh produce inventory control