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Fresh produce quality control has never been easier for packer, processors and wholesalers of fruit & vegetable
Flexible fresh produce quality control software can be used to reduce the incorrect categorization of fresh produce as waste, leading to higher pack shed profits and more consistent quality, with improved customer satisfaction. FarmSoft manages fresh produce businesses from end to end, providing a comprehensive fresh produce business management solution.
Reduce fresh produce losses by QC analysis of produce that has been discarded as “waste” to ensure waste product is indeed within the specification of waste.
Manage customer complaints for fresh produce: track comments, customer feedback, photos, and resolutions provided when a complaint is made. Trace complaints back to the supplier or your own block/crop/patch/batch.
Supplier quality management: monitor and manage quality from each supplier, receive supplier quality alerts, track quality issues back to suppliers batches, plots, and blocks.
Configure unlimited quality control programs, including specific programs for produce, variety, customer, or finished product. Flexibly add your own fields and options to tests as required.
Tests can be for almost anything, such as testing incoming produce, outgoing produce, pre pack, pre graded produce, factory cleanliness test, employee performance, task quality control etc. You can define the subject (thing) that you are testing as virtually anything
Each test can be a pass/fail, or value range style test (ie: where results must be within the range of two numbers, or above or below a number), weighted score, or percent of sample
Automatically send alerts to selected employees if a specific test fails or passes (a copy of the entire test results are sent with the email in a PDF)
Attach photos to the test (via your tablet, smartphone, or PC) and to the criteria for instruction
Tests can give users suggested “corrective actions” when there is a quality failure
Manually put produce on hold for further inspection
Each quality control program can be configured to have unlimited categories, each category can have unlimited tests (criteria)
Set the number of tests to make the entire test program fail
Set individual tests to make an entire test program fail
Set the number of tests in a Category to make the entire test program fail
Configure unlimited “classes” and “features” that can be assigned to inventory
Users can click on images for close ups and open documents attached to the test criteria, this is used to ensure quality officers always have access to the correct documentation for their work.
QC is programmed to support your customers chosen quality standards, or configured to match your internal quality control program
Quality tests can be performed on fresh produce from suppliers to ensure supply consistency
Easily attach photos (and any other documents) to your quality control tests to prove quality to both customers and suppliers.
Farmsoft has over 19 years experience supporting and promoting the fresh produce industry, working with the entire value chain, from seed producers, grower to consumer, providing leadership on pan-produce issues. One of the key challenges in the industry has been in providing affordable solutions that easily interconnect growers to manufacturers and manufacturers to grocers so that a product can be easily tracked throughout the entire supply chain and not just within an individual company's' walls,” said Mike Fein, managing partner of Clarkston Consulting
Farmsoft is the leading supplier of cutting edge container labels that exceed Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) guidelines. Adoption of PTI which currently comprises major outlets like Walmart, Whole Foods, IFCO, and Tosca will be expanding in the coming years. We work in lockstep with the Produce Marketing Association, Canadian Produce Marketing Association, GS1 US, and United Fresh Produce Association to design our PTI label solutions. As momentum for PTI spreads, SI Solutions can be a key partner to your supply chain adoption of this standard.
Recalls not only protect consumers from getting ill, they also protect companies and the industry from economic losses and losses of public confidence. A successful recall requires a company to plan ahead so that they can act fast, communicate effectively, and perform a post-recall assessment. For these reasons, it is important to have a recall plan in place before a recall is needed.
The second greenhouse opened in 2013 after a developer contacted Lufa Farms with the opportunity to incorporate a rooftop structure as a new building was being constructed. Lufa worked closely with KUBO, a Dutch greenhouse design and construction firm, to engineer the space.
Farmsoft are positioning themselves as the consolidator on a single fresh produce blockchain, forging a partnership with some of the leaders in food retail globally; Nestlé, Walmart, Costco, McCormick and Co., Tyson Foods and Golden State Foods, some leading fresh produce suppliers; Dole and Kroger, and working with universities such as Tsinghua University, Fordham University, University of Arkansas, University at Buffalo and University of British Columbia to fund research grants. Although it remains to be seen why anyone would allow one very large company to monopolize a fresh produce blockchain for for profit; when blockchain is supposed to be decentralized.
FarmSoft packhouse quality control software provides an industrial platform to enforce strict packhouse quality control & traceability both up and down the supply chain for fruit packers, processors, and food manufacturing.
Packhouse quality control software for better traceability, compliance, specification adherence, and reduced waste. Easy inventory control and management.
FarmSoft packhouse quality control software is easy to use and flexible enough for every fruit and vegetable, and food manufacturing enterprise. FarmSoft guides users through the food handling process to ensure maximum quality and food safety is always being maintained. The FarmSoft packhouse quality control software solution is designed particularly for food processing and food manufacturing around fresh produce, fruit, vegetables, hops, herbs, coffee, another other fresh produce. Dried, cured, juiced, pulped, or even made into value added consumer goods. Click here to download packhouse quality control software specifications.
Flexible packhouse quality control software for quality control officers.
Quality control officers can easily capture photo and documents and link them to quality tests. This information can be very useful when dealing with suppliers that incorrectly state the quality of fresh produce or raw materials. FarmSoft packhouse quality control software also allows up to five quality control management staff to be sent emails containing the quality results of any tests that fail. This quality alert system allows management to make corrective actions or manufacturing decisions rapidly and increases communication between quality control officers and management.
Packhouse quality control software for progressive food manufacturing enterprises.
FarmSoft food food quality control software is used by award winning food manufacturers and processors world wide. The FarmSoft packhouse quality control software delivers a comprehensive solution that starts from ordering of raw materials such as fresh produce, ingredients, or additives, and ends after sale. This holistic business management approach helps food manufacturers deliver maximum efficiency and traceability while reducing waste and financial risk exposure due to reduced batch sizes, and smaller recall windows.
FarmSoft packhouse quality control software can help staff perform the correct tasks at the correct time. Reducing waste, and increasing traceability and food safety.
packhouse quality control software
The FarmSoft packhouse quality control software brings together all parts of the fresh produce packing and processing enterprise into one easy to manage solution. Management can monitor the progress of order fulfillment and create batch orders to fill orders with specific quality and specifications of produce.
Administration has all the documentation presented to them automatically when orders are ready to be shipped – never forget to include a document with a shipment again. Quality control 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.
Analyze the efficiency of the packhouse using hundreds of reports that present KPI’s and other handy bench marking measurements to help improve pack shed performance and efficiency.
FarmSoft packhouse quality control software captures the labor in the pack shed. Labor can be captured using time-sheets, or by scanning bar codes during the packing process.
Enhance your food manufacturing quality control today with the FarmSoft food quality control software.
The philosophies of quality control are integrated into every facet of the FarmSoft packhouse quality control software.
FarmSoft is a comprehensive and highly flexible packhouse quality control software solution for food manufacturers and fresh produce processors and packers. Configure quality control tests for specific clients, products, suppliers, employees, and more. Configure quality control tests for simple pass or fail tests, weighted score tests where each failure adds or deducts a value from the total score, percentage of sampled defect, and range value tests. Unlimited categories can be configured to make large tests more user friendly.
Comprehensive packhouse quality control software.
The FarmSoft suite is an integrated solution for fresh produce processors and food manufactures to manage every part of business operations (excluding finance and payroll – although FarmSoft can be integrated with external accounting and finance packages). Including inventory, processing and manufacturing, traceability, cost control, labor cost capture and monitoring, best manufacturing practice / good manufacturing practices, FarmSoft delivers comprehensive business management from the ordering of raw materials, through the entire quality, inventory, manufacturing, sales orders, sales, and dispatch processes. Talk to one of our consultants today to learn more.
FarmSoft combines all fresh produce traceability processes into one business management solution, ensuring that the correct quality control, compliance, and operational tasks are performed at the correct time. This guarantees higher quality compliance and lower waste and non conformity issues.
Quality control – fruit quality control
Comprehensive and flexible quality control can be configured to cater for QMS, international standards, internal, and customer QC specifications. Quality control tests can use score weighting, value ranges, pass / fail, percentage of count/weight, quantity of criteria fail, quantity of category fail, quantity of all category fails, and more. Quality tests are standardized and ensure consistent testing and product quality. Quality tests can be performed on any ‘subject’ as defined by your configuration, such as raw produce, finished produce, incoming pallets, outgoing pallets, shipping container, and more. Quality alerts can be automatically sent to quality managers when specific tests fail or conditions are met. Perform quality control on a tablet, smartphone, PC or Mac.
Fresh produce inventory management – fruit quality control
From the deliver of fresh produce, storage, purchase orders for fresh produce, delivery receipts for fresh produce from external farms, inventory traceability, FIFO management, expiring inventory management, inventory ripening, mobile inventory management, inventory labeling, inventory stock takes, inventory reporting, pallet control and pallet management – FarmSoft has you covered!
Perform fresh produce recall up and down the supply chain – fruit quality control
FarmSoft allows recalls based on invoice, purchase order, customer reference, delivery date, delivery docket, sales order, and more. No more recording redundant data on multiple logs or spreadsheet. Instant recall makes audits easy and fast and reduces quality and standard compliance costs. You can also record multiple levels of traceability data, for example, your suppliers supplier can be documented, along with batch and lot codes for their produce. This data can make comprehensive product recalls rapid and instant. Multi-level traceability is not support by many competitor fresh produce solutions.
Cascading traceability – fruit quality control
Is a system whereby fresh produce is processed in a a batch, and may in turn be used in other batches, and those batches may in turn be used in additional batches and so on. This is a common practice when processing fresh produce where the harvest needs to be mixed together, is graded or sorted, then packed with other produce at a later time. This practice is also common in food processing and value adding processes, where an input to one batch may in turn be used in many other batches. FarmSoft handles this complex traceability challenge with ease and provides reliable and comprehensive cascading traceability management. Many competitor fresh produce solutions do not support cascading traceability.
Fresh Produce Labeling – fruit quality control
FarmSoft provides many options for fresh produce labeling including many international and customer standards such as HACCP, ISO, GlobalGAP, EuroGAP, CanGAP, AsiaGAP, Tesco’s, Aldi, Walmart, Loblaw, USDA, Woolworth’s, Coles, and more.
Packing management – fruit quality control
FarmSoft manages the entire packing process, guiding employees through any tasks (eg: washing, grading, sorting, QC, value adding processes) and capturing the batch processing/packing/manufacturing costs. During this process the packing materials are also tracked to ensure complete traceability of all batch inputs.
Order and contract management – fruit quality control
Record customer contracts and sales orders. You can assign these to Batch Orders to schedule production for specific outputs and product specifications. Outputs can be easily tracked to the customer who ordered them. Automatically manage the balance of customer orders.
Sales and dispatch – fruit quality control