Easy to deploy, FarmSoft case level traceability is the best friend of any company looking to improve traceability in their food / fresh produce processing enterprise. FarmSoft delivers tangible improvements in food safety compliance and standards maintenance. Implementing FarmSoft case level traceability for fresh produce processing delivers increased accuracy of traceability, easy inventory management, and can result in reduced fresh produce waste.
FarmSoft case level traceability provides dozens of formats of bar code and non bar code fruit labels to guarantee food safety.
Why implement case level traceability?
The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) Leadership Council has announced that it has agreed the fresh produce industry needs to stay on course with PTI implementations based on the use of standardised product identification with Batch or Lot Numbers, encoded in GS1-128 barcodes on case labels for improved traceability and precise recall preparedness.
The announcement was made by the Leadership Council – which represents 32 companies in the fresh produce industry – at its semi-annual meeting last week, which took place in conjunction with FMI Connect and United Fresh 2014 in Chicago.
“The PTI Leadership Council continues to encourage companies large and small in the produce industry to follow PTI best practices,” said Mike Agostini, senior category director for produce at Wal-Mart Stores, and co-chair of the PTI Leadership Council. “In just seven months of PTI implementation at Wal-Mart, we have seen significant increases in PTI case labels on products, and we are already seeing important benefits in supply chain efficiencies resulting from our implementation.”
The Council also emphasized that industry-wide adoption of the use of Advance Ship Notice, an electronic data interchange transaction for exchanging traceability data, as well as the outbound recording of the GS1-128 barcode data on cases of produce from distribution centers to retail stores and foodservice operations, are critical to ensuring that the vision of PTI is fully realised.
Case level traceability
FarmSoft case level traceability gives instant traceability to case, carton, pallet, shipping container, shipment and more.
FarmSoft case level traceability can be implemented in any fresh produce processing, packing, or marketing business.
Fresh produce case level traceability
Throughout the FarmSoft fresh produce management system, case level traceability is being maintained at all levels. Incoming fresh produce has bar codes applied, and after packing or processing is finished, labels are applied to individual cases, and pallets. The case and pallet level traceability provides real time inventory monitoring of current raw and finished fresh produce inventory levels.
Instant stock takes with case level traceability
Performing a stock take with case level traceability is instant, and real time. Using FarmSoft you can monitor stock at multiple warehouses, at an unlimited number of sites. This is especially useful if there is more than one packhouse or factory, or storage location in the business.
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.
Fruit Picking Software Specialists MANAGE VALUE ADDING AND MANUFACTURING At the Farm A traceability profile will be generated and verified using GS1 Global Data Standard. 6 FoodNavigator-USA Meets all requirements for batch management, quality control, and shelf-life management. Lufa Farms fills 10,000 customized CSA boxes every week for its "Lufavores."
Most growers scout, but most don't measure to the degree Lufa does. They even developed their own mobile app to track their scouting data. Every week, growers walk each row in the greenhouses and log metrics like pest population density. Pin It on Pinterest identify fruit that comes from the field at the growers orchard. (bin management)
Outstanding Quality: Lufa Farms' produce is harvested and delivered the same day. Produce Traceability Initiative Steve Warshawer is thes National Good Food Network food safety coordinator and consultant to the Wallace Center. Reference Packers Article in British Food Journal 112(6):640-652 June 2010 with 55 Reads
Ensuring that FFB is purchased from legal and responsible sources; and Traceability and recall < > The technology to do that is available, although Australian adoption is lagging behind the rest of the world. Who Needs a Traceability System? S4GV provides a set of perfectly integrated solutions to answer the specific needs of the various Supply Chain actors:
How the Produce Traceability Initiative is Helping Food Safety and the Supply Chain Create new box/pallet references in the system (barcodes, QR, RFID, etc.) Page 135 Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona has installed RFID tags within Size Fruit can also be laser marked, and in this case each fruit can be stamped with the lot number.
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