Fresh produce management software

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

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Fresh produce management software from FarmSoft delivers rapid traceability, waste reduction, and packer accountability for fruit, vegetable, hop, and coffee. For use in medium to large packhouses, and co-operative packing.

Improving the traceability and reducing waste is made easy for fruit and vegetable packers and processors using FarmSoft. The FarmSoft fresh produce management software suite provides a comprehensive management system that addresses modern packing concerns including waste reduction, employee management and labor capture, traceability maintenance, export documentation, sales, orders, contracts, purchase orders, multi-pack site management and more.

As an optional feature, FarmSoft is also ready for corporate deployment, where one company can have multiple packing sites. Each packing site can operate independently, and users at each site can only see the data relating to their activities. Of course, head office is able to view all sites, monitor packing progress, assign sales orders to be fulfilled at specific sites, and track performance and all KPI’s from each packing site. Download fresh produce management software specifications, or download sample packhouse reports.

Fresh produce management software
FarmSoft fresh produce management software for enterprise management of simeple and complex packing operations including receipt, sorting, grading, processing, packing, storage, sales and dispatch.

FarmSoft fresh produce management software reduces waste and increases performance. Contact us for a free consultation today. Your fresh produce processing / packing / sales / marketing enterprise will receive these benefits:
Reduce financial exposure and business risk in the event of a recall incident
Minimize the size and cost of a recall
Reduce costs of standards compliance
Minimize processing waste
Increase food safety
Improve relationships with customers and their perception of quality and food safety in your product
Reduce administration costs
Makes quality audits easy

Fresh produce management software with easy to use functionality.

The FarmSoft Packhouse Software delivers comprehensive management for every section of the fresh produce processing enterprise. FarmSoft is highly configurable and can be customized to suit both simple and complex business processes.

Fresh produce inventory control, including bar-code
Inventory rotation, expiring inventory management, inventory ripening
Export documentation for fresh produce
Sales order management
Purchase order management
Pallet management
Fresh produce labeling (PTI, Walmart, Aldi, Woolworths, Coles, Tesco’s and more)
Extensive inventory, KPI, packing cost, labor cost, quality control, and pack out reporting
Quality control alerts sent to management (includes full quality report in the alert)
Inventory re-order & re-stock management
Access from mobile device such as tablet, smartphone, industrial PDA/device
Install FarmSoft on your own server, or use it directly from the cloud for easy deployment to multiple sites
Sales contract management
Extensive fresh produce quality control management
Customer documentation requirements management
Sales management for multiple sites / factories / and warehouses distributed in any number of geographical locations
Packing and processing labor management and recording (can be integrated with payroll)
Batch based processing and manufacturing management
Traceability management including cascading traceability on materials produced/used in multiple batches iteratively
Unlimited sites / factories, and warehouses
Control exactly which screens each user can see, enable Edit, Create, View, Supervisor, Employee permissions for tasks
Good manufacturing practice (GMP) enforcement to ensure the correct tasks are performed at the correct time

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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 Complete fruit & vegetable business management from field to plate.  
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Imporving fruit and vegetable food safety using the Produce Traceability Initiative

High-quality natural, organic and locally sourced products and empowers consumers to understand where their food is sourced. The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) is a voluntary, industry-wide effort that was launched in 2007 to support more effective and efficient track and trace method into the produce supply chain. Sponsored by the Produce Marketing Association, United Fresh Association, and Canadian Produce Marketing Association, the initiative has been endorsed by leading retailers and food services distributors across North America. The goal at the outset was to adopt electronic traceability methods for every case of produce by 2012. The program has been gaining momentum, but is still working hard to get produce operations to integrate barcoding and food label printers into their businesses.

"The texture of the mesh in our net bags is divided in two categories: crude and smooth. The crude ones are suitable for onions, potatoes and citrus, the smooth ones are used for grapes and other fruits or vegetables. The Ningbo Yongfeng Packing Utensils Limited Company, which was founded in 1986, is our parent company. It has its own processing plants in China and even in Vietnam, which are divided in two groups. The first group produces exports for the United States of America, Europe and Italy. They weave net bags which are suitable for onions. The other group produces exports for Russia and other European countries. They weave net bags that can be used for potatoes."

Prior to implementation, Washington Fruit relied on manual inventory and lacked a pallet tagging and inventory management system. This resulted in daily "house counts" to ensure inventory control, and was a waste of employee resources. Today, Washington Fruit uses mobile technology to track pallets with barcode scanning.

"I already have that". No, you don't. You have a set of non-integrated heterogeneous providers and systems that partially covers independent chunks of your Supply Chain. And when something goes wrong, actors downstream need to painfully move upstream until they reach the issue or get directly to you (eventually refusing your delivery and complaining about poor quality) so that you chase up the issue to get part of your money back.

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