Track and trace

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

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FarmSoft track and trace provides end to end supply chain transparency for fresh produce traceability. Implement FarmSoft to guarantee the highest level of traceability both up and down the supply chain!

FarmSoft track and trace is a comprehensive fresh produce business management solution that caters for all operational processes from quality control, inventory, sales, dispatch, and orders. FarmSoft even provides food manufacturing, good manufacturing management, and value adding features. FarmSoft track and trace software provides many innovative features to bring easily maintained benefits to the fresh produce processor, packer, and marketer.

Using the FarmSoft traceability code, customers, and end consumers can track and trace fresh produce simply by scanning a QR code with their smartphone. The track and trace system will then present the customer/end consumer with the traceability or marketing information as chosen by the packer. This helps to improve customer confidence and provides supply chain transparency to promote the concept of food safety.

FarmSoft track and trace also includes the ability to track goods more than one level down the supply chain. This means you can track the supplier of a supplier to provide guaranteed extensive traceability. This functionality is not traditionally found in track and trace systems.

FarmSoft track and trace can be tailored to meet specific client requirements. The FarmSoft team understands every fruit processing business is different, and adapts the solution for each client.

Fresh produce track and trace
Everything is at your fingertips at all time! Stock take, inventory levels, analysis of pack out rates, quality control, instant recall and easy auditing functionality. The track and trace philosophy is enforced by guiding users through the best traceability processes, ensuring easy compliance, and reducing the cost of transient labor training. Throughout the FarmSoft fresh produce management system, track and trace 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.

Comprehensive stock control with track and trace
Performing a stock take with track and trace is instant, and real time, and you can view and manage stock in specific sites, warehouses, and even in specific processes. You can even managed ‘estimated’ quantities of product, perform ripening, sales, dispatch, invoicing, and all other functionality required to run a contemporary fruit processing pack shed.

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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IFPS Global Foodsafety GS1 Fresh Traceability Guideline

InTouch Labels is a full-service label printing operation able to produce many types of custom labels. We offer a range of standard custom label products, and can create almost any specialized label to meet your exact application. Our range of custom labels include: The Kennedy Group has served the produce industry for decades. Our labeling and packaging products continue to evolve, as industry needs change. Today, our labels are integral to the success of the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), helping to ensure electronic traceability for every container of produce throughout the supply chain.

Capitalizing the hardware needed for ASN might best be viewed as an opportunity cost, suggests United Fresh's Vaché. One unnamed distributor upgraded to a voice-pick system in conjunction with ASN implementation. Savings from a reduction in pick errors were calculated at $500,000, an efficiency gain that will increase in importance as mixed pallet loads become more common.

We believe the next step to further identifying independent smallholders is through engagement and verification. We are communicating our sourcing policy as it relates to the legality of their land, crops, and protection of conservation areas. Suppliers who have been identified are expected to submit their data and sign a statement of compliance with our sourcing policy. We then use the data to map out the location of their estate and overlay this on the provincial spatial plan for verification.

Fresh fruit and vegetable traceability shouldn't be scary. It is a good thing that will only improve the industry. Yes, it will cost money to implement a traceability system, and yes, you may have to change some of your packaging/record keeping, but in the end, wouldn't you rather protect your brand and your product then risk a season-ending outbreak? If your competitors are using traceability labels, so should you. You don't want to take the blame for an outbreak simply because you can't prove you weren't involved.

Use the recommended label pilot study validated the use of both 4 x 6 inch (thermal) labels and 8 ½ x11 inch(laser) labels for use with the Hybrid Pallet Label. Which label stock is used will be an individual company decision, based on the label stock which best meets the commercial needs of individual companies (e.g., what equipment is already available in an operation)and which best accommodates the number of GS1-128 bar codes required on the label. 

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