Accurate fresh produce inventory management delivers increased fresh produce quality. Manage FIFO, aging inventory, improve stock-take accuracy, scan harvester data, and always know exact balances of inventory.
Barcode labels and inventory & pallet management, stock take (mobile & PC), cold store, 3D storage, shipping container management...
Manage the sales process by scanning pallets onto orders/invoice, or simply select inventory from a list if you dont use the barcode scanning Android app.
Reduce fresh inventory waste with FIFO and bar-code inventory management & waste alerts & reporting.
Generate accurate labels, automatic paperwork, quickly, and accurately. Reporting and KPI for fresh inventory and perishable goods.
Manage all fresh produce inventory, packaging materials, and raw materials. Full stock-take, inventory auditing, inventory reporting, ageing inventory analysis and more...
Inventory storage and status (ie: in processes such as sorting, grading, cooling, ripening etc) of all produce, especially FIFO and alerts for ageing inventory help to reduce post harvest inventory losses of fresh produce.
Inventory movement, creation date, date of loading, date of entry into a batch, inventory quality tests and more is being captured in the background, providing an inventory audit trail of which inventory was stored where at what times, and moved by whom; providing an unparalleled background traceability and inventory auditing management for all fresh produce inventory
Inventory control for fresh produce with ruggedized tablet or smartphone, or add a bluetooth/wifi scanner to any device that doesnt have built in scanning for precise inventory control.
Move fresh produce between cool rooms, ripening rooms, hyrdro-coolers, and warehouses (with and without bar code scanning). Move inventory between pallets or even build new pallets instantly with or without inventory bar-code use.
Manage fresh produce that is stored across many sites, including sites that may be anywhere in the country, or even across the world with unlimited warehouse storage areas, which can even use 3D storage to increase accuracy in large cool rooms and warehouses. Rapidly move inventory between sites using the inventory site to site transfer, simply scan the transfer document at the destination site to officially log the inventory at the destination site. View the exact location of all inventory at all times including inventory in transit.
Stock take fresh produce based on comprehensive filters allowing rapid stock takes of very specific produce, or stock takes in specific locations, or for specific finished products, produce historical stock takes, optional barcode stocktake functions
Inventory management using unique identifiers for each inventory item, including over 60 labels with bar code and human readable options, and the ability to design your own labels or ask your consultant to design them for you. Pallets, batches, quality tests, deliveries, and shipment also have unique identifiers to ensure maximum inventory traceability.
Manage raw and finished inventory that is on pallets, or not on pallets; at unlimited sites, cool rooms, and depots.
Set standard (current) sale prices for different types of inventory (produce, variety, feature, customer). Create price lists and authorize which customers are entitled to which fresh produce price list.
With the ultimate goal of zero inventory waste, farmsoft helps you track the age of inventory and ensures it is used, packed, or sold long before expiry of quality loss happens.
Full pallet management and control, manage and track pallet types, pallet labels and pallet stock take. Track the balance of your empty pallet inventory, pallets given to you by external suppliers, and pallets your company gives to customers to ensure a current inventory balance of pallets is always available (for each customer and supplier, and your own company).
Print delivery receipts for suppliers/farms, or have them automatically emailed to the supplier during inventory delivery.
During inventory delivery, simply scan the purchase order (or select it from a list, or enter the PO number) to assign inventory to the purchase order - giving you robust traceability directly back to the supplier from the instant the inventory is delivered.
As an alternative to using screen with big image buttons for deliveries, you can issue barcodes to the farm, or your suppliers, that can be rapidly scanned during delivery. This provides a high level of traceability and makes inventory deliveries very fast and accurate becuase manual user input is being avoided.
All inventory or pallets or bins or totes/bags have a label rapidly issued to identify the inventory during initial delivery.
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.
Traceability for safety and quality control. Traceability systems help firms isolate the source and extent of safety or quality control problems. This helps reduce the production and distribution of unsafe or poor-quality products, which in turn reduces the potential for bad publicity, liability, and recalls. The better and more precise the tracing system, the faster a producer can identify and resolve food safety or quality problems. One surveyed milk processor uniquely codes each item to identify time of production, line of production, place of production, and sequence. With such specific information, the processor can trace faulty product to the minute of production and determine whether other products from the same batch are also defective.
In 2016, UM Dining unveiled South Avenue Garden, which is approximately three times larger than Lommassen Garden. At the time of this story's publishing, construction is about to commence on a roughly 500-square-foot greenhouse near the South Avenue Garden. Scheduled to open by fall 2017, the greenhouse will utilize ground-to-air heat transfer, which Lowell says will presumably extend the growing season by four or five months. One of the challenges, especially at schools, is that your harvest seasons don't line up with the busiest times for your operations,” Lowell says. So, we're always looking for ways — ‘Can we value-add some of our garden produce? Can we pickle it or store it or can it?' We worked with the State Department of Ag here in Montana on this grant project, and they gave us some grant money to build this greenhouse.”
The program leverages the "internet of things" to autonomously track and report in real time the freshness of products from harvest to the retail store. Zest Fresh said it boasts the first dynamic freshness metric - the ZIPR Code - providing real-time data about a product's condition and freshness capacity.
PTI has developed an action plan, posted at , that spells out a process relying on bar codes to identify individual companies, known as a GS1 company prefix, and a 14-digit GTIN number that contains all of the traceability data for each product. The numbers are to be provided to buyers and are supposed to be displayed and readable on each case. Anyone receiving the cases should be able to read and store information on each one, based on the data provided.
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