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Fresh produce management system
Fresh produce management systems gives fresh produce packers & processors reduced waste and increased traceability.
The farmsoft produce management system is a complete business management tool for fresh produce packers, processors, and import/exporters and wholesalers. The farmsoft system ensures maximum traceability and minimum waste with an overall process based on systematic management.
Fresh Produce Management System slashes paperwork and administration costs, improves compliance, and reduces waste.
The farmsoft fresh produce management system takes the headache out of fresh produce processing and packing by generating fresh produce documents & food safety management systems. Easily generate paperwork for your fresh produce packing and processing operations.
Today's complex supply chains render firms susceptible to diverse risks and require robust fresh produce management systems; however, SMEs of PFSCs are found to be more vulnerable to risks due to exposure to extremely uncertain weather conditions and consumer concerns about product quality and safety attributes. These firms, however, constitute a major part of the world's economy and provide raw material for many industries such as food and beverage using their fresh produce management system.
These firms, constitute a major part of the world's economy and provide raw material for many industries such as food and beverage, fruit & vegetable fresh produce management systems. A disruption in their supply chains could result in food shortage, high inflation or economic decline. Most of existing studies on fresh produce management systems predominantly focus on perishable industries such as fresh food, fruit, vegetable, meat, seafood, and flowers.
Delivery docket (for receiving fresh produce from external suppliers) & fresh produce management.
Batch analysis (details of all materials used in a batch, quality systems, total packing costs, waste volumes, and more)
Pack Out Reports (many reports detail color, grade, size, count etc as percentages of pack out, and includes a waste analysis)
Sales Analysis (various reports to detail the sales performance and trace sales back to batches and specific crop, block, patch, or field)
Stock take (perform stock takes on paper, or use a smartphone or tablet)
Inventory Management (various reports to view current inventory levels, alerts for inventory that needs reordering, expiring inventory and more)
Traceability (dozens of reports that can be used to recall fresh produce systemsusing one of any of a dozen traceability keys)
Use the farmsoft fresh produce management system to create fresh produce labels (a wide choice of international standard labels, labels for specific chains such as Tesco, Walmart, Aldi, Woolworths and more)
Traceability code (QR labels that can share information on smartphones and tablets to customers or end consumer)
Invoice & dispatch (many formats of invoice, dispatch docket, picking slip, pick sheet, container pack list, organic certificates, sales order analysis, freight reconciliation, sales confirmation, sales contract, freight tracking, region specific export documentation, product deliveries, customer pallets and more…)
Easily plan work orders to fulfill customer purchase orders using farmSoft’s Sales Contract management features. You can even assign orders to multiple sites and warehouses for large operations. Monitor packing operations at multiple sites using farmSoft’s multi-site functionality. FarmSoft delivers a fresh produce management system that guarantees your businesses success.
The farmsoft fresh produce management system increases 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.
Fresh produce traceability systems In Fresh Produce Supply Chains
Produce traceability makes it possible to track produce from its point of origin to a retail location where it is purchased by consumers. We recognize that to be the leading traceability company, we need the very best talent. Please email your resume to Acknowledgments Food trade in Luxembourg About 5 years ago Legislative and regulatory matters edit
United Fresh takes a leading role and represents the produce industry internationally on issues important to our members and industry Standards. Step 2 Packhouses, growers & repackers , Our system is also very versatile, allowing us to adapt the software to any specific needing depending of our customer´s or our own demand.
Our Companies Implementation guide references labels The Tightest Possible Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) Solution Guide that provides guidance to implementing GS1 traceability standards in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable (Produce) Industry supply chain.
QUAFETY Scientists present the applied Quality and Food Safety Management System of participating SMEs as a diagnostic instrument
Last week the scientists from Athens University presented the applied Quality Management System/Food Safety Management System (QMS/FSMS) of the project participating SMEs and the validation of the diagnostic instrument developed in Deliverable D7.39 of QUAFETY project.
The objective was to develop a diagnostic instrument (DI) for the assessment of the Quality Management System / Food Safety Management System applied in SMEs of the ready to eat fresh, and to classify an SME enterprise giving a best practice score.
The work strategy consists in a conceptual research model indicating critical technological and managerial elements as well as influencing conditions on the production – processing chain (indicators)- was developed. Then an initial operational diagnostic instrument (questionnaire) was constructed based on the conceptual research model for the assessment of the QMS/FSMS. This initial diagnostic instrument was sent to the partners for feedback and further improvement. The final questionnaire, after validation, was sent to SME to be filled in. After applying principal component analysis to derived data significant components were extracted to provide a score for the performance of QMS/FSMS. This instrument will be a key part of the food safety and quality management system that will be used as a shelf assessment and as an internal audit tool for the SMEs.
The diagnostic instrument (i.e. the questionnaire) consisted of the following sections:
• Section I. Background information for respondent and company;
• Section II. Extrinsic risk factors;
• Section III. Intrinsic risk factors;
• Section IV. General effects from the implementation of FQSMS;
• Section V. Quantitative assessment of the organization (GAP, Pre-requisites, Manufacturing control).
The background information included Size, Sector, Food Quality and Safety Management Systems (FQSMS) of the organizations. Extrinsic and intrinsic risk factors regard company organization, raw material characteristics, production process, product assortment, etc. All extrinsic and intrinsic factors were quantifiable.
Furthermore, the resulting scores obtained by the instrument were compared with those obtained from the Safety Assessment Plan (SAP). Both tools developed, the questionnaire and the SAP were finally used to draft recommendations for improvement of the management systems applied in the SME's.
The assessment of the QMS/FSMS revealed a disagreement between the results from the questionnaire and the results from the SAP in 2 out of 4 SMEs. In cases of disagreement between the Questionnaire and SAP, and particularly, when results from the questionnaire were higher compared to results from SAP, the latter should be followed. It is likely that SMEs may provide a bias towards a better presentation with the questionnaires. A detailed auditing in such cases will give the opportunity to get the real picture of the SME and at the same time training of personnel to understand the importance of accurately answering in such audits is recommended.
This instrument will be a key part of the food safety and quality management system that will be used as a self-assessment and as an internal audit tool for the SMEs.
Further info: www.quafety.eu
Jiuye SCM keeping it cool with 'One-Stop' fresh supply chain management system
Jiuye Supply Chain Management, a fresh supply chain provider in China, joined the 2019 Global Food & Beverage Innovation Conference from April 10 to 12 in Shanghai. Keynote speaker, Zhang Bing, CEO of Jiuye SCM, attended the event's CEO Club industry forum to discuss the challenges faced by international cold chain companies and the importance of one-stop management innovation.
According to data from Credit Suisse Group, the middle-class population in China surpassed 100 million to become the largest in the world in 2018, resulting in significant challenges for the Chinese F&B industry as they struggle to keep pace with the increasing demand for healthy produce and quality imported food.
"International fresh food suppliers often experience logistical challenges when entering the Chinese market," said Zhang. "To overcome these challenges, ensure food safety, and quality for internationally sourced fresh produce, a sophisticated logistics system and an unbroken cold chain is essential."
Investing in the latest technologies, Jiuye SCM supports producers to create tailor-made cold chain management systems that can enable fresh produce to be delivered from supplier to door in just 48 hours.
Taking care of delicate fresh produce through the entire logistics chain, Jiuye worked closely with suppliers from the United States, Canada and Kyrgyzstan to create a tailor-made system for cherry producers. From May to October is the peak season for cherry imports in China. Jiuye SCM has created a tailor-made service system for cherry producers, taking care of the delicate fresh produce through the entire logistic chain, including customs clearance at the airport, warehousing and finally delivery to the consumers.
Utilizing Jiuye's real-time digital management system, producers were able to ensure a premium level of quality for Chinese customers by transporting cherries from Canada to end consumers' plates via controlled cold storage in just 48 hours. Replicating the "one-stop" cold chain logistics solution across industries, the company has expanded its solutions to meet the needs of fresh produce suppliers globally from dairy products in California to meat products from Argentina.
In China, Jiuye SCM manages 29 "cloud warehouses" for smart cold storage and 1,500 cold chain storage units in hundreds of cities nationwide. Each warehouse is connected via IoT technology to create a network that can be managed online to deliver products to thousands of retailers nationally, thus reducing waste and ensuring perishable products such as seafood, meat, dairy products, fruits, flowers, ice creams and wines arrive fresh and on-time.
Jiuye SCM has also stepped up efforts in enhancing its digital logistics management system to better tap into the fast-growing e-commerce sector. Jiuye SCM has served a range of e-commerce retail channels in China, such as Freshhema of Alibaba Group.
Jiuye SCM was the official fresh cold chain logistics service provider for FBIC 2019.
Comteck: accurate management of fresh produce
Ordering goods, fixing prices and controlling losses. These are the three difficulties in the fresh produce industry, and especially for fresh fruits and vegetables. The influence of the weather is considerable, so production volumes aren't stable. Fresh produce is dictated by locality, so it lacks standardisation. The market prices in first tier cities is unstable. There is no branding, so there is almost no costumer fidelity. Transport conditions are bad, there are losses in supply to stores. Even with these conditions, even with so many years of experience, the changing demands of costumers can keep you more than occupied. Be that what it may, are there solutions to connect the links, to create optimal circulation?
"We created the first Chinese retail shop information system. With loss control you order goods, settle the price and effectively buy and deliver or process. You can also analyse sales data, stock data, etc. So it helps chain stores to specialise their management. This means the gains of the system are not only for the store, but for the whole chain of stores," explains Mrs. Wang Jieying from Comteck in Ningbo.
Building an analysis system from sales data
Sales data is the easiest to obtain from a fresh produce chain store, but it is also very easy to overlook the value of that data. It is difficult to analyse the consumer habits from nearby shops based on experience alone. That's where an assisting platform and scientific analysing methods come in. "We are very aware of the uncertainty in the fresh produce industry, like the influence of the weather on production volumes. But in sales, chain stores can perform analyses on the sales data. This way they can estimate the customer demands and use more channels to increase or decrease the stock if necessary. They can also accurately adjust prices according to supply and demand."
Since ordering fresh products, stock management and delivery become more logical, the losses will be reduced. "In stock management, for example, the quality of fresh products depends on the environment. Storing conditions determine the selling phase and preservation time. Our system can clarify the stock situation and short-term demands. Managing personnel can use these two insights to protect the quality by reducing unnecessary movement of goods. Quality will be safeguarded more and losses will be fewer.
Repeatability with profit modelling
The goal of all fresh produce chain stores is to expand the sales volume and to preserve the profit. But consumer patterns differ by region, a problem that every expanding chain store needs to overcome. The profit modelling and business data of the X-SHOP system can help a store to solve these problems and realise a swift expansion of volumes.
"Consumer preferences may differ by region, but basic data like quality standards, stratified standards and analysing methods are the same. If we keep in account sales on the spot and the fast delivery processing, we can collect realtime data of the business. This way we consolidate the management and practical experience. It helps new stores to make management accurate, like getting through bottleneck of low profit margins."
tactical management + IT = fast and stable development
Experienced chain stores have abundant sales data. So is the system useful for start-ups?
Mrs. Wang answers that "Comteck does not only provide technical support, but also services for strategy planning. In general, when we set up the system for the costumer, we also analyse the overall situation of the fresh produce industry and offer advise in terms of strategy. We teach the costumer how to use the system, but also why to use it."
Ningbo Comteck company
Ningbo Comteck company was founded in 2011. It may be a young company, but it received the third price in the National Innovative Enterprises Competition. The company strives to provide business and the 'enterprise resource planning' management system for fresh produce retail chain stores. The system is not a traditional piece of software. It integrates the management software, the management platform and management inquiry to solve problems as a whole. The company has abundant experience in the field of fresh produce, retail sales and enterprise inquiries. "The fresh produce industry is supported by the government, as it is provided by common people. Many investments are made. So how to help the industry to further develop? We live in the era of big data and thanks to IT development. Data once neglected are valuable again. This is what we stand for. We merge the people's experience with IT and realise the transfer from individual experience to collective capability. We help chain stores to create accurate management and overcome the difficulties of the trade."
For more information about X-SHOP,
Mrs. Wang Jieying
Ningbo Comteck Company