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Fresh Produce Stock Control
Fresh Produce Stock Control
FarmSoft provides extensive fresh produce stock control of incoming fresh produce & fruit/vegetables from the very moment it is delivered to the pack shed. Comprehensive Fresh Produce Stock Control is delivered via labeling, movement tracking, temperature control, quality control, documentation, and registration of incoming produce – all of which is essential in creating a strong traceability audit trail. FarmSoft provides comprehensive Fresh Produce Stock Control for fruit, vegetable, hop, grain, flower, and other fresh produce.
Easily allocate traceability information for all inventory, allowing rapid recalls and traceability processes to meet the highest international food safety standards. Simple stock-take processes ensure continual accuracy of stock-take information across the entire farm. This minimizes shrinkage and waste, and ensures high levels of inventory accountability.
Download the FarmSoft Packhouse Software brochure or watch the fruit packing video.
Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your opportunity to implement enhanced fresh produce stock control in your business today!
FarmSoft has a wide array of fresh produce management features, implement only the features and benefits required for your business:
- Receive fresh produce from your own farms, co-operative farmers, wholesalers, and importers/exporters – whilst maintaining the same high level of traceability regardless of the origin
- Label all incoming fresh produce with unique identifiers that incorporate human readable information such as supplier/origin, fruit & vegetable description, harvest date, delivery date, delivery company, initial storage location, plot/block/crop origins – apply Produce Traceability Initiative / PTI style labels and more…
- Apply bar code labels (which include human readable information as above) to produce to increase the accuracy of inventory management and allow bar-code reading from mobile devices
- Record multiple levels of traceability, one up one down is the minimum, FarmSoft goes further and allows tracking of origin two levels down the supply chain (instead of just one level as is supported by other solutions), providing a truly unique extra level of traceability management
- Describe product upon arrival, including quality, grade, color, size, and more, using ‘features’ that are configured for your businesses requirements.
- Generate receipts for delivery of produce from external farms or suppliers
- Associate deliveries with existing Purchase Orders
- Assign ownership of incoming produce to customers (ie: if you are packing the goods on behalf of another company)
- Manage fresh produce of any type, from fruit and vegetables, to seafood and other meats
- Record the cost of incoming produce, or have it inherited from a Purchase Order
- Easily assign incoming produce to storage areas, for long or short term storage
- Incoming produce can be packed immediately, or stored for any period and packed to order when necessary
- Track details of transport companies immediately upon delivery of fresh produce
- Record expiry dates (where required) for incoming inventory
- Perform regular Quality Control tests at any step during the delivery, storage, processing, washing, packing, or sales & dispatch phases.
Download the FarmSoft Fresh Produce Stock Control brochure or watch the fruit packing video.
Contact your nearest FarmSoft consultant to discuss how FarmSoft can improve your fresh produce stock control processes & reduce waste and increase traceability.
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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."
UK: iFiniti Fresh Produce Management Software
iFiniti is being used in companies from all sectors of the fresh produce industry wholesalers, catering wholesalers, importers etc. helping them to become more efficient. iFiniti it has improved the profitability in all the companies where it is used and has given them that competitive edge.
iFiniti is 21st century windows software for the fresh produce industry. The iFiniti developers led by Bob Barrett have been designing software for the fresh industry for over 20 years. IFiniti is constantly being enhanced and clients get the latest enhancements and updates as part of our 24/7 support.
iFiniti Modules consist of:- Purchase Order Processing, Stock Control, Sales Order Processing, Traceability, Invoicing, Quality Control, Transport Cost Management, Marketing, Technical, Intrastat Reports and copious Management Reports. iFiniti integrates with Sage and Exchequer Accounting programs.
There are aspects for importers, primary wholesalers and secondary wholesalers that are essential to each of these businesses. For instance - fresh produce importers buying from Europe or anywhere in the world can track how much stock they have so that they cannot over sell. Primary wholesalers, who buy and sell must be able to have negative stock levels and Secondary Wholesalers who sell to shops, restaurants etc. need to be able to breakdown cartons and sell by the Kg, iFiniti has the ability to work for all these different situations.
The system is modular and can be used by multiple employees from the manager down to casual labour, access to information can be easily given or blocked. The system also has a messaging function. iFiniti is written with SQL server which is a very solid business platform and very robust.
iFiniti will run on Microsoft Surface Pro Tablets. It will also link to Scales so that weights do not need to be keyed in manually.
The future in fresh produce management software
The Future in Fresh Produce Management Software designed for fresh produce companies to operate efficiently and profitably. Used by Companies from all sectors of the fresh produce industry:- Primary Wholesalers, Secondary Wholesalers, Importers and Market Wholesalers etc.
iFiniti is 21st century windows software. Developers have been designing software for the Fresh Produce industry for over 25 years. They know this business. Constantly being enhanced and updated it does not stand still in time like other software on the market. It is written with SQL server a very solid business platform. iFiniti will hold years of information for comparison purposes. Reports are available to give all the information required to make informed decisions.
There are aspects for importers, primary wholesalers, secondary wholesalers and market wholesalers essential to each of these businesses. For instance: Importers buying from Europe or anywhere in the world can track how much stock they have as they cannot over sell. Primary wholesalers who buy and sell must be able to have negative stock levels and secondary wholesalers who sell to shops and restaurants need to be able to breakdown cartons and sell by the Kg. Market Wholesalers who prefer to use touch screen hand held devices such as iPad’s and Mini iPad’s for their sales for efficiency. iFiniti delivers in all these different situations.
Supports purchases in Sterling, Euro and Dollars
Further Currencies can be added as required
Highly Flexible Pricing structure
Email Customer Specific Price Lists
Full Stock Control
Excellent Marketing Tools
Comprehensive Management Reports
Multi user and Multi-Tasking
Customer Contact Management
Account Handler Management
Global Product Order Switcher
Head Office Capability
Last Minute pricing
Returns Authorisation Procedure
Customer and Supplier Rebait Handling
Integration into Sage and Exchequer
User Specific Roles
Cash Sales Reconciliation
Comprehensive Returned Goods Procedure
Internal Network SMS Messaging
iFiniti is being used on touch screen computers in the warehouse and Sales areas attached to scales to weigh the produce. The weight registers immediately in iFiniti offering true weight accuracy.
iFiniti is modular so can be used by multiple employees from a manager to casual labourers. Access to information and modules can be easily given or blocked to staff as required.