Fruit and vegetable inventory management: manage fresh produce inventory, fruit & vegetable rotation FIFO and expiry of fruit & vegetable inventory traceability, recalls, packing, and processing.

99% less fresh produce packing waste

Accurate fresh produce & food inventory management reduces waste through better FIFO stock rotation, stock-takes, and inventory alerts. RFID pallet control (optional) for precision inventory tracking. 

Save time packing fruit & vegetables

Increase the efficiency of fresh produce inventory using options like scanning incoming bar-codes to reduce data entry & errors, integrate with scales for automatic weighing, ore RFID for automatic fresh produce inventory tracking.

Better fresh produce quality control

Guarantee the quality of your fresh produce packing with flexible fresh QC testing systems from your phone or tablet. Customer feedback management, supplier quality control and more...

Reduce fresh produce packing errors & control production

Project required inventory (and shortages), schedule orders to be packed in batches , automatic alerts to prodution line managers.

100% accurate fresh produce order shipping

Shipping teams are guided through the dispatch process from picking using a phone or tablet (optional bar-code scanning), automatic picking, thru bill of lading, invoice, and automatic shipping notifications for customers, transport, and sales teams.

Reduce fresh produce packing administration costs by 40%

Automatic generation of fresh produce labels, bill of lading, invoice, picking documents and more; reduces administrative burden.

Easy audit & recall systems reduces compliance costs.

Faster fresh produce inventory storage  inventory

Accurate fresh produce & food inventory management delivers reduced waste and increased employee productivity. Manage FIFO, improve stock-take accuracy, scan harvester data, and keep a watchful eye on your inventory... Easy stock-take identifies shrinkage and helps reduce waste from ageing. 

100% accurate fresh produce traceability

Maintain strict fresh produce traceability and high food safety standards always. Perform recalls based on lot/batch, pack date, invoice #, inventory #, pallet #, delivery date, purchase order #, or perform a recall on your own user defined data. Perform instant recalls both up and down the supply chain. Makes audits easy and instant. COVID-19 food safety & auditing available. 

Reduce fresh produce waste by 99%

Inventory control ensures there is no 'shrinkage', food inventory is FIFO managed, and expiring inventory always monitored.

Reduce administration time by 60%

Automatic paperwork, labels, and reporting reduces the burden on administration teams and saves everyone's time.

Better fresh produce quality now

Quality control and food safety has never been easier with industry standard quality tests, food safety checklists; or configure your own tests. 

100% accurate orders!

Guarantee only the correct inventory is shipped for each order, on time, every time.

Fruit and vegetable inventory management:

Farmsoft fresh produce packing app is for fruit & vegetable packer, processor, import/export.  Full fresh produce traceability, auditing, inventory control, and fresh produce business management app.

Quality inspection for fresh produce

Consistent and accurate quality control ensures higher customer satisfaction and adherence to industry, de-facto, and in-house quality control standards. Track supplier quality performance, customer feedback & complaints, create QC tests for any part of the fresh produce & food manufacturing process (incoming goods, raw materials, finished goods, expiry test, export/shipping tests), daily factory hygiene, machinery calibration, employee checklists... 

Fresh produce logistics

Manage orders, pack to order, picking and auto picking, dispatch & shipping process. Generate invoices, bill of lading, pick slips, export documentation and other sales documents... Dispatch teams are guided through the dispatch process ensuring every order is filled perfectly, and on time. Paperwork such as BOL, freight documents, export documents are automatically generated based on the customer and destination to guarantee no rejected shipments or issues at borders.

Fresh produce labels

Generate fresh produce SSCC pallet labels, GS1 case & PTI labels, bin labels, batch labels, traded unit labels, harvest labels and more. Use the built in industry standard labels for Walmart, Woolworths, Aldi, Tesco, Loblaws etc - or design your own with the built in label & report designer. Our team can design all of your fresh produce documents to ensure farmsoft matches your requirements perfectly.

Fresh produce packing control

Sales, Quality, Profit, Dispatch, Pack, Farm...... Dashboards for sales teams provide instant impressions of customer orders and current inventory levels. The dispatch dashboard helps plan shipments, order of loading, and transport companies & drivers... The Profit analysis dashboard shows margins per unit and most profitable customers. Use our API to access your data however you like.

Fresh produce batch packing

Project required raw materials needed to pack/manufacture orders, potential shortages, schedule multiple orders to be packed in batches on selected production lines with a few clicks, automatically send new job alerts to managers, schedule additional harvests, analyze outstanding orders. Manage entire packing and manufacturing process with ease.

Fresh produce alerts monitoring

Automatic alerts for shipments can be sent to customers, transport providers, or even team members. Every time a batch is finished processing, receive an alert with the pack-out breakdown and percentages of grades & quality and waste. Alerts can include simple shipment notifications, or even invoices and original order details. Other alerts include order changes/modifications, yield reports, new order alerts, and low inventory alerts... 

Farm app option

Implement the farmsoft Farm Management suite to provide a comprehensive integrated business management solution from seed to plate. Includes automatic task management, best practices, budgeting, farm inventory, PHI enforcement, audits, residue reporting, USDA reporting, dashboards, recalls and more... 

Fresh produce supplier quality control

Suppliers must know that your business is measuring and tracking their performance. Any trends that effect the quality of fresh produce can be quickly detected, automatically traced back to the fresh produce supplier (especially if a result of a customer complaint / feedback), management and purchasing teams are automatically alerted when a supplier quality issue happens. Quantify your suppliers quality using the Supplier Quality Dashboard. 

Fresh produce finance apps

Share data with your Xero finance app, Quickbooks, MYOB, SAGE, using our API, or request our team perform a custom integration for your fresh produce company. This is an optional module, please ask your consultant for additional details and discuss your specific requirements, additional costs will apply for integration with your chosen finance app. 

Fresh produce RFID

Automatic tracking of each pallet’s exact location. Makes loading orders accurate and easy, stops errors during shipping. Very low costs to setup your hardware using farmsoft’s innovative RFID for fresh produce solution. Pallets put onto truck are auto added to order, and checked for accuracy. Pick up a pallet and its RFID instantly selected. Add pallet/bin to production line and its auto added to batch for traceability.

Fresh produce API

Integrate with virtually any other app or software solution using the farmsoft API. It's open! Anyone can use it. Your in house I.T. team, or any external I.T. vendor you want to help you with integration. Add your own reports, extract special data, or even create new interfaces between farmsoft and any app such as accounting, payroll, B2B, B2C. Other integration in farmsoft includes the ability to integrate with selected weigh scales to capture fresh produce net delivery weights.

Fresh produce bloch-chain

Increase customer confidence and prove the credentials of your traceability integrity and transparency with block-chain ledger technology.   We use the chain-trace.com blockchain solution. (Optional module not included with standard Packing / Food Manufacturing ERP solution).

Improve fresh produce production planning

Efficient management customer orders, and the ability to analyze orders gives you new production planning tolls in farmsoft. Ensure each order is filled to exact specifications, on time, every time. Increase customer satisfaction and retention, and reduce stress in the packhouse with confident production planning using work orders/batch orders, sales contracts, sales orders, and sales order items. Are you manufactruing or processing chili products? Try farmsoft for chili processing. 

Accurate fresh produce traceability

Quality officers are guided through the quality control process, presented with images and instructions for each test, ensuring they know what to look for at all times, corrective actions are presented if a quality issue is detected. This makes training new fresh produce quality control officers fast, and ensures consistency in the quality control management processes for incoming fresh produce, post pack/post processing, storage, and dispatch. 

Efficient use of fresh produce cold stores

Maximize your cold store use and rotation of stock using farmsoft's pallet maps, and precision traceability tracking with expiring inventory reminders.
Cold store management software for fruit importers, exporters, packers, cross docking, and short and long term fruit storage.

Fruit and vegetable inventory management:

The farmsoft inventory control app provides business wide quality management inspection systems for fresh produce, food manufacturing, seed processing, meat packing & processing, and flower packing.

Perishable inventory management fruit vegetables
Perishable inventory management fresh produce packers and processors: manage perishable,  Implement a simple traceability solution, or comprehensive business wide perishable inventory solution – the choice is yours….Perishable inventory management software, Reduce perishable inventory waste with FIFO and strict inventory management & monitoring.  Perishable inventory demands attention. Specific inventory-tracking methods help with the job of managing and accounting for perishable inventory. Perishable refers to items that have an expiration date, such food that will go bad if not eaten in a certain amount of time. Single-period inventory control and first-in-first-out, or FIFO, inventory valuation are commonly used to deal with perishable goods.
Fresh produce supply chain management app
Fresh produce supply chain management app for fresh produce packers, processor, shippers, exporter.  Fresh produce supply chain management app: demand forecasting, pricing.  Why is the Distribution Supply Chain So Complex?  Many factors are contributing to increasing complexity in these forecasts, including outbound customer demand volatility, managing multiple suppliers with long lead times (especially overseas), constrained transportation capacity, and increasing inbound supply line volatility.    The availability of fresh foods is a key driver of in-store traffic in supermarkets and convenience stores. The most important attributes shoppers say when selecting their primary stores include high quality fruits and vegetables — 80%, high quality meat — 77%, and fresh food deli — 53%.
Fresh produce Consumer feedback
Consumer feedback for your fresh produce or manufactured food. Get fast and accurate consumer feedback directly from the end consumer with farmsoft's Consumer Feedback module.


  Around 10 million tonnes of food waste is generated post-farm gate every year in the UK and around 70% of this comes from households.

Fresh fruit and vegetables account for a third of all household food thrown away that could have been eaten (1.6 million tonnes; £3.8 billion).  Almost half of the fresh fruit and vegetables are discarded due to not being eaten in time. WRAP works with Governments, food businesses and a wide range of other partners to help to reduce this waste by enabling citizens to buy what they need and use what they buy. 

Fresh produce portal for customer orders & better service
Fresh produce portal for customer orders & better service: Give your customers access to farmsoft Fresh Produce Customer Portal so they can enter their fresh produce orders 24x7.  Connect to your customers orders faster to improve fresh produce production planning and batch scheduling.  A client portal is an electronic gateway to a collection of digital files, services, and information, accessible over the Internet through a web browser.  The term is most often applied to a sharing mechanism between an organization and its clients. The organization provides a secure entry point, typically via a website, that lets its clients log into an area where they can view, download, and upload private information.
Fresh produce inventory profit Analysis

Fresh produce Profit Analysis Dashboard: Understand which fresh produce lines really make profit for your business by analyzing delivery costs, packing, packaging, overheads, and sale prices.  Gain a deeper insight into the profitability of individual product lines in your fresh produce business... Use farmsoft to calculate all costs, from the entire farming process (requires you to use farmsoft Farm Management), direct raw material purchase costs, freight to individual customers, fixed overheads, packaging material, labor and more.

Why continue packing and selling a product line if its unprofitable?
With farmsoft's Profit Analysis Dashboard for fresh produce, you can quickly determine each product lines profitability.
The Profit Analysis Dashboard also takes into account transport costs that your fresh produce business pays; this gives you an easy to interpret insight into the true profitability of each fresh produce line by customer.  
Dashboards for fresh produce business intelligence. Make better management and sales decisions using business intelligence distilled from across the business in farmsoft dashboards.  Make better management and sales decisions using business intelligence distilled from across the business in farmsoft dashboards.   Business intelligence > Sales dashboard
This dashboard is an essential tool for marketing and sales teams to stay constantly informed of all orders, inventory on hand, and stock that isn't assigned to a customer. Production managers can use this dashboard to plan packing activities.

The dashboard summarizes fresh produce orders, and allows you to drill down to see individual orders. Total product on order, customer breakdown of each order, total inventory on hand to fill existing orders, balance of inventory that must be packed to fill current open orders, total inventory that is on hand but not on order. Analyze orders that were not filled to gauge customer satisfaction.

Production planning - fresh produce fruit & vegetable packing and processing
Fresh produce production planning for fruit, vegetables, coleslaw, leafy mixed products and more... Make better planning decisions, reduce waste, deliver exacting orders.  Fill each order with 100% accuracy, zero fresh produce waste, efficient packing, and value adding processes to maintain traceability and maximize efficiency.  Choose from a range of fresh produce production planning tools designed to make your operation run at maximum efficiency with least effort.  Easily compare required, available, and any shortage of fresh produce inventory during production planning. Plan daily packing, weekly, packing, or even months in advance for planting, ordering, harvesting. Guarantee all fresh produce products are available in the correct quantity at the correct time. Use the farmsoft fresh produce customer portal to access fresh produce orders faster and plan production better.
Multi Site Packing of fresh produce
Multi site packing of fresh produce from farmsoft allows you to manage unlimited pack-houses in unlimited locations. Process hundreds of lines at once, maintain traceability, consistent quality across all operations. Centralized management of orders controls each pack-houses duties and fresh produce dispatch.  Manage multiple sites and packhouses using the one platform, for no additional cost. Farmsoft is a multiple site, multi-packhouse/factory solution. This allows an unlimited number of facilities/packhouses (multiple site management) to operate farmsoft for their Packhouse, in an almost “independent” manner. Each site has Employee Site Permissions and independent inventory management. Download farmsoft multi site packing software specifications here.  Farmsoft’s multi site packing solution allows easy centralized management of fresh produce packing and processing. You can even perform value added processing of fresh produce using farmsoft. Farmsoft delivers a comprehensive solution that manages all inventory, quality control, traceability, paperwork, processing sorting grading washing and food manufacturing, sales, marketing, dispatch and invoicing.
Fresh produce import packing data fruit vegetables
NCREASE PACKING ACCURACY
Import pack data from fruit & vegetable grading machines from Compac InVision, fruit & vegetable sorters, and extractors during the packing process. Increase the accuracy of your inventory management.
ENHANCED TRACEABILITY
Import data Compac InVision pack lines to increase traceability, and reduce the possibility of human error that can compromise traceability. Import pack-out data from your grading line rapidly.
REDUCE ADMIN BURDEN
Reduce the cost of double entry by importing Compac InVision 9000 pack line data, and easily capturing pack-out data without errors. Custom pack line data import options available to suit all packing machines.
Import packing machine data from fruit & vegetable packing lines
Fresh produce import packing data fruit vegetables
Fully integrated with the farmsoft post harvest management solution...  Import packing machine data from Compac InVision 9000CIR & other fruit & vegetable packing, sorting, and grading equipment.
RFID Fresh produce inventory pallet control
RFID Fresh produce inventory pallet control for Wholesale and packing fruit and vegetable, management software solution to improve packing efficiency, reduce waste in the fresh produce storage process, and increase fresh produce processing and sales, and dispatch efficiency.  Zero waste
Stock rotation and expiry can be eliminated through automatic alerts, automatic FIFO enforcement, staff are guided to the exact location of fresh produce that must be processed or sold first.

Zero effort
Simply pick up a pallet/bin/bag and move it. RFID by farmsoft automatically tracks fresh produce inventory movement, updates its location, and flashes an alert on your tablet. Select an order, load pallets onto truck..… RFID by farmsoft automatically adds the pallets to the
order / invoice. Tip a bin into a batch or add pallet to a batch, its auto added to the batch. If you have your own trucks, you can RFID tag them; when you load an order farmsoft RFID will know which truck you have loaded.

Zero errors
Ever put the wrong pallet onto a truck, only to discover the error and must unload? Ever sent the wrong pallet across the country only to have to pay for it to be returned? Never again! RFID by farmsoft will alert you the second you pick up a pallet that doesn’t match current order. Make fresh produce load outs faster, and 100% accurate.
Fresh Produce Temperature Control & Ripening
Fresh Produce Temperature Control and ripening enforcement by storing and handling fresh produce at the correct temperature in inventory, arrival, dispatch, packing, processing, sorting, quality control, and dispatch processes.  

Ensuring correct Fresh Produce Temperature Control handling and storage of fresh produce is an important factor in packing the highest quality produce, and ensuring the quality of produce is maintained according to the required quality control and management specifications. As part of the temperature control process, FarmSoft also provides multiple Quality Control features that allows the configuration and testing of quality control for any type of fresh produce, packed, raw, shipping containers, and daily hygiene packhouse tests.Fresh Produce Temperature Control features:  Specify the minimum and maximum temperature of each cool room, warehouse, storage location, chilling equipment, hydro-cooler:  Reference: coffee processing inventory traceability Less fresh produce waste more traceability Accurate inventory shipping, Hydropoinc farming Less fresh produce waste more traceability Accurate inventory shipping, Mushroom farming technology Less fresh produce waste more traceability Accurate inventory shipping, Cherry packing and cherry farming Less fresh produce waste more traceability Accurate inventory shipping.
Fresh produce point of sale POS for farms and packhouses that sell fruit, vegetable, and other fresh produce. Sell from a smartphone or tablet, issue invoices on the spot, keep accurate inventory in each truck, deliver accurate fresh produce orders.  FarmSoft allows sales of fresh produce using a mobile device, this allows “off the truck” sales to customers at the customers on-site. All information recorded is instantly inserted into your FarmSoft database. The “truck” becomes an independent inventory storage location, meaning full traceability and inventory control continues with accountability for every truck entering or leaving the packshed/factory property. Issue invoices on the spot, take down new orders directly into the fresh produce point of sale solution, and check in / check out inventory to each truck using the fresh produce point of sale system from FarmSoft. Talk to a consultant today to discuss your specific fresh produce point of sale requirements, we will tailor a solution to match your requirements. Download full fresh produce point of sale specifications now.  Make fresh produce order packing, order building, and delivery more efficient. Reduce paperwork. Increase quality and consistency, and reduce waste in the fresh packing process.

Fresh Produce Stock Control
Fresh produce stock control: Your opportunity for maximum traceability and efficiency starts when fresh produce is delivered. Apply fresh produce labeling and use bar code traceability.  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.
Fresh produce price list management
Fresh produce price list management, manage customer price list.  

FRESH PRODUCE PRICE LIST MANAGEMENT FOR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE WHOLESALER, PACKER, IMPORTER AND EXPORTER
SIMPLE PRICE LIST MANAGEMENT
Manage price lists for fruit and vegetable varieties. Simple, easy to implement. Prices insert by default onto orders and invoices.
CUSTOMER PRICE LIST MANAGEMENT
Manage prices separately for each customer and fruit and vegetable type. Automatic entry of prices during sales order and invoicing processes.
COMPLEX PRICE LIST MANAGEMENT
Easily manage prices by trade unit, fruit/vegetable variety, feature (such as color, size, pack, grade etc...) and by customer.    Introduction video - Manage customer price lists for fresh produce fruit and vegetable export, import, wholesale and packing/processing.
Fresh produce dispatch software for fruit & vegetable wholesale, import / exporters
Fresh produce dispatch software for fruit & vegetable wholesale, import / exporters...

Sell fresh produce from your phone or tablet by simply scanning pallets and inventory onto an invoice, or alternatively select from a list of available inventory, or use your Mac/PC to select what will be sold to each customer.
ORDER BASED FRESH PRODUCE DISPATCH
Sell fresh produce based on customer orders (sales orders). Each time you scan or select inventory/pallets to add to an order, the balance of that order item is reduced to allow easy and accurate dispatch based on customer orders.
INVOICE CUSTOMERS DURING FRESH PRODUCE DISPATCH
Automatic and manual invoices can be created during the fresh produce dispatch process. Team members with the correct permisions can set prices for inventory (or automatically inherit fresh produce prices from customer price lists).
MONITOR PICKING PROGRESS AND ORDERS READY FOR DISPATCH
Administration teams can use the Dispatch Monitor screen to see when orders are ready for dispatch.
ENSURE CORRECT DOCUMENTS ARE INCLUDED WITH EACH ORDER DISPATCHED
When an order is ready for dispatch farmsoft will present customer specific documents (invoice, dispatch note, transport docked, BOL) for print / email.
DISPATCH AND INVOICE DATA SHARED WITH ACCOUNTING PACKAGE
Export dispatch and invoice data to your financial package to manage accounts receivable and avoid double entry of invoice items.  
Integrate with scales & weighing equipment fresh produce
Integration specially designed for fresh produce companies that pack, ship, import/export, and wholesale.  Integrate with scales & weighing equipment fresh produce
Integrate with scales from your chosen vendor of weighing equipment. Weigh entire trucks, trailers, or pallets. Using farmsoft, the tare of truck, trailer, containers, and pallets can be deducted from the gross delivery weight.

Integrate with scales & weighing equipment for fresh produce
Fresh produce inventory - Orders - Quality - Packing - Sales - Shipping - Recall - Audit - Food safety - optional Xero integration
Integrate with scales & weighing equipment fresh produce
Integrate with scales & weighing equipment fresh produce
Integrate with scales & weighing equipment fresh produce
Integrate with scales & weighing equipment fresh produce
Less waste
Increased accuracy of deliveries, faster weighing of fresh produce, no paperwork!
Scales integration for fresh produce packer & wholesaler
Improve your delivery processes by allowing farmsoft to automatically grab the weight of a delivery and deduct tare and container and packaging weights to get the true and accurate net weight. Print labels and store your fresh produce rapidly.
Sage integration fresh produce
Sage integration for packers, wholesalers, & export/importer of fresh produce.  Sage integration allows farmsoft to automatically insert invoices (accounts payable) into your Sage accounting solution. Invoices are generated in farmsoft when dispatch teams add pallets to an order (or invoice) or make a sale.  Software and CRM solutions are not always top of mind for growers and retailers of fresh produce, but making sure that the right systems are in place can lead to year-on-year revenue increases of as much as 35% in key areas, which is particularly significant for mid-market companies, according to Sage Business Solutions’ Strategic Sales Manager Gareth Moore. “Identifying key product requirements for customers, quoting rapidly and providing accurate lead times are all factors which contribute to revenue growth,” he says.  At this year’s show, Sage will be discussing its line of products including apples, pears and cherries and notably will be able to share that its apple volume will be up this year. “The state of Washington will be up as well,” says Sinks. “We’ve grown our volume through increased tonnage within our own orchards and then it’s just going to be a record crop to boot. It was good growing conditions—some of the apples like the Royal Galas will be running smaller while other varieties will be running closer to the norm.”

Xero fresh produce software for packers, wholesalers, & export/importer of fresh produce.  Xero fresh produce fruit & vegetable packing, import, export, and processor business management.
Xero fresh produce software
Xero fresh produce software
Xero integration allows farmsoft to automatically convert PO's from farmsoft into Xero Invoices for AP (accounts payable); essentially this is converting deliveries of fresh produce into AP records for management by Xero. Xero > farmsoft integration is an optoinal additional item when purchasing farmsoft, please request pricing details. Addtional integration with Xero can be added on request.

Xero integration for fresh produce packers and shippers, full inventory and traceability management with Xero's powerful accounting.
Using farmsoft and Xero, you can take advantage of all the special fresh produce functionality such as traceability, recall & audit, quality control, shipment planning, fresh produce label printing (with built in industry standards for Walmart, Woolworths, Loblaw, Tesco and more..), inventory management while keeping your accounts accurate using Xero accounting solutions.
Xero & farmsoft will manage your sales orders (customer purchase orders) and you can even manage price lists in farmsoft by setting prices for any part and its associated produce & variety, and features, and even individual pricelists for different suppliers and customers. When orders are created in farmsoft, the price list is used to default current prices.    
Fresh produce API integration

Fresh produce API integration Integrate or extract raw data from your farmsoft system using the farmsoft API. Fresh produce API integration.  Use the farmsoft API to connect your financial solution, payroll, integrate with temperature & moisture sensors, create your own interfaces, link with your transport company, scales and weighing equipment, RFID, and video & camera systems.  
Using the farmsoft API you can connect all parts of your fresh produce enterprise in a seamless centralized manner. Perform the integration using your own I.T. department, outsource to your preferred vendor, or simply ask our development team to do it for you.

GET STARTED - Go to Settings > Technical > and select "API configuration" from the more options drop down (top right).

CREATE YOUR API KEY - Select Create API key, and copy your key. Note this is a secret key for your company only.
TEST YOUR API CONNECTION - Select Test API, if you don't get any data back, that is because you have no Task/s in your database.
START USING YOUR API CONNECTION - use your chosen API enabled interface to make calls to [please refer to this document]
Fresh produce inventory reports
Design your own fresh produce reports, labels, invoice, bill of lading - or copy existing templates and edit them as you like.  GET STARTED -Go to Settings > My Reports (you need Administrator privileges on Employee screen to access My Reports screen)

CREATE YOUR NEW REPORT/LABEL/DOCUMENT -Select "Copy" to copy an existing report, or the (+) icon for a blank report

NAME YOUR REPORT - Give your report a name, this will appear when users need to print it. Select a Category (eg: Invoice, delivery, inventory label etc) and the width and height of the report in CM, barcode width can be from 1 - 10. If you enable "Requires finance admin" then users without Finance Admin permissions will not be able to see or print this report.

DESIGN A SIMPLE REPORT - If your report is simple you can create it in the on screen text box. Select a field to insert which will place a tag into the text box. These tags are obviously replaced with the corresponding data when the report runs. Select "Preview" to view the report using your own data (you are expected to enter an ID (eg: an Inventory number or Invoice number), try 1 if you don't have much data - if you have NO data then you cant preview using your own data).


Labels and documents for fresh produce
Labeling fresh produce. Fresh produce documentation. Industry standards for labels and fresh produce documentation for domestic and export, maximum traceability and inventory accuracy.   Fresh produce label printing & design. Build your own, choose from templates, or ask your consultant to design your fresh produce labels and documents.

Print Produce Traceability Initiative / PTI style labels for fresh produce pallets (PTI Hybrid Pallet Label with GTIN and SSCC via GS1 128 barcodes) and other fresh produce labeling formats from around the world.
Generate standard FarmSoft fresh produce pallet labels with SSCC and human readable details.
Generate standard FarmSoft inventory labels for identifying fresh produce that will be processed further before sale.
Includes labels accepted by Walmart, Tesco’s, Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Pick’n’Save, and many more chains.
Use virtually any printer type or model, including mobile label printers or inexpensive thermal or laser printing options to generate fresh produce labeling.   Label fresh produce traded units (trade units), and even consumer units such as punnet, tray, tote, bags, cartons, and crates. All bar-codes can be scanned using the app to move/sell/manipulate inventory.
Use built in industry standard fresh produce labels for Walmart, Tesco, Aldi, Woolworths, Loblaw, Pick'n'Save, Coles and more.
Full support for fresh produce inventory bar-codes such as GS1-128 (versions with Batch and Pack date options), T9, SSCC18 shipping bar-codes, and more...
Inventory management for fresh produce reduces waste
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.  Next generation fresh produce inventory management with optional RFID pallet control
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 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...
Traceability & recalls for fresh produce

Traceability & recalls for fresh produce. Guarantee easy fresh produce recalls and audits with state of the art traceability from farmsoft.  Recall instantly using any recall key
such as: inventory #, order #, pallet #, invoice #, supplier name, Crop / Crop Batch name, supplier traceability data, delivery date and more…

Best practice standards for packing
and processing fresh produce such as BRC, GlobalGAP, ISO, HACCP (and many more) are supported by the system, making audits less expensive, and compliance easier and less expensive
Recall both up and down the supply chain
for as many steps as recorded data allows. FarmSoft allows multiple levels of traceability, not just one up one down
Traceability can start at the point of purchase order
creation for inventory, or can start at the point delivery of produce from a supplier (if there is no PO), or all the way back on the farm – before planting has taken place (if you are using FarmSoft Farm Management), providing the packhouse with a choice of which traceability model to implement, and greatly reducing paperwork and data entry
Capture and archive
(for rapid recall) all traceability records related to use of materials, employees, equipment – suitable for use with multiple standards.
You can perform a recall or mock recall using traceability data that is of unlimited age. The speed, accuracy, and detail of farmsoft recalls always impress auditors.

Sales & wholesale of fresh produce, fruit & vegetables. Orders, invoice, picking, and shipping of fresh produce. Every order filled accurately, easily, and on time.  Sales & wholesale: Invoice, order, shipping containers, dispatch, and documentation for fruit & vegetable packer / import / export

Choose from a selection of built in invoice templates, or modify to suit your needs. Invoices can be exported to avoid double entry.
Manage fresh produce orders from customers, orders are used during the order picking process to ensure accurate order fulfillment.
Manage shipping containers, digital and analog thermometers, and customize other shipping container information as required. Assign shipping containers to order and invoices in advance.
Use built in industry standard Bill Of Lading, Invoice, and other dispatch documentation, modify them, or design your own with the Document Designer tool.
Check each pallet from a list (or scan), to ensure exact order fulfillment.
Manage multiple price lists by customer x part x variety and feature. Automatic prices on new orders.  
Fresh produce wholesale import / export
From customer orders, to customer price lists, generating invoices, documentation for export, organic certificates, shipping processes, and shipping container management - farmsoft has you covered for fresh produce packing, processing, wholesale, import and export.
sales wholesale fresh produce fruitbill of lading BOL fresh produce wholesale sales
Sales system fresh produce
Bill of lading for fresh produce
Fresh produce documentation such as pick lists, bill of lading, dispatch dockets, and transport notes have never been easier and are automatically presented when orders are ready to ship. You can specify which documents are preferred by which customer to ensure each customer receives the correct documentation.
When each order is shipped, automatically email the bill of lading to your choice of customer, transport provider, or internal team members.

Fruit and vegetable inventory management: manage fresh produce inventory, fruit & vegetable rotation FIFO and expiry of fruit & vegetable inventory.


Selling fruits and vegetables as perishable items need special consideration by retailers keeping in mind different inventory management conditions which should cater to the need of the customers. As shelf life of fruits and vegetables are less therefore strategies for review, replenishment needs to be devised correctly. Also managing and ordering such perishable products needs to be taken special care by the retailers so that customer satisfaction can be achieved with less waste. This paper presents a review and replenishment techniques followed by the retailers of perishable items (fruits and vegetables). Also ordering policies followed by them are discussed. How retailers manage their order size, time of order, how do review and replenish their shelf etc. are some of the questions that are answered in this paper. Only organized retail stores are considered who are selling fruits and vegetables and have a retail outlet in Delhi-NCR
 
Fruit and vegetable inventory management and fresh Produce Stock Control
Fresh Produce Stock Control
Fruit and vegetable inventory management
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.



INVENTORY MANAGEMENT IN FOOD RETAIL IS A BALANCING ACT BETWEEN AVAILABILITY AND SHRINKAGE
A typical characteristic of fruit & vegetable products in the produce category is that suppliers, packaging and prices change throughout the year. Produce buyers know exactly when to switch countries but do they know how much they have to buy? How can they ensure optimum in-store availability without having to make expensive last-minute purchase orders that kill margins?
The supply chain for produce is extremely dynamic. Supply, quality and price depend on the crop yields in different countries. Furthermore, consumer demand can fluctuate hugely from one day to another. As a result, to find the right balance are often real specialists in this area, produce buyers have to be real specialists in this area.

They know the global fruit and vegetables market and they know exactly what is harvested when. For example, in the summer they source their cauliflowers from Dutch farmers whereas, in the winter, they look to Spanish or Italian suppliers. They also have to have a sixth sense when it comes to quality and price. Furthermore, the continuous and timely switch of suppliers is in their DNA.

CALCULATING DEMAND IN UNITS OR KILOS
Buyers of fruit and vegetables know everything about quality, price and country of origin, but are often left in the dark when it comes to the expected consumer demand. Order quantities are based on orders from the past without checking whether these purchase orders were actually right in the first place.

Moreover, the sales of fruit and vegetable are strongly influenced by the weather. If the weather is much better than expected, demand for iceberg lettuce and other BBQ-friendly products will rise while demand for many other fruit and vegetable products drop.

MARGIN KILLERS
A good forecast is crucial for negotiating the right contracts with suppliers and placing daily orders. However, without the right insight, the risk of overordering and thus avoidable shrinkage is greatly increased. Equally, empty shelves are also more likely as a consequence of under-ordering. Because stock-outs are totally out of the question for many food retailers, buyers often have to place all kinds of additional orders with suppliers; or worse still… the competitors. The prices at this point are obviously much higher and as a result, these last-minute actions are real margin killers!

By distinguishing between generic products (e.g. cauliflower) and varieties of the same product (e.g. Dutch cauliflower, Spanish Cauliflower etc.) we always ensure that buyers have a complete picture of sales performance. Furthermore, the specific units used by different suppliers are automatically converted to the standard unit to ensure no misunderstandings arise.

OPTIMAL ORDER QUANTITY FOR BEAN PACKING
Suppliers from different countries have different delivery times, delivery periods and pack quantities. In produce, the optimum order quantity is not a single number. Instead, you will have to differentiate the order quantity depending on the country of origin and supplier.

By using software that calculates a reliable forecast of the daily demand, ensuring the optimal order quantity per supplier, a buyer can optimally determine which supplier is offering the best deal. The rest of the process can then be fully automated.

In order to curb the extreme dynamics in supply and demand and make maximum use of the market knowledge of the produce buyers, food retailers must have in place advanced supply chain software. By giving purchase teams insight into the expected demand as well as providing optimal ordering advice, they can concentrate fully on their core responsibilities. Ultimately, by ordering the right quantities, shrinkage and "expensive" rush orders can be directly avoided.

‍Wash all fresh produce under running, drinking water before peeling, cutting or eating
Wash hands with hot soapy water, for at least 20 seconds, before and after handling fresh produce, or raw meat, poultry or seafood, as well as after using the bathroom, changing diapers, or handling pets.
Wash all fresh produce under running, drinking water before peeling, cutting or eating. The wash water temperature should be 10 degrees warmer than the temperature of any produce being washed to prevent thermal shock and absorption of water and bacteria to the inside cells.
Scrubbing with a clean brush is only recommended for produce with a tough rind or peel (such as carrots, potatoes, cucumbers and squash) that will not be bruised or scratched by the brush bristles.
Discard outer leaves of leafy vegetables like lettuce and cabbage before washing.
Do not wash fruits and vegetables with bleach or soaps - it can absorb into the product and change the taste.
Wax coatings are used on some produce to keep in the moisture and keep good quality. Wax coatings are safe to eat. Remove the wax by scrubbing with a produce brush under running water.
What about pesticide residues left on fruits and vegetables?
Keep in mind that the health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables outweigh the possible presence of pesticides. The FDA, USDA and EPA strictly control pesticides. If there is any pesticide residue on the fruit or vegetable, it should be under the regulations and safe to eat. A lot of the pesticides are water-soluble and will come off with water, which is another reason to wash fruit and vegetables before you eat them.

Preparing and storing fresh fruits and vegetables
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Clean equipment and surfaces
Don't soak produce
Should you dry produce after washing?
Cleaning products for produce
Do wash produce before preserving or canning
Clean fresh produce before preserving even if it will be peeled.

Work in small quantities to prevent loss of quality and nutrients.
Wash produce with clean running water that is close to the temperature of the produce. If the water temperature is too warm or too cold, any bacteria near an opening or cut may contaminate the produce.
Wash and drain produce BEFORE removing caps, cores, pits, seeds, skins or shells.
Wash through several changes of clean water in a clean sink. Use water at a temperature close to the temperature of the produce.
Wash produce with rinds and skins using a vegetable brush under running water.
Lift produce out of the water so the dirt is washed off and will not get back on the food.
Do not let produce soak in water.
Do not use soap or bleach to wash produce. These products may change the flavor and may not be safe to consume.

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:




Fruit and vegetable inventory management fresh Produce Stock Control
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 Fruit and vegetable inventory management and fresh produce stock control processes & reduce waste and increase traceability.



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Accurate Fruit and vegetable inventory 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?

Fresh Produce Stock Control
"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

Fresh Produce Stock Control
Fruit and vegetable inventory management
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.


Fresh Produce Stock Control
Fruit and vegetable inventory management


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.


Fresh Produce Stock Control
Fruit and vegetable inventory management


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.



Fresh Produce Stock Control
Fruit and vegetable inventory management


Addressing Inventory Shrink

Because fruits and vegetables are sometimes sold by weight rather than by unit, grocers must be able to account for any inventory shrink that may occur. If you order three cases of crackers, you can rest assured that volume won’t change over time. Three cases of avocados, though, will lose weight and value as they approach spoilage, and carrots lose value when shoppers tear off leafy greens they don’t want to pay for. You can’t re-sell those carrot tops alone, after all.

While no single solution can eliminate it, grocers must account for shrinkage in their inventory projections to maintain service levels. A planning solution that integrates shrink data into balance projections will better position planners to place orders that improve availability.

Accounting for Extreme Variability
Such challenges get even harder given a short assortment period. Harvest unpredictability means planners often work with just a one-week horizon for fruits and vegetables. You may expect orange season to begin in late October when planning six months in advance, but plans go out the window if it starts in November — and the same applies for season’s end.

Then consider that orange shipments come from multiple vendors from multiple countries providing multiple variants of orange. Each shipment can fluctuate wildly in amount, size, quality, and price depending on what these vendors can supply — and that’s just for one fruit out of all the fruits and vegetables you stock. Grocers working with long-term order projections need a system that allows them to proactively manage short-term replenishment, ensuring availability while preventing spoilage.

For more predictable products, a time-series forecasting model is quite effective — but even the most accurate historical data is useless in the face of extreme variability. By using a combination of methods, ranging from time-series forecasting to machine learning algorithms, grocers can ensure the most accurate, up-to-date forecasts and replenishment possible. Machine learning can, for example, adjust lifecycle demand patterns to match changing harvest patterns or use localized weather data to connect the dots between warm weather and increased demand for fresh fruits and salads.

The more flexible the planning system, the more quickly planners can adjust to the most recent information available within a short assortment period. A forecasting solution should, for example, let you move a time-series forecast out by weeks if the harvest starts late, while price elasticity can model demand against sell-prices to ensure your order amounts maintain availability and prevent spoilage.

Managing the Complexity of Product Variants
Variability also means fruits and vegetables experience large demand shifts based on availability, quality, and the store’s needs. Low availability is incredibly damaging in fresh, and stores must calibrate purchasing, planogramming, replenishment, and promotions to ensure full shelves. If yellow onions run out, it makes sense to fill that space with red onions, even if it’s not ideal — that’s simple enough. But if a store has too many red onions and not enough yellow, it could promote the red variety to force cannibalization, preventing a stock-out on the low-availability item while mitigating risk of spoilage for the overstocked one.

But one of the greatest challenges — and opportunities — in fresh management might be its massive amount of master data. Few grocers stock a single variant of apple, for example. Most stock a range, such as Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, and Granny Smith — plus the organic variant of each. Of these eight, each item may have multiple product codes that reflect supplier, country of origin, and so on.

Only a best-in-class planning system can effectively manage the volume and complexity of this master data. If you have 20 product codes for cucumbers, the right solution can aggregate those codes and forecast on the group-level rather than forcing planners to forecast each individual product code. It will also let you filter to forecast for locally sourced cucumbers, imported cucumbers, organic cucumbers, and so on.

Transforming the Value Chain
The health of a fresh department is critical to profitability, but suboptimal processes cost grocers millions each year. Of course, no single solution can solve every problem at once, but there’s an enormous, untapped opportunity to capitalize on these challenging ultra-fresh products. To do so, grocers must systematically improve the entire value chain: master your master data, ensure space and replenishment plans can react quickly to changes in demand, improve operational efficiency in stores, and enable longer planning horizons despite short assortment periods.

This kind of value chain transformation calls for close cooperation between a wide range of stakeholders — from supply chain to assortment planners, from planogrammers to purchasing. But those who are willing to redesign and unify their approach to fresh management have an opportunity to turn old challenges into a new competitive advantage.