Less fresh produce waste through precise inventory control
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Less waste thru precise inventory control enforced using bar-codes, inventory & pallet numbers.
- Stock-takes can be performed simply by scanning inventory bar-codes, or ticking inventory on a list
- Tools help you monitor ageing inventory to minimize fresh produce waste. Track ageing inventory, receive automatic inventory alerts for low inventory levels. Assign deliveries to purchase orders to create three levels of tracebility record keeping (most solutions support only one level up and down).
- Stock-takes ensure fresh produce inventory is always 100% accurate and all product is accounted for at all times.
- Import data from your packing machine : Easily import packing data (such as palletized goods) from various models of automated sorting, and packing machines such as Compaq InVision and other packing systems.
- Set minimum balances for inventory re-ordering, ensuring all inventory levels are maintained accurately at all times.
- Create purchase orders and use optional approval process, allows teams to submit orders to management, and ensures all executed purchase orders have correct approval.
Reduce fresh produce waste with precision inventory control, stock-takes, automatic inventory alerts, and inventory age monitoring systems.
Reduce fresh produce waste and maintain traceability from farm to supermarket with accurate inventory management
Produce inventory traceability is fundamental to our core principles as it provides an important link in protecting the health of our ultimate customer, fresh produce precision inventory - the end consumer. Our soft fruit in particular is eaten raw and it is therefore crucial that the supply chain we are involved in works diligently to protect this produce from contamination. We dedicate a lot of time, resource and energy to minimize the risk of foreign matter contaminating our produce in either the field, our pack-houses or in transit to our customers. Food safety has become a major issue world-wide, and particularly in Asia. So the New Zealand apple industry has invested heavily over many years to ensure the minimum of human intervention in its growing practices, opting instead for biological pest and disease management, making our apples almost indistinguishable from organic fruit.
"Following the quick and turbulent development of the industry for fresh food and vegetables, the importance of packaging for fruit and vegetables has grown day by day. Food bags of high quality have a high air permeability, so the products in the bag can continue breathing through the mesh long after they have been harvested, and can slowly give off all the water that they still carrying. This reduces the rate at which the fruits and vegetables rot and extends the shelf life. In addition, the labels on the bag aid traceability. This guarantees the safety of the food to consumers," says Shi Lei from Dameng Packaging.
GS1 has also been instrumental in establishing the new product recall system, Recallnet, an online portal which enables companies to create, approve and issue recall and withdrawal notifications to their customers and government agencies, efficiently and securely.
A record needs to be kept of each container after it is harvested. Remember that the container” can be all produce that shares the same date, crew, field and variety. The product code should be what is entered in the log. The record does not need to be on a computer, but it does need to be recorded in an easily accessible log. The record needs to include where the food was sent after it left the farm.