Fresh produce RFID inventory app fruit vegetable inventory: manages fresh produce inventory for packers of fruit, vegetable, meats, and seafood. Fresh produce RFID solution from farmsoft is inexpensive to implement and uses easily available inexpensive RFID hardware for fresh produce.

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 inventory control

Maintain strict fresh produce inventory control 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.

Fresh produce RFID inventory app fruit vegetable inventory: manages fresh produce inventory for packers of fruit, vegetable, meats, and seafood. Fresh produce RFID solution from farmsoft is inexpensive to implement and uses easily available inexpensive RFID hardware for fresh produce.

Farmsoft fresh produce inventory control is for fruit & vegetable packer, processor, import/export.  Full fresh produce inventory control, 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 inventory control.

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 inventory control integrity and transparency with block-chain ledger technology.   We use the 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 inventory control

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 inventory control tracking with expiring inventory reminders.
Cold store management software for fruit importers, exporters, packers, cross docking, and short and long term fruit storage.

Fresh produce RFID inventory app fruit vegetable inventory: manages fresh produce inventory for packers of fruit, vegetable, meats, and seafood. Fresh produce RFID solution from farmsoft is inexpensive to implement and uses easily available inexpensive RFID hardware for fresh produce.

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 inventory control 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 inventory control 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 inventory control, 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 inventory control specifications here.  Farmsoft’s multi site inventory control 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, inventory control, paperwork, processing sorting grading washing and food manufacturing, sales, marketing, dispatch and invoicing.
Fresh produce import packing data fruit vegetables
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 inventory control
Import data Compac InVision pack lines to increase inventory control, and reduce the possibility of human error that can compromise inventory control. Import pack-out data from your grading line rapidly.
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 inventory control Less fresh produce waste more inventory control Accurate inventory shipping, Hydropoinc farming Less fresh produce waste more inventory control Accurate inventory shipping, Mushroom farming technology Less fresh produce waste more inventory control Accurate inventory shipping, Cherry packing and cherry farming Less fresh produce waste more inventory control 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 inventory control 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 inventory control and efficiency starts when fresh produce is delivered. Apply fresh produce labeling and use bar code inventory 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 inventory control audit trail. FarmSoft provides comprehensive Fresh Produce Stock Control for fruit, vegetable, hop, grain, flower, and other fresh produce. Easily allocate inventory control information for all inventory, allowing rapid recalls and inventory control 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.  

Manage price lists for fruit and vegetable varieties. Simple, easy to implement. Prices insert by default onto orders and invoices.
Manage prices separately for each customer and fruit and vegetable type. Automatic entry of prices during sales order and invoicing processes.
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.
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.
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).
Administration teams can use the Dispatch Monitor screen to see when orders are ready for dispatch.
When an order is ready for dispatch farmsoft will present customer specific documents (invoice, dispatch note, transport docked, BOL) for print / email.
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 inventory control management with Xero's powerful accounting.
Using farmsoft and Xero, you can take advantage of all the special fresh produce functionality such as inventory control, 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 inventory control 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 inventory control 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 inventory control 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 inventory control from farmsoft.  Recall instantly using any recall key
such as: inventory #, order #, pallet #, invoice #, supplier name, Crop / Crop Batch name, supplier inventory control 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 inventory control, 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 inventory control model to implement, and greatly reducing paperwork and data entry
Capture and archive
(for rapid recall) all inventory control records related to use of materials, employees, equipment – suitable for use with multiple standards.
You can perform a recall or mock recall using inventory control 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.

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RFID tags used to track produce freshness from farm to store
The researchers placed two radio frequency identification (RFID) devices into each pallet of strawberries as they were picked. The devices allowed them to track the strawberries’ temperature from the field, through pre-cooling and into truck to distribution centers and then on to stores.
Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, University of Florida | Sep 08, 2014

A University of Florida-led research team’s development of a tracking system could change the way companies ship fresh fruits and vegetables, letting them know which produce is closest to expiration and providing consumers the freshest products available.

Jeffrey Brecht, director of the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Center for Food Distribution and Retailing, studied strawberries beginning with their harvesting from fields in Florida and California to their delivery to stores in Illinois, Washington, Alabama and South Carolina.

The researchers placed two radio frequency identification (RFID) devices into each pallet of strawberries as they were picked. The devices allowed them to track the strawberries’ temperature from the field, through pre-cooling and into trucks (which can hold 28 pallets), to distribution centers and then on to stores.

Their theory is that if you know the quality of the produce and the temperatures to which it has been exposed, you will know which produce to deliver first to stores.

They specifically researched the theory of “first in – first out,” known as FIFO in the food distribution industry. And they found that “first expired-first out,” or FEFO, was a better way to distribute delicate fruits and vegetables.

Colleagues from the University of South Florida, Georgia Tech and industry partners collaborated on the project, funded by a $155,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation. Brecht delivered a presentation this week on his findings at the International Horticultural Congress in Brisbane, Australia.

Companies normally measure only the temperature of an entire truck. But Brecht explained that individual pallets can vary greatly in temperature, depending on what time of the day berries were picked and even their placement on the truck. Strawberries picked in the cool of the morning and placed on a refrigerated truck would stay fresher longer than strawberries picked in the afternoon heat.

Brecht said under perfect conditions, strawberries can maintain a good quality, based on researchers’ scale of what’s acceptable, for up to 14 days. Less than perfect conditions, mainly due to a lack of temperature control, drastically reduce the berries’ postharvest life. It can take as long as four days to go from field to store, but that would be for a cross-country trip, such as from California to South Carolina.

Maintaining good quality, he said, helps consumers buy what is freshest and reduces food waste.

“If you improve the efficiency of postharvest handling, you reduce waste and losses and that improves sustainability,” Brecht said. “Because, of course, if you ship something to market that’s not going to end up being eaten by consumers, every single bit of input in growing it, harvesting, packing, cooling, shipping—everything is wasted.”

Former UF faculty Jean-Pierre Emond, of Georgia Tech, Cecilia Nunes, of USF, and Ismail Uysal, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida who was formerly a UF postdoctoral associate; Jeff Wells, CEO of Franwell, and Jorge Saenz, cold chain director at Hussmann Corp., were part of the research team.

The melon traceability system is dependent on the adoption of RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, which is a noncontact automatic identification communication technology that can identify multiple, high-speed moving objects simultaneously in most environmental conditions.

This technology has been widely used throughout the agriculture supply chain, with broadest adoption in the livestock industry. It has been successfully implemented in vertically integrated supply chains to track and monitor food from producer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer.

The traceability system creates a reliable database that is either collectively maintained through a decentralized and trustless method or is maintained through a centralized database (like the one being implemented by IBM in partnership with Walmart and the IBM Food Trust).

A blockchain system relies on the following: decentralization, as no organization owns the whole network; a trustless, open source system; collectivity, as all nodes (members of the chain) register and input data; and reliability of the database, with every node receiving a complete copy of the database with anonymity (nodes do not know the identity of other nodes).

While this has worked to some extent in the livestock industry, it is more challenging to implement in the fresh fruit and vegetables sector. Thus, a traceability system that is a variant of blockchain, using RFID, was found to be more likely solution for the melon industry.

Challenges to Implementation
Unfortunately, RFID technology has a high cost of adoption. Projects funded through land-grant institutions provide some opportunities in leveling the playing field for small- and mid-sized farmers to be able to market high-quality differentiated products. The minimum cost of an individual RFID tag is 30 cents in the United States but cheaper in China. Secondly, the traceability system itself also invokes additional equipment and programming costs.

Blockchain performance and development is not yet where it needs to be for full implementation of a decentralized, trustless, anonymous network to function as described above. The biggest challenges are technological. Producers face blockchain scalability, speed, and transaction challenges as well as a lack of agreement on what type of blockchain technology should be adopted.

Standardization and privacy are also huge challenges for extended produce supply chains with multiple participants. In the melon industry, the vast amount of manual paper transactions provides another obstacle to collecting and tracking off-chain data.

Finally, without top management support, user resistance provides a huge barrier to small and medium sized firms considering traceability systems adoption.

Without an innovative culture, the standard practices of farming, production, packaging, and distribution are liable to continue in a market with labor shortages and slow technological development and adoption.

This is multi-part feature adapted from the January/February 2020 issue of Produce Blueprints.

Tagged food safety, melons, rfid, traceability
Hannah Stolze is associate professor of marketing and supply chain management at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, and has a PhD in business administration with a concentration in logistic and marketing.

RFID to track produce from the field
Dole Fresh Vegetable launched a produce quality pilot program in March 2006 to see if radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags could improve the quality of leafy green products in the supply chain.

Less than six months later, Dole was hit with reports of a spinach outbreak involving Dole-branded products. Lessons learned in the quality pilot program are now being implemented to provide better traceability and food safety information for the fruit and vegetable company.

The RFID tag system is the next step in Dole’s traceability program, increasing the accuracy and decreasing the time to find the field that sourced contaminated produce. The company is not going to compete on food safety, said Eric Schwartz, president of Salinas-based Dole Fresh Vegetables. The company opened up a Soledad, Calif., field operation and processing facility in early May to members of the media to increase the visibility and transparency of the industry’s food safety programs.

How It Works

Dole is in the process of bringing all of its processing in-house, another move that was in the works before the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak last year, said Eric Schwartz, president of Dole Fresh Vegetables. Spinach will be brought in house by the end of 2007, and the company’s spring mix salads will be brought in early next year.

The new system, which will be rolled out at each of Dole’s four processing facilities and its hundreds of suppliers by early 2008, integrates GPS, RFID and cell phone technologies to track bins of leafy greens. When workers in the fields fill a bin, an RFID tag is applied and scanned with a hand scanner that works on cell phone frequency. The technology had to be able to communicate with the entire network, so suppliers’ fields had to have a cell phone signal.

The bins leave the fields on trucks for the processing facilities where the produce enters cooling tubes. Automatic scanners read the RFID tag on the bin, and if the set parameters aren’t met the workers won’t be able to put the produce into the system. If, for example, a truck broke down between harvesting and cooling, when the scanners see that the bin sat for longer than was allowed, a message will pop up on the dock’s computer monitor that reads: “cannot accept into production.”

The same process is followed throughout production, so if a bin is caught in a backup anywhere in the system, it won’t be processed if it goes outside the company’s set parameters.

When used in conjunction with raw material testing, the GPS-enabled RFID tags give Dole a precise location where the produce was harvested – not just a field, but a 30-foot area in a field. The closest a hold program by itself can get is 1 acre to 100 acres, depending on the lot size. So, if a batch tests positive for contamination, the company can go back and investigate where the problem occurred with certainty.


Dole’s pilot program was expensive – a couple million dollars, Schwartz said. And it will be several million more to put the system in each plant. The cost is not a one-time cost, either. The one-time-use tags go for 30 to 35 cents each, and there are about 2,000 bins moving through production every day.

Schwartz said there would be a slight cost saving with the system, but the real reason for implementing it was the additional traceability and a higher-quality end product that consumers would see on store shelves.

“It really was the quality control,” he said. “We needed a better way to know where the bins were sitting.”

There is some benefit to streamlining the process, and the RFID system has helped identify where backups were occurring in the process. Schwartz said the processing facilities had been working on a “hurry up and wait” mentality, but now that the location of harvested bins is known the plant can organize its workforce more efficiently.

“It’s much easier to balance the harvest tubes with the cooling tubes now,” he said.

When all of Dole’s plants and fields go online, the company will be leading the curve in the next step of traceability. Recordkeeping and traceability is required under HACCP, Good Manufacturing Practices and regional matrixes like the California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement, but more research is needed to find the cause and method of action of E. coli O157:H7 and other human pathogens.

“Traceability is not a cure, but it’s what you need to find the source,” Schwartz said.

That’s where he thinks government should step in to guide the industry. Not regulating procedures, but focusing on what it does best: inspecting, verifying and providing research dollars.

“That’s what we need them to continue to do,” Schwartz said. “More regulation is not going to fix the problem.”

The industry can play a role in developing food safety practices, because processors are dealing with it every day, Schwartz said. They can help with research too, such as the creation of the Center for Produce Safety at the University of California, Davis in April. The Produce Marketing Association gave $2 million of the initial $4.65 million to start the center – money that came from the produce industry. Industry leaders have stepped in to help as well, with Taylor Farms supplying $2 million to the center and Fresh Express awarding up to $2 million in research grants for studies on E. coli O157:H7.