Enterprise Resource Planning
Streamline operations, connect departments and create more efficient processes while addressing safety, regulatory and quality demands.
The fresh produce sector is facing many challenges; rising costs, price pressures, labor shortages and ever-increasing regulation. Fresh produce companies must continue to look for ways to increase efficiency, reduce waste and improve margins - and an integrated fresh ERP system is the answer.
Aptean's fresh produce software streamlines and unifies processes throughout your business to lower costs, increase margins and provide accurate information for agile decision making. Choosing Aptean as your software partner can improve your profitability and put you ahead of the competition.
We provide a complete solution for your fresh produce operations, including:
Projecting customer demand is an everyday issue that every fresh produce specialist needs to face up to. You want to know exactly what you can expect and therefore what you need to source or produce. Getting this right will reduce costs, cut food waste and increase sales. Fresh produce supply and demand can be very dependent on weather and other external conditions. Combining data insights on this and other economic factors with historical and current sales data, will give you a very good prediction of supply and demand.
Complex and often fragmented supply chains are something all fresh produce businesses must deal with. Accurate tracking and tracing are more important than ever, to assure consumers of the integrity, safety and origin of the food they purchase. When pricing is primarily dictated by retailers, fresh produce businesses must assess their operations in reverse to gauge their profitability. An accurate handle on all resources traveling through the business and the associated costs is vital to making smart decisions, increasing efficiency and maximizing profits.
You may not be the owner of all the fresh produce your business handles, but you do buy, receive, process, package and sell it. The sales and costs of a product batch are yours to account for. Prices fluctuate daily, margins tend to be low and every customer or retailer is different. You never know beforehand what the margin on any product will be, and the margin that you make determines the return payments your growers will receive. You must be able to monitor the costs accurately so that you can manage and reward your growers fairly and with full transparency.
The procurement of fresh fruit is a cross-border process. Fierce competition however is making it increasingly difficult for you as a fresh produce specialist to find growers who wish to commit to your company. This means that it is also becoming harder to continuously replenish stock levels and ensure that you can deliver the required quality on time. The relationship between a trading company and a grower is of great importance and needs solid agreements.
Account for raw materials and finished goods through the production process and isolate defective products at the batch level in the event of a recall.
Set up mandatory quality audits and scoresheets at every step of the production cycle to check for product consistency, integrity and safety.
Create robust, customizable reports that measure performance and utilize real-time and historical production, sales and costing data for accurate forecasting.
Integrate production scheduling, planning, batch processing and consolidation to boost efficiency across production and distribution channels.
Manage picks, putaways, packing and shipping to keep track of inventory movements and streamline warehouse processes.
Monitor equipment performance, maintenance schedules, sanitation and changeovers to optimize plan attainment and OEE.
Distinct industry challenges require specific solutions. Aptean's tailored products can help your fresh produce business tackle these challenges, and more, with ease. Explore our solutions to find out how you can comply with food safety standards while driving operational efficiency and achieving measurable results.
Many companies have a fear of using a new ERP system. Capespan certainly did not, and invested in a new system that was implemented in seven countries.
As a fresh food grower, producer and services business that has touchpoints across the supply chain, Montague is constantly challenging its partners to achieve the best quality and excellence possible.
With a 24/7 operation which processed thousands of kilos of fresh fruit and vegetables being inspected, cut, mixed, packaged and delivered within hours, a new solution was needed to manage the dynamic production.
How a successful digital journey began when an ERP became an information platform where it's more about data and the processing of data which makes the difference in the fresh produce industry.
Recognized for setting standards of excellence in the world of fresh produce while remaining true to the founding values of commitment to the land and the people who grow and consume our products.
See how our tailored food software solutions help fresh producers like you solve the unique challenges of your industry to drive operational success.