How the right software solution can help companies in the fresh produce industry:
It is no secret that the last few years have been hard for businesses in the fresh produce industry. According to Statista, due to the political and economic situation, more than 10,000 farmers and businesses in Germany had to close their operations, while even more had to reduce their production.
Increased energy costs and, the cost of workers in the fields and greenhouses have meant that in many places the growing potential is not being fully exploited. British farmers have in some cases planted only a third of the apple and pear trees needed to sustain orchards. According to them, the returns from sales to supermarkets are simply no longer sustainable.
The risk that the costs will eventually become higher than the yield is too great for many farmers at the moment. And with good reason! According to Ali Capper, head of the British Apples and Pears trade association, fruit growers’ costs have increased by about 23%. This is due to increased expenditure on energy, transport and packaging. However, this is offset by an increase in yields of less than 1%.
Therefore, it is now more important than ever to reduce your costs and make the best use of your resources.
- With Keelings Business Software, companies can keep their inventory under control at all times and optimise their resources. The system enables precise cost traceability, real-time cost identification and can therefore tack costs down to the individual pallet. This allows costs to be kept in view and better business decisions to be made.
- In addition, improved inventory management can help reduce food waste. Our software solution enables accurate tracking and monitoring of stock levels, which can help to ensure that food is not wasted unnecessarily. This not only reduces costs, but also makes an important contribution to sustainability.
Now these are just two of the many reasons why you should be using Keelings Business Software. Contact us today to find out how we can help you save costs!