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We know how critical the ability to continuously optimize operations and systems across the value chain is. Operational excellence in the fresh produce industry is about improving the speed and agility of operations. Today, this aim cannot be achieved without the help of the latest technologies.
Perishable products make processes complex and unique, and therefore difficult to keep track of. Studies have shown that 50% of companies believe that their legacy system is no longer powerful enough to keep up with current market demands. Enterprise Resource Planning consists of a multitude of modules that link functional or departmental data and processes in real-time, which improves transparency and coordination throughout the company. As fresh produce specialists, we have developed a proven ERP system tailored specifically to the requirements of the industry that helps companies master increasingly complex and individual processes. We have asked Paul Stynes, ERP Solution Architect for Keelings Knowledge, to show the way to true operational excellence in the fresh produce industry.
Processes in the industry demand more and more precision and accuracy as operational repeatability needs to be improved and variations in the final format reduced. To ensure optimal operations of the entire supply chain, it is of high importance to obtain timely business information. “Traditional paper-based systems simply cannot keep up with the speed and constant change of data in the modern fresh produce supply chain. Critical operational data is all around us. By handling all critical business processes in a central ERP system, we can leverage this data and present it as valuable business intelligence that provides the company with consistent and timely information to make important decisions” Stynes says. Our very own ERP system, which is specifically geared to the fresh produce industry, provides a platform on which the elements of true operational excellence can be built. “The starting point of our ERP is a ready-made configuration for best practices in the fresh produce industry and operational business intelligence tailored to company requirements. From that point, a company can look for ways to improve these processes while being confident that it has met traceability and food safety requirements. This is important because while the industry is focused on reducing costs and maximizing productivity, product quality and regulatory compliance are at the centre of consumer awareness.”
Our ERP is powerful in many rights, it provides the foundation for process control, automation, increased visibility, and scalability, all of which are critical for any fresh produce company on the path to operational excellence. We have updated our solutions this September as part of this journey. Seek contact for more information.