Meeting Raw Product Demand

Are you confident that you have enough raw product from your suppliers and growers to meet your sales demand?

In the previous article we addressed how to position your organization to achieve your ESG goals. This article will focus on meeting raw product demand.

One of the biggest challenges facing food producing organizations is making sure that their suppliers/growers can provide enough raw product to meet your organizations sales demand. Missing those targets can be both a contractual and financial risk for your organization.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

It all comes down to Risk Mitigation. CropTrak provides a suite of dashboards fed by your data that directly address forecasting your demand as well as confirming that your supply will meet that demand. Tracking the logistics can be as easy as asking CropTrak to provide your C-Suite daily summaries of the information being received from your suppliers. That is in turn matched against the contracted demands agreed to with the food processors waiting to turn all that raw product into the food we eat.

These real-time dashboards track this raw product production from contracting to delivery, ensuring that you know exactly where you stand at every step in the process. This gives all the stakeholders in the process the confidence that their responsibilities are being met.

COMING UP NEXT

Join us next time when we explore some of the features contained in upcoming product releases as well as the expansion of our tools to the Android platform.

And as always, feel free to contact our support team or sales team if you would like to learn more about ensuring your raw product supply.

ESG – Environmental, Social & Governance

Is your organization working to achieve your ESG goals?

In the previous article we discussed how you can know the who, what, when, where as well as the status of your crops, contracts and payments. This week we will focus on how our tools integrate with SISC, Field-to-Market, Cool Farm Tool, and other sustainability calculators from around the globe.

Sustainability is no longer just a buzz word. Regular consumers are demanding to know exactly where their food comes from, and how it was grown, harvested, transported, and processed. They want to know that their food is safe to eat, and that food production companies have delivered that food through safe and environmentally friendly methods.

Growers, suppliers and the companies that process that food are now expected to be able to respond to respond to consumer and governmental campaigns targeting the food & beverage supply chain.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

CropTrak has partnered with some of the largest sustainability groups across the globe to help our customers meet compliance and sustainability requirements supported by these organizations. These include GlobalG.A.P., SQF Institute, FSA, Primus GFS, SISC and more (see above graphic).

Our tools help our customers meet the requirements of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act, and the General Food Law Regulation in the E.U. They provide claim verification.

The CropTrak Modules let you monitor the inputs of all kinds of sustainability data points (see the above graphic). These include greenhouse gas emissions, seed usage, food waste, energy consumption, pesticide rates, water use and many more.

This information and the reports generated from them allow your C-suite executives to verify their organization’s regulatory compliance efforts thus minimizing their risk and possible exposure. In turn, food production companies can assure consumers that the food they eat is both safe and good for them.

COMING UP NEXT

Join us next time when we will explore the monitoring requirements to verify that the raw products provided by your growers and suppliers meet delivery (including contracted quantities) & quality requirements.

And as always, feel free to contact our support team or sales team if you would like to learn more about how to position your organization to achieve your ESG goals.

Track, Trace and Transparency

Do you know where your raw product is right now, and where it’s been? 

In our previous article we discussed centrally managing your grower contracting process with our easy to use tools. This week we will be focusing on how you can know the who, what, when, where as well as the status of your crops and grower contracts and payments. 

Mitigate your risk by knowing what your data is telling you  as well as being able to make business decisions based on that current information. Be assured you have the suppliers and growers that will allow you to meet your contracted demand. Know the answers to these type of questions at every step of the process, from contracting your growers/suppliers to delivering the final product to the processing/packaging facility. 

HOW DO WE DO IT? 

CropTrak’s modules let you stop guessing and automatically track, trace and audit the status of every step of the process. The complexity of your organization requires real-time visibility of your raw product supply chain to better run the business. That transparency is the key to the success of your operation and making sure you have happy customers 

Tools like our mobile tool and QR code capabilities (see above graphic) allow you to monitor the planted/harvested progress & inputs by region, grower, farm, field, crop, variety and timing. Every entry and change is validated, recorded and tracked. 

Our AI tools make it easy to route data to those who need it and validate that the documentation is complete. This includes knowing where the product has been and making that knowledge available to all the key players in your organization. 

This means minimizing risk, making better/faster decisions, and enhancing collaboration and communication at a speed that can never be achieved using traditional or manual processes. 

When a penny per pound can mean the difference between making a profit or showing a loss, CropTrak can help you gain insight into where you can save those pennies and increase your profits.  

COMING UP NEXT 

Join us next time when we will learn how our tools seamlessly integrate with SISC, Field-to-Market, Cool Farm Tool, and other sustainability calculators from around the globe. 

And as always, feel free to contact our support or sales team if you would like to learn more about how we can help you mature from track and trace to full real-time transparency.

Adaptability Brings Options

Does your organization use more than one kind of contract with your growers and suppliers? Does that mean more training and multiple contract specific teams?

In our previous article, we discussed how business rules and requirements can be seamlessly integrated into your operation running automatically in the background. Our article this week focuses on contracting with CropTrak’s modules which provide greater adaptability and standardization of use.

Regardless of the situation, our tools allow you to create and verify the status of all of your contracts – even if they differ significantly from other contracts you may encounter with your growers, suppliers, and haulers.

  

HOW WE DO IT

We do this by standardizing the contracting process while still allowing for adaptation on the implementation of the process – regardless of the type of contract. We start with a template contract with best practice business rules already applied. Then we provide customer tools that allow customizations to match your specific business rules and contract language.

So, if your rule states that you need to have specific details that the basic contracting form doesn’t have, the tool can be configured to provide that additional level of data collection and even will “walk” your users through that additional step to ensure all the right data is collected based on your procedural rules.  Every step of the way documenting the who, what, where, and when the data is being entered and changed for later audits and traceability of the contract.

This flexibility allows you to adapt “on demand” to changes in the business environment, assuring the new business rules are being applied every time.

 

COMING UP NEXT

Join us next time when we will explore how CropTrak can help you mature from track and trace to full real-time transparency for your team, growers, and customers.

Contact CropTrak to learn more about centrally managing your grower contracting process in our easy to use tools.

Are Your Contracts Complete?

Is your team challenged with collecting, verifying, and reporting the status of your grower contracts with your organization, growers, and other stakeholders?

In the previous article we explored how CropTrak’s tools can increase accuracy and streamline communications between your teams and your growers and suppliers.

This week we will investigate how the Digital Contracting module addresses the issue of contract status transparency.

This week we will investigate how the Digital Contracting module addresses the issue of contract status transparency.

Specifically have your contracted growers done everything they are required to do for compliance verification? Most issues between growers and buyers are the result of incomplete or miscommunicated information.

HOW CAN CROPTRAK HELP?

Be confident that your growers have provided complete, timely, and verifiable contract paperwork. Ensure your growers know the current status as well using CropTrak’s intelligent solutions. Actively monitor and report granular contract status in real-time as it changes to both the grower and you.

Configure contract workflows that enforce business logic and rules to ensure your contracts are compliant for your operation. CropTrak’s digital contracts, like all workflows, use ledger tracking.  Verify every contract, change, and attachment, and let our tools tell you there’s a potential problem before it becomes a real problem. By providing track, trace, and transparency of not only the crop but also the contract and payments, you can improve operational efficiencies and communications.

Let CropTrak help you provide a traceable paperless path along the entire raw product supply chain – from contract planning to payments. Enable your operation to make improved, real-time decisions that could save you millions.

COMING UP NEXT

Join us next time when our discussion focuses on centrally managing your grower contracting process in our easy to use tools.

As always, feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more about how our tools can be the answer to your growers’ meeting their regulatory compliance requirements.