Nov 15, 2022

3 Tools Fruit, Vegetable and Nut Processors Need to Succeed

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It’s easy to recognize a need that’s tangible – like the need for processing equipment in order to process fruits, vegetables and nuts – go figure! But, beyond the obvious, it can be challenging to identify what needs your fruit, vegetable and/or nut processing business has that aren’t being met. Even more challenging can be identifying the needs your company has to reach new heights – because, in the wise words of Marshall Goldsmith, “What got you here won’t get you there.” To make that challenge a little less, er, challenging, we’re here to help identify three tools fruit, vegetable and nut processors need to succeed:

1.    Grower Relationship Management Tool

Generic business software doesn’t understand the complexities of buying crops from farmers and that could be limiting your growth (no pun intended). Instead of wasting time with software that doesn’t work for your business, you need a tool that allows you manage and serve your growers more efficiently. A tool that gives you access to real-time grower balances, allows you to quickly respond to grower questions, produces easy and accurate grower settlements, and provides convenient access to all grower transactions. From managing company-owned and third-party growers to grower payments via AP to Delivery Tickets with automated charges and accruals and more, your business is complex and your software tools should streamline it and make your life easier so you can spend your time growing your business.

2.    Traceability Tool

Because you deal with perishable, edible product, traceability is of the utmost importance. Each stage of fruit, vegetable and nut processing, from buying crops from farmers to sales and distribution, your traceability tool, such as fruit, vegetable and nut ERP, can help you keep track of the exact quantity, quality and all other necessary details of your inventory. With this level of traceability, your solution can help you make sure you’re selling the right product, at the right time, to the right customer, guaranteeing you only sell product you’re proud of. Simultaneously, waste can be reduced and you can more easily adhere to food quality guidelines. When it comes to traceability, you need complete inventory visibility and control for your seafood processing business.

3.    Data Analysis Tool

In order to get where you want to go, you need to know where you are and where you’ve been. That’s where data analysis comes in. Your business needs an analytical tool built to provide valuable business insights, thanks to its real-time, integrated information, giving you complete visibility into your business at the click of a button. Because of the complexities of your business and industry, getting access to real-time information spanning across your entire business is invaluable. Whether you have a single company or multiple sites, it’s ideal that your tool consolidates your data across all locations for a single source of information. Not only do you need access to real-time data but historical data as well. This combination of data provides the insight and information for optimum analysis and decision making.

NorthScope provides all of these tools in a cohesive system paired with its Data Warehouse. Built for food manufacturers, NorthScope provides ERP software and step-by-step guidance for Fruit, Vegetable and Nut Processors, giving them the tools to build the business they’ve always wanted. Learn more about how NorthScope has helped fruit processors, vegetable processors, and more reach the success they deserve and grow while managing their growers and see how you can be next by booking a demo today.