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Ironbark Software launches “eFreshPak” - packhouse management software for small to medium businesses

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Ironbark Software  provide the entire fresh produce supply chain with ERP systems, and are now pleased to announce the release of the latest addition to its range of fresh produce software, 'eFreshPak' packhouse management software for small to medium businesses.

'eFreshPak' packhouse management software is designed for the small to medium packhouse that requires functionality and smooth integration between capture of pack out data, pallet control and marketing. The system comprises a local installation of label production (pallets, cartons and SSCC labels), RF wireless scanning, stock control, and dispatch manifests.

This is seamlessly integrated with an Internet -hosted ‘cloud’ application providing the pack house with functions for sales orders and consignments, market returns, grower RCTI and averaging of market returns. This hosted application provides the administrative functions such as backups and extensive reporting. Freight forward advices and emails are handled automatically by the web host.

'eFreshPak' packhouse management software's integration of local and web based applications allows for high speed capture of pack out data, independent of internet speed. If the internet is unavailable, the packhouse can still process pack outs and prepare dispatch manifests. The data is then automatically uploaded to the internet once the link is re-established.
 
The web host also facilitates the rapid update of market returns and sales results by brokers and market agents, eliminating the need for re-entry of data. The agent ‘portal’ can only access pack out data that has been specifically forwarded to the agent and that agent has agreements in place with the grower/packhouse. The focus has been to address those packhouses that require minimal administration overhead and investment in computer technology, yet deliver the services that competitive larger packhouses employ.

The packhouse web ‘portal’ also provides for provisional returns, RCTI’s and sales information to contributing growers. This access is secure and limited to growers who have agreements with the packhouse and only data relevant to the particular grower is visible.

Freight forwarders also have access to view manifests, schedule pickups and arrival times.

The 'eFreshPak' packhouse management software system provides transparency and efficiency in the supply chain of growers, packhouses, distributors, market agents, warehouse distribution centres, freight forwarders and merchants.

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