Sitrusrand Boerdery recently implemented Paltrack’s PALPACK STD PLUS solution in their packhouse in the Eastern Cape. Zandra Botha, Logistical Manager at Sitrusrand Boerdery, says the following:
“The integration of the various information flows with PALPACK STD PLUS has been an integral part of the project due to the extensive growth of the Sitrusrand Boerdery business.
Sitrusrand Boerdery consists of several production units, totalling between 700 and 800 orchards. We currently run three packhouses on the same premises. This can mean up to any three different commodities, varieties and orchards can be packed. PALPACK STD PLUS caters for these requirement and at the same time ensures 100% traceability is achieved in a controlled environment.
The system allows for full traceability throughout, which in turn supply customer satisfaction in the market place. This logistical management information system allows for handling product from Grade 1 to processing fruit and provides for timeous logistical data and reporting in order to make sound business decisions in relation to quantification, procurement, storage, and distribution of product. The inventory control module ensures for proper management and visibility of stock levels, storage and warehousing that is capable of storing commodities so that integrity and quality of the product and related data are maintained. PALPACK STD PLUS allows for efficient movement of commodities from packhouse through to cold room facilities and/or containerization.
Through the PALPACK STD PLUS system, we have established a solid logistics base at Sitrusrand where communication towards orchard information and labelling of the product is met on the pack line. The system furthermore provide for a carton management system utilising tablet technology and printing stations at the packing stations, thereby creating live and accurate data related to packer transactions and product that is being packed. The visibility of this data follows through to the client buying the product, as well as the farm manager for yield achievements and visibility as stock is allocated back to the orchard were it was picked. Through the real-time visibility of stock data, management are able to make sound marketing decisions and changes from one commodity to another can be made with the click of a button. The system eliminates the need for multiple product labels and therefore contributes to accurate and simplified marking. “
PALPACK is a comprehensive software solution developed for the fresh produce packhouse environment. It provides clients with full management, visibility and traceability of product from bulk receiving at the packhouse throughout the packing process up to finished goods warehousing and shipping.
The solution provides for:-
- Bin receiving, handling and storage
- Empty Bin Movements
- Degreening and Drenching Management (Citrus)
- Pack Run Configuration, Packout and Management Reporting
- Pre-Sorter Integration
- Scale Integration
- Label Generation (standard, Print-On-Demand, Peel-and-Present, in-Line Label generation)
- Carton Management Module (on-demand label generation with RF carton and dispatch scanning)
- Inspection Management (integrates with TITAN)
- Quality Control for Deliveries, Production and Stock
- Packer Performance Management
- Packhouse Inventory Control
- Broker Sales Management
- Packing and Loading Instructions
- Finished Goods Stock Management
- Financial Functionality and Third party System Integration
- Various Scanning Technologies
- Report Generation
- Dashboards Services
PALPACK is offered in various versions, depending of the functionality required at a specific customer.
Paltrack is a subsidiary of Resolve Solution Partners, an Imperial group company. We are a leading supplier of software solutions, product coding and integration services to the South African agricultural industry. Our focus is on supply chain visibility from producer to port, and we build and source software solutions that meet our unique customer’s needs through all market verticals. Our primary clients are in the fruit and aquaculture industries, but our software is agile and customisable for most traceability requirements.