It’s time to collect harvests from farmers and evaluate the grades before paying them. A digital traceability tool like Farmforce can facilitate your quality control and purchasing process.
To assign a grade to a crop like cashews, you must measure its humidity level and kernel output ratio (KOR). When buying harvest from different suppliers, this translates into handling enormous datasets. Clearly, you can’t rely on paper-based and/or Excel record-keeping to manage this data flow effectively. Cashew is only one crop example of Farmforce empowering its customers to track harvesting and purchasing data, each crop with its own particularities and needs.
Data reliability is everything when it comes to quality assessment. However, manual methods are intrinsically more prone to errors than digital tools.
Aggregating multiple complex datasets needs more than spreadsheet solutions.
Without insights into farming or harvesting inputs, it is difficult to assign appropriate value per crop.
Companies have struggled to:
Manage trust and transparency with inaccurate data.
Obtain sustainable sourcing due to the lack of harvesting insights.
Track, document, and enforce payment operations.
Owning harvesting and purchasing data enables more informed decisions that optimise farm operations and increase profitability.
By providing you with a simple and efficient system to upload and manage the quality attributes of your harvest, Farmforce upgrades your purchasing activity.
Farmforce enables you to build a digital library including all your harvest collections. For each of them, you can easily store quality parameters and grades.
Quality Parameters: As the name suggests, here, users can add humidity level, KOR, and any other required parameter to assign a grade to a crop. These datasets can also be linked to a specific planting campaign.
Grades: Again, very straightforward yet super helpful. Depending on the measured quality parameters, buyers can configure a certain grade (i.e., A, B, or C for cashews) and the associated price.
Assign a grade to all the harvest you collect and pay farmers what they deserve. Zero mistakes. Only one tool.
Harvest Collection: This functionality allows you to record the amount of crop collected for each farmer and field. Also, you can assign a grade for each collection before paying the supplier.
Harvest Purchases: Be it certified or not, here you’ll have an overview of all your purchases, which you can filter by farmer and field.
Digital Payments: See our Digital Payments Use Case for more about how this feature further allows traceability in harvesting and purchasing activities.
Accurate data collection and management ensure that grading is done with precision, reducing errors and inconsistencies.
Centralised System: Decision-makers can access real-time data and analytics. This facilitates informed decision-making, helping in adjusting procurement strategies and managing inventory.
Quota Management System: Assist in ensuring compliance with industry standards, grading criteria, and legal requirements.
Customisable System: Systems, like Farmforce, can be tailored to the specific needs and particularities of different crops. This customisation ensures that the system is adaptable to unique requirements.
Record and handle endless parameters and grades in a few clicks. Save time, save money, gain better quality control.
Predictive prices and fair prices are difficult to exist without traceability in the supply chain. Transparent prices contribute to a more ethical and sustainable supply chain, benefiting both producers and consumers.
Varied datasets need smart systems and rules to aggregate and create accurate traceability pointers. This standardisation is particularly meaningful multi-layered supply chains and those working within varied geographies.
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