Use Case

Traceability

Harvesting & Purchasing

Introduction

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.

The Problem

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.

Poor Data Means Poor Quality

Data reliability is everything when it comes to quality assessment. However, manual methods are intrinsically more prone to errors than digital tools.

Lack of Digital Tools

Aggregating multiple complex datasets needs more than spreadsheet solutions. 

Lack Of Harvest Insights

Without insights into farming or harvesting inputs, it is difficult to assign appropriate value per crop.

Due to poor first-mile traceability in their supply chains, fulfilling all these obligations is a major challenge for businesses.

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.

The Solution

By providing you with a simple and efficient system to upload and manage the quality attributes of your harvest, Farmforce upgrades your purchasing activity.

Harvest Management

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.

Key Features

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.

Transparent COSTS

Assign a grade to all the harvest you collect and pay farmers what they deserve. Zero mistakes. Only one tool.

Key Features

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.

Quota Management

Accurate data collection and management ensure that grading is done with precision, reducing errors and inconsistencies.

Key Features

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.

Why Does It Matter?

Easier Quality Control

Record and handle endless parameters and grades in a few clicks. Save time, save money, gain better quality control.

Transparent Prices

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.

Standardisation Across Origins

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. 

Operational Excellence

Having already planned ahead, using Farming Inputs and Planting Campaigns, you are now prepared for detailed planning and execution, such as warehouse product coordination and forecasting.

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