Chiltern Farms at Vyeboom, Western Cape has truly revolutionised its business after installing the ViTrax system. Since the first pallet tracking installation in 1999, the 30 000-bin pack house has evolved to bin tracking, packing material tracking, invoicing, payment to growers, RF scanning and carton scanning.
Managing director of Chiltern Farms, DesMudge, commented, “The greatest benefit from the system has been the extraction of information, which we can then manipulate according to our needs. This is a management tool of the highest degree.”
Mudge said Farsoft rose to the occasion in streamlining automatic grower invoices. Nothing slips through the cracks. When the cartons are captured on the packing line, the information, including packing material used, is transferred for invoicing. “And because we can now see irrefutable proof of which packers are working and those that aren’t, productivity has received a much-needed boost.”