Dynamic Systems, Inc., Redmond, Wash., hopes to provide the produce industry with traceability and barcode solutions through its Specialized Inventory Management with Barcode Accuracy Lite 2012 software.
“The software was originally developed for fish processors to trace fish through production and out to their customers,” said Alison Falco, company president.
The company simplified the system to work with fresh produce.
“It’s basically the same operation, and we’ve been doing it for years. There are some different requirements for fresh produce, so we modified it to make it easier to use,” Falco said.
The software has gotten good reviews so far, Falco said.
“The first thing we hear is how easy it is to use. A lot of other systems are very complex, but this is simple for plant workers to use,” Falco said.
Production-line workers can change product labels quickly using the computer, and the machine captures product information such as weight, size, color and grade to print a label and barcode identifier for each carton.
The system stores that information so cartons can be loaded onto a pallet that SIMBA can track with a single pallet identifier. Each pallet is also tracked to a vehicle for transportation, and a bill of lading is produced automatically.
A tomato company is preparing to install the software within the next couple of months, and the company is talking with a lettuce company as well, Falco said.
For more information, visit the company website.