Dynamic Systems Inc., Bellevue, Wash., has launched a lower-cost version of its SIMBA traceability system designed for smaller produce growers and packers.
SIMBA (Simple Inventory Management Barcode Accuracy) Lite can be implemented for less than $10,000, according to a news release, giving smaller companies accessibility to higher levels of traceability and inventory systems.
SIMBA Lite addresses several needs for small growers and packers, according to the release, including:
Traceability/labeling requirements: The system is Produce Traceability Initiative-compliant, preparing serialized case and pallet labels that include type, grade, size, weight and other information;
Inventory and shipping tracking: The system provides a perpetual stock inventory as products are shipped; and
Ability to upgrade: Users can upgrade with SIMBA Logistics, a mobile app that uses barcodes to track inventory in a warehouse, and SIMBA Pro, which brings label printing onto the plant food for real-time inventory and production information.
Key results include accuracy, end-to-end traceability and PTI compliance, according to the release.