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ERP specialist launches software enhancements

15 December 2015

Robert Frost, chief executive officer at ERP specialists LINKFRESH
Robert Frost, chief executive officer at ERP specialists LINKFRESH

A RAFT of new software enhancements have been announced by specialist enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider LINKFRESH.

The fresh food supply chain ERP experts have unveiled their latest software, which offers a host of new additions including a catch weight feature, case management feature, the incorporation of a global trade item number (GTIN) and archiving enhancements.

These new additions are compatible with LINKFRESH ERP on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Platform and also offer functionality across mobile platforms.

Speaking about the addition of these new features to LINKFRESH ERP software, Robert Frost, CEO of LINKFRESH, said: “The new improvements we are incorporating into our software will make a big difference for suppliers, allowing them to manage their supply processes more accurately and precisely whilst also gaining greater visibility across the supply chain process.

“In the wake of the recent controversy surrounding Cow & Gate baby food, questions are being asked about how supply chain processes can be improved. Through our new offering, LINKFRESH can help suppliers improve traceability and efficiency simultaneously, reducing the capacity for human error and ensuring that any supply side issues which do occur can be quickly traced to their source.”

Enhancements for LINKFRESH ERP

• LINKFRESH’s innovative new catch weight capability allows operators to use ERP to measure their produce in both a base and secondary measure. For example, produce can be managed across the supply chain and invoiced in kilograms or pieces. This creates both a primary and secondary invoice ledger and offers far greater versatility for suppliers.

• Innovation in pallet management has led to the creation of case management, an enhancement which allows for individual cases to be managed through LINKFRESH ERP software.

This new attribute means that specific case alterations can be instructed through the software, for example taking part of one existing case and adding it to another, an attribute which enables LINKFRESH to offer a level of micro-management not possible under a simple pallet management system.

• The incorporation of GTINs into the latest LINKFRESH software allows for material in the supply chain to be allocated both an internal reference number and a universally recognised GTIN.
This enhances the traceability of materials in the supply chain by giving them a unique reference number which can be quickly and easily recognised by primary manufacturers, suppliers and retailers.

Adopting this universal traceability feature allows LINKFRESH ERP to streamline workflow and improve communication in the supply chain between parties, ensuring transparency at every stage of the supply chain from farm to fork.

• The new archiving capability introduced into the latest LINKFRESH software allows for a cleaner, less cluttered approach to supply chain management, removing unneeded information from view quickly and easily.

LINKFRESH offer specialist ERP solutions for businesses operating in the fresh food supply chain. 

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