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Jeftomson – Cold Storage, Transport and Produce

October 25th, 2013 by ironbark

Geoffrey Thompson Holdings  are a group of companies based in Shepparton Victoria Australia. The business includes orchards of apples and pears as well  a large packing operation,  with distribution to the large supermarkets. They trade as jeftomson .

Supporting this operation are cold storage and transport.

Each of these business uses specific strengths of Ironbark Software.

The transport operation services linehaul  to the Eastern state fresh produce  markets  of Australia  from their own pack house in Shepparton and direct from large farms in the region. The Ironbark application provides scheduling, mobile truck tablets and real time tracking and billing for the pickup from farms , consolidation  and transport to the markets. Contract transport (creditors), employees (payroll) and billing (debtors) are all with the Ironbark Financials.

The Cold storage operation comprises seven large chiller and frozen  cold room facilities used for storage of produce and  and third party suppliers for dairy, meat  and other frozen goods.

This operation uses Ironbark paperless WIFI scanning and web portals for supplier transparency of stock on hand and movements.

The system provides total stock  control to pallet and carton level (meat). All  stock movements and activities (re-stack/wrap etc) are tracked using mobile scanners. The system provides electronic ecommerce for inwards and outwards movements as well as integrated email to suppliers with glass POD signatures on inwards and outwards stock.

The end of  week billing is integrated with Ironbark Financials for total control of the process.

The Fresh produce applications of Ironbark provide jeftomson with full Pack house pallet stack and trace for fresh produe from JT farms and other  contributing growers. This system facilitates the distribution to markets,  payback to  growers for market returns and deducts all the associated costs (levies, freight, storage etc).

These systems are ecommerce integrated for the major supermarkets such as Woolworths and Coles.

The ecommerce modules allow for tracking the multiple order line variations that occur with large buyers to multiple Distribution Centres(DC) around Australia.

jeftomson chose  Ironbark for their track record with customers of  similar complexity and size,  integration with financials and ability to provide support and development.

The system replaces several other non-integrated (Financials and pack house ) providers.

 

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Mattina chooses eFreshpak from Ironbark

March 1st, 2013 by ironbark

 

Mattina Fresh go eCommerce with Ironbark

 Mattina Fresh grow, pack and distribute apples, pears and stone fruit from their impressive facilities in Yarroweyah Victoria Not far from Cobram and Shepparton, Mattina has invested in significant growth with additional packing, and cool room facilities.  The additional facilities are needed for the increased volume from additional farm plantings.

Mattina is at the forefront of varietal development especially in stone fruit.

Ironbark eFreshpak pack house software was chosen to streamline the process of grading, packing and distribution the produce, replacing a spreadsheet based stock control system.

Mattina, through Montague Fresh distribute to 11 counties with exports toChina increasing.

Montague Fresh based in Narre Warren Victoria also use Ironbark Fresh ERP and pack house software.

The software at Montague allows staff to review available Mattina stock and allocate orders from supermarkets and other customers to Mattina using a Supplier Portal developed by Ironbark.

Orders to Mattina are electronically down loaded to the Mattina eFreshpak system for stock allocation and dispatch direct to the supermarket distribution centre (DC).

Included with the down load is labels and dispatch documentation.

The Efresh system communicates pick variations and dispatch confirmation back to Montague.

The entire eCommerce system is seamless and replaces the many phone calls and faxes previously needed in the supply chain.

eFreshpak has replaced the many spreadsheets and manual entries that were in existence before Ironbark.

Pack labels are produce using mobile tablets and RF scanning of pack labels for dispatch and pallet movement makes for accurate stock control.

Mattina can now have up to the minute stock control and available stock transparency with their prime distributor, Montague Fresh.

Mattina also produce their own labels and dispatch documentation using eFreshpak.

Mattina joins a growing group of large successful pack houses using Ironbark solutions.

Ironbark Software to grow with…

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Australian Garlic Producers go Ironbark

February 28th, 2013 by ironbark

Australian Garlic Producers goes Ironbark

In June 2012 Australian Garlic Producers selected Ironbark Software to implement the Ironbark Fresh ERP solution.

Australian Garlic Producers is located at Iraak near Mildura and was established in 1998 with growers supplying mainly in the Mildura region to meet a need for high quality fresh garlic. Most garlic in Australia is imported from China, however this product has a high level of chemical treatments including irradiation and bleaching.

Quality Garlic is also imported from Mexico, Argentina and Spain in the off season.

Ironbark provided solutions in Warehouse Management , Packing , Processing and Financials.

The system comprised full lot tracking direct from farm block to pack house. The bins are bar code labeled indicating farm, block, variety and date.
At the pack house the garlic is cleaned, graded and stored for drying.
The stock is monitored during the drying process and  weight loss and quality are recorded using mobile scanners and wifi.

Ironbark warehouse management software (WMS) tracks the bins and cool room locations, for accurate stock control.

The accurate recording of both received stock and final cured product is essential for grower pay back and available stock for sale or further processing. It is essential that local and imported product is not mixed.

The garlic can be cracked for sale as cloves, seed processing or manufacture of garlic paste.

The continual re-processing of the raw garlic as it is cured and re-graded is facilitated by mobile tablets using the Ironbark batch processing module. This module produces scan codes and full traceability to the block from the original grower supplied raw garlic.

Sales orders are managed using Ironbark Store orders, an electronic interface with major supermarkets.

Product lot (trace) allocation and dispatch are processed by mobile scanning units for accurate picks.

Sales, grower payments and payroll are all integrated to the Ironbark Financial modules.

Extensive reporting using user selected fields in grids and pivots enables AGP to focus on accurate management of this unique crop.

Markus Kampff, CFO AGP said: “For the first time we have accurate timely reports”.

The reports give feed back on stock levels, yields and market performance for specific varieties and supplying growers.

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For more information about Ironbark please visit www.ironbark.com.au or phone
1800 649 524.

About Ironbark Software:
Ironbark Software develops and supports customized business management software for high growth companies. Ironbark specialize in a number of different industries, including Fresh Produce (from growers, to pack houses), Warehouse Management, 3PL and Cold Chain Management, Seafood, Fuel Distribution, Manufacturing, Timber, Building & Construction, Job Costing, Project Management, Retail and Medical services. Ironbark’s specialist knowledge in these industries, combined with their commitment to R&D has led Ironbark Software to be the number one choice in business management systems for over 30 years.

Ironbark is software to grow with…

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Foodstuffs Fresh Goes Live with Ironbark® WMS

May 1st, 2008 by ironbark

A client since 2004, Foodstuffs Fresh first implemented the Ironbark Fresh Produce system
in August of that year.

Since this time, Ironbark together with Foodstuffs Fresh has further developed the
Ironbark Fresh system to meet Foodstuffs Freshs’ specific requirements; one such
requirement being a reliable Warehouse Management System (WMS).

The necessity was there to move from a Pick by Line system to a Cross Docking (Pick on
Receiving) system.

Since its implementation in February this year, Ironbark WMS has helped to reduce two
major risks for Foodstuffs Fresh which was staffing issues and tight timeframes.

“Our business will increase by 80% so this change will allow us to get through the high
level of volume processing on time to continue to services our customers.” Gareth
White, General Manager – Foodstuffs Fresh.

Other benefits of implementing Ironbark WMS are the gains in productivity and accuracy
of pick.

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For more information about Ironbark please visit www.ironbark.com.au or phone
1800 649 524.

About Ironbark Software:
Ironbark Software develops and supports customized business management software for
high growth companies. Ironbark specialize in a number of different industries, including
Fresh Produce (from growers, to pack houses), WMS, Seafood, Fuel Distribution,
Manufacturing, Timber, Building & Construction, Job Costing, Project Management,
Retail and Medical services. Ironbark’s specialist knowledge in these industries,
combined with their commitment to R&D has led Ironbark Software to be the number
one choice in business management systems for over 30 years.

Ironbark is software to grow with…

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Favco goes live with Ironbark Fresh Produce

March 30th, 2005 by ironbark

30 MARCH 2005, BRISBANE: Favco have joined an ever  expanding club by going live  with Ironbark Fresh Produce business management software in a deal worth over $140K.

With a business growing as quickly as Favco, the company was forced to face the fact  that the existing solution was struggling to keep up with the demands of the business and  it was time to upgrade.

As supplier to many of the biggest and best performing fresh produce companies in  Australia and backed by many years’ experience of working in the sector, Ironbark were  the obvious choice.

Favco have installed the full fresh produce system which provides them with fresh  produce industry specific features such as stock control, levy, handling and freight  charge management, pallet tracking, interface to the Brismark electronic payments  system, supplier returns with recipient created tax invoices and the ability to make  supplier payments by electronic transfer.

This is all backed up by a fully integrated and comprehensive suite of financial modules  incorporating general ledger, debtors, creditors and payroll functionality.

The installation of Ironbark Fresh Produce coupled with the customisations developed  through a consultative approach between both companies has resulted in a solution  that allows Favco to concentrate on running and growing their business.

All this, with the  peace of mind of a market leading management software system that they can  depend on.

“Ironbark’s long experience in the marketplace and their focus on new innovation was a  key part of our decision to choose them.   We were looking for a long term management  solution and with Ironbark Fresh Produce, we have a system that is capable of growing  with us.”  commented Shane Clarke, Managing Director at Favco Queensland.

Ironbark and Favco are looking forward to a long and fruitful working relationship and  are currently working on the integration of new technologies to improve the Favco  systems further – better stock control through barcoding and scanning and direct sales  entry through PDA devices.

Ironbark’s business management software solutions are developed in C#, the most  current and future proof development language and part of the Microsoft .NET  environment.

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For more information about Ironbark please visit www.ironbark.com.au or phone 1800 649 524.
Contact:
Natalina Ford
Marketing Coordinator
Ironbark Software
Ph: 1800 649 524
E: sales@ironbark.com.au

 

About Ironbark Software:   Ironbark Software develops and supports customized business management software for  high growth companies. We specialize in a number of different industries, including fresh  produce (from growers, to pack houses),  seafood, fuel distribution, manufacturing,  timber, building and construction and medical services. Our specialist knowledge in our  industries, combined with our commitment to R & D has led Ironbark Software to be the  number one choice in business management systems for over 29 years.

Ironbark is software to grow with…

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Ironbark Software helps Moonrocks grow

January 14th, 2005 by ironbark

14th January 2005, Brisbane: World renowned rockmelon producer, Moonrocks has  implemented the Ironbark Fresh Produce software solution.  Moonrocks’ crop, grown  at their 800 acre Queensland farm, is distributed throughout Australia via supermarkets,  independent retailers, processors and distribution groups.  A large proportion is  exported overseas.

Prior to the implementation of the Ironbark Fresh Produce solution, Moonrocks’ legacy  stand-alone systems were struggling to  cope with the demands of their highly  successful and growing business.  The Ironbark system provides not only a completely  integrated solution, but an innovative one which provides Moonrocks with an effective  solution now and into the future.

Ironbark Fresh Produce offers a suite of integrated but activity specific modules to  manage operations at every step of the fresh produce supply chain from the grower  through packhouse, distribution, wholesale and retail to marketing and export.   Moonrocks use Ironbark Fresh Produce to  manage all of their financial and supply  chain processes throughout their farm, packhouse, coolroom and marketing  operations.

In the packhouse, a critical part of the Moonrocks’ supply chain, Ironbark has  introduced mobile computing technology using PDA’s and barcode scanners to build  up consignments by scanning out each pallet from the packhouse.  Barcoding  provides full traceability of the rockmelons at all stages through distribution which is key  for quality control and an increasingly common requirement for suppliers to  supermarket chains.

“Since implementing Ironbark, we have realized some major benefits.  We have been  able to streamline processes throughout  the company, which has resulted in more  effective operations at a significantly lower cost. Ironbark’s experience at developing  solutions for all stages of the fresh produce supply chain meant that they had a  thorough understanding of our requirements from the beginning and developed a  solution which completely meets our needs and desires”  commented David Moon, Managing Director, Moonrocks.

Ironbark’s business management software  solutions are developed in C#, the most  current and future proof development language and part of the Microsoft .NET  environment.

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For more information about Ironbark please visit www.ironbark.com.au or phone   1800 649 524.

Contact: Natalina Ford

Marketing Coordinator

Ironbark Software

Ph: 1800 649 524

E: sales@ironbark.com.au

About Ironbark Software:

Ironbark Software develops and supports customized business management software  for high growth companies. We specialize in a number of different industries, including  fresh produce (from growers, to pack  houses), seafood, fuel distribution,  manufacturing, timber, building and construction and medical services. Our specialist  knowledge in our industries, combined with our commitment to R & D has led Ironbark  Software to be the number one choice in business management systems for over 29  years.

Ironbark is software to grow with…

About Moonrocks:

Moonrocks is a wholly Australian owned and family run business.  Originally a cotton  growing farm, it consists of 800 acres located in the St George Irrigation Area in  Queensland.  Rockmelon production began in 1994 and is now the major farming  activity.  In 2003, Moonrocks were named Emerging Exporter of the Year.

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