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.