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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Ironbark Client General Stationery Supplies Nominated for Award

October 2nd, 2012 by ironbark

GSS LogoStationery News Magazine’s ‘Supplier of the Year’ Awards winner was announced yesterday on the 24th September 2012.

Sponsored by Office Choice and Office Brands, the decision between the six finalists, ACCO, Dynamic Supplies, Bantex, Cumberland Stationery, Pelikan Artline, and General Stationery Supplies – GSS was a difficult one.

ACCO was named Supplier of the Year with Dynamic taking the runner up place. Ironbark software believe GSS deserve a special mention for being awarded one of only six finalist places as they are a state based supplier within NSW and QLD competing against hundreds of other suppliers whom are national.

Congratulations to General Stationary Supplies – GSS – for being nominated for Stationery News Magazine’s Supplier of the Year Awards as the only supplier without blanketed national reach.

Ironbark are incredibly proud to call General Stationery Supplies a client and know first hand how the GSS web shop design is conventionally simplistic, easy-to-use, and functional.

For over 20 years Ironbark have managed GSS’s warehouse management system, financial management software, and in more recent years the wholesale web shop including the ecommerce platform. Each of these systems is fully integrated to allow seamless communication and eliminate the need for re-entering of information and reducing the time needed to process customer orders.

The custom built website, developed by Ironbark allows customers to log in and order products direct. The search function allows customers to efficiently navigate over 9000 products that are carried by GSS displaying current stock availability. It also provides a shopping cart for the customer to add to that integrates directly with the Customer Order System producing the relevant pick orders.

“The performance, reliability, and functionality of the Ironbark Software platform has given GSS the edge we need to compete effectively,” says Jason Bolton, Product Director.

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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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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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