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Creating a Consistent Language for Fresh Produce Quality Control Is a Win for Buyers and Sellers

When it comes to the fresh fruits and vegetables value chain, stakeholders will regularly find themselves standing on opposite sides of the table. After all, buyers gotta buy and sellers gotta sell! These goals should be complementary, and yet there’s a lot of friction between the two parties. What’s causing all the conflict? A seemingly simple language barrier, and it’s all centered around quality control.

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Commercial Blueberry Harvesting: How is the Blueberry Industry Improving Quality Control?

It’s the start of blueberry harvest season, and we’re here for it! As blueberry production grows in leaps and bounds, stakeholders across the supply chain are looking to improve the ratio of fresh blueberries to other forms, as fresh berries can fetch double to triple the market value of those which have been processed. In this blog post, we explore how the blueberry industry can improve its quality control processes through automation, big data and Artificial Intelligence.

Separating Quality Grading from the QC Process – a Game Changer for Fresh Produce Supply Chain Management

Separating Quality Grading from the QC Process – a Game Changer for Fresh Produce Supply Chain Management

One of the most pressing issues in the fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain industry is the lack of a common language. Each customer provides a comprehensive list of instructions for anything from color, shape and size to Brix levels and defect tolerances. This PDF can be twenty pages long, and an average marketing company or wholesaler’s customer list could include anywhere from 50-100 customers. One customer’s A-standard is another customer’s C-standard. When we built the Clarifruit platform, we kept all of this in mind and created a smart solution that allows businesses to sidestep the complexity of multiple languages. Here’s how it works.

Fresh Produce Quality Control: Legacy vs AI-Powered Solutions

Fresh Produce Quality Control: Legacy vs AI-Powered Solutions

Agriculture and farming are believed to be the world’s oldest professions, but are your processes for quality control living in the stone age? We take a look at the traditional methods still in place for some of the largest companies in the world, and how innovators are using the latest technologies to digitize and modernize to reduce waste and drive up revenues.

Fresh Produce Quality Control in the Big Data Era

Fresh Produce Quality Control in the Big Data Era

By automating fresh produce quality control processes and structuring the resulting data, Clarifruit helps companies move into the era of Big Data. Learn how you can use our solution to share your information internally or externally at any time, filter, report and use data mining to get the value that’s lying dormant in the data you’re collecting each and every day.

Quantifying the 3 Key Benefits of Automating Fresh Produce Quality Control

Quantifying the 3 Key Benefits of Automating Fresh Produce Quality Control

When we started Clarifruit, we were leading the way with a brand-new vision for digitizing and automating the quality control process for fresh fruits and vegetables. We could see the potential for our technology – the first of its kind. Over the past few years, the market has shifted. The benefits are now being realized by many customers across the US, Europe, LatAm and Asia, and we no longer need to introduce prospects to the potential of Clarifruit. We can show customers by the numbers what they often know already – that automating their QC process has a measurable impact on their bottom line.

fresh fruit and vegetable defects

What a Difference a Defect Makes: Streamlining Decision-Making with a Platform for Detecting Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Defects and Evaluating Quality

Like death and taxes in life, if there’s one thing that’s inevitable in the world of fresh fruits and vegetables, it’s defects! You can’t always avoid them. But as a supply chain stakeholder, whether you are an exporter, importer or a retailer, you can better manage the actions you take when you see fruit and vegetable defects by adding more insight into the kinds of defects that develop, and utilizing a consistent view of what makes your customers satisfied.

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