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As Clarifruit’s vision of a streamlined, more accurate and consistent fresh fruit and vegetable quality control process takes root (no pun intended) across the value chain, many jobs will change for the better. Let’s look at the existing process for a QC manager at a wholesaler, and the changes that could make all the difference.
Understanding where quality control happens across the fresh produce supply chain can make all the difference when looking for solutions that optimize and enhance the process, reducing operational costs, and adding standardization and objectivity.
Cherries are a complex fruit, which means if your job is to inspect cherry quality – that’s complex too! This makes it even more important to get it right quickly! But what does “getting it right” mean when it comes to cherries? Here’s what makes a cherry-lover cheerful, and some facts that will help you to inspect the quality of cherries far easier, too!
When talking table grapes, you can probably summon up a picture in your mind of the perfect fruit. But did you know that this picture is probably vastly different depending on where you are in the world and that this significantly impacts grape QC? Here are just a few of the differences that you might experience.
Waste Not, Want Not: An Automated Quality Control Platform Could Significantly Improve the Growing Global Waste Problem
Did you know that more than 20% of fruit and vegetables are lost between harvest and retail? This problem is larger than the produce itself, already a devastating reality. It is also having a heavy impact on water shortages, with blue water attributable to food waste at around 6% of all total withdrawals.
At first glance, it might not seem like AI and fresh produce have much to do with one another, but here at Clarifruit we’ve found a synergy that opens up new opportunities for stakeholders across the fresh produce value chain, from growers and packing houses, through to retailers’ distribution centers and end-users.
It’s 2021, and It’s Time to Automate 5 Key Processes in Quality Control: How Many Do You Still Perform Manually?
Getting in the new year’s resolution spirit? Here are 5 elements of handling fresh fruit and vegetable quality standards that you really ought to be turning digital in 2021. When done right, these will help you to enforce, maintain and dynamically manage quality control in real-time.
It would be difficult to overestimate the impact of COVID-19 on fresh fruit and vegetable quality control. From the disruption to the supply chain, to the complexities of logistics during the pandemic, and of course the ripple effect on human capital, here’s what we’ve learned during 2020.
It might sound like a strange question, but the answer is – more than you think! We sat down with our very own Avi Schwartzer, CEO of Clarifruit, to find out a bit about his background, the story behind Clarifruit, the similarities between fresh produce quality control and software testing, and more. Here’s what he had to say!
Until fairly recently, fresh fruit and vegetable quality control seemed to be one of those things that never really changed. Yes, the processes were updated from time to time, but the underlying methodology stayed the same – look at produce with the human eye and assess the quality manually. So you may be surprised to discover that for the first time, real change is underway and stakeholders across the supply chain are internalizing the need for a different approach to fresh produce QC.
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