One of the biggest challenges for greenhouse growers is that your order entry team may not have the information they need to complete an order. You’re ballparking or making rough, educated estimates at best. You may have a spreadsheet with inventory information that’s updated just once a week. This lack of efficiency in greenhouse inventory management is extremely frustrating for your order entry team, and even more so for your customers.
Sometimes the order reaches their dock, and they have labor in place for planting, and half the amount that they ordered shows up. That’s a surefire way to lose a big customer. Or you’re trying to get it right, but it’s a day or two before you can tell your customer whether or not you can fulfill their order–equally frustrating.
With inaccurate, disconnected systems, production doesn’t know that you’ve placed an order until it’s too late. For instance, if you place an order for 10 plants, something has to happen where production knows that you sold 10. And not to mention accounting. Accounting also doesn’t know the value of the product on the ground, or the work in progress (WIP) inventory. After all – the bank looks at what you have on the ground as money.
Improving Your Greenhouse Inventory Management
Velosio Greenhouse Management software ensures that the inventory numbers are live and accurate at all times, and provides an inventory value report at the click of a button for efficient and accurate greenhouse inventory management. It tells you the WIP cost, and provides accurate production and accounting numbers every time. It also helps:
- Automate activities that you currently handle manually
- Gain a complete view of your space needs based on both historical and real-time data so you can leverage every square foot of space
- Equip your teams with data and insights to be more efficient
- Provide your team the tools to work collaboratively and achieve goals
- Plan for the upcoming season by accurately ordering, tracking and using materials, plants and products for operational and financial success
Webinar: Managing Inventory, Availability and Fulfillment
Watch a discussion on how we help growers like you achieve higher revenue and increased customer retention with the latest tools for greenhouse inventory management, availability and fulfillment. You’ll learn how Velosio and Microsoft Dynamics new mobile technology accomplishes what other solutions miss – complete end-to-end management of materials, space, time and labor.
Imagine if your pullers could regrade inventory or change plant status when they’re dumping or pulling in the field. In this session, we’ll cover how our solution gives you real time inventory for accurate availability so you can avoid overselling, see live inventory value reports for work in progress costs on each stage of your crops, and so much more.
Industry Manager, Agribusiness, Velosio
Todd Waterman has spent over 17 years in IT for Agribusiness, including at his own consulting firm, and as Chief Administration Officer for EuroAmerican Propogators in California. From start-ups to enterprise-class organizations, his knowledge of the agribusiness ecosystem and products helps Velosio customers maximize ROI on technology investments.
Today, Todd serves Velosio customers in his role as Industry Manager for Agribusiness. Todd is based in sunny California, and received his BA from San Diego State University in San Diego, California.