Managing Value-Added Greenhouse Items with SilverLeaf

SilverLeaf for Horticulture help grower streamline the processes for creating, assigning, and tracking value-added items.

Ben Marchi-Young

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    Value-added items that complement sellable products play a key role for growers in meeting the needs of their retail customers. Whether it’s tags, product labels, planting pots, decorative stakes, or a host of other items, these components round out sales orders and help retailers resell items to their customers.

    Yet, managing value-added items and ensuring they are picked correctly with sellable product orders can be tedious, especially during the spring season when orders fly out the door. If value-added items are missing, the primary item may not be sellable. Both the grower and the retailer will have to go through the hassle of processing a return of the sellable item or scrambling to get the value-added items attached to the sellable item.

    The Answer to the Valued-Added Item Challenge

    To help growers take on this challenge, SilverLeaf for Horticulture streamlines the processes for creating, assigning, and tracking value-added items. Running on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP platform, SilverLeaf allows for automated inputs of value-added items.

    As shown in the below demo, after setting up your sellable products and your valued-added items associations, you can designate the specific value-added items by customer group. When you create sales orders, the value-added items for the sellable products are already set. So, the value-added items automatically populate the orders, which facilitates the picking process and ensures all orders are complete before they ship to customers.

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    Assign Value-Added Groups to Multiple Sellable Items

    SilverLeaf also gives you the flexibility to assign value-added item groups to multiple sellable items. You can create value-added item types, such as labels, and determine if that type will carry the same posting group as its associate sellable items.

    In addition, as you set up the value-added item types you want to report—fuel surcharges, label charges, upgrades, care tags, UPC printing charges—you can assign value-added item groups. This allows you to designate specific value-added items and quantities for specific groups of customers.

    Rather than pre-setting a fixed quantity, you have the option to set up a calculation formula, such as <quantity per>, so if a customer orders 10 Zebra Grass items, they get 10 care tags. If they order 100, they 100 care tags. You can also pre-designate one UPC printing charge, regardless of the quantity of Zebra Grass items a customer orders.

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    Another helpful feature SilverLeaf provides is the ability to copy value-added settings from one customer group to another, such as a retailer chain with regional groups. With 80-90% of the setting likely the same, you can then apply any changes as needed.

    Schedule a one-on-one live demo of SilverLeaf to connect with our experts who can help navigate value-added items.

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    Ben Marchi-Young

    Senior Product Owner-SilverLeaf for Cannabis

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