How fresh produce businesses should manage ERP implementation projects


Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have become well-recognised for the benefits that they are capable of delivering to fresh produce businesses. They are proven to help growers, pickers and packers get a closer grip of their operations and finances, all the while facilitating growth and improving profit margins.

These well documented benefits of ERP are interesting companies in all sectors of the industry. However, until now, there has been very little published advice on how fresh produce companies can exploit the opportunity that they provide. This lack of guidance has created an aurora of uncertainty around their use, meaning some of the businesses that could benefit most have not chosen to pursue them. But with a streamlined implementation project, companies could introduce ERP quickly, simply and with great effect.

To assist, LINKFRESH's ERP implementation experts have chosen to publish their 12-step project plan. The plan details how to get the most out of an ERP implementation, all while overcoming some of the common pain-points associated with their introduction. We've made sure to include ways to verify your ERP system:

  1. Improves operational transparency and empowers workers to make the best decisions
  2. Delivers meaningful insights to senior managers, allowing them to make the best strategic decisions
  3. Scales as your business does, making it seamless to grow and improve efficiency, all while avoiding the growing pains experienced throughout the industry
  4. Complies with new and existing customer/regulatory requirements, such as traceability, labelling, and food gradings.

Learn how to implement your ERP system seamlessly and to great effect in our guide, which is now available to download for free.

Step-by-step guide  The 12 Step Guide to ERP Implementation Success Download