Software gives vegetable producer the Greenlight for efficiency

Muddy Boots Software Ltd
Tuesday, 07 August, 2012

CostaExchange, part of the Costa Group, is a major grower, packer, marketer, distributor and exporter of fresh fruit and vegetables. The business has an economic presence in more than 30 regional and rural communities across Australia, including farms, packing facilities and distribution centres.

Identifying a need to measure and manage its quality performance across multiple product categories, CostaExchange selected Muddy Boots’ Greenlight Quality Control to improve visibility and pinpoint areas where improvements are needed.

Muddy Boots says its award-winning Greenlight Quality Control ensures consistency in measuring product quality attributes. Its mobile technology software captures and processes information at the point of input, enabling businesses to identify problem areas and collaborate with suppliers to deliver improvements. Using Greenlight gives increased transparency and a wider sharing of data, giving businesses a clearer view of site, supplier and product performance along the chain.

“Quality excellence is a core pillar of the Costa business strategy, fundamental to this is the ability to measure and manage our quality performance across multiple product categories, across a diverse supply base,” said Brett Heather, Group Technical & Alliance Manager at CostaExchange.

“The deployment of the Muddy Boots Greenlight system into our business gives us the visibility (by trending performance over time) to highlight areas where improvements are needed, be that product temperature, size, weight, aesthetics and so on.

“With improved quality management, through the utilisation of Greenlight QC, Costa sees significant benefits flowing, with improved efficiencies, reduced rejections, enhanced reputation and a stronger bottom line performance,” said Heather.

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