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Food ERP Just In Time For Summer Seafood Season

One of the hottest debates in the seafood industry around the world has been about seafood consumption during the summer season. Owing to factors such as freshness and quality control, not all seafood is sustainable to consume in the scorching heat. 

To clear the air below are the 5 best seafood items one ought to consume in the summer season: 

  1. Abalone 
  2. Albacore Tuna
  3. Shellfish
  4. Yellowtail snapper
  5. Mahi Mahi  

Challenges of seafood production in summer season:

  • Warehousing 

The biggest hurdle seafood producers face during the summer season is the warehousing of seafood items. Owing to the unfavorable weather conditions seafood items lose their freshness rather quickly unless under proper storage. This leads to huge wastage of seafood and insurmountable losses for seafood producers in particular those who operate manually. 

  • Low Quality and Stale Produce

Seafood items in the summer season in particular are not safe to consume if they are expired and can lead to a whole host of digestive issues. Consumers particularly in the summer season often are skeptical about the freshness quotient of seafood in-turn resulting in a dip in demand. 

  • Storage and Transport 

Perhaps the biggest issue seafood producers face is a storage and transport mechanism which preserves the quality of seafood. More often than not the produce loses its hygienic and freshness quotient owing to lack of storage and an efficient transport management system with automated storage facilities. Factors like delay in deliveries contribute to seafood produce reaching their expiry in transit and resulting in wastage and losses to seafood producers. 

How to produce seafood in Summer? 

To cope with the challenges of producing in the summer season seafood producers need an effective Seafood ERP solution at their disposal. ERP for seafood industry brings to the table the following solutions:

  • Warehouse Management System (WMS) 

Storage and its related adversities brought to the table by the summer season has become the new normal. Stale seafood in summers is much more common than one would like to admit. With seafood ERP seafood producers can put these issues to bed. An effective seafood ERP solution brings to the table the following:

  1. Catchweight management 
  2. Scale integration and integration with TMS
  3. Accessible information at all times such as expiry dates to ensure seafood produce remains fresh  
  • Quality control 

In today’s times food safety and quality take priority over price among seafood consumers. To ensure quality control seafood ERP solution offers the following features to seafood producers:

  1. Quality control tests with acceptable tolerance limits to account for variation
  2. Quality control checks at each stage of production
  3. Inspection plans and a quality control dashboard that can be leveraged across various smart devices 
  • Transport Management System (TMS)

One of the hurdles for seafood producers in the summer season is to ensure the produce is sustainable in transit. A food traceability software not only ensures that but in case of grievances the produce can be traced right back to its lot or batch number. An effective seafood ERP system benefits seafood producers in the following ways: 

  1. Temperature controlled automated containers to store seafood produce in transit
  2. Traceability right back to the batch and lot number to dispose of stale produce
  3. Real time tracking of seafood produced by all stakeholders so that deadlines are met and delays are avoided for good. 

ERP for seafood has already imprinted its footmark with the best of seafood producers leveraging it. With Microsoft gold certified partners like iNECTA providing seafood ERP solutions on a need subscription basis, it has made ERP affordable and accessible to all seafood producers irrespective of their scale. ERP for seafood is the only means by which seafood produce is fresh and hygienic right from the manufacturing facility up until it reaches the consumer’s plate. For it is seafood ERP which helps to differentiate the best of seafood producers from the rest.

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