Tracking and tracing your flowers and flowerbulbs has become increasingly important over the last few years. Certification standards like Global GAP specifically demand traceability and a good administration of the quality of the products. Still, at a lot of growers, a lot of the registration happens on paper, on a whiteboard or in Excel.
“Registration on paper, in Excel or a whiteboard doesn’t allow for good tracking & tracing. Especially when dealing with perishables, it is important to be able to re-trace every step of the product through production and storage. Moreover, a good system allows for a single point of truth and helps when working with multiple people in the warehouse at the same time. Therefore, more and more companies see the value in implementing a track & trace system.”
"At the same time, we see that a lot of growers struggle during this pandemic. Take companies that export to Germany for example. Understandably, companies can be hesitant to invest during these times. That’s why Beam has decided to give companies a 50% discount for the first year on their track & trace software. This way we are hoping to help companies with our system, while keeping their investment to a minimum, according to Sam van Gammeren, one of the founders at Beam Tracking.”
The start-up is growing fast, and a wide variety of flower bulb and flower growers and exporters have implemented the easy-to-use track & trace software.
Since two years, Beam has been developing and implementing easy-to-use software. The software, which can be used on a computer, iPads or your phone is just as easy to use as paper, but allows people to work together seamlessly and to easily manage and control inventory. Because of the extreme focus on user-friendliness and the modern web-based development, the software can be used by anybody.
Companies can start out with just an iPad and the software. A label printer is an option, but not a necessity. This keeps the initial investment at a minimum. From the iPad on the forklift the inventory and inventory locations can be managed in real-time. This saves a lot of time and inventory loss, due to a real-time, correct and easy administration process.
The discount is valid until March 31 2021. A free demo or trial can be booked from the website.