DENVER--()--Junction Solutions, a leading provider of vertical, market-specific on-premise and on-demand software applications and services for the food and beverage and multi-channel retail sectors, and Santa Clara, Calif.-based RedLine Solutions, a leading provider of produce traceability solutions, are partnering together to eliminate the often manual link between field labeling and a company’s mainline ERP solution with an easier and more efficient field-to-fork enterprise solution compliant with the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI).
“RedLine’s traceability solutions are built to integrate with leading industry grower accounting and ERP systems. By partnering with Junction Solutions, we are offering a complete field-to-fork traceability option for produce companies and food processors.”
PTI is an industry initiative requiring every case of packed produce to display a label with a lot number and Global Trade Identification Number (GTIN) in both barcode and human-readable formats.
As part of the partnership, an interface will be developed to integrate Junction Solutions’ JunctionFB with RedLine Field. JunctionFB is an enterprise solution specifically designed for the food and beverage industry with functionality that includes grower accounting, lot trace, scheduling, inventory management, trade promotion management and direct store delivery. JunctionFB can provide field-to-fork traceability by tracking a lot, forward and backward in time, from the time of harvest, through the entire supply chain and all the way to the store shelf, in minutes. JunctionFB’s integration with RedLine Field is expected to be available to customers by mid next year.
RedLine Field is a complete solution that enables grower shippers to meet traceability labeling requirements for field-packed items. The system generates case and bin barcode labels for field and shed packed items, maintains traceability information, and feeds the information into the ERP or grower accounting system. RedLine Field uses barcode technology to print and capture GTIN and lot data at the time of harvest and maintains this information throughout that item’s manufacturing and supply chain lifecycle.
“Our partnership with RedLine Solutions is another example of our steadfast commitment to partner with thought leaders and innovators in the industry who can deliver maximum value to our customers,” said Christian Hutter, senior vice president, Food & Beverage, Junction Solutions. “This partnership not only provides our Produce customers with an automated, complete PTI-compliant end-to-end traceability solution to facilitate compliance and mitigate risk surrounding food safety, but also an enterprise solution that improves their operational efficiency, reduces costs and increases customer satisfaction.”
“This synergistic partnership provides the industry with a combined solution which can help build consumer confidence in Produce safety,” said Todd Baggett, CEO, RedLine Solutions. “RedLine’s traceability solutions are built to integrate with leading industry grower accounting and ERP systems. By partnering with Junction Solutions, we are offering a complete field-to-fork traceability option for produce companies and food processors.”
At Fresh Summit, being held Oct. 26-28 in Anaheim, Calif., RedLine Solutions and Junction Solutions will be demonstrating the integrated solution on Sunday, October 28 in Room 206B from 1-2 PM PT. For more information and to register for the Sunday event, visit www.junctionsolutions.com/freshsummit.
About RedLine Solutions
RedLine Solutions provides whole chain traceability solutions for growers, packers and shippers throughout North America. The company offers a complete family of traceability solutions including RedLine Field, RedLine Cooler,RedLine Packing, and PTI Lite. For more information visit: www.redlineforproduce.com.
About Junction Solutions
Junction Solutions provides vertical-specific on-premise, hosted and cloud-based software and services that enhance operational performance, reduce costs, expand delivery channels and strengthen relationships. Built in Microsoft Dynamics® AX and designed specifically for food and beverage and multi-channel retail companies, Junction Solutions' portfolio includes enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM−demand, warehouse, yard and transportation management), production and scheduling optimization, trade promotions management, direct store delivery management, merchandising, order entry and call center management and mobile/web-enabled product sourcing and traceability. For more information, please visit www.junctionsolutions.com.
JunctionFB is a trademark of Junction Solutions, Inc. All other product names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.