Help for Food Importers

Trace Register Integration

We are excited to announce that we have worked with the Trace Register team to develop a fully integrated traceability solution.  VISCO users that are currently selling into or would like to sell into high end grocery store chains can benefit from this integration. Trace Register offers digital traceability on food products ultimately allowing consumers to fully understand the origin of their food along with the supply chain used to get it there.  Many of the higher end Retailers are now requiring their distributors to provide them with Trace Register information to be able to sell to them. The integration allows VISCO users to post invoices as they normally do, but in addition to posting invoice information to QuickBooks (or other accounting system), the […]
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    Secrets to Inventory Planning and Replenishment reporting for Seafood Distributor

Secrets to Inventory Planning and Replenishment reporting for Seafood Distributor

We recently had the opportunity to work with a supply chain consultant who had been hired by a seafood importer and distribution company.  They hired him to help them with a some challenges they were having around keeping the appropriate stock on high volume items, making sure that they would not run out of product but also not over order so they would have to sit on expensive (and perishable) inventory for long periods of time. The consultant explained that due to the long lead times of buying product from South East Asia and selling in the United States they needed to be able to forecast out inventory availability many months in advance.   He explained that to come up with the right numbers […]
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    Choosing the best import and export software for a food distribution company

Choosing the best import and export software for a food distribution company

General “Everything to Everybody” type accounting software is simply not sophisticated enough to manage the complexities of importing and exporting food products. The downside of using general accounting and inventory software is blatantly obvious to anyone who is trying it, so I’m going to skip the reasons why a company would be looking for other software and instead suggest some specific functionality a food import export and distribution should be considering when analyzing new software options: Lot tracking and trace-ability-For any companies that are tracking batch’s or lot numbers in their inventory it is essential that the software accommodate that. The software should allow the user to break down inventory in the warehouse within a product you should be able […]