“My job is a balancing act, managing everything from seed production to conditioning to warehousing to distribution, and a staff that makes it all happen.”
“I need to see everything."
MY PAIN POINTS:
Inaccurate grower projections lead to bloated inventory or no inventory, equaling lost sales.
Returns require costly retesting, re-bagging and storage, pushing sales to next season.
Large amounts of unused and unwanted inventory tie up cash, destroying the bottom line.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DATA
“To make informed production and staffing decisions, I need access to reliable data.”
To meet our customers’ demands, everyone has to trust the data. Bookings, forecasts and projections all have to line up.
We need to ensure we get information out of the sales team’s heads and into my planning process. This gives us confidence in the reports, and helps us avoid last-minute surprises.
I need to know what’s happening at every step of the process to make appropriate adjustments to reach our goals and keep everyone informed of those changes.
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