Nature’s Pride was the first company in Europe to market ready-to-eat mangos and avocados. Their quality toward customers has improved as a result of working with Product League to improve key processes.
Matching ripening and demand
The fruit is not yet ready-to-eat when it arrives at the warehouse. There, the fruit ripens. To prevent product waste and to plan shipping, it is necessary matching this ripening process with sales demand. Including having the option to intervene in the planning process. For example, being able to change varieties, sizes, and pre-producing on certain days of the week. The goal? Maximizing shelf life and making sure the consumer receives fruit of the highest quality.
Smooth planning processes
The project team collected information on the current processes from buyers, planners, ripening experts and sales. After that, they created a flow that tied these processes together. The planning process now starts with accurate forecasts and sales demands. Combined with the actual stock and the parameters for the ripening processes, Nature’s Pride can now generate a planning for sales and incoming products. Daily up to three weeks ahead, and weekly up to thirteen weeks (roughly three months) in advance.
Reducing product waste
Nature's Pride benefits from new insights into the incoming quantities, actual demand, and predictive ripening process implemented into a suite of business-critical applications. Therefore, the company can guarantee that the right product will be sent to their customers at the right time, with the least amount of operational and product waste.