Tracey and Jack Chance Discuss Pack List Pro's Harvest Management Platform
BAKERSFIELD, CA - Being the solution to an industry pain point is a tough cross to bear, but Pack List Pro (PLP) doesn’t mind the pressure. As pack styles continue to evolve and retail needs develop, PLP has utilized its expertise on the supply-side to help growers get their product to the buyer with minimal issues. Its Harvest Management Platform streamlines the entire pack process, eliminating waste and saving money. Most importantly, Pack List Pro’s solution is tailored to meet requirements in today’s retailer-driven packaging demands.
“There’s a grower’s reputation at stake when they encounter a packaging rejection from a retailer,” begins Tracey Chance, Founder. “There’s also the expense. If a rejection from the retailer occurs, a few things may happen. The fruit will be shipped back to the supplier at their expense. They then have to pay workers to unpack and repack the fruit into the right packaging, all while doing their best to salvage any remaining materials from the rejected load. At the end of the day, there is a very unlikely chance that the shipper will break even on that load. They’re pretty much guaranteed to lose money on it.”
With money on the line, both Tracey and his son, Jack Chance, Chief Marketing Officer, cannot stress enough the importance of utilizing the Harvest Management Platform.
“There are so many steps in the supply network, and getting the right information to the right people is what Pack List Pro does,” Jack asserts. “We’re making sure that all of that information is organized quickly and deployed to everyone who needs it. As far as controlling the supply chain goes, it’s a lot easier to do that when you’re using your data to your advantage.”
As we speak, Jack and Tracey note that the platform is especially helpful for those growers dealing in berries and table grapes. Typically field-packed, both of those categories present a labor-intensive process with potential for error.
“When grape and berry companies are packing in the fields, they are taking a necessary risk in order to make sure the quality of the fruit is top-notch,” Tracey explains. “In field pack situations, you’re deploying your entire internal and external supply journey to multiple places all at the same time—and you’ve got multiple pack styles to coordinate.”
In this industry, we know that time is money. Whether you’re packing fruit in-house or in the field, Pack List Pro’s platform is there to ensure that everything is packed correctly and efficiently.
Being a solution for the grower stands at the heart of Pack List Pro’s mission, and we here at AndNowUKnow will continue to keep you clued in to this industry partner’s next move.