New Information on CFIA Safe Food for Canadians Act

Strengthening Canada’s Food Safety System The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is committed to strengthening Canada’s world-class food safety system. This includes fully bringing into force the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) through new regulations—the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. The Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) became law in November 2012. Since then,…Read More

OPMA: Re-Assignment of Price Look-Up Codes

The long term objective of the IFPS [International Federation for Produce Standards] is to improve supply chain efficiency of the global fresh produce industry through developing, implementing and managing harmonized international standards. As the adoption of price look-up codes (PLU) has gained traction, the IFPS has committed to transitioning the previously unused ‘8’ prefix to…Read More

Who Needs to Upgrade Software?

The consensus at WaudWare is this. We believe there is a lot of traceability system upgrade and implementation work to come from wholesalers and distributors. Many of our existing customers in the growing and packing business have already done quite a bit of work in this area. We are getting a lot of inquiries for…Read More

Loss of Payment Protection for Canada’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Industry

Devastating news for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry in Canada. On October 1st, 2014, the US government informed Minister Ritz that Canada was losing Canadian preferential access to their Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) system of payment protection for the produce industry. This will have significant consequences for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry…Read More

Enhanced Document Control in Fresh Produce Industry Software – PICS

We have added an Export Values button to the Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software Sales Order, Point of Sale, PO/Receiving, Purchase Order, AR Voucher, AP Voucher, Work Order and Grower Work Order screens whereby you can set or clear the export flags in the relevant documents. This gives you control over whether any of…Read More

The Secret to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

For every owner of a fresh produce business, we want to know… What’s keeping you up at night? Are you worrying about your business? One of the best cures for insomnia/worry is knowing where your business is going… having a map to follow on the road to success. That’s why we’ve created a Business Plan…Read More

Updates in Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software

We’re constantly updating and improving Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software for businesses large and small in the fresh produce industry. In July, we’ll be rolling out several more additions, enhancements, and updates that we’re currently working on.  Enjoy these June tweaks: Made field larger in Key Unscanned items screen Adjusted the Vendor Lot #…Read More

Grower’s Pay System Enhanced in PICS

Spring 2014 improvements (March, April, May) to Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software are highlighted by what we’ve accomplished with the Grower’s Pay system. We have added the ability to choose Current or All Items when broadcasting Price Lists We have significantly enhanced the Grower’s Pay system. Most notably, it now handles Pooling. Added the…Read More

Default Cost Charge for Vendors added to PICS

We have added the ability to have default costing charge(s) for vendors in Produce Inventory Control System software. This means, if you have a vendor that always has costing charges, you can set them up to be done in an automated fashion now. Note that at the present time this only works for PO Header…Read More

From and To Unit Codes Added

We have added the From and To storage unit codes to the list you get when you are in the Storage Unit Stock Transfer screen in WaudWare’s Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software. This will help businesses in the fresh produce industry identify which pallets were used on these transfers. PICS is a software system…Read More