Clarifruit, the world’s first AI-powered quality control software for the fresh produce industry, has announced a successful commercial implementation with Santa Maria (Compañia Frutera Santa Maria S.A.), a leading grape exporter that works with various growers across Chile and exports their grapes to buyers globally. Santa Maria has now worked with Clarifruit for two seasons.
Clarifruit’s cloud-based Quality Control (QC) software platform, composed of a mobile app for the inspector and a Management & Analytics dashboard for the QC director, empowers stakeholders across the fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain to make data-driven decisions and reduce waste, resulting in a measurable impact to their own bottom line. The AI-driven platform leverages proprietary computer-vision technology to assess the quality of a wide variety of fresh produce, and its customizable web application digitally designs and manages QC operations, auto-generating smart reporting, and analytics, all from a single dashboard.
“Before using Clarifruit, our QC inspectors simply wrote down their QC results with pen and paper, and then entered it into Excel spreadsheets at the end of the day to send to our quality managers. Through the Clarifruit platform, we now have accurate, real-time data uploaded in real-time at the moment of inspection to a single management dashboard. The real-time visibility has been a game-changer for our business,” said Andres Flores, Technical Manager at Santa Maria.
“We’re so proud of this achievement - the ability to democratize quality control and provide accurate and innovative technology to growers for the first time, which then reaps benefits across the whole value chain. We’ve supported Santa Maria in reducing their operational costs, and also in achieving more objective inspections for more accurate data about grape parameters,” said Elad Mardix, CEO, Clarifruit.
The ongoing benefits for Santa Maria include:
Standardized QC reporting: With objective and consistent inspections, Santa Maria can get a clear view of the quality of table grapes across dozens of packing houses across the country.
Objective information: Automated inspections ensure that all information is accurate, objective and consistent across all inspectors, providing clear and honest data about grape parameters, with no human error or bias.
Full real-time visibility: At any time, QC managers can view inspections on the dashboard across multiple locations, drilling down into granular issues with quality control in real-time.
Root-cause analysis: Senior management can perform root-cause analyses in an efficient and accurate manner through the Clarifruit platform, a task which used to be time-consuming and mundane.
Smart negotiation capabilities: Using the reports, Santa Maria can now renegotiate accurately, using the data as proof of granular information like the percentage of defects in any shipment.