ABS Seed: US Customer – United Genetics Seed
“After evaluating in 2016 a couple of Seed Management systems United Genetics has chosen ABS as their main ERP because of the options on inventory, processing, production and the quality modules”, the IT Manager Luis Alvarez explains.
United Genetics Seed is a vegetable seed breeding company under the Kagome Group which is a multinational food service conglomerate based out of Japan. United Genetics LLC head office is in Hollister CA with subsidiaries in Italy, Turkey, India, Mexico, and Spain. UGS has breeding stations in the US, Italy, Spain, and India.
United Genetics varieties are bred in their stations with commercial seeds being produced with smallholder contract farmers in many countries. The varieties are then primarily sold to distributors throughout the world. UGS sells crops such as Tomato (Fresh Market/Processing), Pepper, Melon, Watermelon, Cucumber, Squash, and Onion.
“Our 20 ABS users are working across several departments including Production Planning, Receiving/Sampling, Sales, Quality, Finance, and Customer Service” tells Luis. “The main advantages of using ABS Seed are the overall visibility of varieties from pre-commercial development to organization of production contracts.
Furthermore, the ease in the control of inventory and processing to packing and distribution for stock seed and commercial products is very useful. The one thing that can be improved is the amount of available reports”, Luis explains.
ABS has become the central seed management system for several areas within our business and Luis is looking forward to implement and utilize the planning and forecasting modules.
And, as Luis says, “I would be happy if dynamic and dashboard reporting will be implemented as soon as possible”.