Food Supply Chains are Complex. As food production has increasingly become more global in scope, companies across the supply chain often struggle to comply with a myriad of regulations. Adapting and integrating operations into local customs and practices can also be challenging. Language, distance, incompatible technology platforms and the limited shelf life of perishable products further complicate the situation.
International Distribution can be challenging. Growing avocadoes in California for consumption in San Francisco is different from growing kiwi fruit in New Zealand for consumption in the Henan province in China. Each has a different set of players and business practices. Procurant has technology and services to simplify and accelerate the processes in global food supply chains, while also building trust, adding traceability and provenance information at each stage.
Procurant solves these problems. With a strong business process focus, our advanced mobile technology is built on leading-edge software technologies including blockchain, RFID, IoT and AI, and leverages the power of robotics, telemetry, testing, tracking and automation.
With deep global supply chain experience and relationships around the world, Procurant is particularly adept at helping companies improve logistics and supply chain processes across cultures.
Procurant, a new Silicon Valley company providing software solutions for the food industry, today announced the release of Procurant ONE, a cloud-based software platform that supports commerce, logistics, traceability and safety across the global food supply chain. The platform is the first of its kind to bring together blockchain, IoT and mobility across the complete […]Read More
Procurant executives will be attending the annual China International Food Safety & Quality Conference, November 7 – 8, 2018, in Shanghai, China, to discuss our technology, solutions and supply chain logistics between China and the USA. Call to make an appointment to chat at the event, or to visit with us after we return!Read More
It is a frequent complaint of many in business, that the information they want is just not available. This may be true in some instances, but in many other cases the truth is that the information is just not accessible. This article discusses some of the truths about the nature of data and information in […]Read More
Solving the Discrepancies between Supply and Demand Demand for fresh fruits and vegetables continues to rise. The contributing factors over the past few decades have been the increased purchasing power of the shopper, changing consumer perceptions, an awareness of the relationship between good eating and good health and the growing population of immigrants accustomed to […]Read More
New Technologies, New Opportunities At Procurant we are using new technologies to develop exciting new software applications for the global food supply chain. We are building applications from the ground up, architecting the new technologies into the solution from the start. This is allowing us to deliver feature-rich software to our customers, in a fraction […]Read More
Since the tragic spinach crisis of 2006, all parties in the produce supply chain, have been working to improve every aspect of their growing and shipping processes. There have been numerous improvements around food safety, traceability, handling, refrigeration, education and training. After all this effort, what results can we see? The diligence from leafy green […]Read More
Two of the most hyped technologies that supply chain professionals hear about constantly are the Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain. It is becoming increasingly clear that they are destined to be together; this article discusses why this is the case. Firstly, on security; One of the top concerns about IoT is that a vast […]Read More
The numbers are impressive! More than 100 blockchain use cases have been identified and funding for blockchain start-ups reached $1 billion in 2017. All the top technology companies are investing heavily, as are the leading banks and financial institutions. According to recent research by McKinsey1, the most impressive results have resulted from blockchains being used […]Read More
Procurant provides cutting-edge solutions for the global food supply chain. Our systems work to deliver fresh, safe food to the world’s population, while at the same time, simplify the process, build trust between trading partners, reduce waste and improve freshness. With deep global supply chain experience and relationships around the world, Procurant is particularly adept at helping companies improve logistics and supply chain processes, across cultures and country boundaries. Our sole mission is to answer the call to feed the worlds growing population. The Procurant leadership team has a lifetime of experience at the forefront of the development and integration of smart technologies into the global food supply chain, and share a passion for providing cutting-edge technology solutions to ensure the safety and integrity of the food we produce and consume.
Procurant has partnered with GLP Properties to provide resources aimed at supplying the world’s global supply chains with technology solutions.
GLP is the leading global provider of modern logistics facilities and technology-led solutions. GLP, with a deep understanding across 16 geographically focused strategies, is the largest owner of modern logistics facilities in China, Japan and Brazil, the second largest in the US. Through its network of strategically-located properties and ecosystem partners, GLP is able to offer both space and technology-led solutions to drive value for its customers. GLP is one of the world’s largest real estate fund managers, with approximately US$40 billion of assets under management and a global portfolio of 62 million square meters (667 million square feet) globally.
Eric Peters is President and CEO of Procurant, the first Digital Platform built to support the Connected Warehouse. He is the former President and CEO of Foodlink. Foodlink was acquired by Roper Technology in 2014. Foodlink was the leading network for perishables foods and a leader in the perishables supply chain. Foodlink was twice a JMP Securities Hot 100 Private Software Company. Prior to joining Foodlink, Mr. Peters served as President of TrueDemand Acosta, a role he was appointed to after the successful acquisition of TrueDemand by Acosta Sales & Marketing, a leading full‐service sales and marketing agency to the consumer-packaged goods industry. Prior to Acosta, Peters was Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of TrueDemand. TrueDemand was a pioneering IoT technology company that used advanced analytics to help Walmart and Target suppliers predict out of stocks and create actions to reduce lost sales in the retail store.
Prior to founding TrueDemand, Peters was Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Manhattan Associates. He helped grow Manhattan Associates into the leading Supply Chain Software company. Previously, he was a Senior Executive in Accenture’s Global Supply Chain Strategy Practice and he began his career at Tompkins Associates, a supply chain consulting firm, serving as a Vice President and General Manager
Peters has also served as a Board Advisor to several startups in Silicon Valley.
Peters regularly speaks at industry events and has also been featured and quoted in hundreds of articles on supply chain, retail and the food industry. He is also a contributing author to 5 books.
Bharath Kumar is responsible for managing product development at Procurant. Bharath brings significant leadership experience in building highly scalable transactional and analytics applications in SaaS/Cloud environments. He has an established track record of building successful products in startups as well as large organizations and managing globally distributed teams.
Most recently he was VP of Product Development at iTradeNetwork, a leading provider of supply chain solutions. Prior to that, he was VP of Engineering at FoodLink, a leader in solutions for the perishables segment of the Food industry, which was acquired by Roper Technologies. At FoodLink he managed development of its collaborative order management and product traceability solutions.
Previously, Bharath was part of the founding team at Nomis Solutions, where he led the design and development of its award-winning price optimization solutions for the Financial Services industry. At i2 Technologies, a pioneer in supply chain optimization, he led a global engineering organization for its SRM business unit.
His previous experience includes roles at Oracle and Sun Microsystems. He has an MS from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.
Ian spent the first 18 years of his career designing and implementing ERP systems in manufacturing companies in the UK, including Black & Decker and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. He moved to California in 1989 with Oracle Corp, where he led several teams in the design and development of Oracle’s Manufacturing applications. Later he successfully led multiple implementations of Oracle’s applications.
Over more than 30 years Ian has developed a wide range of business experience as a hands-on leader, and company executive. Ian was the first CIO at Radius, Aspen Technology and eGain where he brought his passion to organizing and building high performing teams; transforming IT from a cost center to a significant business asset, driving dollars to the bottom line.
Most recently, Ian has been in executive positions in food technology and supply-chain related organizations focused on technology for operations, traceability and food safety. At Famous Software, True-Trac, and Foodlink, Ian led the design and development of new applications to support global food supply chain solutions and built successful professional services organizations.
Recently at iTradeNetwork UK, as COO, Ian led the European division through a major transformation and developed new business with a large food distributor, before returning to the US, to lead the Business Intelligence and Data Management division.
Ian graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in England.
Ray has based his entire career on bringing technology to the agriculture and fresh food industry. He has held several key positions and has built a reputation of success and trust across these industries. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Food Traceability at iTradeNetwork, overseeing the product strategy for a range of supply chain solutions including fresh food, supply chain Traceability, Food Safety and Quality Control. Ray was at iTradeNetwork from 2014 to 2017.
Prior to that Ray was Vice President of Business Development at FoodLink Online. The core objectives in this role were to define and promote pragmatic solutions across a complex array of supply chain partners. Creating an innovative partner program, he initiated a system to enable companies in the fresh food space, to ‘discover’ one another, facilitating and improving product and technology sourcing across the FoodLink network. FoodLink was sold to iTradeNetwork in 2014.
Before joining FoodLink, Ray had started a software company to help solve the fresh produce industry’s most pressing problems, food safety and traceability. TrueTrac LLC was formed in 2009 in the wake of the Spinach crisis. TrueTrac was sold to FoodLink in 2012. This era marked the beginning of several major changes for the fresh food industry, including improving cold chain management, food safety compliance and comprehensive supply chain traceability. After a modest, but very efficient investment, TrueTrac soared to become a leader in food traceability systems across several complex clients such as Dole, Del Monte, Tanimura & Antle, Growers Express, California Giant Strawberries, and many others.
Ray has broad industry knowledge of fresh food starting from his days managing various aspects of a large California farming operation. After farming for several years he was bitten by the technology bug and spent over 17 years selling, installing consulting and supporting hundreds of companies to manage a popular ERP solution for the fresh food industry, Famous Software.
Dave is responsible for leading and directing the business development strategy at Procurant. In addition to driving Procurant’s customer-centric sales process, Dave is also responsible for managing strategic partnerships with providers of software and hardware that will integrate with the Procurant Platform.
Dave has extensive experience in overseeing field sales and customer support teams, most recently as President of California-based First Alarm, one of the nation’s largest providers of physical security/life-safety systems and services. Dave is also a part-time faculty member at Cabrillo College where he teaches Business Information Systems Technology.
Dave holds an MBA from Colorado State University.
Dave has also chaired the Technology Committee at the California Chapter of the Electronic Security Association where he was a frequent speaker on IOT and disruptive technologies.
We are developing technologies that will deliver fresh, safe food to the world’s population.
Join a team that is working to change the quality of life for farmers and food distributors, around the world. We are developing technologies that will deliver fresh, safe food to the world’s population. If you want to work some place where you can believe in the mission of the company and can impact the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the globe, then Procurant is the company for you. If you have a passion around fresh, safe food, come join our team.
Our team has a lifetime of experience in the food and technology industries. We are building software solutions and services that make a difference. Join our team and be part of this journey.
If you want to learn more about who we are and what we do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Architect – User Interface
The UI Architect will be responsible for defining and building the user interface framework for the company’s web applications. The role is a hands-on role in designing and building high performance and scalable applications. The role includes analysis and selection of technology, prototyping, developing components, libraries and implementation standards and guidelines. The architect will also work with multiple development teams to train, mentor engineers and monitor adoption of selected technologies and standards.
We are looking for someone who is an out-of-the-box thinker and can materialize a vision that balances standardization and innovation across a suite of products that will have global application. It is important that candidates have a strong background in a variety of UI technologies and are experienced in building enterprise-class high-quality, and high-performing web applications.
Required Skills and Abilities
To Apply: Please email resume/cover letter to email@example.com
Senior UI Engineer
Procurant is looking for dynamic and enterprising software professionals to join our team in Los Gatos, CA. In this role you will be responsible for doing both design and development of our state-of-the art platform and applications.
Any of the following skills is a plus:
To Apply: Please email resume/cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Software Engineer/Senior Software Engineer – Blockchain
We’re seeking strong developers experienced with blockchain technologies to be a part of team building highly scalable products for a global customer base. Our ideal candidates have built and released enterprise-class applications and have worked with HyperLedger Fabric, Ethereum or other blockchain technologies.
Any of the following skills is a plus:
To Apply: Please email resume/cover letter to email@example.com.
Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
• Participate in defining microservices infrastructure from inception and design, through deployment, operation and continuous refinement.
• Support services before they go live through activities such as system design, deployment automation, capacity planning and launch reviews.
• Maintain services once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency and overall system health.
• Scale systems through mechanisms like automation
• Evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity.
• Minimum 2 years experience in a role supporting cloud based solutions.
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
• Experience in one or more of the following: Python, Go, Perl, or shell scripting.
• Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems internals and administration.
• Experience with Google Cloud, Kubernetes and Docker.
• Expertise in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.
• Ability to debug and optimize code and automate routine tasks.
• Ability to apply systematic approach to solve problems with a sense of ownership and focus.
• Strong communication skills with the ability to articulate technical details to different audiences.
To Apply: Please email resume/cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Procurant is reinventing the global food industry. We are building the first secure, blockchain enabled platform for the food industry. We are a team with deep experience in the food industry, working to solve the big problems in food. We are looking for a Sr. Director\Vice President level person who will have the opportunity to help establish the overall product strategy and be a central player in the company’s growth. Experience in launching a consumer brand or experience in enterprise software or software as a service preferred. Fluent in Chinese and experience in releasing products in China is a big plus.
– Development of go-to-market product plans
– Creation of product marketing materials
– Cross-organizational communication of plans and requirements
– Coordination of product launches
– Communication with press and customer opinion influencers
We are seeking a proven products person in the software realm who has a track record of managing products in a fast paced cutting edge environment. They will manage a fast growing portfolio of products. A grasp of blockchain and IoT technologies is desired. The right candidate will be accustomed to, and effective in, a start-up environment. He or she will understand the requirements of working for an early-stage Internet venture, where flexibility, resourcefulness, creativity, aggressiveness and drive are highly valued, and have a track record of delivering results in that setting.
Key qualifications include:
– Minimum 7 years of experience in product management with a successful track record of releasing B2B software.
– Experience in enterprise software or supply chain management software
– Experience in the Perishables\Agriculture space a big plus
– Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with individuals from multiple functional disciplines are required.
– Candidates should have strong analytical skills and sound problem-solving capabilities.
– Excellent online, written, presentation and verbal communications skills.
– Shrewd business judgment.
– BA required, MBA a plus.
If you have the skills and experience listed above along with a passion for Marketing new and exciting technologies, please submit your resume to jobs@Procurant.com. Please include VP of Product Management in the subject