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Procurant USA LLC (Procurant) is a privately held company providing software and services to retailers, foodservice organizations and their global network of trading partners across the fresh food supply chain.
Procurant is based in Watsonville, California, with additional offices in:
Procurant is a privately-held company. The primary investor is GLP Properties (www.glprop.com), a leading global investment manager and business builder in logistics, real estate, infrastructure, finance and related technologies.
Procurant serves companies across the food supply chain, including retailers, food producers, shippers, brokers, wholesalers and foodservice organizations.
Procurant provides solutions to the majority of major fresh produce and floral companies in North America.
Some of Procurant's notable customers include Albertsons Companies, Alex Lee/MDI, IKEA, TravelCenters America, Sodexo, Tanimura & Antle, Turning Stone Casino and many more.
Yes, the Procurant One platform can serve as an integration hub for any type of commercial connection. The technology is designed to connect buyers and sellers across a common platform.
EDI is an older technology that requires more cost, configuration effort and ongoing maintenance than newer ways of connecting with trading partners.
Procurant provides an alternative to pure EDI, but it can also work with your existing EDI environment to save you time and money when you need to add new trading partners or make changes to the information you are sharing.
Early in discussions with any potential customer, Procurant provides buyers with an estimated ROI specific to their scenario. On average, buyers save between 3-5% on their annual spending placed through the system, although gains in pricing, efficiency and speed-to-decisions with better data can yield significantly higher returns.
Yes! While the Buyer application on Procurant One is designed for the unique characteristics of fresh food ordering and delivery, the system can support buying and selling any commodity item.
The benefits of upgrading to a modern order management system for fresh food typically come from gains in efficiency, reduction in shrink, tighter controls over order changes, and increased visibility into market trends and opportunities.
With Procurant One, order management remains integrated with inventory and ERP, usually at a much lower cost and with far more flexibility than older systems are able to provide.
No. Procurant has no relationship with iTradeNetwork, nor does our technology integrate with theirs to provide any kind of "back end" integration for order management.
IoT is short for "Internet of Things" and is a quick way to refer to sensors and devices that connect to networks and transmit data.
Procurant offers IoT solutions in the form of sensors and gateways that can be deployed across a customer's physical location to measure and monitor a variety of conditions.
Sensors (either from Procurant or 3rd parties) and communication gateways provide a consolidated view of any given location.
Typically, Procurant solutions are used in greenhouses and warehouses to monitor temperature, humidity, CO2, light levels, etc.
The Food Safety Modernization Action (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011. Section 204, the Food Traceability Rule, was drafted to identify the foods for which additional traceability records are required to protect public health. It is called the “final rule,” because the FDA started working on a draft list in 2014 and published the final Food Traceability List (FTL) on November 15, 2022. The objective of section 204 of FSMA is to reduce foodborne illnesses and/or deaths by expediting the identification and requiring removal of potentially contaminated food from the market.
Section 204 of FSMA establishes additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for commercial farms, packing operations and food processing facilities. While all foods are required to be traceable, certain high-risk foods must adhere to a higher standard. This higher standard dictates that specific information about the food, known as Key Data Elements (KDEs), must be recorded as the food travels through the supply chain. KDE records must be retrieved within 24 hours if there is a request by the FDA or another regulatory authority. Exemptions include home gardeners, food preservers and direct-to-consumer sales at restaurants, retail food establishments and farmers’ markets.
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Upon request by the FDA, all records must be made available to an authorized FDA representative, upon request, within 24 hours (or within some reasonable time to which FDA has agreed) after the request, along with any information needed to understand these records.
In most cases, records containing the information required under the final rule must be maintained for two years from when the records were created or obtained. Records maintained by a retail food establishment or restaurant for food purchased directly from a farm must be maintained for 180 days. A previous traceability plan must be retained for two years after the plan has been updated. The traceability plan must be updated as needed to ensure that the information provided reflects the current practices and to ensure compliance with the requirements.
You must maintain and provide specific information associated with different events in the food supply chain to supply chain partners and link that information to a traceability lot code. The rule identifies the following events in the food supply chain as the Critical Tracking Events (CTEs) for which traceability records containing Key Data Elements (KDEs) are required to be maintained and provided:
Traceability lot codes are central to the rule’s operation. They are used to identify food(s) as they move through the supply chain and maintain other records relating to their activities. At each CTE, required records must include the traceability lot code and KDE linked to the relevant traceability lot. In addition to records of certain CTEs, entities subject to the rule must establish and maintain a traceability plan. The traceability plan contains information related to an entity’s traceability procedures and operations and is intended to help regulators understand the records they review. The traceability plan must include the following:
Section 204 of FSMA went into effect in January 2023. However, the FDA has given companies until January 20, 2026, to become fully compliant.
The violation of any recordkeeping requirement under section 204 of FSMA is prohibited. However, depending on the nature of the violation, the FDA intends to allow individuals and firms to take prompt and voluntary corrective action before enforcement action is initiated. If compliance is not met (by one or multiple entities) voluntarily, the FDA can bring civil and criminal activities to prosecute violators, holding them responsible. While the FDA does not have the authority to impose fines for violations of section 204 of FSMA, these prosecutions open the way for private actions.
Brokers will have to work with their onsite physical locations to achieve traceability. The party that handles the product is responsible for the collection and the records' accuracy. These physical locations, even though they are not invoicing the customer, must receive the appropriate KDEs from the suppliers that ship to them and reassemble.
As a wholesaler, or anyone that buys their product from others and receives it in their warehouse, the new traceability requirements will require you also save and store all the KDEs sent in from your suppliers. These KDEs will likely be unique to each Purchase Order or Bill of Lading. Traceability data must be collected by those that physically receive products. This means that collecting and storing KDEs is also applicable if you receive a product on behalf of another. For example, you may receive, store and perhaps recondition a product for someone else. You may even run a repack operation or a Cross Dock facility. Be aware that those who take physical possession of food on the Food Traceability List are responsible for collecting and sending traceability data through the supply chain.
Growers are key participants with traceability because they start the process and are the creators (harvesters) of food products and the Lot Codes.
Procurant Ship is the name of the delivered load quoting feature within the Procurant platform. Customers can schedule carrier shipment right within the Purchase Order process. This digital, automated process includes immediate access to available carriers to streamline carrier selection, provide in-transit visibility and reduce operational risks for timely delivery of perishable goods.
Procurant Ship solves the challenge of securing transportation at time of procurement. Other freight solutions require an entirely separate process and system to manage transportation sourcing and booking.
Yes. In November 2022, Uber Freight completed its acquisition Transplace to create a first of its kind logistics platform and partner, combining the largest network of digitally-enabled carriers with industry-leading logistics technology and transportation management systems.
A freight charge is presented on a purchase order when a match is made between the "ship from" and "ship to" locations. The freight rate is an optional quote that can be selected to secure the transportation.
There is no up-front fee to participate if you are already an active supplier on Procurant. Your company will only responsible for the freight charges selected.
No. Any produce supplier with a Procurant account will automatically be enrolled. This is an optional service on the platform, and users have the ability to select on a purchase order basis or to ignore this option when presented in the PO.
Initially, Procurant Ship will have limited lane exposure with plans to expand out to all lanes supported by retailers.
Once carrier picks up a load, the status within the Procurant Load Detail screen will change to "Shipment In-Progress." Also, the date and time of the pickup will be added to the purchase order.
Yes. While the load is en route, periodic updates are presented on the Load Detail screen providing information about the status of the load and its location.
No. You will see a rate only when Procurant and Uber Freight can provide a competitive rate with a confirmed truck available.
Open Link is a way for a supplier to use their Procurant account to electronically connect to additional retail buyers, and to manage orders in a single location.
Open Link can connect to any retailer with a published EDI feed. Procurant set up pre-built connections to Wakefern, Costco, WinCo & many more coming soon.
No. Connections to any buyer on Procurant requires an existing relationship with them.
No, there is no need for an EDI connection to Procurant. Open Link is available to all suppliers regardless of how you connect to Procurant.
Open Link is an optional add-on for suppliers. If you already have an EDI connection or use a third party to manage your connection to other retailers, compare the cost to Procurant. In most cases, it will be less costly and much more convenient to use Open Link.
Open Link is billed as a flat rate add-on service to your annual Procurant subscription. Contact us for a quote.
SureCheck is the previous name for Procurant Task. Procurant Task solution automates and stores all related checklists and captures data related to food safety programs and a variety of operational processes across the supply chain.
The following video provides a brief summary of what Task is all about.
Procurant Task is used worldwide and because of that the Task application has built-in support for custom locales with over a dozen written languages.
A locale is a named group of cultural attributes and a written language that localizes Task for specific users. Task achieves globalization by its unique capability to customize the Task solution based on a specific region and locale.
Each user can modify their company locale which can be selected in user profile.
Corrective action alerting is available when necessary. Alerts are set up to be received either by text or email.
Procurant Task provides a secure mechanism for the identification of users and for authorization of unique checklists that users can view and/or perform within the system.
Task offers a choice when signing into the application. Both email and unique usernames are supported with configurable passwords.
Unique audit capabilities are available with the Procurant Task solution. Users with the right permission set can review, comment (add notes) and accept (signoff) on past checklist activities and observations.
All audit actions are traceable with visual indictor including an audit history at the checklist and check level. This Audit History serves as a record of all audit activities completed.
In addition an Audit Report is available that logs and documents all audit activities performed on activities.
With the Audit feature, users can:
Procurant Task’s Cloud-based solution collects all data and offers unique detailed and summary reports for consistent and complete record keeping of all activities performed within an organization on the Task application.
With regards to HACCP logs (and task management) all documentation is held in the cloud that is readily available to anyone with access via any internet connected device (Mobile or PC). The reports can be saved locally, stored or printed as well.
There are multiple different types of reports that the system can generate, such as Summary, Detailed, Violation, Hierarchy Percentages and more.
Procurant Share is an online, blockchain integrated document repository for storing and sharing information such as company certifications, insurance documents, safety inspection reports, etc.
Procurant Share allows customers to attach secure information to their Procurant profile, or to specific contracts, orders or line items and safely share that information with trading partners.
Procurant Farm Check is a mobile task management application that addresses the unique requirements of fresh food harvest, shipping, processing, packing and storage operations.
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It usually makes sense to first check with your administrator or account executive. Some customers have their own internal help desks for first line support, but if you are unable to determine who to contact you can use the Procurant Support email:
For reorders or inquires about supplies: