Fruit Import Planning System

Because convenience already plays a role in the planning and ripening of tropical fruits!

What is FIPS?

FIPS is your new "Fruit Import Planning System". Specially developed for the quantity, transport and ripening planning of ripening fruits such as bananas, avocados or mangoes, it is now universally applicable for the import planning of fruit and vegetables. Due to the cooperation with experts from the fruit and vegetable sector, this software covers all areas of import planning and is prepared for any eventualities. As a replacement for the widely used quantity and maturity planning in Excel, FIPS is based on a database that stores all information securely and data is available at any time from anywhere. This means that even if your colleague or an employee is suddenly unavailable, the data can be quickly accessed and action can be taken.

What features does FIPS offer?


fipsFORECAST | Quantity planning

In fipsFORECAST the demand of individual subsidiaries is added up to warehouses, packing and ripening facilities based on current and historical data. Variables such as the wather or advertising actions are included in the calculation. By importing forecast amounts followed by final order quantities, an over- or shortage is immediately visible and a simple forecast can be given.

Quantity converter

One calculator, many quantities. From kilograms to boxes and pallets to containers - this is how cargo and maturation volume is efficiently used.

Demand planning

Capture of planned, forecasted, historical (planned, ordered, and delivered) quantities in order to enable future planning. Additionally offers can be viewed and an index signals a deviation from previous year's values at a glance.



fipsORDER | Order planning

This module provides the system-supported order planning.The arrival date of the quantities from the fipsFORECAST is calculated considering the predefined ordering, transport, storage and maturation times. With the connection to an existing ERP system orders are processed directly from FIPS and double entries in other programs are not necessary anymore.

Order loose items, sell matured and packed items - with conversion factors you always plan and order the correct quantities.

Import & sales articles

E-mailing & packing list import

Send orders directly from FIPS by mail with a packing list attached and store it automatically at the respective order. An e-mail from the supplier with the completed packing list will be automatically detected and attached to the order, additionally all information from the list will be written into the system. In this step a vessel trip is automatically generated to achieve throughout traceability on pallet level (COI, SSCC).



fipsTRANSPORT | Transport planning

fipsTransport summarizes the entire transport range of international goods. From vessel trip with the associated containers and their availability times at the port up to the transport between warehouses or ripening plants, all variants of transports are illustrated. Especially certified products benefit from the achieved transparency of the supply chain.

Vessel trips

Quality management

Accept goods mobile and do arrival assessments by scanning the pallets and documenting them via photos and definable questionnaires.


Multiple transport planning

Transportation planning by drag & drop. From the ship to the intermediate storage, to the ripening plants or between two storage locations.


Vessel trips provide information about correlated supplier orders. As soon as a delay of a vessel is reported by one supplier, all related orders even from different suppliers on the vessel are automatically adjusted to the new arrival date. This allows rapid response which is essential for ensuring the timely delivery to the customers.


fipsRIPENING | Maturity planning

Tailored to the needs of ripening facilities, this module offers a tabular and graphical planning of the ripening in different ripening chambers. Articles are easily allocated by assigning them from orders or transports current information from ripening chambers, such as the article to be ripened, the last quality check, color, temperature or start and end date of the ripening are clearly shown.

Quality management

Warehouse planning


Storage levels can be planned in advance and storage locations can be assigned to give simple instructions to the warehouse operators to never leave a pallet out of sight. Due to the automated FIFO principle no goods or pallets are overseen in the warehouse anymore.

Quality assessment in the ripening chambers with expandable questionnaires and the possibility of photo documentation, including a calculable estimate of losses.


Who is FIPS for?

FIPS can be used in all types of fruit importing companies, with the main focus of development being on the following areas:


  • Maturing

  • Fruit and vegetable processing companies

  • Importers

  • Packhouses

How quickly can FIPS be implemented?

The FIPS implementation depends on the number of modules selected. On average, an implementation goes live within 3 months. *


* Depending on the prevailing technical and project-specific requirements.

What are the requirements for an implementation?

Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Windows Client, Microsoft SQL Server

What is the price for FIPS?

Contact us today for your non-binding offer!

Quantity, transport and ripening planning with FIPS

The process

Case Study

SH PRATT Bananas

Rob Wells

Head of Supply Chain

We mainly use FIPS for customer quantity forecasting, creating orders with overseas suppliers eight weeks in advance, viewing customer orders, creating transportation planning two weeks in advance, and planning ripening chamber utilization. In fact, there is no module of FIPS that we do not use.

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