Prophet, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software provider for the fresh produce and horticulture industries, is partnering with Lone Star Citrus Growers. This partnership provides an example of how adopting Prophet’s ERP system can help create a scalable, dynamic solution that will evolve and adapt with a business during times of need.
In 2018, Lone Star Citrus Growers sought out Prophet’s help to increase business efficiency and better predict potential problems in their supply chain.
Lone Star Citrus Growers, a family-owned and operated conventional citrus house that specializes in grapefruit and oranges, typically runs about 1.8 million cartons of citrus each year. In 2018, Lone Star Citrus Growers sought out Prophet’s help to increase business efficiency, better predict potential problems in their supply chain and make a positive impact on its bottom line.
Then in early 2021, Texas experienced a once-in-a-generation freeze that led to a significant drop in citrus volume at about 20 percent of normal production. In the recent case study by Prophet, Lone Star Citrus Growers discuss how Prophet’s system supported them through this season of low crop volume. Click here to view the video.
TJ Flowers says that Lone Star Citrus Growers was able to survive the freeze by discovering other avenues of revenue that Prophet helped it maximize.
“Prophet was an invaluable resource that gave us one less thing to worry about when faced with a devastating blow that disrupted business as we knew it,” said TJ Flowers, vice president of operations & sales at Lone Star Citrus Growers. “We were able to survive the freeze by discovering other avenues of revenue that Prophet helped us maximize. The system’s dynamic ability to evolve with us during this difficult time allowed for the additional sales inventory and accounting of other commodities.”
Prophet offers open access to data and builds integrated software solutions that focus on every aspect of a produce company’s supply chain operations - from procurement, forecasting, integrated production control, quality, logistics, warehouse management and much more. While changing an ERP system can seem like a daunting task to undertake, Prophet makes it straightforward and seamless. Lone Star Citrus was able to make the switch over one weekend.
“Lone Star Citrus has a unique operation and we’ve been committed to designing and implementing a solution that is specifically tailored to its needs,” said Mick Heatherington, vice president of sales for Prophet. “We’ve worked in the fresh produce industry for more than 30 years and continue to push our technology forward to best serve our clients, like Lone Star Citrus.”
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