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Grower/Packer Case Study: Uesugi Farms

Uesugi Farms was in the market for a soltuion that could not only fit all of their Grower/Packer needs but as well something that would fit into their specific company operations. They turned to Crescent for this soltuion and were surprised with what they found.



Uesugi Farms, Inc. is a major grower/packer/shipper of bell peppers, chili peppers, Napa cabbage, bok choy, strawberries and pumpkins. Uesugi farms ranges just under 5,000 acres. Joe Aiello, and his former partner, Dennis Humphreys, bought the firm, which was originally founded in the 1950s by George Uesugi, a farmer in Morgan Hill, CA, in April 1979 and have built it into the well-known business it is today.


As the company continued to grow, the manual procedures for managing grower operations became a bottleneck and prevented them from being able to efficiently perform company operations like tracking inventory from Field to Fork, tracking, forecasting and moving inventory in real time, and maintaining a simple point of entry within the companywide ERP system.

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President, Joe Aiello, turned to ICS in January 2013 to help resolve these issues. ICS first helped customize Ueusgi’s Sage software to integrate the Grower/Packer specific features. Uesugi found the Grower Accounting feature especially helpful, in managing each grower contract and tracking joint venture cost and revenue.

Uesugi saw an immediate impact from day one. Simple procedures like grower/buyer invoicing no longer were a bottleneck for the company. Uesugi was also able to utilize the Inventory features which allowed transfer of materials and production transactions to be verified and posted to the ERP system all in real time eliminating lag time and hold up between certain processes.

Crescent Software is based on Sage 100 ERP; industry-leading accounting and ERP software Crescent software provides comprehensive solutions for Growers, Packers/Shippers, Manufacturers, Processors and Distributors. Through many years of experience our team has developed a select group of solutions tailored to fit each industry’s specific needs. ICS designs, develops and implements premier software systems specialized for the Food Industry, with an emphasis on Grower Accounting, Lot Tracking, ‘Field-to-Fork’ traceability, Production Maintenance, Warehouse Automation and Product Costing. Crescent provides software and expertise that can streamline operations from receiving to production to storage to shipping.

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