A substantial upgrade of information available on the Coles next generation eNVD App will help producers make more informed decisions
The Coles meat team is working with its cattle producer farmers to pilot the next generation of its version of the electronic National Vendor Declaration form (eNVD) App.
This game changing development to the Coles eNVD App was developed with Sapien Technology, and is an upgrade to the app first released for beef suppliers to use in 2019.
Cattle producers will soon be able to receive feedback on their consignments directly through the app, with the information easily accessible much quicker than previously.
Producers will also notice this latest apparition clearly confirms the accuracy of consignment information, and this will verify the integrity of the supply chain.
The first generation of the eNVD App provided the user with National Vendor Declaration and other consignment documentation such as Meat Standards Australia (MSA) and National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS) declarations.
It enabled copies to be electronically sent to the transporter, the abattoir and the producer, providing instant access to necessary information while reducing the need to handle paper documentation.
The latest upgrade builds on these capabilities by offering data on performance, an overview of financial results including average price per head and total value for the farmer’s cattle and it ensures compliance to Coles grids.
It also adds MSA information and results including average data on attributes like MSA Index, rib fat, pH levels, meat colour and ossification of the consignment.
Coles General Manager of Meat Charlotte Gilbert said the important new features will provide easily accessible information to producers quickly and all in one place.
“By collaborating with our producers and industry bodies to bring this to life, we are evolving the Coles eNVD App to deliver even better outcomes for Aussie beef producers.
“We truly are winning together, which is something the Coles meat team is really passionate about,” Charlotte said.
“Customers want traceability of their food, they want integrity in production and we need to help deliver that.
“The feedback feature added to the eNVD App allows for concise, timely information to be delivered back to our suppliers to help them tailor their consignments to processor needs and plan for cattle coming into the supply chain.”
Beef producers Andrew and Lauren Winks from the Nooroomba Feedlot at Maidenwell in South-East Queensland are one of several cattle producers who have tested the latest features of the app and provided valuable feedback.
“It’s simple to use, it’s quick, there’s no three pieces of paper you’ve got to fill out, it builds from one question to the next and you have all the information available in your top pocket,” Andrew said.
“The information provided will help us improve the quality of the product in the long run and it certainly helps improve the consistency of the product coming through.
“Now we have the information of the last consignment of cattle delivered quickly and easily so we can make better decisions on the next,” Andrew said.
“We don’t have to spend as much time in the office because all of the information is bundled into one application and is accessible anywhere, anytime on mobile phone.
“It certainly helps going forward when you go to make purchasing and drafting decisions about which cattle are suitable to go to market.”