Accuracy in Syngenta’s business process
Accuracy is very important for us in the seed world,” says Jos Broersen of Syngenta’s quality department: Seed Quality Processing Plant.
Which focuses, among other things, on seed breeding and propagation. The seeds are screened for plant diseases, germination, and ‘Physical Purity’ which includes looking at the presence of weeds and plant residues.
“The goal is to get all the tests right, before anything is delivered,” he says. Jos points out that this accuracy is also reflected in Syngenta’s business process, where preventing errors is key.
Productlabel Vendor Portal
“We cannot tell the difference between, say, a seed of a cherry tomato or a beef tomato with the naked eye. That is why it is important that everything is delivered with a correct batch number. We want all our global vendors to deliver the batches of seed with a by us defined barcode.”
Syngenta has been working with the Type 2 Solutions Vendor Portal for several years to generate labels with those barcodes. “Through the Portal, vendors get access to the website and can print the barcodes independently.”