HarvestMark, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based division of Trimble, and iFoodDecisionSciences, Inc., Seattle, Wash., partnered to deliver an integrated supply chain solution for food safety, traceability and quality management.

As part of the collaboration, HarvestMark and iFood worked together to develop an integrated product offering that enables compatibility between their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. HarvestMark's traceability and quality inspection information is now integrated with iFood safety data to create a comprehensive supply chain management platform that can significantly benefit U.S. produce and perishable retailers, distributors, foodservice companies and food producers.

"Both companies have a demonstrated track record of simplifying the burdensome task of collecting and documenting process control data required today in the food industry. Now, we are taking our work to the next level by providing real-time visibility throughout the supply chain," says Diane Wetherington, chief executive officer of iFoodDecisionSciences. "Our decision to work together is driven by an effort to enable customers to minimize their supply chain risks and let them focus on the business of growing and selling food."

"We're excited to work closely with iFood because it continues to solidify our combined services to the industry. In the food supply chain, it's important to not only provide real-time data that grower shippers, distributors and retailers can use to make informed decisions and process improvements, but to also provide that data in an integrated and easy-to-use platform," says Dan Sun, general manager of HarvestMark.