The red meat industry now has access to the electronic National Vendor Declaration (eNVD) Livestock Consignments app, a new tool designed to increase adoption of digital consignments even when there is no mobile connectivity.
Launched today at MLA Updates in Toowoomba, the new app has been in development with industry for more than a year by Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) subsidiary, Integrity Systems Company (ISC).
The app is a complete mobile solution which enables consignments to be transferred from producer to transporter, saleyard, feedlot and processor, even while offline. The consignment data is transferred from one mobile device to another using a series of QR codes and then syncs with the eNVD database when the producer and receiver are back in service.
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MLA Managing Director Jason Strong said development of the app, and its capacity to increase the use of digital consignments, has been a significant piece of work and something that industry has been seeking for some time.
“Until now, about 30% of all NVDs have been completed using the web-based eNVD system and further widespread adoption by red meat producers has been held back by connectivity issues in some parts of Australia,” Mr Strong said.
“This innovative new app means mobile coverage is no longer a barrier to use the eNVD. Digital consignments will save all supply chain users time, create efficiencies and prevent errors, which is why we’re excited to be able to offer this new option to industry.”
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ISC Chief Executive Officer Jane Weatherley said the rollout of digital livestock consignments had been a major focus for 2022 and the organisation had been working with industry stakeholders to communicate the benefits and prepare supply chains for increased adoption.
“We know that developing the app is just one step on the digital adoption journey and we will continue to work with our supply chain partners to support them with this process,” she said.
“Our adoption team has been working with supply chains to understand individual business requirements, helping to set up supply chain capabilities for digital consignments and upskilling where needed. Our adoption and promotion program will continue into 2023 and we will be progressing further updates to the app’s functionality as uptake progresses.”
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