A new Australian tomato grower, d'Vineripe, is employing RFID technology to manage staff productivity as contract laborers proceed through eight tasks to raise and ultimately pick the tomatoes in four greenhouses the size of football fields.
The system enables the firm's management to know what its 100 or more staff members are doing in the greenhouses, as well as which tasks are completed and how long they take. This, the company reports, makes the operation more efficient and affords management greater visibility into the work done on d'Vineripe's tomato plants.
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