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Blumberg Grain provides the most comprehensive state of the art management for post harvest food safety and security.

Stored Grain Management requires effective management practices to ensure that the grain remains at its highest quality throughout its time in storage. Maintaining stored grain quality requires an integrated approach that incorporates a number of tools and procedures. Blumberg Grain applies sound management principles to optimize the value of your stored inventory in the most economical and environmentally friendly way. We take a proactive approach to ensuring the highest possible return from your grain inventory.

An effective management program will contain the following elements:

Systems and Procedures

Blumberg Grain utilizes a system of procedures to assure the proper maintenance of each unit providing the ability to store grain with confidence in order to achieve the highest possible market premiums. Additional procedures may be implemented that are specific to each individual facility, inventory type and location.

Blumberg Grain regularly consults with the Kansas State University Department of Agriculture/Post Harvest Protection to review and update its systems and procedures to ensure the use of the latest information and management techniques available.

Qualified Personnel Staff

A sound program starts with the employment of a qualified manager to oversee the grain storage operation. Blumberg Grain employs only the highest qualified individuals specifically trained to manage your valuable assets in accordance with the specific regional environmental issues. This person will possess the ability to take a proactive approach to grain storage management, to immediately recognize potential problems, determine their causes and effectively resolve the issue. Additionally, Blumberg Grain employs skilled service technicians specifically trained to maintain Blumberg Grain storage units.

Key responsibilities and goals are clearly delineated for all Blumberg Grain personnel.

Training

It is Blumberg Grain’s desire to help stimulate the local economy by providing employment opportunities. We are committed to employing at least 70% local work force and to provide them with the training and skills required to operate the business successfully.

An educated and skilled work force is critical to the development of a more productive workplace and is essential to foster economic employment growth and development.

Blumberg Grain invests in the growth of its employees by providing ongoing education and training to promote skills transfer which are essential to enhance the knowledge of each employee in order to improve productivity and to provide a more efficient and educated work force.

Blumberg Grain places importance on increasing skill development, to allow each individual the opportunity for advancement and to enhance their ability to succeed. We provide each individual the opportunity to take on greater responsibilities within the organization with the ultimate goal to improve their economic standing and to achieve a more improved quality of life.

Access Control

Blumberg Grain Storage units can be outfitted with the latest access control equipment to monitor the movement in and out of the units. Additionally, CCTV cameras and recorders can allow the facility to be monitored remotely and maintain a permanent record for future viewing.

Temperature and humidity control

To maximize storage life, grain must be stored in an environmentally controlled atmosphere. Proper temperature & humidity controls prevent mold, rot, pests, sprouting and insects. The Aeration is used to maintain the quality of the inventory. The amount and type of aeration depends on the requirements of each particular grain. Aeration can be natural ventilation through the use of louvers and vents or forced ventilation through the use of electric fans.

Blumberg Grain can apply automated environmental controls that can carry out routine measurements automatically. Highly accurate sensors read ambient air humidity and temperature at various locations in the storage unit and control the air flow based on a preset goal for moisture level of the grain.

Real Time automated grain storage monitoring/data management make it possible to gather and analyze your facility conditions and detect and correct problems early on to maintain the quality of the inventory to maximize market value.

With a PC-Based Monitoring and Control Systems you can control and monitor all environmental aspects of the facility and have the data relayed anywhere via network or internet.

Insect Control

Frequent monitoring of grain storage conditions to identify possible problems associated with storage moisture and temperature and pest infestation is important. An integrated pest control management program to control grain insects and other pests will be developed and implemented specific to each location. Pest control strategies will be undertaken to ensure the highest quality and longevity of the inventory.

Preventive Maintenance

A detailed Preventive Maintenance system is developed particular to each facility and is carried out by our trained service personnel to ensure the buildings are proactively maintained to the highest standards for longevity, to reduce instances occupational safety hazards and to assure the quality of the inventory by maintaining the unit and ensuring it is proofed against weather, humidity, vermin and theft.

Record Keeping

Blumberg Grain will maintain accurate record keeping of all aspects of the grain management program including temperature and humidity, inventory, movement, pest management, occupational safety requirements and access and egress.

Regulatory Issues

Blumberg Grain will comply with all local and national regulatory issues.

Inventory Management

Grain Management Software offers grain storage facilities a fully automated solution to inventory control
and accounting. The program gives grain storage managers accurate real-time information on their present
position.

The modular program is fully Windows® compatible, and covers Contract Management, Ticket Entry &
Inventory, Order Entry/Purchasing, Crop Management, and Point of Sale. Additional modules will allow
the system to interface with electronic scales and moisture meters, and Financial Accounting (A/R, A/P,
and GL) and Payroll.

This System can operate as a multi-user Client Server system if a Local Area Network is installed.

Due to its Modular Design it can be easily customized to suit almost any need.

Main System Features

  • Single Database for all Customers and Vendors.
  • Data lookups for all commonly used information.
  • Data Grids widely used for quick information display.
  • Fast data retrieval either stand-alone or networked.
  • Integrated Financials.
  • Scale and Moisture Meter linked to Ticket Entry.
  • System wide security features.
  • Comprehensive on-line Help Text.
  • Simple to install on your computer

Core System

  • Address Book – One file with ALL addresses
  • Inventory – Owned, stored and totals
  • Unlimited Commodities
  • On-line and Batch ticket entry
  • Print Receipt Tickets
  • Real Time Interface to Weigh Scales and Moisture meters
  • User defined contract application at Ticket Entry
  • Automatic Calculation of Storage Days
  • Settlements directly to Financials
  • Moisture Tables – handle % Discount or Standard Drying
  • User defined Premium/Discount by Variety
  • User defined Discounts for Grade, Test Weight, CCFM & Pick

Contracts

  • Basis and flat priced contracts supported
  • Unlimited pricings per contract.
  • Positions updated as contracts are added or maintained.
  • Load or quantity contracts with the ability to over/under fill.
  • User defined FOB points
  • Dropdown lookup on all applicable fields
  • Activate/Deactivate Contracts by Crop Year, Commodity & Option Month
  • US or Metric Grain Transactions Supported for all grains
  • Full Status reporting on all types of contracts

Order Entry, Inventory and Purchasing

  • Quotations and Orders
  • Create Invoices, Purchase Orders from scratch or previous entries
  • Multiple locations for inventory items
  • Invoicing for Freight charges
  • Inventory Adjustments and Variance reporting
  • Automatic margin calculation

Financial Accounting

  • Direct tracking to Grain Management Module Tickets
  • User defined Chart of Accounts
  • Ability to Manage Enterprises and Multiple Entities
  • Consolidation of Financial Statements
  • Full roll-up capabilities for sub-accounts
  • User defined aging periods for AR / AP
  • Print checks on pre-printed or Laser blank check stock
  • Batch or on-line postings
  • Print customer statements as required
  • Automatic late payment charges if required

Payroll

  • Compiles work schedules
  • Prints paychecks
  • Prints reports

Management of Grain Storage Networks

  • Blumberg Grain provides the most comprehensive state of the art management for post
    harvest food safety and security.
  • Our food storage network will have a significant impact, perhaps the single most
    significant impact that can be made on post harvest yields, on providing food for their
    people, and on quality and quantity of exports
  • Blumberg Grain provides site and facilities management utilizing self contained safe and
    secure grain and refrigerated food storage facilities
  • We secure food supplies and stockpiling, including grains and perishables through our
    trading capacity and strategic materials acquisition for stockpiling and logistics
  • Blumberg Grain provides monitoring and replenishment services with particular emphasis
    on shortage and crisis management.
  • Blumberg Grain provides hedging services in response to a volatile and cost reactive
    market to smooth volatility and assure supply availability over term.
  • Blumberg Grain applies sound management principles to optimize the value of your stored
    inventory in the most economical and environmentally friendly way.
  • We take a proactive approach to ensuring the highest possible return from your post harvest
    yields.
  • Blumberg Grain employs only highly qualified individuals specifically trained to manage
    your valuable assets in accordance with the specific regional environmental issues.
  • Environmentally controlled buildings equipped with sensors are continuously monitored to
    assure safe temperature & humidity controls prevent mold, rot, pests, sprouting and insects
    detects the presences of gases to protect your post harvest yield. Sensors can be monitored
    remotely, from anywhere, through web-based programs and can be equipped with alarms to
    warn of hazardous conditions.
  • Blumberg Grain utilizes a system of procedures to assure the proper maintenance of each
    unit providing the ability to store grain with confidence to get the highest possible field to
    market premiums.
  • Blumberg Grain employs skilled service technicians specifically trained to maintain
    Blumberg Grain storage units.
  • A detailed Preventive Maintenance system is developed particular to each facility and is
    carried out by our trained service technicians to ensure the facilities continue to be proofed
    against weather, humidity, vermin and theft.
  • Systematic inspections and repair of the units keep them in satisfactory operating condition
    and extend the life of the building and equipment.
  • Blumberg Grain will maintain accurate record keeping of inventory, monitor days of safe
    storage for inventory and track movement and monitor access and egress.
  • Blumberg Grain will provide monitoring and replenishment services with particular
    emphasis on shortage and crisis management.
  • Blumberg Grain will comply with all local and national regulatory issues.
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