Maximizing Your Resources

Maximizing Your Resources

Proper Allocation of Resources and Reducing Manual Work

Labor and inventory tracking systems such as 2nd Sight’s FairPick, FairTrak, InstaCaliper, and StockTrak can help your business allocate resources and labor more effectively. Our systems provide real time traceability and productivity data that enable your business to allocate your workforce to areas that need immediate attention.

2nd Sight’s labor and inventory tracking systems also automate many manual tasks, such as counting punch cards and data entry. This reduces the time and effort required to keep up with these tedious tasks and will free up your workforce to focus on more valuable and strategic activities.

Increasing Productivity and Preventing Staffing Issues

Productivity is of the utmost importance, especially in agriculture. With real-time data and automation, your workforce can respond quickly to changing conditions and customer demands. Having the ability to track productivity allows you to become more agile when demand changes and market fluctuations happen.

When using a labor tracking system like FairTrak, you will not only be tracking productivity, but also hours. This allows you to accurately forecast your current and future staffing requirements. By doing so, you can avoid higher labor costs due to overstaffing or unmet production demand due to understaffing.

Cost Reduction and Compliance

Moving onto everyone’s favorite benefit: Saving Money. Incorporating an automated or semi-automated labor or inventory management system will save you money by helping you avoid overstocking and stockouts within your inventory. You will also improve your inventory management. Additionally, by maximizing labor efficiency, you reduce manual labor costs. By cutting these costs, you will improve your business’s bottom line.

Moving onto the not so fun part of business: compliance. With rules and regulations constantly changing, it can be exceedingly difficult to keep up. Luckily, tracking systems ensure that labor and inventory data are accurate and readable accessible, which is crucial to abide by current regulations and standards. Incorporating a tracking system will help prevent costly errors and fines.


In conclusion, cost is of the utmost importance, and saving money by maximizing your workforce and inventory through automation is a terrific way to start. Incorporating a tracking system may come with an initial investment as well as a small learning curve, but, after you incorporate the system into your process, you will see the savings rack up year after year. We are here to streamline your processes, save you money, and help grow your business to the next level.

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Why You Should Consider Paying by Weight

Why You Should Consider Paying by Weight

Precise Measurements and Efficiency Incentives

Weight is a tangible and objective measure of output. It's easy to quantify and verify, reducing the potential for disputes between workers and employers over the amount of work completed. There will be no more arguments regarding whether a fruit picker’s bin is deemed as “full” or not. In that case, they would simply be compensated for the weight of the fruit that they picked. Additionally, when someone is paying employees by weight the employees then realize that working efficiently and maximizing their output leads to more financial gain, urging the workers to work as much as possible. This increase in productivity not only rewards the employees, but also the employers.

Simplifying Calculations and Providing Connection to Output

Weight-based payment calculations are often straightforward, making payroll processing simpler and more predictable. This can save time and administrative costs. Incorporating a scale system such as our FairPick Pro is much greater than the simplicity of the measurements. Our hardware all comes with in-depth software that makes these calculations for you. Using our system creates a direct link between compensation and output. Workers can see the immediate financial rewards of their efforts, which can provide strong incentives for them to perform well.

Less Room for Manipulation and Helps Comply with Regulations

Unlike piece-rate systems based on other factors, such as the number of units produced, weight is less susceptible to manipulation. Workers are less likely to engage in quality shortcuts or inflate their output to increase their earnings, and if they do try to manipulate their weight our systems have you covered. The FairPick system has several “anti-cheat” functionalities. These include a 2-3 second stability period before allowing an employee to scan their badge, and a minimum weigh interval that will flag employees who try to double weigh or weigh multiple items within in given time range. Our customer portal also allows users to filter by a maximum weight, which allows administrators to quickly find data outliers. Additionally, in some cases, weight-based payment systems may help employers ensure compliance with minimum wage laws, if workers consistently earn at least the minimum wage when their total compensation is considered. Our systems automatically calculate minimum wage and compare it to the employee piece rate by weight calculated earnings. The system then highlights the amount that you owe the employee, making data organization and payroll a breeze.


In conclusion, it's essential to note that while weight-based payment systems offer various advantages in specific contexts, these systems take time and effort to implement. Regardless of the current payment method, it's crucial to maintain a balance between productivity and worker well-being, ensuring that workers are not pushed to the point of overexertion or injury in pursuit of higher earnings. Safety measures, training, and fair labor practices should be a priority in any payment system. When employees are more familiarized and are on the same page of understanding as staff it allows the business to reap all the benefits. For more information regarding the FairPick Pro Weighing System feel free to contact a representative at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Why You Should Invest in Traceability

Why You Should Invest in Traceability

Being Compliant with Laws and Regulations

Many countries have strict regulations regarding food safety, labeling, and traceability. 2nd Sight has several software options available that help farmers maintain accurate records and easily provide the necessary information to meet regulatory requirements, reducing the risk of fines or legal issues. Using barcodes, you now can track a product from its starting location to its destination. Being able to track a crop from packing house to distribution is crucial. Whether you are palletizing, building clamshells, or moving products from one place to another, we got you covered.

An addition to helping farmers comply with traceability regulations, 2nd Sight’s various automated systems also make record keeping a breeze. Manual record keeping can be time-consuming and prone to errors. 2nd Sight’s traceability software automates record keeping, reducing administrative burden, and ensuring accuracy. Having your data, which might include years of notes, details, and product information, allows you to easily filter through prior data to get to the bottom of things quickly.

Quality Assurance and Risk Management

Traceability software allows you to track and document every stage of the production process, from planting to harvesting, storage, and distribution. This level of documentation ensures that quality standards are consistently met, leading to better product quality and increased customer satisfaction. Having the ability to track the entire history of a product allows you to track down potential issues at the source.

Additionally, traceability software allows you to more effectively manage risks related to crop diseases, pest infestations, and adverse weather conditions. By tracking the origin of products and inputs, you can quickly respond to potential threats and take preventive measures to avoid future threats. Our system also has a feature where you can take notes quickly and efficiently on crops that could be potentially at risk.


Enhanced Transparency and Increased Market Access

Accurate labor data obtained from one of 2nd Sight’s tracking systems also allows for better planning and decision-making. You can use historical labor information to forecast labor requirements for future seasons, estimate costs, and determine staffing needs. This helps you optimize your workforce, ensure sufficient labor availability during peak seasons, and avoid unnecessary labor expenses during slower periods.

Our pricing model is such that you pay most when you use the system most, and, during off months, you only pay a small database maintenance fee. We use a model that charges you only when you have employees using the system. During the rest of the year, our system will not only help you avoid unnecessary labor expenses, but also not charge you unnecessary fees.



Our company slogan is, ““Engineering Better Solutions for the Ag Industry," and we are constantly looking for ways to make our current products better and to provide new solutions for ag. StockTrak, our traceability software, is a perfect example of how we roll. Based on customer input and experience, we have been finetuning this software to best fit our current and future customers’ needs. If you are interested in seeing what we have come up with, feel free to contact us today for additional information or a Zoom demo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..