Bosworth, a specialist in the manufacture of conveyor pulleys and forgings, has selected TransLution™ to assist in the manufacturing process. The first phase of the implementation – the introduction of scanning and labelling into the Bosworth manufacturing process – has been successfully completed. The second phase will post data into both Sage Pastel and Bosworth’s own Production Planning System in real-time. This two-phase approach will allow users to become familiar with the scanning processes before integrating it into their business systems.

Six TransLution EazyTouch machines are stationed throughout the factory, each with a document of TransLution created barcodes for the job, components and work station. The floor users are able to scan the barcodes which tracks the work at a work station for a component from start to completion. This process is followed until all work on components is completed for a job, after which a supervisor can print finished goods labels. TransLution provides the functionality to scan and load these finished goods for dispatch.

The project has improved job efficiencies by tracking the time spent on each component in a job. TransLution provides various reports which highlight information on open jobs and the point at which a job/component is in the process.

Additional functionality in future phases will include Issuing items to WIP, Outsource Lagging, Reject Raw Materials as well as a Stoc-Ttake function.

Bosworth is a specialist in the manufacture of conveyor pulleys and forgings. Established in 1943, Bosworth became the first company to produce fabricated conveyor pulleys in South Africa. Over the years the pulleys have developed to the current series where all components of the pulley are computer designed.

TransLution™ software was developed to assist manufacturing, warehousing and distribution companies to better manage their business processes and stock handling. The TransLution™ product is particularly focussed on robust integration to customers’ existing ERP, accounting and stock management software for a wide range of transactions. TransLution™ is distributed in Africa by AfriSoft Africa (Pty) Ltd and in Europe by K3 SYSPRO.

AfriSoft Africa (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1998 to serve the specialised needs of agribusiness, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution companies. AfriSoft provides consulting services for business improvement and distributes, implements and supports TransLution™, AGRIS™ and other business improvement software in Africa.