Lancashire, a South African school wear and uniform manufacturer, selected TransLution™ Software to help manage manufacturing processes in their Cape Town factory.

The TransLution™ system extends from receiving and labelling raw materials into either the factory warehouse or a bonded warehouse. The Purchase Order receipts are then posted directly to SYSPRO.

From the Fabric warehouse, stock is issued to the cutting area, again with an update to SYSPRO. Stock can also be returned to the Fabric warehouse using a negative issue.

Items are scanned to the sewing room and then to the press room, updating a dashboard at each step to give users visibility of the process

Finally, when manufacturing is completed, TransLution™ is used to post Job Receipts of finished goods to the Finished Goods warehouse, as well as to post kit issues of the raw material consumed.

The final step is to pick sales orders for dispatch. Items are scanned as they are picked into boxes and containers. TransLution™ tracks the entire packing process and provides Lancashire with detailed packing lists.

About

Lancashire Manufacturing has the status of a “Proudly South African Company” – a Schoolwear Manufacturer in South Africa that takes ethical manufacturing very seriously. Since 1933, it has been Lancashire’s mission to become one of the most respected School Uniform Manufacturers in the world. Their Uniform factory is based in Diep River, Cape Town (South Africa) and they currently employ 550 employees within Lancashire Manufacturing.

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, AGRISand other business improvement software in Africa.