TransLution™ Software USA has been working with American Printing House for the Blind (APH) to implement a scanning system that integrated with the organization’s existing SYSPRO system. The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) was founded in Louisville to develop and produce educational materials and provide services for people who are blind and visually impaired.
While APH has been running SYSPRO for a number of years, their decision to implement a scanning system was based on the need to increase stock accuracy and update SYSPRO in real time.
The system is being implemented in multiple phases to minimize the impact of the transition. Phase one, which has been live since the second half of 2017, was focussed on Purchase Order Receiving and Bin Transfers.
The system first creates a pre-receipt in TransLution™ which allows for item labels to be printed without posting data into SYSPRO. Once an inspector has done a formal count of the goods received, the goods are receipted into SYSPRO and a Good Received Note is created. There is a small subset of goods that are not received directly into stock but into Inspection. TransLution™ receives these goods into inspection and then the inspection process is handled from within SYSPRO.
For Putaways, APH required that the putaway process be Partially Directed – users are told where to put the item but are able to place it in another location if required. TransLution™ allows the users scan the item to put away and the system suggests which bin to sore the item in based on where the item is currently stored in the warehouse.
Through this implementation, APH has a clearer overview of the location of stock, speeding up picking and putaway. Increased stock accuracy allows for better production planning and direct posting to SYSPRO at the point of activity minimizes errors and further increases processing speed.
Future phases of the implementation will include the areas of production and dispatch.
About American Printing House for the Blind
The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) was founded in Louisville to develop and produce educational materials and provide services for people who are blind and visually impaired. Since 1858, APH has been evolving to support people with vision loss as they navigate the world. As a vital part of the Louisville community, APH employs 300 people and offers over 1,000 products online and by catalog, including materials in braille, large print, audio recordings, and accessible technology. APH is now the world’s largest company committed to providing educational and daily living tools for people who are blind and visually impaired.
About TransLution™ Software
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.