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SAFETOP® UTILIZES TRANSLUTION™ SOFTWARE TO STREAMLINE CUSTOMER ORDER PICKING IN THEIR 7000M² WARHOUSE SPACE

SafeTop® (Pty) Ltd is one of South Africa’s largest suppliers of fasteners and hardware products in the retail market. Their offering includes 4000 products in their 7000m² warehouse space with more than 150 employees to cater to their clients’ needs all over South Africa and abroad.

With a quickly expanding business, SafeTop needed a dynamic warehouse management system that could cope with a changing technological environment while not losing stability or functionality. Their key requirement was to automatically assign picking jobs to different pickers throughout different areas of their warehouse and arrange these as a whole – prioritised by order date – or as a function of the warehouse manager.

Translution™ Software was configured to fulfil these functions in their warehouse whilst updating SYSPRO to provide staff the ability to track all orders, change order sequence and staff requirements, and alert of any issues with orders.

Each time a Picker becomes available for a new pick job, they scan their identity card and Translution™ Software checks SYSPRO to see which orders are available for picking in their area of the warehouse. The picker is then assigned products or order lines to pick, based on priority that is set automatically by Translution™ Software or by the warehouse manager where necessity dictates. When the pick job is completed the stock is sent to the checking desk for verification and combined with other pick jobs in the warehouse to comprise the order.

When an order has been completely checked in, Translution™ it will signal SYSPRO to generate an invoice. Depending on the size of the order, it will generate a label or labels to display box content per order. Depending on the type of checking done, a packing list is also generated.

An online dashboard is available for all managers in all locations to view order progress, order detail, order issues and specific performance on orders by all associated employees. Real-time variance reports and status updates are a necessity at SafeTop that Translution™ Software satisfies.

Translution™ Software was selected for its ease of use and its effective ability to assign, track and amend order picking in a fast pace warehouse environment while maintaining stability and providing the ability to configure picking on the fly.

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Safe Top is one of South Africa’s largest suppliers of fasteners and hardware products in the retail market with over 4000 product items suitable for both trade and DIY users. To read more about SafeTop (Pty) Ltd visit www.safetopdiy.co.za

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.

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Finlar Fine Foods Implements TransLution Software to Improve its Receiving and Quality Control Processes

Finlar Fine Foods supplies world-class food products to food service and retail markets. Part of the JSE listed Libstar group of companies, they supply all McDonald’s South Africa’s meat and poultry products and deliver value-add products to Woolworths, County Fair & Spur.

On a daily basis, Finlar receives large volumes of raw product that has to be checked before offloading and received into their warehouse all the while complying with the strictest of food safety and tracking standards. Translution™ Software eases this burden and automates the process for smooth receiving. Depending on the Purchase order, Translution™ Software assembles the checks that need completing either by Finlar’s Logistics Department or Quality Control Department or both.

If all checks are passed and the pallets are unloaded, Translution™ Software will prompt the user to enter pallet specific information in order to calculate the actual product weigh, net of packaging, when reading the pallet scale. A subsequent scannable label is produced by Translution™ Software for traceability and identification per pallet.

A second set of food safety and quality checks are performed and fed to Translution™ Software on a pallet level before the pallet is released for unboxing and production in the warehouse.

Translution™ Software allow users to combine pallets for a production run while maintaining lot integrity via new combination labels in order to sustain supply chain tracking from the raw product supplier to production.

Phase two will be implemented shortly and will entail automatic business object postings to their newly implemented ERP system, SYSPRO.

About

Finlar Fine Foods supplies world standard food products to the food service and retail markets. The company’s first plant was established in Cape Town in 1994, and as national demand grew, a second operation was opened in Johannesburg.

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.

More about TransLution™ Software

Dolomite Franchi Italy Implements Translution™ Software To Reorganize Finished Goods Receipting And Improve Sales Order Fulfillment

Dolomite Franchi is an almost century-old dolomite refractory products manufacturer based in Italy. They are part of the international Intocast Group with a presence all over the world. Their products are the result of many decades of experience and they are trusted by the steel industry to build high-quality furnaces and related products.

Dolomite Franchi implemented Translution™ Software with a fresh deployment of SYSPRO as their ERP system. Translution™ Software is used to receipt finished products on pallets by scanning A3-sized labels that are generated based on the production line the pallet originated from. By scanning the barcode label, Translution™ Software can issue the correct materials and post labor against the Job Receipt in SYSPRO.

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PRILLA 2000 USES TRANSLUTION™ SOFTWARE FOR ITS INVENTORY AND SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION

Prilla 2000, a 100% cotton spinning mill, has implemented Translution™ Software to automatically update Cotton SA’s Sustainable Cotton Cluster (SCC) programme through iQ™ Logistica on its receiving and use of cotton bales.

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G.Fox utilises TransLution™ Software for Stock Checking

G.Fox, a premier supplier of  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), cleaning chemicals, paper products, and industrial consumable supplies, has implemented TransLution™ Software to check the organisation’s physical stock against the SYSPRO inventory picture.

In this initial implementation, the G.Fox user scans a barcode which is stored in a custom field in SYSPRO and uses that information to retrieve the Stock Code. TransLution™ then responds by showing the Stock Code on the screen. This code is also found on the item label, allowing the user to alert a supervisor if there is a mismatch. If the inventory item has not been received into SYSPRO, the user is able to see that from the error that is displayed.

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