documentsTransLution™ is most commonly used in warehouse and manufacturing plants. While using TransLution™ to receive purchase orders, pick and dispatch sales orders and manage production processes is commonly done and well understood by most customers; we have a few customers who are doing things a little differently. This is the first in our series of articles to highlight some of these different uses of TransLution™.

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Riegut Marketing is a high-volume importer and distributor of furniture to South African furniture retailers. Items are purchased in bulk in order to afford retailers competitive prices.

Riegut employs TransLution™ to track product movements between different warehouses and immediately update SYSPRO in order to ensure that SYSPRO stock figures are correct, allowing sales orders to be picked and dispatched.

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EverTrade is a company that imports and distributes a wide range of commodities in South Africa with a specific focus on high value electronic items.

EverTrade chose TransLution™ to provide them with a scanner based checking solution. Every phone that is shipped out on a sales order is scanned. In addition to scanning the phone serial number, the operator also scans the IMEI number. At the end of the packing and checking process TransLution updates Syspro with the number of phones scanned and creates a dispatch note in Syspro. There is a packing list printer per order and customer branch to show each serial number and IMEI number shipped to a specific customer branch.

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Beijing Automotive Works (BAW), a subsidiary of Beijing Automobile Industry Holding Company (BAIC) in China, and two local partners have invested R196 million in a new assembly plant in Springs to produce taxi vehicles for the domestic and sub-Saharan markets.

BAW chose TransLution™ to help manage product movements between different warehouses, ensuring that the right products and quantities are available at WIP when required by production.

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Altech is a South African telecommunications company providing a range of communication and electronic services and products. Altech, together with Bytes Technology Group, forms part of the Telecommunications, Multi-media and Information Technology (TMT) division of Altron, its parent company.

One of Altech’s services includes production and maintenance of credit card payment terminals, for which they have selected TransLution™ to assist them in managing the Repairs Process.  As items are received for repairs they are logged into the system and scanned. The terminal is sent to a technician to determine the fault and the repair requirements.

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Anchor Yeast has implemented TransLution™ Software to assist them with various warehouse management functions.

Anchor Yeast is the leading yeast manufacturer in Southern Africa, and through its recent acquisition by Lallemand, a Canadian-based company; has now acquired an international footprint. The company is committed to developing dynamic associations with customers, employees, suppliers and all relevant stakeholders; resulting in high-quality products and services, innovative applications and a total commitment to customers all over the world.

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B&J Steenburg Engineering Construction has installed TransLution™ Software to assist them with various business processes.

B&J Steenberg Engineering fabricates multiple metal components and structures, which strictly adhere to the client’s specifications and delivery requirements.

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BPW, a UK-based manufacturer of truck axels and sub-assemblies, chose to use the TransLution™ Software’s Windows Scanner and Windows Touch Screen devices in various parts of its factory.

The company BPW Bergische Achsen KG was established in 1898 producing axles from steel for coaches and wagon. Today there are 45 “daughter” companies in 25 countries worldwide. The South African subsidiary, BPW Axles (Pty) Ltd, has been operating in South Africa for over 40 years, manufacturing the latest BPW running gear range and components for all light/heavy duty applications for Southern Africa.

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Academy Brushware has implemented TransLution™ Software to assist them with their stock take processes.

Academy Brushware produces and distributes a complete range of painting utensils and tools, as well as a wide choice of brooms, for both domestic and industrial use. Academy Brushware also boasts an industrial division where very exact and specific brushes are produced to satisfy the needs of a variety of organisational needs such as road sweepers, rotary brushes, wire-twisted brushes, car washing applicators. These are either machine-made, wire drawn or of manual manufacture. No matter the demands of the customer, they strive to satisfy.

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CCG, a specialised manufacturer of cable glands and junction boxes, has chosen Afrisoft and TransLution™ to assist them with warehouse management, specifically managing stock take processes across its various warehouses.

CCG is recognised as one of the major specialised manufacturers of cable glands and junction boxes in the world employing over 200 dedicated people. CCG’s policy of “building in safety” and “designing out complexity” has meant that discerning engineers world-wide have recognised CCG’s products for their time and wastage saving features. Where applicable, CCG Products are internationally certified to British, CENELEC/ATEX, Chinese, South African, IEC and Australian standards. With a fail-safe design, a quality approach to manufacturing and a dedicated international distribution and service network, the following companies, amongst others, have specified, used and put faith in the CCG Products.

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Tevo, a South African company specialising in the sourcing, development, marketing and distribution of innovative, high-quality products, has installed TransLution™ Software to assist with a scanner based checking process.

Sales Order Checking is a standard TransLution™ Warehouse Management feature, but Tevo’s requirements were slightly different to the industry norm: the checking needed to be done against customer invoices before goods were shipped. The TransLution setup involves each customer invoice number being entered and scanning the barcode on each item. If the item is not on the invoice, the user is alerted. If the user scans more items than are on the invoice he is also warned. Once the invoice is fully checked, the system automatically prints a barcode label to be attached to the shipment. Items are generally packed into boxes and in order to determine the quantities being checked, TrasnLution uses the SYSPRO pack size rather than having users scan individual items. This also saves the user from having to specify the number of items per box.

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Manufacturing and distribution businesses looking for instantaneous fast transactions from the shop floor now have a wider choice of mobile solutions after K3 Syspro announced a unique partnership with software automation expert AfriSoft.

The partnership has made K3 Syspro a key reseller of TransLution™ mobile software for the UK and Europe, adding to its already impressive mobile product range. The product complements K3 Syspro’s existing SYSPRO Espresso product, which was introduced with the recent SYSPRO 7 upgrade.

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RG Brose, a leading automotive OEM manufacturing components for Mercedes Benz, has chosen Afrisoft and TransLution to assist them with tracking products from receiving all the way through their production process up to the dispatch of finished goods. As products move through the process, live production information will be updated to Syspro.

The process includes labelling raw materials as they are received, scanning products to the production lines, scanning finished goods and doing a back flush into Syspro right through to scanning items for dispatch onto trucks and creating dispatch notes in Syspro.

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Supreme Poultry has chosen Afrisoft and TransLution to assist them with tracking and managing their finished goods storage and dispatch processes at their Tigane Plant.

Each pallet that is produced and labelled is scanned by TransLution to update Syspro in real time with a product receipt and to manage the pallet location in the finished goods warehouse. Pallets are scanned and validated against a sales order before they are dispatched and the final information about all pallets on a truck is sent to the weighbridge to manage the truck departure at the weighbridge.

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Afrisoft is pleased to announce the release of version 3.22 of it’s TransLution software product. This version introduces some key new features which include enhanced Batch scanning functionality for remote sites and the initial setup forms of its Quality Manager product.

M-Tec (Malesela Taihan Electrical Cable) has chosen Afrisoft and TransLution to assist them with tracking and managing their cable anti-theft data.

Users are able to capture the start and end anti-theft barcode in each strand of a cable and relate them to a specific client. If any portion of the cable is recovered after theft has occurred, the rightful owner of the cable can be easily traced.

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