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Jonsson Manufacturing Lesotho uses TransLution™ Software for Receiving, Transfers and Picking

Jonsson Manufacturing in Lesotho is a revolutionary workwear-focused business, supplying quality, strong and durable garments to the international market.

The implementation of TransLution™ was rolled out in three phases, ensuring that each phase was successful before moving on to the next.

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Finlar Fine Foods Cape Town implements TransLution to improve pallet packing

Finlar Fine Foods supplies world standard food products to the food service and retail markets.

Finlar Fine Foods’ Cape Town operation uses Translution to print detailed stock and pallet labels, each with unique barcodes. The stock labels are applied to boxes and scanned to pack a pallet. The user has an option of packing a part or full pallet.

When packing a full pallet, Translution validates that the cumulative quantity of boxes scanned onto a pallet does not exceed the accepted full pallet quantity for the stock code scanned. The user also has the option to remove or add a box to a pallet after the initial pallet creation process, by scanning the stock and pallet label.

If required, the query tool can show users exactly which boxes have been scanned onto which pallet at any time. The user also has the option to filter the report by pallet ID, stock code and pallet creation date.

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 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.

Cubicool uses TransLution to improve job issuing

Cubicool International is a leading designer and manufacturer of modular packaging refrigeration systems.

Cubicool uses TransLution to improve its job issuing process. Users first scan jobs card to identify the job they are issuing to, then the item that is being issued. TransLution posts the issue in real time to SYSPRO.

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Consupaq utilises TransLution™ to improve receiving and job processes

Consupaq, a division of Astrapak, produces high volumes of rigid moulded, and thermoformed plastic packaging products. Consupaq uses TransLution™ Software to automate job functions, handle raw materials, and improve stock take.

At Consupaq, one of Astrapak’s Durban facilities, TransLution Software prints job labels based on the job data in SYSPRO – there are as many labels printed as required by the job and no more. Each label is uniquely identified with a serial number. The labels are scanned at the end of production to post a job receipt. The system ensures that no label is scanned twice.

Consupaq also uses TransLution to issue raw materials to jobs when box labels are scanned at the end of production. The quantities to issue are based on the number of labels scanned and TransLution determines all the materials and quantities required automatically without user intervention. This makes job issuing a simple, easy to use process. If there is a shortage of stock to be issued, the user can deal with this in TransLution where they are presented with a grid showing failed transactions with the ability to re-post when stock is available.

TransLution™ Software also automates stock take. The scanning process ensures that users do not scan the same box twice, meaning they have to move through the warehouse scanning each box to count it. This data is then viewed on a grid to check for anomalies and subsequently posted to a SYSPRO™ stock take session.

In order to simplify the system, TransLution™ was customised to remove the need for users to select a different function on the scanner based on what they will be scanning. The user simply scans a barcode on either a box, a pallet or an item and the system will automatically identify what was scanned and how many units of a given item it represents.

The goal is to extend these improvements into several other Astrapak sites.

About

RPC Astrapak is a specialised manufacturer of an extensive range of rigid moulded, and thermoformed plastic packaging products serving the African market. The Group focuses on innovation-led growth in plastic packaging and is structured for long-term sustainability through a balance of organic and project based growth.

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.

Marcom uses TransLution™ to improve job functions

Marcom, a division of Astrapak, produces high volumes of rigid moulded, and thermoformed plastic packaging products. Marcom uses TransLution™ Software to automate job functions and improve stock take.

 Marcom, based in Rosslyn, is one of four Astrapak sites using TransLution™. The software prints job labels based on the job data in SYSPRO – there are as many labels printed as required by the job and no more. Each label is uniquely identified with a serial number. The labels are scanned at the end of production to post a job receipt. The system ensures that no label is scanned twice.

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