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Bravo Sleep Products, a division of Bravo Group, is produces four of South Africa’s leading mattress brands.  Their factory in Johannesburg has elected to use TransLution™ Software to perform three types of functions – Production Tracking; Automating Job Issues and Receipts; and Tracking Operator Performance.

Each mattress or base has a unique serial barcode. Subcomponents are also labelled. An innovative process utilised by Bravo is that every operator has a sheet of barcodes with their name and the operation they work on – both in human readable and barcode format. Each time a user works on an item, they not only scan their label and the item label, but also apply their label to the item label. This provides a record of who worked on a specific bed or base that is immediately visible. The fact that the information is also scanned allows reporting on who worked on what item or how many items a user worked on. Staff is incentivised using this information.

Items are scanned at the end of production and a job receipt is posted in SYSPRO. Components are scanned to jobs and specific issues are posted to SYSPRO. It is also possible to reverse both issues and receipts in case of user errors.

Production jobs are planned based on loads that need to be shipped. This means that users can monitor how far the production process is at any point and see exactly which items are still outstanding. Once a load has been completed, TransLution™ is used to raise a Dispatch Note and print an Invoice.

The Group will be rolling out TransLution™ in Namibia, Cape Town and Durban in the future.

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The Bravo Sleep Products division is home to four of South Africa’s leading and best loved brands – Sealy, Slumberland, Edblo and King Koil. Mention mattresses and these are the names that most people will recall. Built in four factories employing approximately 1,100 people, they cater to a wide cross-section of society and are steadily making their mark in a growing number of African countries.

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.