SAMIL uses TransLution™ Software to track product movements

SAMIL is an innovative South African Company that specialises in the production and processing of natural fibres, as well as speciality spun yarns.

SAMIL operations comprise a factory and two warehouses which are located slightly apart from each other. This distance was one of the deciding factors in SAMIL choosing to implement TransLution™ Software.

TransLution™ is used to track the movement of bales between warehouses. Each bale is a serialised item in SYSPRO and the transfers are either recorded as bin transfers (within a single warehouse) or warehouse transfers (between warehouses) in SYSPRO.

When bales are moved between warehouses, TransLution™ is used to print a transfer slip showing all the bales to be moved. This serves both as a guide to users and a validation mechanism to ensure that only the right bales are moved.

The planned second phase of this project will be rolled out in the factory where TransLution™ will be used to scan items for job issues and receipts and post this data to Syspro.


SAMIL originated in 1965 when a Bradford textile trading company opened a subsidiary company called International Mohair Topmakers (PTY) Ltd in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in what was then and still is the centre of the world mohair industry. Over the years there have been many changes in the business, moving from greasy purchasing and then commission combing both abroad and in South Africa, before opening its own combing mill, Border Combing Company, in 1987.In 1992 South African Mohair Industries Limited (SAMIL) was formed. Primarily a mohair trader and processor, SAMIL’s ambitions have reached far beyond this activity, and it now sees itself as the link between mohair producers, processors and consumers.

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.

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