Cape Herb and Spice implements TransLution™ Software

Cape Herb & Spice, a Libstar Group Company, produces a range of core herb, spice and seasoning solutions for the South African market.

The initial phase of the TransLution™ implementation at Cape Herbs and Spice was focussed on the section of the business dealing with tea. The implementation will be extended to Spices in a subsequent phase.

The implementation begins with receiving raw materials from a range of suppliers. Raw materials are labelled and pallets are stored in the warehouse. There is a sampling process to manage quality.

Raw materials are scanned and issued to jobs using a scale that communicates with TransLution™ to weigh the amounts issued. Packaging is also issued to jobs and when production is complete unused packaging is returned from job to stock using negative issues to SYSPRO.

Once a job is complete, not only is the job receipt posted to SYSPRO, labour is also posted. Some of the production jobs are quite complicated and master and sub jobs are used in SYSPRO – TransLution™ deals with all the complexities and for the end user there is no difference between a master job and a sub job.

While full pallets are generally used in the warehouse, the process also supports part-pallets and TransLution™ keeps track of the product and quantity on each pallet. Items in the warehouse are lot traceable and TransLution™ also keeps track of the different lots.

The next phase of the project includes extending the implementation through to the spices section of the business.


Cape Herb & Spice

Founded in 1994, Cape Herb & Spice is based in Cape Town, a vibrant and cosmopolitan city situated at the tip of Africa. Our location is significently situated along the West-African trading route explored by sailors in the 1400’s. The Dutch East India Company, a dominant force in the spice trade, went on to establish a settlement in Cape Town in the mid 1600’s, which acted as a midway point for their exchange with Asia. This mix of European, African and Asian cultures has given the city a rich culinary heritage, and it’s against this background that Cape Herb & Spice was formed.

Today, the company comprises the Cape Herb & Spice, and T&ME brands, and is a division of Libstar Operations (Pty) Ltd.

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About 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 focused 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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RSA Software Enterprise Solutions is tightly-knit company, passionate about providing software that changes a business for the better. The company was established by owner Eduard le Roux in recent years. Since then the company has accrued many friends around Southern Africa, with a touch of personality and professionalism.



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