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Supra Healthcare is a leader in the procurement, distribution, and manufacturing of medical and surgical consumables in South Africa and across borders. With warehouses across South Africa, Supra required a warehouse management system to suit their large operation while integrating information in real time with Sage 200 Evolution.

Supra Healthcare elected to work with Blinc Solutions to implement TransLution™ Software to assist with various warehouse processes such as Purchase Order Receiving, Sales Order Picking and a range of warehouse inventory options. Blinc IT implemented the first phase of the project in three warehouse locations: Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban. The focus of this initial phase was on Purchase Order Receiving and Product Labelling.

Handheld scanners provide users with a purchase order receiving function which they use to capture stock received on the scanner. This is then reviewed by a supervisor, improving the accuracy of stock receiving prior to processing the transaction to Sage. A grid is used to review and post the goods received voucher (GRV) details to Sage – during review, certain information on each line/s can be updated to correct user mistakes that may have been made.

The core of an accurate warehousing system lies in scanning barcodes to minimize human error. However, at Supra, not all stock received has a product barcode label in a usable format. It is for this reason that a screen was provided to print labels from the Purchase Orders received. TransLution™ also provides a function to print labels for any stock code/lot currently in the warehouse. The barcodes on these labels contain both the stock code as well as the lot number, bypassing the need for users to manually select lot numbers for stock codes that are lot traceable.

The Supra warehouses are made up of different areas and may have racking, shelving, and floor locations which are all defined in Sage as bins. TransLution™ provides a function to view all the bins in the facility and select to print or re-print labels for any bin.

After the success of this implementation, Supra has two additional phases planned – one for general inventory transactions and the other for sales order picking and dispatch.

About SupraHealth

Supra Healthcare’s 25 years of medical industry experience offering modern healthcare at an affordable price, as well as cross-border reach, makes Supra an international leader in the procurement, distribution and manufacturing of medical and surgical consumables.

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About Blinc Solutions

Blinc Solutions has over 15 years of experience in barcoding solutions and systems integration in the manufacturing, warehousing and distribution space. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with tailor made solutions to effectively assist and manage their operations and offer a professional service with the highest level of efficiency

ABOUT TransLution™ Software LLC

TransLution™ Software LLC is focused on the development and implementation of software to collect, manage and automate operational tasks for manufacturing companies in the warehouse and on the production floor. With headquarters in Cumming, GA USA and offices in Rotterdam Netherlands and Johannesburg South Africa, TransLution™ Software is available through resellers in North America, Europe, Africa and Australia.