TransLution implemented at McKinnon Chain to track goods in production
McKinnon Chain, an accredited chain and lifting components manufacturer in Gauteng, South Africa, chose to implement TransLution Software to assist with tracking goods in production.
Serving both local and international markets, McKinnon Chain manufactures a variety of products to national and international standards, requiring accurate visibility over all goods in production. The first phase of the rollout included implementation of a barcoded labelling function for barcoding of drums, as well as a transfer function to move drums between warehouses.
TransLution is also used during the production processes. Once jobs have been created in SYSPRO and the raw materials issued to the job, job cards are printed using TransLution.
Raw materials are currently manually issued to the jobs in SYSPRO. When doing a job receipt, TransLution will first check which items required on the job have not been issued and do a specific issue of those materials. Once finished goods have been manufactured, drums are sealed and labelled before being sent to the Finished Goods warehouse for a final check before posting a receipt. Drums are then scanned and weighed in order to process the receipt. Receipts outside of a pre-defined tolerance require supervisor override.
TransLution is also used to manage the issue of job to subcontractors as required. Gate passes are also printed to assist with the security of the subcontracting process.
A cycle count process was also implemented to ensure accuracy of stock levels at any given time.
Implemented by TransLution South Africa
Established in 1935, McKinnon Chain is an accredited chain and lifting components manufacturer in Gauteng, South Africa. With their chain and components being manufactured to national- and international standards, they service the needs of local and international customers.
A wide range of lifting products are manufactured for the Mining, Industrial, Forestry, Cargo Lashing, Marine, Offshore oil and Gas Industries.
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.