DATASCOPE continues to grow our E-learning offering. New modules detailing Administration of the Software and Software Functionality are in the final stages of production and due to launch shortly.
The DATASCOPE WMS Product has grown a great deal in the past couple of years, offering an unrivaled depth of functionality and configuration across a number of industry verticals.
For over 20 years, Rialto has had an impassioned desire to bring you the world’s best in imported foods.
We are pleased to announce that another SYSPRO client has selected DATASCOPE WMS in the USA. Summer Classics, a large distributor of outdoor furniture, has selected DATASCOPE WMS to optimize their warehousing operations in Pelham, Alabama, USA.
The DATASCOPE North American operation has moved into their new offices in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new office brings sufficient space to allow for the expected staff growth in the USA. We envisage a team of five resources based in this office within the next four months.
American Metalcraft Inc., based in Chicago IL, made history as the first US Based DATASCOPE WMS site. AMC went live at the end of January 2017.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Marius Vorster to the position of Senior Software Developer effective 01 March 2017. Marius comes with an impressive CV with vast experience at Business Connexion, Mars Technologies and Dimension Data working on various large projects.
We look forward to Marius adding value in Steven’s Development Department.
A new Pick face replenishment module has been introduced into Version 38. In a nutshell, this module aims to treat the fetch process for replenishment in the same way as for a sales or job pick.
The main goals are as follows:
A replenishment controller can now select ranges of replenishments to release into the warehouse in waves. This allows for a more controller environment.
The replenishment module has a full blown reservation process as is the case with Sales Order release. This means that the client can apply reservation rules to replenishments. Also, it means that the software is managing allocations on your inventory even for replenishments, making stock availability calculations more accurate. Supervisors are also able to select and enforce the track id from which stock should be fetched (this is exceptionally useful when targeting stock to bring to a machine for work).
Improve visibility on how many lines the replenishment team has to achieve and improved monitoring of the progress they make during the day. In standard scanner based replenishment, one replenishment line could currently represent fetching from 4 pallets. The new module will show these as 4 replenishment lines.
The replenishment cycle is now directed to optimize the movement through the bin locations.
The module will also boost the efficiency of the fetch process by allowing a replen-picking slip to be released per zone of the source warehouse. This means that the operator fetching stock is assigned to one or more zones to fetch from and is directed methodically through the bins as opposed to darting in all directions across the warehouse.
A picking slip is created by managing the replenishment demand as if it were sales order or job demand. A full replenishment release screen has been created (much like sales order allocation) and allows the user to auto-reserve or manually reserve tracking ids in the source warehouse for the requirement. The user can auto-reserve (oldest stock, smallest quantities or use a custom rule), or manually reserve stock and over reserve to increase the line quantity required.
A picking slip will be tracked just like a sales order or job picking slip, and stock will be picked in the same way, although within a separate scanner menu. Additionally, pallet labels to pick stock onto will print automatically on assigning the pick and moving to the next pallet. Pickers can be forced to pick the track id reserved or lot reserved, and be forced to scan the product on picking.
The existing replenishment put away can be used to move stock from the picked pallet to the pick face/destination bin.
Metraclark is the largest distributors of refrigeration and air conditioning components & systems in Southern Africa.
Metraclark’s main distribution warehouse in Denver, Johannesburg serves as a nationwide distribution warehouse to all of is South African and African branches. It deploys sophisticated demand calculation mechanisms to best fulfil their customers’ demands across their branch network.
Metraclark selected DATASCOPE WMS, to enable further efficiencies in their receiving and picking processes, ensuring better turnaround times in picking efficiencies.
In receiving, a twostep process allows for SYSPRO purchase orders and LCT’s to be received by designated receiving staff. During the offloading of stock from supplier vehicles, goods are scanned and palletized in real time, ensuring stock can be put away and consumed for picking in the shortest possible time without reducing accuracy.
For the purpose of reducing human errors, Metraclark is using DATASCOPE WMS to work primarily with supplier bar codes, reducing the need to re-label stock at receiving. DATASCOPE WMS provides functionality beyond standard SYSPRO functionality in managing various local to supplier barcode mappings and scenarios.
DATASCOPE has improved the warehouse operations through introducing more detailed location management – close to 10 000 unique locations are managed by DATASCOPE WMS, ensuring stock is found, identified and confirmed at faster picking rates.
Replenishment into and management of the companies prestigious VLM (Vertical Lift Module) equipment is done through DATASCOPE WMS, enabling real time transaction management of high value items.
We thank Metraclark for choosing DATASCOPE as their preferred warehouse management solution provider.
We at DATASCOPE are pleased to announce two new SYSPRO clients who have selected to implement DATASCOPE WMS. These companies are:
JUZO USA – Juzo is a manufacturer and distributor of state-of-the-art compression garments, supports and orthoses based in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA. Juzo USA have recently built a new distribution facility based at their factory. With recent sales growth and with an increase in make-to-measure custom products, Juzo USA have found the need to implement a full blown WMS to track and trace products at a detailed level.
PARTQUIP – PARTQUIP is leading importer and distributor of quality automotive parts to the Southern African market. With growth across their 3 main distribution centers, PARTQUIP has made the decision to implement DATASCOPE WMS to optimize their current operations. This implementation will be managed in tandem with their upgrade to SYSPRO version 7.
A lot of careful planning and preparation usually precedes DATASCOPE’s annual Super User Training Course. This year was no exception.
DATASCOPE WMS has added a new offering to it solution called the DATASCOPE WMS SYSPRO Extensions.
Under the umbrella topic of scalability, the WMS project has been extended with various mechanisms to power tailor the software on site.
The next two modules of our online DATASCOPE training portal has been released.
Just a short update on the DATASCOPE office based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The DATASCOPE software has been improved yet again. In line with our scalability development objectives, the development team has rolled out VB Scripting functionality into a range of screens in the software.
During the months of October and November, SYSPRO Canada held a roadshow event named the “SYSPRO Inspire Conference” in three major cities in Canada.
We are pleased to welcome Emelda Jacobs in our Port Elizabeth office on the 1st September 2016 as the new Software Tester.
Rialto Foods have selected DATASCOPE’s WMS for their Cape Town DC and Factory in Montague Gardens.
A WMS software solution is one of the most critical components of any distribution operation. The software should be as robust as possible but in addition to that, have as many self-healing capabilities as possible.
A number of students have enrolled into the first 3 courses of the DATASCOPE University. This has allowed us to gain some valuable insights and refine our course offerings.
Freedom Stationery is a well-respected leader in the stationery manufacturing field in South Africa, offering a diverse range of stationery items across the schooling, office and household environments. Established in 1987 in Isithebe, KZN, the company has grown to 6 fully-fledged branches with country wide distribution.
The first batch of “e.Net” business objects for DATASCOPE WMS have been developed and released.
Incorporated in 1947, American Metalcraft ranks among the topmost tabletop supply manufacturers in the foodservice industry.
With a very successful DATASCOPE WMS implementation in Canada last year, we have been receiving an increasing number of requests for proposals in Canada and the United States.
In great economic times businesses expand and profitability grows.
Metraclark is one of the largest distributors of refrigeration and air conditioning components & systems in Southern Africa.
At DATASCOPE we have come to realise the value in clear and effective communication.
Established in June 1984, ElectroMechanica is a specialist direct importer and wholesale distributor of industrial electrical products, motor control switchgear and electronic automation products.
We are pleased to welcome Ruan Strydom as our new Junior Software Developer to our Port Elizabeth office.
11th November 2015
To Whom It May Concern
Re: Letter of Reference
I confirm that I have known and made use of DataScope Support team for the last 4 years.
2015 has been a very interesting and challenging year for us all.
DATASCOPE WMS has grown a great deal over the past couple of years.
Our customer day held on the 21st of January was well attended, short and sweet.
Implementation effort is progressing on all four of the existing projects mentioned in our previous newsletter.
We are pleased to announce the selection of our second implementation partner in North America.
02 December 2015
To the Datascope team,
Danesco implemented the Datascope WMS in June 2015 and it has revolutionized our work processes.
We are pleased to announce that we have recently developed a Customer Billable Hours Report on our Customer Portal.
Crown National is the leading supplier of spices and other food ingredients in Southern Africa.
The powerful reporting module within DATASCOPE continues to be used to generate effective KPI measures and other useful triggers and alerts.
We continue to invest heavily in our new on-line training university.
We are pleased to welcome Heide-Mari Strydom as Receptionist and Admin Assistant to our Port Elizabeth office.
Over the past 12 months we at DATASCOPE have found an increasing interest in our software in the USA and Canadian markets.
The Pickface Maintenance Calculator is a new addition to the DATASCOPE WMS. The purpose of this screen would be to maintain optimum levels for the pickface locations.
Every month the DATASCOPE development team works behind the scenes in beefing up the DATASCOPE software and adding new and exciting functionality into WMS.
Danesco, a Montreal-based, leading distributor of kitchenware products and accessories throughout Canada and the United States, selected to implement DATASCOPE WMS in February 2015.
DATASCOPE has been selected by a leading kitchenware distributor in Canada. We are very excited about this implementation as it is our first implementation in Canada.
Over the past 10 years, DATASCOPE has held a Strategic Planning Workshop during March each year.
Yet another SYSPRO customer selects DATASCOPE to optimise their distribution centre.
Share your success story with the DATASCOPE market.
Attendees from four DATASCOPE WMS customers spent two full and interesting days at the DATASCOPE Midrand offices on 23rd & 24th April, participating in DATASCOPE’s annual Super User training course.
In keeping with our growth in the South African market, and our recent drive into the Canadian market, we have placed much focus on building the Midrand office resource base.
At DATASCOPE we are working tirelessly to improve our software, below are some of the highlights of new features added in version 4.0.26 and 4.0.27
We have spent a number of hours with one of our large clients to workshop a new WMS module which we will be calling WMS ePOD. This is a strategic module that takes the aspect of stock control beyond the walls of the warehouse and out into the field of delivery.
In September 2014, DATASCOPE released a new version of WMS which is ready to operate with SYSPRO 7.
Our expansion into international markets continues with presentations in Canada to 3 potential clients.
In keeping with our annual theme of leading beyond, we have been hard at work polishing our WMS suite of software.
Yet another company goes live on DATASCOPE WMS. The prestige brand Gedore “tools for life” has recently gone live on DATASCOPE WMS.
While most companies enjoyed a well-earned break at the end of 2014, most of DATASCOPE’s employees worked through shutdown to prepare for three go lives in January.
EOH has selected DATASCOPE as one of their preferred Warehouse Management teaming partners.
Having recently formed a working alliance with SYSPRO Australia to distribute our DATASCOPE WMS solution in the Australasian countries, we have been very busy building a formal distribution channel model.
Our development team, lead by Steven Cooper, have managed to complete 498 enhancements over the past 12 months.
We are pleased to announce that three of our clients have commented on their fantastic year end stock take results.
Many clients running SYSPRO normally ask DATASCOPE for a WMS Costing Proposal for Capex budgeting purposes.
DATASCOPE recently took on a challenge to develop a small Picking app for Google Glass. The idea was to create a simple application running natively on Glass and allowing an operator to login, assign and pick a WMS picking slip.
DATASCOPE was proud to host a second customer day this year on 10 September 2014 at our Midrand offices.
As Tony Buzan (author, and inventor of mind mapping) once said; “Learning how to learn is life's most important skill”. At DATASCOPE we have been searching for the most effective ways to deliver training to our Customers and Partners.
DATASCOPE have recently started a journey to implement an agile development methodology. This change has come about due our client base growing and the increased demand on the development process within the company.
When flying around the country, we get to speak to top executives from industry and often the topic of IT Projects come up.
SYSPRO 7 recently went to RTM (Which stands for Release To Manufacture). This means that we can now start testing and preparing DATASCOPE WMS to support this new SYSPRO version.
As the world moves further and further away from the industrial age and deeper into the information age, consumer expectations are becoming far more demanding. Your clients are no long looking for a great product to purchase, this they take for granted.