K3|dataswitch helps William Say & Co. to gain further efficiencies from their ERP investment.
Tin box and canister manufacturer, William Say & Co, is the largest independent tin box manufacturer in Europe. To gain further efficiencies from its SYSPRO investment, the company recognized it also needed to automate its load planning to expedite deliveries. As a loyal customer, the company knew K3 well and once again turned to them for expert support.
As K3|dataswitch runs in the background, information can be fed directly from the customised panes to process the postings in SYSPRO. The panes developed for this load planning solution were designed to display data, prompt for entries, validate entries and then to pass data through K3|dataswitch for processing seamlessly into SYSPRO.
“K3|dataswitch has been key to integrating our load planning tool with SYSPRO. It allows us to save time inputting information into various different systems as it links everything through a single channel. We are able to present and manipulate our own information into the custom panes and then submit it all through K3|dataswitch with the system producing dispatch notes, purchase orders and receipts automatically” says Garth Wilkinson.
K3|dataswitch clears out the sales order lines from the load plan and replaces them with the confirmed despatch note details. This means the confirmed despatches are all visible in the standard load planning query thereby maintaining a full record of what has been sent, when and where. This completes the process in terms of load planning but K3|dataswitch is also being used to complete the inter-company supply process. If an item is picked that has been supplied by the manufacturing division, the linked purchase order is automatically booked in. Then the sales order raised by manufacturing is shipped and despatched awaiting a consolidated monthly inter-company invoice.
“It allows us to save time inputting information into various different systems as it links everything through a single channel.”
At a glance
William Say & Co.
Solution & services
- Time saving efficiences
- Improved accuracy to the business despatch process