Case Study: Computer Systems at Vrede Textiles
My Power Station wrote a textile ERP system which was in use at Vrede Textiles in Atlantis, Cape Town, South Africa, until the factory was sold and later closed.
The following is a case study on the system. The objective of this case study is to show you our capabilities
in order for you to see if you wish to either buy the system or ask us to write a dedicated system for your needs
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Vrede Textiles are manufacturers of fabrics for Vertical Blinds,
Roller Blinds, Roman Blinds, Conservatory Blinds, Holland Blinds, Awnings, Umbrellas and Outdoor Furniture fabric.
The purpose of the production management, warehouse management and sales management systems at
Vrede Textiles is fourfold:
The current system meets all these objectives and is being expanded all the time.
- 1) to provide instant information on the status of all stocks at Vrede
- 2) as a result of 1) to provide the means to help with the production
planning at Vrede Textiles so that sales can be increased, lead-times
to the customer reduced, all stocks and work in progress reduced, and
order requirements information for each process and raw materials
- 3) to provide up to the minute management information;
- 4) to provide next day delivery of fast moving items or delivery within
two weeks on slower moving items or contract orders.
Major Systems in Place at Vrede Textiles
- Stock Control
- Production Tracking
- Bar Coded Warehouse Management
- Sales Management
- Reporting and Analysis
General Systems in Place at Vrede Textiles
- Raw Materials and WIP Stock Control
- Lot Number Tracking
- Yarn Stock Control
- Yarn Palletising and Despatch
- Yarn Tracking
- Warp Stock Control
- Weft Stock Control
- Fabric Stock Control
- Slit Stock Control
- Fabric Tracking
- Order Processing
- Cutting and Tracking full width rolls of fabric
- Vertical Blind: Warehouse Management System
- Fabric/Vertical Blind: Picking, Palletising, Despatching
- Consignment Stock Sales
- OLAP (On-line Analytical Processing) Reporting and Analysis
- Stock Taking
- Planning / Budgeting
- Dynamic Visual Loom Loading Planning
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- Dynamic Visual Spinning Planning
- Waste Analysis
- Budgeted vs Actual Consumption Reports
- Bar Code Printing and Scanning
Note: The OLAP Reporting System provides
a single report showing the value of stock. The month end routine takes about 3 hours
and includes 15 reports. This means that after the monthly WIP is taken and entered
which takes about 6 hours, the month end routine is run and the stock and production data
for the month are ready within one day after the month end. If required these
reports can be
run more often, even daily if required. Comprehensive stock taking is not required
anymore and perpetual stock taking is done daily.