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Smiths Manufacturing Selects Linked and DSI for Process Improvement

Berkshire, United Kingdom; Kansas City, Mo. – DSI announced that leading South Africa manufacturer and assembler of automotive air-conditioning and engine cooling components, Smiths Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd has selected DSI and partner Linked to boost productivity and ensure accuracy within the warehouse.

Smiths Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd, in its pursuit of a zero-defect rate, wanted to improve outbound processes and enable hand-held picking and shipping to integrate with their Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system. Smiths also needed to overcome operational challenges related to the matching of internal vs. external Kanban cards and the associated control of products and quantities.

Smiths partnered with Linked, a DSI-specialised systems integrator, to help solve these challenges. “Linked’s team showed excellent JDE knowledge, fully understood our current environment and showed great insights into our processes and the improvements required to take our business to the next level,” said Shiraz Dawood, a Mechatronics Engineer. “DSI’s pre-built warehouse apps with rapid implementation times have immediately added real-time value, plus their proven, agile integration with Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne made them the right choice.”

The DSI solution will give Smiths the ability to improve product picking accuracy with automatic checking of picked goods and confirmation of correct quantities and products, all with real-time integration into their JDE ERP. Smiths will also leverage DSI’s mobile-first supply chain apps to boost productivity and accuracy in the warehouse and ensure manufacturing excellence.

About Smiths

Smiths Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd is a leading manufacturer and assembler of automotive air conditioning and engine cooling components in Durban, South Africa.

About Linked

Linked is a digital supply chain and warehouse management solutions provider that enables the extension and integration of ERP system capabilities.

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About DSI

DSI is the Digital Supply Chain Platform company that provides Cloud Inventory® solutions and mobile-first supply chain apps for the digital economy.

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