Introduction to VSC Solutions

VSC Solutions (VSC) is a leading provider of supply chain technology and consulting solutions. We provide custom solutions that are scalable to any industry and any supply chain environment with the key focus on delivering profits and enhancing competitive advantage.

In partnership with NAACAM, NAAMSA, the DTI and the AIDC we have been able to support the entire South African Automotive Industry with leading Collaboration tools for the past 16 + years.

With local development teams, 24/7 support and a Level 1 BBEEE status, we are perfectly positioned to continue delivering integrated solutions and also enable Industry 4.0 related initiatives.

Figure 1. VSC integrated service offering

VSC’s powerful development platform translates any electronic message into any format required by the client’s ERP / MRP system, allowing full electronic data communication between the OEM’s, Suppliers and any other vested parties. VSC also offers a fully interactive Web front-end which provides real-time supply chain management tools whilst maintaining full visibility and traceability of all transactions in a single secure online environment.

VSC is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, with satellite offices in Stellenbosch, Port Elizabeth and Durban. VSC’s industry experience spans over multiple industries with over 20 years’ experience in the supply chain and logistics space. VSC operates predominantly in Africa, with a number of global customers supported either directly or via the Descartes global partner network.

Supply chain portals:

  • Direct Supplier Ordering (DSO)
  • JIT solutions
  • KANBAN solutions
  • Custom web portals
  • LSP Integrated dashboards for Milk run visualisation

IoT technologies:

  • VSC KIN (Knowledge Integration Network)
    • Virtual supply chain portal
    • Any-to-any systems Integration
    • Business analytics

VSC Solutions track record:

  • Experience with multiple implementations for well over 200 first tier suppliers and relevant OEM’s,
  • Industry leading collaboration tools throughout the Automotive Industry, used for the past 16+ years.
  • Introduction of hosted DSO , P&A and 2nd Tier Solutions.
  • Implementation mobile technologies to reduce paperwork and enable workflow with visibility.
  • Dashboards integrated with distribution channels to flag potential risk to production.

Socioeconomic status and business continuity:

  • VSC Solutions is a level 1 BBEEE contributor.
  • Experience within the South African environment for over 20 years, implementing, hosting and supporting Descartes products since inception, and offering DTI award-winning route execution management software that has been operational with the South African and global market for over a decade.
  • VSC offers an entrepreneurial and innovative culture, without the associated risk, being registered with the Department of Science and Technology for Innovation and a subsidiary of a top-performing JSE listed entity.
  • GDPR compliance:
  • EU data protection policy.

Integration with ERP systems and other 3rd party applications:

The Knowledge Integration Network (KIN) enables VSC to seamlessly integrate with customers and their trading partner’s systems and hardware. The KIN is an extension of the IoT, offers any-to-any integration capabilities and as a result is both software and hardware agnostic, with the following highlights:

    • Operational for the past 16+ years, offering:
      • ASN’s
      • GRN’s
      • JIT & KANBAN
    • AIDC partner for enterprise collaboration platforms:
      • Automotive
      • Agriculture
      • Retail
      • FMCG
      • Supply Chain
    • Developed, hosted and supported locally.
    • High uptime SLA’s & 24/7 Support.
    • High Availability and Disaster Recovery comes standard.
    • 900+ ready-built components & connectors (SAP, Pastel, Syspro, etc.).
    • All communication protocols supported (SFTP, OFTP, FTP, etc.).
    • Vast database connection standards (SQL, Postgres, SAP, Amazon, etc.).

Research and development and roadmap

VSC has established a defined roadmap that includes regular releases of new products and features based on our close assessment of industry trends and in-depth discussions with our partners and customers. Because of our multi-disciplined footprint internationally, we are able to detect key learnings and apply such learnings to our products in a way that benefits multiple industry verticals.

Contact Information

Contact Person: Neil McLaren

Physical Address: 27 Impala Road, Chislehurston, Sandton

Postal Address: PO Box 652913, Benmore, 2010, South Africa

Tel + 27 (0) 11 523 4800

Email [email protected]