John Keells Logistics optimizes operations visibility with Infor

October 30, 2020 - 03:05
John Keells Logistics optimizes operations visibility with Infor

Sri Lankan logistics giant automates its logistics value chain with Infor WMS & Infor Birst, improving productivity


SINGAPORE - MediaOutReach - 30 October 2020 - Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced today that Sri Lankanlogistics giant John Keells Logistics will leverage Infor Warehouse ManagementSystems (WMS) and Infor Birst to digitize and optimize its logistics valuechain, enhancing the visibility of its logistics operations, optimizing costsand increasing productivity.


The collaboration will see John Keells Logistics utilize Infor WMS andInfor Birst intelligence and analytics solutions to automate most of itsbusiness functions. This will enable the company to enhance business efficienciesand productivity and thus improve its bottom line. Learn more about Infor WMS:


John Keells Logistics (Pvt) Ltd is a fully-owned subsidiary of JohnKeells Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka's largest listed conglomerate and a provider of supply chain solutions. Thecompany services a wide array of industry segments, including modern traderetail, FMCG, paints, lubricants, confectionaries, automobile, ports andshipping. With state-of-the-art logistics centers located near city centers andports, as well as a multi-configured transport fleet, John Keells Logisticsprovides expertise across the entire logistics value chain, from warehousing,transport services and supply chain consultancy to value added services.


JKLL's Chief Executive Officer Randula Chandrarathne said, commenting onthe collaboration. "What sets Infor's solution apart from other competingofferings is the company's deep logistics expertise and industry-specificcapabilities. These equip us to synergize 3PL-specific business functions withfully-fledged business intelligence platforms, all of which integrate seamlesslywith our existing processes. With this solution, we can now automate previouslylabor-intensive and time-consuming processes, thereby improving productivityand optimizing costs. At the same time, this further strengthens visibility andcontrol over our operations and service delivery as well."


Mitigating Risks with Operational Visibility

Infor WMS solution is purpose-built for industry, and combines advancedwarehousing with highly configurable rules, built-in labour and inventorymanagement, automated 3PL billing and warehouse planning within a single,synchronized solution. This equips logistics players with enhanced operationalvisibility across their entire value chain, empowering them to betteranticipate change and disruption, and mitigate risks where necessary.


Fabio Tiviti, Vice President of Infor ASEAN said, "Across today'slogistics landscape, having data-driven intelligence over one's operations isincreasingly crucial -- especially in a market where supply chain disruptions,contingency planning and risk management now rank among the topchallenges faced by 3PL services worldwide. We areproud to support John Keells Logistics' transformation efforts -- Infor'spurpose-built, industry-specific solutions fine-tuned in the cloud will boosttheir ability to anticipate changes and make adjustments to market shifts, andhelp them stay ahead of the competition, beyond the pandemic."

Media contact

Phyllis Tan
Infor Asia Pacific
+65 9799 9133

About John Keells Logistics

John Keells Logistics (Pvt) Ltd is a subsidiary of John Keells HoldingsPLC (JKH), Sri Lanka's largest listed company in the Colombo Stock Exchangeoperating over 70 companies in 7 diverse industry sectors. In 2020, John KeellsGroup celebrates 150 years of being in business and contributing to the SriLankan economy and development of the country. JKH provides employment to over14,000 persons and has been ranked as Sri Lanka's 'Most Respected Entity' forthe last 15 Years by LMD Magazine. Whilst being a full member of the WorldEconomic Forum and a Member of the UN Global Compact, JKH drives its CSR visionof "Empowering the Nation for Tomorrow" through John Keells Foundation andthrough the social entrepreneurship initiative, 'Plasticcycle', which is a catalystin scientifically reducing plastic pollution in Sri Lanka.

About Infor

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