Infor ratchets up operations visibility at John Keells Logistics

Sri Lankan logistics giant John Keells Logistics (JKLL) is leveraging Infor Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Infor Birst to digitise and optimise its logistics value chain, enhancing the visibility of its logistics operations, optimising costs and increasing productivity.

The partnership will see John Keells Logistics use Infor WMS and Infor Birst intelligence and analytics solutions to automate most of its business functions. 

This will enable the company to enhance business efficiencies and productivity and thus improve its bottom line.

JKLL is a fully-owned subsidiary of John Keells Holdings, Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate and a provider of supply chain solutions. The company services a wide array of industry segments, including modern trade retail, FMCG, paints, lubricants, confectionaries, automobile, ports and shipping. 

With logistics centres located near city centres and ports, as well as a multi-configured transport fleet, John Keells Logistics provides expertise across the entire logistics value chain, from warehousing, transport services and supply chain consultancy to value added services.

“What sets Infor’s solution apart from other competing offerings is the company’s deep logistics expertise and industry-specific capabilities,” said JKLL CEO Randula Chandrarathne. “These equip us to synergise 3PL-specific business functions with fully-fledged business intelligence platforms, all of which integrate seamlessly with our existing processes.” 

He said that with this solution, JKLL can now automate previously labor-intensive and time-consuming processes, thereby improving productivity and optimising costs. At the same time, this further strengthens visibility and control over JKLL operations and service delivery as well.

Infor WMS solution is purpose-built for industry, and combines advanced warehousing with highly configurable rules, built-in labour and inventory management, automated 3PL billing and warehouse planning within a single, synchronised solution. 

This equips logistics players with enhanced operational visibility across their entire value chain, empowering them to better anticipate change and disruption, and mitigate risks where necessary.

Fabio Tiviti, VP of Infor ASEAN said that across today’s logistics landscape, having data-driven intelligence over one’s operations is increasingly crucial — especially in a market where supply chain disruptions, contingency planning and risk management now rank among the top challenges faced by 3PL services worldwide.