Kingslake together with Infor presented their proven integrated software solution for the tea industry to a distinguished gathering of tea exporters at the Cinnamon Lakeside on 11 May 2011.
The tea industry in Sri Lanka with its colourful history as Ceylon Tea and the current aim to be a $ 2.5 b export revenue business needs to ensure that it is world class and competitive. To be competitive, the tea exporter should automate operations to be productive and on time, every time, while maintaining profitability.
The integrated software solution based on Infor SyteLine focuses on delivering operational results from the time an inquiry is received to be capable to deliver on time while maintaining just in time inventory of tea from the auction and other packing material, blending of tea, optimising factory resources and staff and finally preparing financial reporting and analysis ensuring productivity and profitability.
The system provides a state-of-the-art tea system which handles data from auctions to blending of tea, lot allocating and other functionalities vital to the tea exporter seamlessly integrated with the SyteLine ERP.
“The integrated ERP solution presented gives tea exporters a window of opportunity to reorganise their business to meet their future challenges. There is a greater need to migrate to better use of available and proven solutions and technology to remain competitive. It is also vitally important to be in control of one’s business as you expand,” said Director UK Beverages Mohan Mendis.
Kingslake has been providing ERP solutions based on SyteLine for the past 15 years and SyteLine has already proven itself in the tea industry by handling a large proportion of Sri Lanka’s branded tea. Some of the benefits already reaped by existing users are reduced inventory holding costs, on time delivery, traceability and increased factory throughput.
Infor SyteLine, the US-based ERP solution, provides flexible application screens, efficient data management and tactical processes, which adapt to unique business requirements and ensure smooth, efficient process execution.
Infor SyteLine’s advanced process automation technology handles routine tasks and lets users continuously improve processes in response to changing business conditions. The Advanced Planning and Scheduling APS Engine provides click-of-the-button responses, enabling the capability to promise on time delivery. Built-in scalability allows the addition of users, products, production sites or warehouses and making other changes as business grows