Leading IT and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experts, Kingslake announced a breakthrough partnership with globally renowned Pure Ceylon Tea brand, Basilur Tea, to streamline manufacturing operations through the implementation of the Infor CloudSuite Industrial (CSI) Quickstart solution.
Kingslake has introduced next-generation seamlessly connected manufacturing technology capable of enabling advanced, highly flexible solutions and functionality that is essential for remaining competitive in a technologically driven environment.
Kingslake will host a free webinar that will provide comprehensive insights into how Infor CloudSuite can drastically improve planning and management of people, machines, and tools across a manufacturing supply chain.
The free webinar scheduled for October 16 from 3-5 pm will also detail out how enterprises can leverage the solution to reduce lead-time in manufacturing, minimize overheads, reduce work-in-progress and finished goods inventory and ultimately increase throughput in order to achieve expanded profitability in any manufacturing enterprise.
Speaking on the potential of Infor CSI Quickstart to catalyze growth at scale among Sri Lanka’s key business sectors, Kingslake CEO, Duleep Fernando said: “Advancements in these technologies means that impactful solutions are more cost-effective and within reach of businesses of any size. For example, we offer special modular user licensed based pricing, which enables a more cost-effective approach to transforming manufacturing businesses.”
He noted that the transformations initiated by Infor CSI Quickstart would ultimately deliver greater competitive advantage through increased efficiency and agility.
Represented by Kingslake in Sri Lanka, Infor is a global leader in providing highly effective, cutting-edge business applications, which can be configured to meet the demands of a wide range of industries.
Infor CSI QuickStart – previously known as SyteLine – is a solution designed to ensure that industrial and manufacturing organizations have deeply personalized solution to meet their business-specific needs with role-based information, a personalized user experience, familiar tools, common navigation and last-mile industry capabilities that are built-in.
Basilur is a world-renowned brand of superior quality tea and herbal infusions with decades of experience producing and exporting the finest quality Ceylon tea. As the organisation has grown both in size and scope it has found it necessary to incorporate new technology that will enable it to advance its operation.
Commenting on the powerful benefits enabled through the implementation of Infor CSI Quickstart, Basilur Tea Director Operations Sumith Jayawickrama said: “Since our integrated manufacturing project came online, we have been able to significantly optimize production while staying on top of shifting market dynamics. This has allowed us to cover everything from smaller orders to large pack sizes, thereby giving us improved flexibility to simultaneously cater to the changing preferences of modern-tea consumers across the globe.”
Speaking of the advantages of Infor CSI Quickstart, Senior Project Manager, Shalika Pituwala said: “There’s no room for error in today’s highly competitive manufacturing sectors. That’s why we create and implement leading-edge digital technology that delivers solutions to simplify complex supply chains and helps businesses deliver on time, every time.”
Since its inception in 1994, Kingslake has focused on providing software to help mid-sized manufacturing companies grow. They deliver state-of-the-art solutions built with a mix of best-of-breed ERP systems, specialized software solutions and experienced dynamic consultants. Today Kingslake continues to build and deliver fit-for-purpose software that enables customers to increase the visibility of their operations, be it customer service, inventory management, planning, procurement, manufacturing, engineering, HR, transport or finance.
Seylan Bank offers amazing discounts for Avurudu
With Avurudu just around the corner, Seylan Bank PLC is offering amazing discounts to customers purchasing daily essentials, electronics, clothing, gifts, and more. The bank with a heart will celebrate the New Year with “Ratatama Super, Avurudu Offers with Seylan Cards” and “Seylan Tikiri – Season of Gifts and Laughter”.
The bank with a heart, commenced these exciting offers and promotions to provide the best Avurudu experience to its customers young and old, and to reward them for their continued loyalty to the bank, in the spirit of festivity.
“At Seylan Bank, we want to make your Avurudu an unforgettable experience,” said Gamika De Silva, Assistant General Manager, Marketing and Sales at Seylan Bank. “These two promotions underscore our customer-centric approach which focuses on providing products and services that enhance the overall customer experience and convenience, adding value to your experience with the Bank with a Heart.”
The Bank has partnered with leading supermarket chains on selected promotions; with Keells offering 30% off on fresh meat during the weekends, Cargills providing 20% off on total bills during selected weekends, Glomark offering 20% off on the total bill on every Sunday for a limited time, Laugfs Super providing 20% off on a range of goods on every Monday for a limited time, and Premasiri Supermarket offering 20% off on vegetables & 10% off on fruits on every Wednesday & Thursday during the promotion period.
OPPO launches Avurudu song to spread seasonal cheer
OPPO recently launched an Avurudu jingle ahead of the Sinhalese & Tamil New year. Sung by OPPO brand ambassador & The Voice coach Umaria Sinhawamsa, the song also features popular personalities including actor& singer Gayan Gunawardena and choreographer Ramod Malaka& his dance troupe, Cool Steps.
The visual for the song has been shot in a scenic village atmosphere & features a host of New Year traditions of great cultural significance. The video also features the newly launched fan-favorite OPPO F19 Pro which is on offer during the season. On the first day of sales alone, the F19 Pro recorded a 200% increase in sales compared to its predecessor F17 Pro.
CEO of OPPO Sri Lanka Bob Li said: “This project helped us to immerse into Sri Lankan culture better. In keeping with the spirit of the season, evolving & upgrading, OPPO has launched two concurrent promotions: ERABADU WASI from 2-13 April & OPPO SERVICE WASI from 5 – 18 April.”
SLIM elects new president and EXCO at 51st AGM
The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) held its 51st AGM, which saw the induction of its new President Thilanka Abeywardena, who will spearhead the Institute as its 43rd president. This appointment is a milestone in the history of the Institute as Ms. Abeywardena became the first ever female to hold the position of President.
The AGM was held on 7th April, 2021 at Marino Beach Hotel, Colombo. Both a new Council of Management as well as an Executive Committee were appointed during the meeting.
Thilanka currently holds the position of the CMO Lead, South East Asia Emerging Markets at Microsoft Sri Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. and leads marketing and communications across nine Asian countries; Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
The newly appointed Executive Committee comprises ten experienced marketing professionals:
SLIM is the apex body for Marketing in Sri Lanka and has been promoting marketing excellence and elevating the status of marketing since 1970.
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