Ocean Lanka increase their daily production output through the use of FastReactPlan
Ocean Lanka (Pvt) Ltd is Sri Lanka’s largest weft knitted fabric manufacturer and exporter. Operating from a single factory in Biyagama Export Processing Zone, Sri Lanka. With over 250 knitting, 62 dyeing and 5 printing machines, the factory’s output is estimated at 24 million lbs. annually.
Ocean Lanka is highly regarded among it’s international customers, including Victoria Secret, Nike, Marks and Spencer, GAP, Adidas and Next.
Through product diversification, the company offers a variety of in-house textile innovations and customised solutions to it’s large customer base, honouring commitments and sustaining high standards in both products and good governance practices. However, with overwhelming demand, meeting customer needs and optimising the capacity of machines has proven to be a major challenge.
Additionally, managing inter-department capacities through numerous spreadsheets have led to poor visibility and coordination, resulting in uncertainty during decision making. As a result, efficiencies were low and material WIP inventory levels were relatively high. Whilst the traditional focus of manufacturers was on production efficiency, current demands require reliable information flowing across the supply chain, providing visibility to across all core functions.