15.10.2015 in Group Companies, Latest by admin 0

EFL HighJump Partnership

Expo Freight (EFL), one of Expolanka’s core businesses is proud to announce that the company has selected HighJump Warehouse Management system (WMS) to support the group’s current and future supply chain management solutions. The vendor HighJump, is a global provider of supply chain management software supporting over 14,000 customers in 77 countries, ranging from small businesses to global enterprises. The company offers highly adaptable solutions to efficiently manage customers’ warehousing, manufacturing, transportation, distribution, trading partner integration, delivery routes, retail stores and e-Commerce.

With over 35 years of history, Expolanka’s freight and logistics sector spearheaded by EFL is a core focus of the corporation.  EFL has operated for over three decades as a premier provider of freight forwarding and supply chain management solutions in both Sri Lanka and overseas.  EFL continues to supply Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, the Middle East, Europe and other countries with world-class 3PL, freight forwarding and soon e-commerce operations for the largest known global brands. Notably EFL has a strong global presence with offices in 18 countries and 45 cities across the globe.

EFL became the firstCarbonNeutral Freight and Logistics company in Sri Lanka in 2012 when the company was awarded the CarbonNeutral® Certification. According to the report by Carbon Consulting Company for 2013/14, EFL has only recorded an 8.28% increase in the overall footprint in comparison to the previous year despite an overall increase of 21.7% in EFL’s total mileage, which is a notable improvement in being a carbon conscious company.

Further proving the company’s excellence, EFL was awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems certification by the SGS United Kingdom. This certification is an international standardization for best practices in the respective field of maintaining quality and safety of the products and services EFL offers.

 “Integrating HighJump’s robust platform into our operations will help us perform efficient freight handling for ocean, air and ground transport for existing customers and enable seamless extension to new customers. HighJump platform lets us anticipate peaks and valley and mitigate those while allowing us to better utilize manpower,” said Jagath Pathirane, CEO for Expo Freight.

In its quest to become a fully-fledged supply chain management system, EFL looks to offer a more customer centric approaches that integrate modern technology with human involvement to better serve its customers.

With this partnership, HighJump WMS brings in a wide spread of features in end to end supply chain operations, ranging from stock tracking from vendor to customer, real time inter-party transactions, complete visibility in movement of stock, intuitive warehouse automations to give 100 % accuracy and operational efficiency. It additionally brings in advanced goods tracking through visual dashboards and tools to achieve man-power efficiency through labor tracking module.

“We selected HighJump as it is in line with our customer responsive and system oriented approach. We are continuously seeking innovative solutions to take our business further by raising the industry bar. I believe that HighJump’s system will help us get there,” Asitha Kaggoda, Head of Group Information Technology, Expolanka Holdings said.

Noting the importance of the partnership, David Houser, Senior Vice President – International Sales, High Jump, USA commented:

“We are pleased to be working with EFL. We believe that our solutions will enable EFL to operate more efficiently and be more adaptable to market changes.”

Expolanka has a history in implementing technology solutions for greater business efficiencies. In 2014, Expolanka become the first Sri Lankan conglomerate to host a travel & leisure based application onMicrosoft’s premier cloud platform, Azure. This unique application enables the company to collate and respond to customer inquiries faster leading to partner loyalty and increase booking volumes.

As once William Pollard said “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable”. Expolanka is frontrunning the industry with change and creativity to serve its strategic partners with a far superior service.

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