Leading Bangladesh textile supplier Hamid Fabrics is to install Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software at its head office and two factories in a bid to increase efficiency and improve planning – and ultimately provide a better service to its customers.

The company will deploy the IFS Applications 9, which will support processes such as finance, distribution, manufacturing and maintenance.

The solution will streamline its weaving, dyeing, and finishing processes, which currently operate at a weaving capacity of 10m yards per annum and a dyeing and finishing capacity of 30m yards per annum. The tool will also power the company's future expansion into yarn dyeing and thread spinning.

Since its inception in 1996, Hamid Fabrics has grown to be the largest textile supplier to Bangladesh's apparel industry, says its managing director Abdullah Al Mahmud, manufacturing solid-dyed fabrics for export-oriented manufacturers.

"We have made strategic investments in cutting-edge machinery and textile manufacturing technologies, which have helped us achieve this status within a relatively short time," he says, adding that investing in ERP "is the next step in this journey."