Textured Jersey Lanka, one of Sri Lanka's largest weft knit fabric manufacturers, has invested in the FastReact planning and management tool to help provide total visibility across the company.

Integrated with Textured Jersey's SAP system, the software manages customer projections, order receipts against available capacity, vertical knit and dye planning, and the production status of all orders.

Mr Rohan Goonetilleke, managing director of the company, which is a joint venture between Pacific Textiles in Hong Kong and Brandix Lanka, said: "We have identified ways to reduce our lead time within a few weeks of going live and will continue to challenge existing practices."

The system is fully networked throughout the business and a large on-line LCD screen in the dye-house helps staff to clearly identify their work priorities based on the latest plan. 

Textured Jersey, which has the capacity to knit, dye and finish approximately 2.5m metres of weft knit fabric per month, also hopes to open up FastReact visibility to its supply chain.