MAS Active Adopt the Fastreact Approach to Planning

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MAS Active, part of the Sri Lankan based MAS Holdings, has chosen Fastreact to provide its production planning and control functions, including both capacity and critical path management, working with and interfaced to its SAP business system.

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MAS Active, part of the Sri Lankan based MAS Holdings, has chosen Fastreact (http://www.fastreact.co.uk) to provide its production planning and control functions, including both capacity and critical path management, working with and interfaced to its SAP business system.

MAS Holdings specialises in design-to-delivery solutions in intimates and sports apparel for the world’s leading brands. The largest in the region, MAS operates 28 world class manufacturing facilities, two design studios and a sourcing and innovation arm across seven countries. Backed by a strong raw material supply base the group employs over 41,000 people.

MAS Active is the fastest growing sports and active fashion wear manufacturer in the region servicing top brands Nike, GAP, adidas, Victoria’s Secret and numerous other global market brands. With a manufacturing base of some 12 facilities, 10 in Sri Lanka, and 2 in India, the MAS Active division employs over 14,000 people and manufactures around 25 Million garments per annum within its Sri Lankan facilities alone.

The Challenges

Mr. Shirendra Lawrence, Managing Director explains “As demand for much greater product complexity and dramatically shorter lead-times increases, we realised that our existing, excessively manual methods would simply not cope with these new conditions. Given the complex nature of our products, we had to find a ‘World Best’ solution, which would work with and integrate to SAP and which could cope with multi-level planning, also multi-stage and multi-component processing, including our extensive printing and embellishment requirements. In addition, the solution needed to cope with either centralised or decentralised processes, also planning ‘live’ across multiple locations, yet remain easy to use, responsive and flexible: That’s a tall order!”

The Solution

Mr. Prasanna Jayasekera, Director Planning & Strategy added “Fastreact was the only tool on the market, which we found capable of meeting all our requirements; and the implementation timescale is impressive. This allows us to be operational with Fastreact extremely quickly, delivering immediate benefits to the business.“

Conclusion

Andrew Brown, CEO of Fast React Systems added “We are delighted to be working with MAS Active, on this exciting project. In the modern Apparel environment, effective and responsive planning is an essential requirement for survival. Yet this remains an area of tremendous opportunity for many businesses, which offers enormous business benefits. Fastreact provides a proven, industry specific solution, which works with and complements existing systems and can provide dramatic improvements in visibility, coordination and control, together with a rapid return on investment of typically 6 months or less.”

http://www.fastreact.co.uk

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