Kuala Lumpur—March 23, 2017
Oracle today announced that Biforst Logistics Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian logistics solutions provider, has successfully shifted to Oracle Cloud Applications to enhance its speed-to-market delivery. The entire project was completed in just five weeks from the date of placing the order for service. Biforst selected Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud to manage the surge in their business, drawing on Oracle Modern Best Practice for Logistics for their transformation to the cloud.
Biforst Logistics was in need of an improved internal and external IT infrastructure, as well as a need to rapidly scale business operations efficiently via a recent mega-project to procure and fulfill nearly 1,000 stores throughout the country. The implementation of cloud solutions was also critical to curb the increasing internal operational and IT maintenance costs from its older enterprise systems.
“We received an exciting business opportunity this year to provide our services to one of Malaysia’s leading retailers in the convenience retail sector. This opportunity meant that we needed to quickly scale our internal and external operations, enhance the financial insight into our business, and digitally transform into a modern logistics company, said Karthegesan Bala, COO, Biforst Logistics. “With Oracle ERP Cloud and SCM Cloud solutions, we will lower our IT spend, redirect our resources to more strategic efforts, and streamline our logistics processes, so that we can procure, store, and distribute approximately 2,000 stock keeping units to all the outlets nationwide, and in a much shorter timeframe than before.”
Oracle ERP Cloud enabled Biforst Logistics to spend more time analyzing financial results and to align its business strategies by automating time-intensive tasks including administrative work, routine transactions, and reporting. Similarly, Oracle SCM Cloud has delivered greater insights and capabilities, along with the visibility and control of its overall transportation network required by Biforst Logistics, to improve and modernise their supply chain, with minimal risk, at a lower cost, and with maximum flexibility.
“We are delighted to be a part of Biforst Logistics’ journey in modernising their business. They were looking to integrate modern best practices and adopt solutions with embedded analytics to help them meet their business requirements and deliver quick return on investment,” said Jasbir Singh, vice president, ERP/SCM cloud applications of Oracle Asia Pacific. “With guidance from our modern best practice, Oracle’s complete, modern, and proven ERP Cloud and SCM Cloud tools enable Biforst Logistics to leverage mobile, analytics, and social collaboration capabilities, thus allowing employees to work more efficiently and with the agility to better to meet the needs of their customers.”
“We are pleased to witness more local companies like Biforst Logistics embrace Oracle Cloud Applications to help grow their business,” said Fitri Abdullah, managing director for Malaysia, Oracle. “We truly appreciate Biforst Logistics’ decision to entrust Oracle to modernise their business and look forward to a continued partnership and success in the year ahead.”
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Biforst Logistics (BLSB) is an integrated supply chain provider servicing the Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Commodities and Convenience Retail sectors. BLSB is currently operating a nationwide network of warehouses, cross docks and hubs to service their clients. BLSB also operates regionally in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and India. Current services include Land transport (ambient and cold), Haulage services, Freight services, Courier services, Warehousing services and Procurement and Fulfillment services. Asset size is approximately 550 trucks of various sizes and configuration, and warehousing space of approximately 2 million square feet. Technologically driven, BLSB believes in value enhancement in every facet of the supply chain, whilst retaining core values of efficiency and effectiveness.
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