McLarens Containers implements FiNAC Container Depot Management Solution

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Left to Right:

Nilanthi Ranasinghe (Project Manager – Datamation Systems), Biyanka Suriyaarachchi (Senior Project Manager – Datamation Systems), Sanjeewa Jayasinghe (Director/ COO – Datamation Systems)

Mohamed Muhsin (Joint Managing Director – MCL), Gisantha De Silva (Director Finance – MCL), Bernard Arachchige (Manager IT – MCL)

In order to stay positioned for continuous growth, McLarens Containers (Pvt) Ltd, an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certified company, implemented FiNAC’ s Container Management System solution from Datamation Systems (Pvt) Ltd, specially designed for the Container Depot industry.

The company invested  in a customized ERPsolution to manage and support its unique business needs.

McLarens Containers established in 1979 is an Inland Container Depot, which is over 38 years in existence and has grown to provide a wide range of Logistics services such as Warehousing, Cargo Lashing, Project Cargo Handling, Container Freight Station, Container Transport, Container Rigging, Container Trading, ContainerConversions. It also specializes inM&R services, Pre-Trip Inspectionfacilities for Reefer Containers, ISO tank container cleaning, periodic tests and minor repairs.

Professional and technically qualified Logistics Industry personnel represent  the Management Team while a number of Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL-USA) Certified and ISO tank trained personnel make up the balance Operational areas.

FiNAC is taking McLarens container yard operation to the next level by replacing its weighty manual processes and consolidating multiple processes with a seamlessly integrated solution.

The impact of FiNAC was directlyexperienced throughout the Enterprise, improving efficiencies in the yard as well as the back office. Mr. Gisantha De Silva, Finance Director for McLarens Containers, explained how the company’s custom-made legacy systems functioned in an isolated manner resulting in duplication of work. It was time for McLarens Containers to update its methodology for running its business and become more current with technology. The McLarens Containers partnership with Datamation Systems is part of a companywide process improvement initiative to adopt new technologies and best business practices to helpincrease efficiencies and improve the overall management of the company. The flexibility of FiNAC allows McLarens Containers to be more agile and proactive so as to keep them competitive in the Container Depot industry.

Jt. Managing Director, Mr. Mohamed Muhsin stated that “Since 1987McLarens Containers have been using Datamation software and this is our third upgrade. Having worked closely with Datamation Systems for many years, they have proven to be a time-tested partner. Datamation System’scustomized solutions have enabled McLarens to focus on delivering value to our clients, streamlining our processes while reducing our process costs. The fully integrated, real time technology provided by Datamation has truly given McLarens a competitive edge in servicing our clients.The continuity in the relationship for a period of over 3 decades is an indication of the consistency in service excellence and dependability.”

Datamation’s FiNAC Container Management System is customized to match the unique and fast-paced environment of depot operations, from the gate-in, to the repair cycle and through the back office process.FiNAC is a dynamic system of customized modules that work together to effectively support and maximize productivity on the ground and in the office.A robust maintenance and repair module is combined with the gate management process, providing real time connectivity and seamless processing of electronic work orders. This powerful solution is enhanced by a flexiblemobile application that allows users to connect from a wide variety of internet enabled devices including smart phones and tablets.All of the modules including customer booking, billing, inventory control and EDI processing support each other and are fully integrated.

A specially designed web interface for shipping lines, assisting with the estimates and approvals is another feature which is unique to this solution.

Datamation Systems (Pvt) Ltd has been successfully providing business solutions since 1986. They are a software development firm with a mission of providing innovative services and solutions, and a vision of serving clients locally and across the globe. With an experience of catering to more than 25 vertical markets, with over 6 million man hours of pure ERP experience , over 400 satisfied clients and 1200 modules successfully implemented across 3 countries, FiNAC is now ready to serve your business needs.


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