First Line Software is a premier provider of software engineering, software enablement, and digital transformation services. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the global staff of 450 technical experts serve clients across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Our client is a large producer of agricultural machinery. Turnover in the company constitutes over 500 million US dollars a year. The company is certified in the use of the ISO 9001 quality management system.
The client faced ambitious goals: to increase turnover by 40% in three years, to considerably improve product quality and service, and to expand the international markets of sale. The company undertook a complex restructuring of all logistics of spare components. The traditional Inventory Accounting System (IAS) couldn’t provide paperless technology for the management of cargo flows and required confirmation of accomplishment of all transactions and updating of the remaining balance manually.
To have the opportunity to flexibly and economically work on all logistics chains, the client resorted to the use of a system that is managed manually and supported by radio and loading equipment, and at the expense of this different high flexibility. After detailed research of the market, the client chose the viastore WMS system. The viastore WMS company installed a warehouse management system of viastore WMS. The software completely covers the functionality of logistic processes and manages not only 15 manual racking areas but also lift trucks, materials transactions, and floor vehicles. In total, 27 stationary workplaces, 16 loading terminals, and also 12 portable radios are controlled with the help of viastore WMS in combination with paperless commissioning.
- Increase in storage capacity by 3 times
- Increase in general cargo turnover in tons by 30%
- Growth of speed of customer service more than twice over
- Work performance improvement by more than 3.5 times
- Reducing the number of warehouse personnel by half
The Technological Stack
- C++, Qt
- Relational databases
- Distributed client-server architecture
- Networking technologies (TCP/IP, FTP)