Intersog develops a robust online supply chain solution for Mitsubishi Motors that embraces the whole logistics process from auto parts and steel suppliers to subcontractors and distributors. As a result of the solution, all Mitsubishi partners and stakeholders are now able to access a single system directly from the Web, but can only see pieces of information relative to their business functions and user rights.
The automotive manufacturer Mitsubishi utilizes a variety of different stamping parts manufactured by different suppliers. These stamping parts are then used for making assembly parts for Mitsubishi cars. The manufacturer is responsible for ordering steel for all of its suppliers. Mitsubishi had to use multiple spreadsheets for different stakeholders and had to update them manually. This resulted significantly in human errors, problems with synchronization, lack of convenient data representation methods, data redundancy and extra communication. The legacy application that ran on IBM AS400 server only partially automated the operations.
We have developed software for a robust online supply chain solution for Mitsubishi that embraces the whole logistics process from auto parts and steel suppliers to subcontractors and distributors. As a result of the solution, all Mitsubishi partners and stakeholders are now able to access a single system directly from Web, but can only see pieces of information relative to their business functions.
- Integrated logistics solution from auto parts and steel suppliers to subcontractors and distributors
- Proprietary visibility to Mitsubishi partners
- Legacy systems integration
- Systems notifications via pop ups and emails to improve workflow productivity
Legacy: AS400, RPG, DB2; web: AJAX: JSON, XML, HTML
The web application created by our software development team connected the company to a large DB2 base that had already existed and run on the IBM AS 400 server platform. The most innovative element of the solution is that the new system makes it possible for the client to run newly developed components on the same server. The new application makes the communication of the automotive manufacturer and their suppliers systematic and convenient. It allows Mitsubishi to decrease the parties’ equipment idle time and to increase both parties’ awareness of the commitments. And the ultimate advantage – all the wasted time that was spent on double-checking phone-calls – is now saved!
Main solution advantages
Convenient data model
Mitsubishi has been provided with an innovative solution that prevents errors made during the unnecessary multiple data entry redundancy.
Security and multiple levels of access
Mitsubishi’s security solution provides a permissioning system with different levels of access to the data and control over user’s rights, making it ideal for the company’s business model.
Notification system we’ve created for Mitsubishi ensures that all users are informed about all critical product and business issues on time. The system both sends notification messages via email and displays them on the website.
Easy to use and convenient UI
We’ve created the rich AJAX user interface for the application. With this innovative solution the convenience and productivity of the web interface reached the classic desktop systems and working from the web became the easiest and quickest way.
Integration with the existing system
We’ve created the supply chain management solution as a totally independent platform that can run on any legacy hardware. The platform is deployed on the IBM AS 400 server now and uses the DB2 databases. Created in RPG legacy software components are also integrated into the solution. The critical business software components and expensive hardware are reused.
Data migration technology
Our custom software development team has created a unique tool that analyzes the sophisticated data structure and makes it possible to import the data from the existing spreadsheets. This innovative tool enables the smooth and streamlined transition to the new system.
Benefits in a nutshell
- Increased efficiency, less room for error, less phone calls, better security
- Better data quality when synchronizing legacy and new web front end
- Better communication between auto manufacture and suppliers enabling lower on hand inventory requirements
- Improved supplier matrix and visibility to meet demands of new orders