Building a Web-based Supply Chain Solution for the Leading Automotive Manufacturer

Intersog developed an all-encompassing supply chain management system for Mitsubishi Motors.

Company

Mitsubishi Motors

Industry

Automotive

Headquarters

Japan

Client Since

2014

Technologies

HTML/CSSJavaScriptDatabases

Team Location

Israel, Ukraine

Team Size

5-9

Mitsubishi Motors is one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers that’s been on the market for more than a century. With a global presence and many stakeholders, Mitsubishi relies heavily on its supply chain; and naturally, timely improvements are paramount for the fluent functioning of a large corporation.

Experiencing certain frictions in the functioning of the supply chain, Mitsubishi needed some serious rework done on it. Intersog offered just the right set of solutions to make sufficient improvements that would ensure coherent cooperation between all the involved stakeholders.

Client

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is one of the world’s largest automakers headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Since 2016, the corporation has been a part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance - the world’s third-largest automaker.

Key Features

Convenient data model that optimizes the redundant data duplication
Permission system that differentiates the users by their access levels
Notifications for the partners to keep them updated on important new activities
Appealing user interface that boosts the efficiency of user-system interaction

Challenge

Being a part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and a part of one of Japan’s largest industrial groups called Mitsubishi Keiretsu, the company deals with an immense number of suppliers, subcontractors, and partners worldwide. This, of course, increases the need for the robust supply chain management. Previously, Mitsubishi had to use numerous spreadsheets for all the different stakeholders, and those had to be updated manually, which resulted in synchronization issues, human errors, lack of coherent data representation, and general inefficiency of communication at different levels.

The legacy app used by Mitsubishi ran on the IBM AS400 server and was only partially automated, which did not suffice. What the corporation needed was a robust online supply chain solution that would encompass the entire logistics process starting with auto parts and steel suppliers and ending with subcontractors and distributors. Mitsubishi did not want to change the system completely, but rather went for the overhaul option, and Intersog offered a web application integrated with a DB2 base that was already used on the IBM AS400 server. 

Solution

Data model

Building a convenient data model that prevents human error by reducing redundant and repetitive data entry

Security system

Integrating Mitsubishi’s security system to define and differentiate the users by the levels of access to the data and give them a respective level of control over the data

Adding the notifications

Adding the notifications for the users to inform them about important activities that are directly related to their area of responsibilities

UI with AJAX

Designing an appealing UI with AJAX user interface for applications to increase the efficiency of use.

DB2 databases

Deploying the platform on the IBM AS400 server with the integration of the DB2 databases

RPG legacy software

Integrating RPG legacy software into the new solution

Data migrating

Migrating the data from the existing spreadsheets into the new system

Results

Being one of the leading automotive manufacturers, Mitsubishi relies on a large number of stakeholders, and the efficient cooperation between all the involved parties is pivotal. The partnership between Intersog and Mitsubishi has reached its intended results as we’ve built a web-based supply chain management system. It is a novel and efficient system that takes the best from the legacy system previously used by Mitsubishi, adds new features, and takes the whole supply chain management to a new level. Not having to duplicate the data, import it from multiple spreadsheets, or maintain different databases for all the suppliers and stakeholders, Mitsubishi now saves a great deal of time and money.

We also enabled flexible permission settings that allow the right people to access the right information, so that stakeholders can only access the data they are supposed to access. The new system reduces the probability of human error, ensures the safety and security of data, fosters communication, and generally boosts the efficiency of the company.

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