- a single platform for supplier management
- accelerated onboarding process for new suppliers
- reduced delays in product delivery
Technologies Used: Python, MongoDB, AWS, Node.js, Angular
The customer is a rapidly growing retail company based in the United States. The company is expanding its business and establishing new partnerships with suppliers to enhance product offerings.
The customer needed a centralized system that could seamlessly integrate with their existing warehouse management system (WMS) to facilitate the onboarding of suppliers and simplify the process of placing replenishment orders.
To address the customer’s needs, HQSoftware developed a supplier management platform that acts as an interface between the customer’s WMS and the suppliers. Within the platform, suppliers can register, submit their product catalogs, and manage inventory availability.
The customer, in turn, can review and approve supplier information, establish pricing agreements, and initiate replenishment orders. They can also monitor supplier performance, track order fulfillment, and ensure timely replenishment to meet customer demands.
The supplier management platform operates using a robust API architecture that establishes secure and real-time data exchange between the platform and the WMS.
During the development process, our team faced several technical challenges. These included integrating the system with the customer’s existing WMS infrastructure, ensuring data consistency and security, and handling varying data formats from different suppliers. It was also important to create a scalable platform architecture to support a growing number of suppliers and maintain system performance.
To overcome these challenges, our development team closely collaborated with the customer to understand their WMS architecture and data requirements. We implemented robust data validation mechanisms to ensure data integrity and security. Additionally, we utilized scalable cloud infrastructure and optimized data processing algorithms to handle large volumes of supplier data efficiently.
- 1 project manager
- 1 full-stack developer
- 1 UX/UI designer (part-time)
- 1 QA engineer
Partnering with HQSoftware, the customer received a user-friendly supplier management platform that streamlines the onboarding process for new suppliers and provides a centralized interface for efficient collaboration. As a result, the customer improved inventory management efficiency, ensuring timely replenishment. Meanwhile, suppliers have clear visibility into procurement requirements, which has helped reduce delays in product delivery by 37%.
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