The client is a leading supply chain management company delivering its customers a unique combination of global logistics, packaging optimization and materials sourcing solutions. It offers services of materials that optimize the supply of a product, packaging that can optimize the effectiveness of the product promotion and logistics that makes it a truly unique provider of supply chain management solutions.
The client decided to go on to SharePoint online rather than upgrading the on-premise version ad to leverage the PowerApps feature of Office 365.
The major challenges involved in the migration to share point online were to redesign the existing process that was based on the legacy system into Office 365. There was a need to migrate data from multiple locations such as SharePoint On-Premise, file servers, shared drives, etc. In addition, the client mainly dealt with material sourcing, global logistics and packaging optimization, hence the solution aimed to be delivered in an efficient way and to enhance performance. The processes were needed to be automated.
On the other hand, the challenges involved in Freight Forwarding and Distributions were:
It is vital for a supply chain management organization to keep up with the changing dynamics in the global economy and pioneer with solutions that innovate, optimize costs, and improve the profitability of the business. The client being a leader in supply chain solution provider sought a technology partner that would combine the best practices with the latest technology to provide comprehensive supply chain services to transform the operations and provide excellent services to their customers.
The two major objectives were:
In addition, the manual process to upload the files in the SCM application was automated using Microsoft Flow, and integration was done with other applications.
Fig 1: Migration to SharePoint Online
Fig 2: Freight Forwarding Workflow using Biztalk and Azure Logic Apps (Process Flow Showing ANSI X12 standards for EDI and REST/JSON API)
Fig 3: Integration Process flow (Using Azure Logic)
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