Supply chain digitization in agriculture sector

ERP system development and logistics processes digitization of international cocoa trading company

Industry:
Logistics
Country:
Western Europe, Africa
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Client

CYRIAN is a cocoa trading company based in Côte d’Ivoire and France, providing buyers and consumers with cocoa beans and better product quality thanks to a transparent track and trace system

Business challenges

  • Lack of a system for supply chain management
  • Large number of disparate tools for collecting, recording, and storing information
  • Poorly described and documented business processes
  • The need to provide multi-user access to a shared vendor database

Our solutions

  • CRM system
  • Mobile app for purchasing clerks
  • Logistic processes digitizing
  • ERP system

Technical solution

The project was separated into two stages and was implemented independently of each other. At the first stage, we developed a database with multi-user access and a CRM system to ensure control over the information about suppliers, its collection and storage. Due to the specifics of the business and a large number of field workers in remote areas, we developed a cross-platform mobile application using PhoneGap with offline mode support. Additionally, we developed an algorithm for data synchronization when purchasing clerks come back and access the network. We also provided integration of our solution with electronic weighing scales for reading batch data and filling the database automatically.

The challenge of the second stage was the digitization of business processes and the development of an ERP system for the supply chain and document management. We examined the customer's business, described and visualized all major components of the supply chain through BPMN, including Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, and Return. We designed the application architecture and organized the control and management of data. As a result, the client got an ERP system for managing the supply chain and day-to-day business activities.

Technology stack

  • PhoneGap
  • Node.js
  • PostgreSQL
  • AWS
  • Gitlab CI
  • TypeScript
  • React.js
  • MobX
  • Jest
  • BPMN

Key activities

Business results

The project we implemented allowed the client to gain the following ends:

  1. Ensure seamless supply chain management
  2. Get software-based solution to track products throughout the entire supply chain from supplier to consumer and therefore gain a competitive edge
  3. Improve the quality of delivered products
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