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Supply Chain Optimization

Supply Chain Optimization

We have delivered optimized supply chain software solutions to one of the world’s leading providers of freight forwarding and supply chain management services.

Shipment Origin Operations

Shipment Origin Operations

We have developed a number of software applications that are used to manage shipment operations at the point of origin for leading 3PLs for their end-clients like Macy's, H&M, Target, Levis, Adidas and Nike.

Shipment Destination Operations

Shipment Destination Operations

We have developed shipment destination applications like automation of warehousing & distribution solutions, e-document creation for the purpose of “First Sale” documentation customs clearance and generation of e-documents to create invoices.

Big data

Why Big data ?

We provide solutions to handle large structured and unstructured data by integrating with our technology partner’s products.

Embedded, Mobile & Cloud

Impact On Industries

We offer mobile application development services for platforms like Windows, Android, Blackberry & Symbian. Our Cloud deployment models include Private Cloud and Public Cloud and our cloud service providers are Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure.

Real-time Visibility

ESSPL's Value Proposition

Our solutions integrate leading edge technology product companies to help you improve real time visibility across your supply chain operations.

Zero Defect EDI Service

Zero Defect EDI Service

We offer Zero Defect EDI as a Managed Service based on either an existing platform or on customized platforms built on GXS, Gentran and Microsoft Biztalk.

e-Documentation

e-Documentation

We offer e-documentation as a Managed Service based on either an existing platform or on a customized document capture platform like Ephesoft/Alfresco or Ephesoft/Sharepoint.

e-Reconciliation

e-Reconciliation

We offer e-reconciliation as a Managed service. This service is offered on a custom built bespoke software platform which is used to track & trace supplier payments at contracted rates to each new invoice raised.

New Software

Developing Software

We have developed Web & Enterprise software applications, SoA based applications, Embedded & Mobile applications that are used in industries like Supply Chain Logistics, Healthcare, e-Learning & Call centers for leading clients like CSDC, JDR, Aspect, Hitachi, Wellmed and Whistl.

Modernizing Software

Modernizing Software

We have re-engineered existing software applications for CSDC, Aspect and JDR by improving their USP, enhancing their feature and migrating to latest technology platforms. We have managed the entire EDI platform migration from Gentran to GXS for a leading 3PL service provider in Europe.

Maintaining Software

Maintaining Software

We have significantly improved a Shipment Planning Software that had become a serious business concern for our customer. The enhanced solution helped our customer win 4 new clients in the retail industry.

Test Execution

Test Strategy

We deploy the "Follow The Sun" model of daily build and nightly test approach in executing testing services, where the daily build created by the development team in UK/Europe is tested by an independent team based in India.

Test Automation

Test Execution

We define and build enterprise test automation frameworks to automate testing of all systems in a business process. We also implement test automation frameworks to automate all test cases.

Specialized Testing

Test Automation

We have the experience to design, implement and execute specialized non-functional testing to improve the usability, scalability and performance of a software application.

Case Study

Supply Chain Analysis & Optimisation

Shipment Origin Operations Visibility software

Shipment Destination Warehousing & Distribution software

Big Data solution integration

Tracking delivery through a mobile device

End to End Real time visibility

Zero defect EDI as a Managed Service

Automated e-documents management

Monitoring & Preventing revenue leakage

Developing new software to manage security audits

Modernizing an e-governance software

Maintaining a Shipment Planning software

Label & Scan software testing

Test Automation using QTP

Performance testing using WAPT-PRO

Problem

Why Big data ?

Supply Chain Analysis Tool is business critical software application used by our customer to do scenario analysis, compare visual representation and demonstrate costs and benefits of various supply chain options. The customer had to replace their existing Supply Chain Analysis tool because of the high maintenance costs, limited functionality support and unavailability of skilled resources for the technology platform.

Solution

Impact On Industries

A highly scalable solution was built on Microsoft .NET 4.0 and SQL Server 2008 R2 which could simulate physical supply chain model in an improved graphic environment. It also calculated lead time & cost of Supply Chain, calculated carbon emission & emission of other Greenhouse gases. This application helped creating new users using a new web admin interface and monitor different Supply Chain scenarios.

Benefits

ESSPL's Value Proposition

The re-engineered solution had significantly better Usability, Scalability & Performance (USP) and more features. The cost of maintaining the application reduced by 30% within first year of deployment. This application enabled our customer to deliver more than 300 projects in Supply Chain development across multiple industries within the first year of deployment.

Problem

Supply Chain Optimization

The client's origin visibility application was suffering from poor visibility of shipment information at the location of shipment origin due to non availability of customized dashboard for tracking shipment KPIs.

Solution

Shipment Origin Operations

We developed a bespoke solution to provide visibility into all shipment Origin operations. A highly scalable n-tier thin client web based solution using MVP architectural pattern was developed.

Benefits

Shipment Destination Operations

The application helped in elimination of manual intervention that resulted in better data quality followed by improvement in end to end business performance.

Problem

Zero Defect EDI Service

There was too much dependency on paper based manual data entry system for both inbound and outbound warehouse operations. There was lack of data collection and order tracking functions.

Solution

e-Documentation

Assessed the current warehousing business processes and designed a bespoke software application to manage the entire warehouse operations right from point of entry to exit, improve customer service by enhancing operational visibility.

Benefits

e-Reconciliation

Improved client visibility and reporting efficiency by 40%, increased shipping accuracy by 40% on outbound movements on a busy day, reduced direct labour time by 12% for shipment receipts and by 15% for loading orders.

Why Big Data?

Why Big data ?

In order to have accuracy in demand forecasting, companies need to deal with huge amount and variety of data coming from different sources. Big data helps in sourcing cleansing and integrating data from different systems such as social media, promotional data, weather predictions, historical demand and sales histories.

Benefits

Impact On Industries

Huge amount of data is generated throughout the supply chain and companies need to process such huge amount data each day. For an inventory management professional such huge amount and variety of data can be overwhelming. Big Data analytics helps inventory managers to effectively analyze and capture such huge amount and variety of data.

Why ESSPL?

ESSPL's Value Proposition

ESSPL partners with some of the industry leaders to deliver big data related analytic solutions to its customers. With the help of their experts and our understanding of supply-chain, ESSPL customizes, implements and deploys such solutions.

Problem

Supply Chain Optimization

Our customer wanted to track various activities performed in door to door delivery of letters and packets. Clock on and clock off times of each postmen.

Solution

Shipment Origin Operations

Delivered a new software solution that is installed on Windows Mobile phones with scanner . It reads barcodes to identify start and end time of activities.

Benefits

Shipment Destination Operations

This application Improved quality service to end customers. Payment to postmen is calculated based on the data from the devices.

Why Real time visibility?

Zero Defect EDI Service

Real Time Visibility enables users to find critical assets whether they are in a warehouse, yard or scattered across the globe. Such solution makes it easy to align and allocate quantity matching demand, helping to ensure customer satisfaction.

Benefits

e-Documentation

Real Time Visibility solutions helps automate error-prone manual processes like locating assets and counting inventory, but also helps companies grow their business. It is easy to monitor the health of the business like sales, company stock, customer inventory, stock cycle time, losses and damage rate.

Why ESSPL?

e-Reconciliation

ESSPL partners with leading product companies to provide real-time analytic solutions to its customers. With the help of their experts and our understanding of supply-chain, ESSPL customizes, implements and deploys such solutions.

Problem

Why Big data ?

Our customer needed to provide Zero Defect EDI service on a new plat-form as they were compelled to migrate to a new, cost effective EDI platform. Their clients would not tolerate any defects in EDI.

Solution

Impact On Industries

Develop a new set of EDI infrastructure tool that could ensure zero defects when the solution hits “go-live” date. Quick turn-around EDI service in-spite of facing challenges of teams located in different global time zones.

Benefits

ESSPL's Value Proposition

Managed high volume of work within stipulated time and within allocated budgets. Delivered Zero Defect EDI delivery service based on the new EDI platform. Saved a lot of costs to the customer by avoiding high costs of technical support / costly new software licenses.

Problem

Supply Chain Optimization

Our customer received a large number of invoices, which were varying in format and content. Managing this significant volume & variety of invoices manually led to higher costs, error rates and slower Turn Around Times.

Solution

Shipment Origin Operations

We assessed our customer’s document management requirements and recommended appropriate platforms to meet these requirements.

Benefits

Shipment Destination Operations

We enable our customers to offer tailored documentation solutions to end clients, Turn Around Times, high quality of customer service, interactions with multiple global locations through dedicated support teams working special hours.

Problem

Zero Defect EDI Service

Our client was facing revenue leakages due to inaccurate or missed billing. There was insufficient transparency into operational data & cost structures. Also there were incomplete quotations, inconsistent pricing guidelines.

Solution

e-Documentation

We assessed our customer’s e-reconciliation requirements and specified the features of a custom built platform that can helped meet the requirements. We setup standardized workflow rules to integrate invoice tracking with contracted commercial terms.

Benefits

e-Reconciliation

We delivered high level of traceability of cost components for each Supply Chain invoice. We also delivered reports on invoicing discrepancies and raised alerts and escalations to pre-defined levels of management.

Problem

Why Big data ?

Planning & notification of the security audits were done manually using multiple tools such as excel reports, SharePoint calendar & e-mails. The records & result of Audits were stored over different mediums.

Solution

Impact On Industries

A web application was designed & developed using JAVA Enterprise Edition 5/spring 3.1 platform, for managing security audits & test reports. It enabled security managers & architects to create/assign/edit/review/close security audits.

Benefits

ESSPL's Value Proposition

Improved usability due to the new interface with quick links are centralized planning through the Application avoiding the need to use multiple tools storage of all audit reports in a central archive.

Problem

Why Big data ?

Our customer was a key player in the e-governance sector of North America with its flagship e-governance package. Their legacy application needed standalone installation for each machine.

Solution

Impact On Industries

Tab based implementation done for easy association of dependent processes with the folder (file). Support for multiple languages was implemented. The business rules were de-coupled and kept at the DB level which ensured optimum flexibility in accommodating diverse end-users with change at code level.

Benefits

ESSPL's Value Proposition

Application could be accessed through browser and standalone installation was not required. The look & feel was kept in sync with legacy system. Thus, ensuring seamless migration from desktop to browser version with least migration cost.

Problem

Why Big data ?

Shipment planning software had become a serious business concern because it was: Inadequate to meet increasingly demanding business rules and constantly changing global demands due to a linear algorithm optimization model.

Solution

Impact On Industries

An enhanced solution that runs a sophisticated optimization algorithm to: Configure best route and lead time by maximizing load utilization and optimizing shipment cost. Automated shipment planning on operations parameters like Carrier schedules, transportation modes & costs.

Benefits

ESSPL's Value Proposition

Cost savings through improved container allocation plan (up to 90%),reduced manual overhead, improved routing and utilization. Seamless collaboration with supply chain partners and within the enterprise due to an unified platform.

Problem

Why Big data ?

Our 3PL customer wanted to comprehensively test a software application that was used to capture information through scanned barcodes / RFID tags and generate corresponding labels that could be printed.

Solution

Impact On Industries

ESSPL designed the complete Test strategy including Sanity Testing, Manual Regression Testing, System Testing, Browser compatibility testing and Performance testing. We implemented the testing using our “Follow the Sun” model wherin our test team would complete testing for software that was developed by our customer the previous day so that test reports were available to the development team when they returned to work the following day.

Benefits

ESSPL's Value Proposition

Our comprehensive testing enabled us to identify and hence help reduce software defects significantly. Our “Follow the Sun” model of testing helped us leverage location of development an test teams in different time zones and hence improve productivity. Our Test team added significant capability to our customer’s team as an Independent Verification and Validation partner.

Problem

Why Big data ?

An e-governance software application that provided automated solutions to all Provinces and Counties in the USA & Canada needed multiple iterations of testing due to high frequency of software releases and bug fixes. Our client wanted to automate such testing to improve productivity and avoid potential errors that might be introduced by Manual Testing.

Solution

Impact On Industries

ESSPL explored a number of Test Automation tools before identifying QTP as a suitable tool. We created a demonstrable Proof of Concept (PoC) based on real data shared by client. On successful completion of PoC, we implemented Automated testing for the e-governance software Application using QTP 11.53 We designed a comprehensive Test Automation plan and implemented this plan to our client’s satisfaction.

Benefits

ESSPL's Value Proposition

Automated testing is an excellent solution for testing high frequency software releases. QTP is a robust tool that we have used in a number of projects with excellent results. As QTP can automatically execute test scripts, it helps reduce the possibility of introducing inadvertent errors and is very useful to pre-schedule test runs on a regular schedule.

Problem

Why Big data ?

Our 3PL customer’s clients started reporting problems of slow response and sometimes crashes while using their Supply Chain software. Our customer could not identify any network related issues that could lead to such a problem. They were not able to communicate to their clients metrics about the maximum amount of data that could be loaded on the software application to avoid slow response times.

Solution

Impact On Industries

ESSPL did a comparative study of various test tools which could be used to perform Performance Testing and identified WAPT-PRO as the best suited tool. We created a demonstrable Proof of Concept (PoC) based on our customer’s recommended software configuration. On successful completion of POC, we created a test environment for live testing. We designed and implemented a Performance Test strategy using WAPT-PRO on the test environment and customer’s recommended software configuration.

Benefits

ESSPL's Value Proposition

Our customer was able to clearly define metrics for maximum load that could be placed on the recommended software configuration to avoid performance lapses. Our Performance Test reports also indicated areas which could be addressed to improve software performance. Our customer was able to improve software performance by addressing these performance bottlenecks.

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