XPO accelerates fresh food chains with mechanized storage.
XPO Logistics is an international logistics service provider with more than 80 refrigerated distribution centers in Europe and 13 different distribution centers in the Netherlands. Albert Heijn XPO manages the Shared Fresh Center (SFC) in Nieuwegein of fresh produce, which in turn supplies all branches of Albert Heijn. To optimize the logistics of the more than 100 suppliers, XPO Logistics asked GlobalOrange to develop a planning system with a link to their existing Warehouse Management System.
Focus on usability, scalability, performance and innovation.
Domain and product knowledge
GlobalOrange has extensive experience with software development for the logistics sector and complex planning software. This knowledge helps to build a successful application for XPO.
The web portal is an intuitive UX design created to provide a complete user experience (UX). The system clearly displays the necessary information clearly and is very simple to use, any time any place.
5+ million order lines weekly.
Innovation in the transport industry
The application gives suppliers insight into the available stock on the Shared Fresh Center. Suppliers manage their own stock and view reports.
24/7 up-to-date inventory information in the cloud
Suppliers can plan complete independently because the tool provides them with real-time inventory information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
XPO Logistics saves costs with the tool because of the optimal planning of transport goods. The unused space in trucks has decreased significantly since commissioning of the application.
GLOBALORANGE GUIDES THE CLIENT PROACTIVELY.
“We are very satisfied with the tool that we have developed together. The result is very user-friendly and has simplified the work. Both for XPO and our customers who use the tool.”
XPO Logistics was also Product Owner. Through intensive, daily contact adjustments could quickly be made. New features or changes in requirements were adopted quickly.
OPTIMAL EASE OF USE
For this application an intuitive UX design was created. The tool uses different data sources (both local and remote) and displays a coherent system for all users.
AGILE SCRUM APPROACH
GlobalOrange used an Agile Scrum development methodology during the development process. The teams works in short, repeating iterations to show results quickly and allowing to optimize the endproduct of XPO Logistics continuously.
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