Transportation and Logistics Management System


About Customer

Customer is one of the foremost transportation and shipping service providers in United States. It largely emphasizes on delivering finest services at minimal possible freight shipping rate. Customer’s extensive network in logistics and massive experience sets them apart from other competitors in the industry.



Challenge

Customer’s methodology of performing tasks manually restricted it to many limitations such as inability in tracking logistics, calculating shortest paths, estimating weather, communicating real-time coupled with unsecured payment methods. These difficulties often degraded the quality of services that customer intended to provide to their clients. Customer realized the need to develop a complete solution that could automate the services and reestablish the reputation.


Solution

iFour Technolab Pvt. Ltd., a leading offshore software development company, built an all-inclusive & robust solution that functions on web as well as mobile platforms. The solution is intensively focused on providing automated, secured and real-time services, an elementary requisite of transportation and shipping industry.

The solution comprises following features:


  • Real-time Tracking of logistics goods and services through GPS
  • Accurate calculations of Load Distance Estimate & Shortest Route possible
  • Streamlining of processes involved in Life Cycle of Transportation
  • Granular Dashboard demonstrating multiple information at single location
  • Managing billing related documents for loads through precise Billing Module
  • Enhanced and customized Reporting Module to generate reports for various stakeholders
  • Automated Validation and Verification of loading documents with PDF conversion
  • Secure Payment Gateway in compliance with latest government regulations
  • Automated Scheduling & Reporting to improve decision making process
  • Personalized member login with Single Sign On ( SSO ) feature using Facebook and Google
  • Instantaneous Conversation through messaging, calling & faxing directly from the system
  • Role based access control mechanism that prevents misuse of the system
  • Automate Conversion of Documents into various formats
  • Online chatting facility enabling quick exchange of information
  • Mobile Application, developed in two platforms Android and iOS, loaded with various features including document capturing, payment processing, preview of reports and historical statements
  • Integrated Gmail and other Google services associated with the website
  • Persistent posting and update of Truck Status on numerous stakeholders websites


Technology Used


Type Website
Web Server Apache
Programming Language PHP 5.3.28
Framework Codeigniter
Database Management Server MSSQL
Client Technology JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX
Mobile Application Technology Java – Android OS Platform Objective C – iOS Platform
3rd party tools Ringcentral API for SMS ,CALL and FAX Google map API Node.js and Socket.io
Version Control SVN


Conclusion/Results

With the sustainable and comprehensive solution provided by iFour Technolab Pvt. Ltd., customer is now able to deliver services with the level of absolute excellence accompanied by significant decrease in overall costs. Customer is able to perform better estimates, accurate calculations, secured payments and instantaneous exchange of information resulting into improved decision making. Post implementation support from iFour Technolab Pvt. Ltd. has developed a long term bonding with the customer.