Arrow Logistics focuses on moving bulk commodities for its clients ranging from single farmers to multinational trading firms. The client came to us operating from simple spreadsheets with the aim to automate their process through a cloud application and full Xero accounting integration.
After the initial success of the cloud application which launched in November 2017, the client has also invested in driver apps for iOS and Android which launched in July 2018 to assist their drivers detailed information on jobs and pickup / delivery access in rural areas.
Detailed information is recorded for all aspects of the job.
Arrival and Departure locations displayed clearly on a map.
Clients are able to view the progress of a job.
All jobs are visible to Arrow Logistics staff to assist in organising available drivers for each job.
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Arrow Logistics mobile application provides their truck drivers with the ability to view their current job details so they always have access to the information they need when getting a job started or finishing it off.
Along with this, driver location monitoring allows Arrow co-ordinators to assign work to jobs in their area to improve job efficiency and prevent drivers from being notified about work they are not currently near.
The driver dashboard gives the user a heads up display of their current jobs.
Drivers can quickly complete admin tasks on the mobile app so they never have to access the web interface.
Load weighbridge photos confirming weights can be uploaded.
Client sign-off can be digitally obtained.
Clients can either directly request a job through the system or work with one of Arrow’s coordinators to submit new work.
Each job can be broken down to smaller loads to enable multiple pick-ups and deliveries across different drivers or carriers based on location and availability.
The software has full integration for accounting functions for creating customer invoices and receiving carrier invoices from jobs and pushing them to Xero.
We implemented the following technology stack.
Built-in Vue.js as a single page application, this enables us to create a fast user experience without page reloads and greater flexibility as the system evolves over time.
The backend is built in Laravel & MySQL with an API focused interface so both the web and mobile apps can use the same endpoints reducing additional development.
Our continuous integration systems allow us to test new app builds and update the production site quickly and easily so we can release as often as required.
Amazon’s Elastic Container Service allows us to separate our services in separate containers within a cluster that can be spun up and down quickly and effortlessly.
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