Custom mobile application
Technical liaison with vendors
Internal & external communication strategy
Professional design services
Challenges: BNSFL is an international transportation brokerage company with a deep history tied to the earliest forms of transportation. As a business that relies on efficiency, they found they needed to upgrade their systems and processes and leverage new technologies to increase efficiency even more. Their goal is big: to become the transportation company that is easiest for large companies (some of the biggest superstores in the nation) to work with. However, they didn’t have the in-house staff or knowledge to achieve this alone.
Outcome: Since 2016, Spinakr Solutions has been a trusted advisor for BNSFL. Our first project was to find a better solution to replace their paper management system when working with delivery drivers. We consulted with them to discover their needs and built a mobile logistics management application that significantly simplified their fleet management process and digitized their paperwork process. Since then, we continue to offer a relationship of ongoing support. We have helped create and develop new systems to replace old antiquated processes, provided staff augmentation to execute on projects such as .net developers who build code, and function as their entire development support staff--when they have feature requests, systems errors, or changes needed, we deliver.
This ongoing support has helped BNSFL get closer to their goal of making it easy for customers to work with them. And with the new technology we have helped implement, the company has significantly reduced costs, manual processes, and hours tracking down data.
Mobile Logistics Management App
We performed the research and discovery, and gathered all requirements for how this app needed to integrate with their business. We then designed and built a customized mobile logistics application that helped our client reduce cost, reduce data entry, streamline load assignment, track loads, and reduce risk.
Our .net developers supported our client's team and built pieces of code that they were able use in their applications.
Electronic Logging Devices API
BNSF Logistics wanted the ability to connect to ELD APIs to automate location updates and track hours driven. Our crew helped make that possible.
Transportation Management System
As management consultants, our team helped BNSF Logistics build out their own in house TMS platform to replace their existing one.
Our crew helped them integrate with 75 different APIs/integrations that allowed for increased efficiency in transmitting and receiving data from their partners.
Sugar CRM for Sales staff
Provide a developer to build customization and management updates
Development support staff for new features, fix errors, configuration updates
Provide system administration
Change Management communication
Our client needed a better change management process. We helped them develop, manage and communicate the internal change process that they now use as they move between systems.
MuleSoft (integration as a service)
Hiring the right staff can be very time consuming. We vetted and interviewed over 70 Mulesoft developers to help our client hire the right candidates to support their needs. We provided leadership and project management to help this team of developers convert their EDI (electronic data interface) to send data to BNSFL automatically instead of having to send it manually.
Marketing and Design Services
Marketing assets for mobile application
Video, brochure, web pages