CARU is a global container trader that rents out new and used shipping containers across the globe, operating from offices in 8 countries and headquartered in Rotterdam. So we needed to create an online platform to optimize the process of internal sales of buying and leasing containers. CARU had a lot of data from different sources, and there was a need to track and measure commodities. In addition, we needed to make the solution scalable. The 2020 supply chain crisis only reinforced the importance of the platform to the company.
Moqod has developed a web app that uses open data from APIs coming from different industry sources. Today, CARU's platform can track a vast amount of data, store it and keep the system performance high all over the world. The CARU's realized goal was:
Making buying and leasing containers a pleasure.
More about the solution:
thanks to our agile approach, we were able to deliver the application on fast and quick iteration cycles. In addition, the possibility to operate large amounts of information allows the app to grow hand in hand with CARU's business.
When guys from CARU approved the pleasure of using this app, they asked us to suggest some business intelligence tools. The next goal was to make this vast data visible and ready to pitch. The solution started as a monitoring instrument, so we made it a handy planning tool. Our Logistics solutions experience helped us improve with specific filters and data visualization features.
Moqod created a business intelligence solution for the internal operations of Caru Containers. The BI tool has been programmed with Python on AWS infrastructure. The platform is connected to several third-party providers and systems via API.
This business intelligence solution contains a huge amount of information related to containers all over the world. Therefore, the architecture had to be designed to allow future scalability, and also to manage operations costs. Consequently, we decided to go with the Cloud choice from Amazon.
With the Google tool ElasticSearch, we improved the UX. Here we needed to take both: settle the simplest usage of the complex data and create a handy way to show it. Then, with softs like Grafana and Kibana, we made the reporting demonstrative. Since the data became consistent and business-oriented, CARU gets all-in-one. There are containers' management worldwide, sales integration with third-party providers, analytics, and visualization for business decisions and reporting.
CARU Containers and we have a long-term relationship. The project has been developed by a highly experienced team consisting of a project manager, solutions architect, senior Python developer, and a quality assurance engineer.
Moqod has 10+ years of experience in Logistics solutions. Check our Shypple case to find out how we built the MVP for The Best Dutch Startup-2019. Our skills and proficiency in software development have allowed us to help CARU become one of the best container companies in the world.
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