Mass Movement has been in the fitness equipment distribution for more than 20 years, and over this time, they have polished their inner processes and formed their unique vision of operational excellence. Like any other business whose success relies on impeccable logistics, Mass Movement strives to streamline communication across all of its departments and sync the work operations among technicians, warehouse employees, and regional managers.
One way to assure your business runs like clockwork is to implement a business process automation system, and it is exactly what Mass Movement had done prior to working with us. They used ready-made solutions for enterprise-grade inventory management; however, those systems did not fully address their unique needs. It became clear that investing in a custom-tailored inventory management system (IMS) and a resource planning tool was a cost-effective and much more efficient solution in the long run.
Mass Movement came to Redwerk with one big challenge – to build a custom IMS that would be a perfect fit for their current workflow. To implement such a system, we had to dive deep under the hood of Mass Movement’s internal work processes, so that we clearly understood the logic and value behind every feature we develop. Since the functional specifications were dictated by the nature of the business and specifics of the distribution industry, we had to devise solutions that would meet our client’s unique needs and at the same time do not overload the system.
Having earned the trust of the Mass Movement team, we were later tasked with developing a Resource Planner – a calendar-like logistics tool for everyday use. It was supposed to have a Google-inspired simplistic design and include features for monitoring employee availability and capacity, checking order statuses, truck requests, hotel bookings, etc. Since the Resource Planner was designed to work with large amounts of data, our major task was to enable a smooth data parsing process that would not affect the tool’s overall performance.
On top of that, Mass Movement took enhancing the operational efficiency to another level and decided to create a mobile version of the Resource Planner, so that its employees had access to all the essential information on-the-go. Our Redwerk team was responsible for developing enterprise iOS and Android apps that would only partially mimic the web tool’s functionality. The primary focus was on technician scheduling and viewing vital order details for each of the assigned tasks.