Forza Foods Ltd are a cooked meat manufacturer who spent the last five years producing Asda’s own label cooked meat and bacon products. Following the success of their joint venture, Asda acquired the company in January 2016.
Forza needed a system that would give its staff a simple visual representation of their products, suppliers and countries of origin, down to individual slaughter sites. The representation had to include the relationships and flow of product, and allow the user to control how much information they see. Additionally, documents had to be stored against individual suppliers.
Quikflw had already worked with Forza on other projects so was asked to assist. Based on the rough requirements Quikflw produced a detailed quotation that showed and demonstrated the graphical representation, detailed the functionality and gave a fixed price.
As soon as Forza had approved the project, Quikflw spent time confirming the flow and structure of the data and then developing the prototype screens. This required a close working relationship with the Forza team to ensure they got what they needed.
For the interface, the design was developed to make sure that there was no ‘information overload’. This was done by allowing the users to hide and show certain data groups, at the click of a button. Once the interface was signed off Quikflw completed the remaining functionality and put it on one of their servers for Forza to test.
The solution was tested, signed off and installed on one of Forza’s servers.
The system is now used every day to help Forza and its customers see the necessary detail regarding their products, all the way through the supply chain.