From Complexity to Simplicity: How we helped NWF improve Visipec for Efficient Beef Supply Chain Management.

Strategic Research Lab, Squad as a Service
The ability of the Idopter Labs team to understand and adapt to our needs was remarkable. The team's dedication, professionalism and commitment were evident at every stage of the process. We are extremely satisfied with the result achieved.

The National Wildlife Federation works to promote sustainable farming practices that help reduce the deforestation of the country's tropical forests, preventing the production of beef, leather, palm oil and other products from degrading ecosystems.

They also develop solutions for:

  • Improving the traceability and management of the beef chain in South America.
  • Promoting pragmatic solutions so that livestock farming does not cause deforestation.
  • Promoting sustainable and economically viable practices.

The aim of this work is to actively contribute to conservation initiatives, promoting a vision of business sustainability and the implementation of robust commitments throughout the agribusiness sector.

The challenge

NWF introduced us to Visipec, a tool it had built to expand the traceability and supply chain monitoring capacity of beef slaughterhouses. The Visipec system needed to improve its usability and interface, to make it more intuitive for users. This was the main obstacle to the system being widely adopted to support companies in strategic planning and better decision-making.

Previously, the Visipec team manually created graphic reports in Business Intelligence tools to facilitate data analysis, but this method was laborious and did not allow for adequate scalability to serve a large number of users.

Given this, the central need was to develop a solution that was easy to use, scalable and automated, capable of presenting information intuitively and in real time, thus facilitating the decision-making process for end users.

The solution

At the start of the solution, the Idopter Labs team focused on understanding the problem and what the ideal interface would be to improve usability for Visipec users in the future version of the system. We then carried out a stage called SRL - Strategic Research Lab - where we identified problems, mapped expectations, what types and profiles of users, how they would use the product and created prototypes to ensure that we were on the right track, taking into account what NWF expected.

The SRL is fundamental to aligning expectations, reducing costs and increasing the return on the product that will be developed.

The next stage involved Idopter Labs' main service, the Squad As a Service. We are specialists in ensuring an agile and specialized team, adapted to the needs of the project, which contributes significantly to the efficient and effective progress of activities, as well as to the quality of the end result. In this service, our team developed and managed the solution's incremental delivery flow, always in line with and with the collaboration of an NWF product manager. During the first 3 months, we worked on different iterations, improvements and tests until the tool began to align with the objectives agreed with the client, reviewed regularly.

It's important to note that at Idopter Labs we can adjust the team according to the needs of the project, as was the case here, where we needed an initial discovery phase, followed by a team to build the solution.

This process at Idopter is transparent, planned and fast, which reduces costs for the client compared to hiring an in-house team or inexperienced outsourcing models.

Here at Idopter Labs we turn challenges into innovative solutions! Try our Strategic Research Lab (SRL) to align expectations, reduce costs and maximize the return on your project. You can also count on our Squad as a Service for an agile and specialized team, adapted to the needs of your project. Find out more about our other success stories.

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