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Overview

Solution

Process Automation

Duration

4 months

Team

1 x Backend Developer, 1 x Frontend Developer, 1 x Project Manager

Engagement Model

Fixed Price

MissCake is a small Romanian bakery shop that offers high-quality services, and has one of the most appreciated cakes and sweets at the events happening in town. Working in the food industry is a challenge by default as the business owner has to often face short deadlines and perishable ingredients. 

While having this in mind, planning becomes a primordial step ahead of anything else. MissCake’s owners prepare rigorously, each day what they need to deliver and they take into consideration all the orders that entered during the week. Besides the ongoing daily activity, a typical bakery business needs a higher number of employees, vacation days for them to rest, a thorough planning, and more.

Built With

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Node.js
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React.js
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Netlify
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Google Drive API

Key highlights

Adapting the existing ordering system to accept requests from various channels

Have a flexible infrastructure that would adapt to multiple products and types of data

Improve and scale an existing solution for better process efficiency

Understand customer needs at its core and ensure a thorough process automation

THE CHALLENGE 

Resources planning and prioritization are the two elements that can shake the core of a bakery business, and we faced the need to scale the existing solutions for better efficiency. As a first step, we had to build a template that would contain all the bakery’s products and the phases that each product needs to go through in its standardized process.

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In a second phase, we had to develop an algorithm that would generate the planning and product prioritization for the upcoming three months, by taking into consideration the following factors:

  • The manufacturing phases needed by each cake & their priority

  • Delivery and perishability date

  • Vacation days and working hours for each employee

  • The total number of employees and their data

  • Total number of products leaving the bakery

ALWAYS PUT YOURSELF IN CUSTOMER'S SHOES

Understanding the real needs and problems of Miss Cake, we started with discovery sessions through online meetings, and then we continued with product demonstrations, as soon as technological advancements were made. 

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This process had a tremendous impact on the custom development of the software because we manage to collect direct feedback from their customers. This is how we managed to be sure the product development is going in the right direction and ensure a thorough process automation. 

SOMETIMES CAKE LAYERS AND FLEXIBLE ALGORITHMS ARE FEW STEPS AWAY

If you take a look at cakes and technological systems, you’ll be amazed by how similar they are because at the end of the day they both work with layers. In the algorithm that we worked on we had to define how a simple order would split then in the type of cakes and days required phases for production, and finally get a person assigned to it.

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The development of the last layer was the most challenging part, and that took the majority of the dedicated time for this project and required the most important decisions from both our part and Miss Cake’s team.

Main Features

Admin Panel

Admin Panel

A dashboard that allows to manage the content and actors of the app

Forecasting Algorithm

Forecasting Algorithm

The process of making predictions based on past and present data and most commonly by analysis of trends

Media Files Uploading

Media Files Uploading

App allows users to upload audio, video, pictures and documents for various purposes

Real Time Data Processing

Real Time Data Processing

Take input of rapidly changing data and then provide output using algorithms

Reporting & Analysis

Reporting & Analysis

Generate reports with data, charts, and graphs in an easy way to be analysed

Testimonial

The production program completed by webamboos successfully increased stakeholders' efficiency. They were able to minimize the manual tasks done by the client's employees, and they were able to centralize information effectively. In the end, the client plans to implement more features in the future.

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Carla

Miss Cake

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