To summarise, the design should:
• Represent the core business – “Supply chain visibility”.
• The diagram sections should fit together as a continuous and complete flow regardless of the sections enabled. One should never feel that something is lacking – however few sections are shown at the time.
• Incorporate the visibility and transparency theme if possible.
• Should not be cluttered.
• Each section needs to be easily identifiable.
• It should be an original, innovative, world class design representing the latest trends in web design.
• Needs to be created in web 2.0 look (can have html5 animation etc).
Here is a description of each service
Client Orders (this section will always be shown)
The Clients Order Dashboard graphically depicts the client’s order book showing orders for products placed by the client with us. Orders can be drilled down into and analysed in a variety of ways from date, ship to destination, product type to status.
This is the client’s view into the supply chain network, they can see all purchasing related details for orders placed with suppliers in China. Drill down for detailed view or analyse using different measures.
This section includes raw material dashboards which allows users to track the key raw material inventory levels across the supply chain. Transparency into the factory floor and kitting/ /assembly/production details of raw materials and packaging into finished product is provided.
The Distribute Dashboard provides visibility into both historic shipments and forthcoming shipments from us to a client. Users can drill down for more detailed information on freight and logistics or analyse transactions by product types and dates.
Transparency into the Fulfillment centre activities is provided in the Fulfill dashboard. The fulfilment service ships direct to DCs (distribution centres), stores and end customers. Users can evaluate the volumes and order types (B2B v B2B) managed each month and drill down to see daily trends.
This is an essential tool to manage stock in warehouses around the world:
• Inventory pipeline – visibilty into the inventory pipeline from WIP (work in progress), in transit inventory to inventory in each warehouse.
• Inventory world view – graphically see where in the world your stock is currently located.
• Inventory aging – what value of stock is where and how long has it been there?
Financials (this section will always be shown)
The section provides a summary of the financial transactions between a client and us. Users can analyse:
• historic sales
• open invoices
• invoice payment information
This has been added in answer to a question:
This has been added:
You will only need to design one page. That is the landing page. The challenge is to show the sections relevant to the client. ie the design must work with 3 or with 7 (ultimately up to 9) different clickable options.
It will always show Client Orders and Financials and the third being any of the rest – but could well be all seven of the sections. The next level down will have dashboards but you don't need to worry about that. But if you could come up with any ideas as to how we could show a glimpse of those (in numbers or counters) in the top level. For example, if a client came to their landing page and only had 3 sections visible Client orders, Financials, and Hubs - they would only see those, but they might see as they hovered over financials that they had 2 outstanding invoices of x amount, 3 paid of y amount... etc. For Hubs they would see they had x amount of stock in warehouse 3, y amount of stock in warehouse 2.. .etc. I know you don't have any of these numbers, but we will accept any dummy copy - we just would like to see how that information could be displayed in a clever and interesting way.
We do not need the site to in any way represent our 'mother' site. Whoever wins might be asked to implement a header and footer separately as another project. I hope this answers your questions!