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Turning Kotahi's Ship Around

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Four years ago, Kotahi Logistics was in the depths of a large-scale digital transformation. Kotahi had implemented a data lake that was powering the business, and had a range of new products and services in the pipeline to bring innovation to the shipping and logistics industry.

As part of this product development, Kotahi needed to build out a robust testing practice. Kotahi was working with a range of suppliers, and we came on-board to assist in the software testing function, starting with manual testing.

Four years ago, Kotahi Logistics was in the depths of a large-scale digital transformation. Kotahi had implemented a data lake that was powering the business, and had a range of new products and services in the pipeline to bring innovation to the shipping and logistics industry.

As part of this product development, Kotahi needed to build out a robust testing practice. Kotahi was working with a range of suppliers, and we came on-board to assist in the software testing function, starting with manual testing.

Solution

After working with us, Kotahi began a process of materially reducing the number of suppliers they were working with. Kotahi whittled down their suppliers to a few strategic partners, including us as their key partner in software testing.

Over a period of 4+ years, we have grown to over 20+ team members working with Kotahi to deliver a bespoke testing solution that has transformed the software development lifecycle in Kotahi's digital teams.

Impact

In collaboration with Kotahi, we have accelerated and automated the testing process, spearheading a 'shift-left' in the testing lifecycle.

This has resulted in finding bugs faster through more rapid feedback loops between development and testing teams, in addition to faster time-to-market. Proactive team members have also proposed recommendations across the technology stack which have delivered material improvements in efficiency and areas for innovation.

"LPS really sat down with us and helped us build the capability that we needed in those development environments to make sure that the deployment of the new services was much quicker and much more efficient. So that was great."
Matthew Wright GM Digital Technology, Kotahi
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