At Superdrug, I maintained and developed new applications on the company Intranet.
It serviced 800 Superdrug and 400 Savers stores and was a vital communication link with Head Office.
I designed and built the back-end applications of SD's "Click and Collect" service. Store personnel used my
pages to log the arrival of orders, from the warehouse, and collection by customers. As Store personnel
noted these events, my code would trigger a series of up to five e-mails to advise and remind customers. Also built, was an
Intranet based administration interface for Head Office staff to investigate and handle delivery exceptions.
Key to the success of the
project was my SQL Server database design. It included full date-stamping and logging of all events, which
was crucial in identifying the cause of these delivery anomalies.
In response to inconsistent data arriving from the warehouse, I built a VB6 monitoring program, which when automatically
scheduled every day, identified errors and emailed the
appropriate people to advise of the situation.
application to record staff working hours, as entered by 1200 Store Managers. This data was feed into a separate
payroll system. Another application, enabled Store Managers to document, detail and log their business plans for review
by Area and Regional Managers. At the time of leaving SD, store managers had entered text
to the equivalent volume of six "War and Peace" novels. Many of the Intranet pages, I wrote, made extensive use
of jQuery to sort and select HTML tables.