Lindsay Australia Limited, which listed on the ASX in December 2002, is an integrated transport, logistics and rural supply company. Lindsay Australia is an expanding force in Australia’s transport and logistics sector. The company’s growth strategy is centered around providing a range of “end to end” services to the food processing, food services, fresh produce, rural and horticultural sectors.
The company’s extensive east coast network of 28 depots and refrigerated warehouses, was created following the merger of one of Australia’s largest private transport companies, Lindsay Brothers Transport, and P&H Rural Supplies on 16 December 2002. With 28 depots across the eastern sea board of Australia accessing core business applications via Microsoft Terminal Services, Lindsay Australia faced an increasing need to provide reliable and fast printing to its operations staff..
“With Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, we can adopt more of a team approach to software development and benefit from tools…that support the entire software life cycle.“
- Advait Kulkarni, Technical Architect, SCI.
Situation: Service Corporation International (SCI) was founded in 1962 by Robert L. Waltrip, a licensed funeral director who grew up in his family’s funeral business. Today, SCI is North America’s largest provider of funeral and cemetery services. SCI employs approximately 14,500 people in 46 states, 8 Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. In 2006, SCI had U.S.$1.7 billion in sales. Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SCI…
Solution: In November 2006, SCI deployed Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System, including Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server. “With Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, we can adopt more of a team approach to software development and benefit from tools in Visual Studio Team System that support the entire software life cycle,” remarks Advait Kulkarni, Technical Architect at SCI. By providing advanced role-based life-cycle tools, an intuitive user experience, and rich collaboration features, Visual Studio Team System supports involvement by everyone at SCI who has a stake in software design and development, including developers, business analysts, project managers, operations staff, and executives…
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