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Leaping past engineering obstacles to ship world-class code in just weeks

The opportunity

Altana’s AI model uses billions of data points to create a single source of truth on the global supply chain, detecting problems like forced labor. At a critical moment, they needed a development team that could hit the ground running and rapidly develop trustworthy code.

The impact

  • Hit aggressive deadlines while positioning for long-term wins
  • Shipped reliable, top-quality, high-performing code quickly
  • Gained efficiencies in frontend team and strengthened culture
  • Increased frontend team size by 50%, expanded team leads
  • Developed APIs to visualize signals among 17B data points

The process

Altana’s Atlas is changing the global supply chain landscape. But when unanticipated shifts created gaps in their frontend engineering team and delivery commitments loomed, they needed more than spare hands: the challenge called for a team of seasoned experts.

When we joined Altana, they had mission-critical deadlines just weeks away, an aggressive shipping schedule for the next few months, and limited existing code. Our team dove in immediately, pinpointing problem areas, proposing effective solutions, and delivering world-class code — so Altana could focus on the mission and running the business.

What’s more, the external perspective we offered helped their in-house frontend staff accelerate ongoing process enhancement and cultural development. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with in-house designers, project managers, engineers, and leaders, we met every deadline, and we continue to forge ahead as Altana defines a new path in global supply chain management.

LBL helped us through a critical phase of our growth; we had demanding customers, a complex product, and a lot to build, all with very high stakes. Little Bear Labs was able to understand our challenges, take the lead in moving forward, and, most importantly, deliver high-quality work we could trust 100%. They were true partners and worked as complete members of our development team.

Ian CadieuCTO, Altana

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