Asda to Boost E-Commerce Efficiency
By Laura Elliott.
Walmart-owned retailer Asda has announced that it is to select a number of components from Manhattan’s SCOPE supply chain system, in order to encourage the growth of Asda Direct, the chain’s general merchandise e-commerce operation.
Reportedly, the new software will be implemented in several distribution centres across the UK, which currently fulfils Asda Direct orders already. The person in charge of distribution at Asda Direct, Paul Anastasiou, said that “What we needed was a supply chain technology platform that would allow us to continue along the growth trajectory we’ve experienced in recent years.
“We also wanted a systems platform that would allow us to enhance the overall efficiency of our distribution processes and offer complete visibility of inventory throughout our operation. Finally we wanted a supply chain technology platform that could integrate with our core systems and support our growth and range expansion goals.”
The new software’s first use will be at the Asda centre in Ollerton. The technology is intended to support a broad range of ordering and delivery options which will be extended as the project progresses.
As reported by Supply Chain Standard, Rob Wilks, Distribution Systems Manager, said that “While we will initially focus on deploying Manhattan’s warehouse management solution, the potential to implement additional, complementary, solutions from the Manhattan product suite, and what that gives us in terms of future flexibility and adaptability, was a big appeal to us”.
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