Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Asda software plan to boost e-commerce efficiency

Asda Stores has selected components from Manhattan’s SCOPE supply chain system portfolio to support the growth of  Asda Direct, its general merchandise e-commerce operation.

The software will be used within several distribution centres across the UK where Asda Direct orders are fulfilled.

Paul Anastasiou, head of distribution for new business at Asda Direct, said: “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 first deployment will be at the Asda e-fulfilment centre run by Clipper at Ollerton.

The technology will support a range of ordering and delivery options which will extend as the deployment project progresses.

Rob Wilks, distribution systems manager, said: “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.”