The Co-operative Group aims to improve communications with suppliers for its 3,000 food stores around the UK using an Axway B2B system for process automation and collaboration.
It is also incorporating Axway’s business activity monitoring system for added visibility into business processes and the supply chain.
The aim is to automate business processes and documents, including orders, advanced shipping notices, dispatch notes and invoices, for a more efficient integration between the retailer’s back-office systems and its suppliers.
The first phase of the project, which manages store provision and replenishment, has been implemented.
Mark Hale, the group’s director of food retail information services, said: “Axway’s solutions will support The Co-operative in its ongoing commitment to controlled growth by reducing costs, enhancing relationships with suppliers and enabling us to be even more demand driven.”