Supermarket chain Asda is redesigning its entire suite of in-store replenishment processes and applications as part of its business transformation strategy and has commissioned the leader in retail execution, Retail Insight, to build the solutions.
Initially, five applications will be developed to run on store managers' and colleagues’ hand-held devices, enabling them to better manage in-store replenishment more accurately. The five apps will cover Availability Alerts, Stock Picking, Stock Binning, Gap Scanning, and Bin Auditing.
“The focus of this project is very much on enhancing the colleague replenishment experience with the aim of delighting our customers with outstanding in-store availability," says Amy Ramsden-Young, Senior Technology Delivery Manager for Asda. "The UK supermarket sector is fiercely competitive, so we are using technology to constantly innovate around performance, cost and customer service. These new solutions will be central to these abilities.”
"Retail Insight is a long-established Asda partner, says John Paul McNeil, COO at Retail Insight, "so this new contract is testament to the fact that we know their business well, have a solid track record of delivery, and can provide a platform for further innovation as the company develops its own suite of business solutions.”
“We’re proud to be partnering with Asda as part of their Future Program journey. Building new in-store applications in collaboration with Asda will not only transform the in-store replenishment process but also look to streamline and make the current processes more effective," says Kieran O’Brien, Client Director at Retail Insight. "We’re keen to get started on introducing the new applications to Asda stores in the coming months.”