The UK retailer is expected to leverage Dassault Systèmes' planning and optimisation capabilities to enhance its efficiency and sustainability
British supermarket chain Asda has chosen French software company Dassault Systèmes to expedite the transformation of its in-house transport operations.
The UK grocer is expected to utilise Dassault Systèmes’ planning and optimisation capabilities to enhance its efficiency and sustainability.
Dassault Systèmes offers individuals and companies collaborative 3D virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations.
To integrate and streamline the flow of goods between its suppliers and distribution centres and stores, Asda will use an industry solution experience called Perfect Logistics from the French firm across the UK and Ireland.
Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, Perfect Logistics is said to make use of DELMIA Quintiq applications.
Asda parcel services logistics technology and operating models senior director Paul Anastasiou said: “We needed a flexible solution that meets the needs of our business. Through the use of Dassault Systèmes’ logistics planner, we will be able to move goods quickly, efficiently and cost effectively across our supply ecosystem.
“Everyone managing our transport operations can see exactly the same picture, and our primary and secondary distribution can work in sync across planning and execution. We can receive instant feedback on our decisions.
“Dassault Systèmes’ experience in the retail sector, software capabilities, and the expertise of its implementation partner The Logic Factory, are key elements of our transformation journey.”
By using a virtual planning environment, Asda is expected to depend on logistics resources and insights and supply chain data to execute optimal delivery strategies. Besides resources can be used efficiently, while the planning process of transport logistics services can be centralised, said Dassault Systèmes.
Asda can reduce transportation costs, enhance operational efficiencies, and achieve on-time delivery by using the DELMIA Quintiq applications, claimed the French software firm.
Dassault Systèmes consumer packaged goods and retail industry vice president Philippe Loeb said: “Retailers must be able to set themselves apart from cost-cutting competition while taking driver skills, CO2 emissions and transportation costs into consideration.
“This requires sustainable business operations that optimise energy, materials and human resources. Dassault Systèmes provides the only solutions capable of handling such complexity. It delivers unmatched functionalities that transform retail logistics from a cost centre to an efficient, more sustainable value driver.”