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East of England Co-op trials store supply systems

Thursday July 26 2012

Streamlining of stocking and replenishing processes made possible with new tech investment

Streamlining of stocking and replenishing processes made possible with new tech investment

 

The East of England Co-op has selected ab-initio 5.4 from Celtech to enable it to reduce the existing manual processes used to generate orders in each of its one 134 stores.

 

The new system allows the business to acquire accurate information on margins, stock figures, stock reduced to clear and control wastage, which will enable future growth.

 

The addition of the ab-initio 5.4 stock and replenishment system, which is designed to streamline operations, eliminate inefficiencies and improves service levels, builds on an existing relationship between the two companies.

 

Supporting multichannel development

 

John Dixey, The East of England Co-op IT development controller, said: “The fact that ab-initio operates in real time and is multichannel, has been crucial in our decision to implement the solution. This will enable us to immediately respond to changes in stocking levels and it means that we can offer e-commerce options to our customers in the future.

 

“We have an excellent relationship with Celtech, which is built on trust. We’ve always found the team to be highly customer focused and very thorough. Equally the technology is innovative, robust and reliable – fundamental in a highly competitive food retail environment.”

 

Trials for the programme are due to be completed by autumn.