Asda Chooses Dassault Systèmes' Planning and Optimisation Solutions to Transform its Transport Operations

Published on: 27 September 2022
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Dassault Systèmes stated that Asda, the UK's third-largest grocer, has chosen Dassault Systèmes solutions to transform its in-house transport operations. Asda may use advanced planning and optimisation capabilities to increase efficiency and sustainability while also strengthening its capacity to provide high-quality and convenient services to more than 18 million customers per week.

Asda will roll out the "Perfect Logistics" industry solution experience, which is built on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and uses DELMIA Quintiq applications, across the United Kingdom and Ireland to connect and optimise the flow of goods between its suppliers, distribution centres, and shops. 

Asda may rely on supply chain data, logistics resources, and insights in a single virtual planning environment to implement optimal delivery strategies, efficiently use resources and centralise the planning process of its transport logistics services. 

As a result of the visibility and control given by DELMIA Quintiq applications, Asda can meet key performance indicators such as lower transportation costs, increased operational efficiencies, and on-time delivery.

In an industry where sustainability has become a business imperative, "Perfect Logistics," which includes DELMIA Quintiq, will also assist Asda in improving its environmental performance. Asda gains the flexibility and agility to optimise transportation routes, which reduces empty mileage, makes the most of return journeys, and maximises capacity utilisation. These improvements are key contributors to lowering emissions and fuel consumption and achieving more sustainable business operations.

Each year, Asda's logistics services include 39 operations in various locations that process billions of cases and millions of deliveries to supermarkets, supercenters, superstores, and pick-up and drop-off points. 

Asda expanded its services in 2015 by introducing its "toyou" parcel solution, which allows customers to return or collect purchases from third-party online retailers at more than 600 Asda stores. 

To thrive in cost competitiveness and customer service in a challenging environment, Asda must implement industry-leading technologies to seamlessly integrate and optimise these and other new services as part of its end-to-end logistical operations.

Paul Anastasiou, Senior Director – Parcel Services, Logistics Technology, and Operating Models, Asda, 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.” 

Philippe Loeb, Vice President, Consumer Packaged Goods & Retail Industry, Dassault Systèmes, said: 

"Retailers must be able to set themselves apart from the cost-cutting competition while taking driver skills, CO2 emissions, and transportation costs into consideration. This requires sustainable business operations that optimise energy, material, 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.” 

Source: Dassault Systèmes

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