Co-Op Group partners OpenText for supply chain automation

The Co-op has partnered with OpenText to automate supplier on-boarding.

The retail group has integrated OpenText Trading Grid to help make supply chain processes more flexible and efficient, as well as speeding up ability to bring on new suppliers.

Suppliers will be able to share real-time information on orders and send advanced shipping notifications to notify the retailer of pending deliveries.

The Co-op’s distribution centre teams will able to use technology to plan and allocate resources, eliminate paper-based communication and improve inventory accuracy.

Digital supply chain solutions also bring expanded options for notification and messaging, which can improve visibility on order timing, status and complication.

Paul Wilkins, head of source to pay at Co-op Group, said: “Ease, speed, quality and choice are at the heart of our approach and OpenText Trading Grid has helped to streamline key supply chain processes, reducing administrative burden and improving our ability to more quickly bring new suppliers into our network.

“Additionally, the ability of suppliers to electronically share information on inbound deliveries via an advanced shipping notification allows our distribution centre teams to plan and allocate resources more efficiently, eliminate paper-based communication and ensure improved inventory accuracy – helping to deliver what our customers want, when and where they need it, conveniently.”

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