Asda signs new digital transformation deal

Asda has announced a new multi-year digital transformation deal.

As part of a new partnership with Tata Consultancy Services, the supermarket chain is rolling out a new organisation-wide IT operating model following its divestment from Walmart.

“We have a long-term vision to grow Asda and bring our great heritage in value to even more communities – and our technology will form a key part of delivering this vision," said Mohsin Issa, chief executive, Asda.

The retailer is using new cloud, AI, and security technology to help the divestiture run smoothly.

The company plans to create a new digital core by implementing multiple cloud-based ERP platforms to streamline its supply chain forecasting, buying and merchandising processes, HR processes, warehouse management, and e-commerce processes.

It also is rolling out technology to automate its IT operations.

“We are confident that this collaboration with TCS will be one of the engines to deliver such a large technology transformation, where we are in the process of reimagining retail," said Carl Dawson, chief digital and technology officer, Asda. "TCS is going to bring together the cutting-edged technologies and help Asda employees and customers have a seamless experience.”

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