Asda supplier Poskitts Carrots has introduced a new warehouse management system.

The system, designed by software developer Amethyst Systems, receives orders from Asda automatically, works out how many pallets are needed, the space needed for delivery and manages order picking by employees.

If there is a shortfall, the system also allows Poskitts to send an amended order form back to Asda and the price is adjusted automatically.

It has been designed to integrate with Asda’s new order process, which was introduced fully last month. “At Poskitts, we wanted to be in a position where we could continue to meet and exceed Asda’s key performance indicators when their order system changed,” said MD Guy Poskitt.

“The transition from an approach that relied on manual data input and complex admin to this state-of-the-art system is saving us several hours of admin a week to process 100 orders.”