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Plan better. Sell more. Waste less.

RELEX Solutions helps retailers, wholesale companies, and consumer packaged goods manufacturers align and optimize demand, merchandise, supply chain, and operations planning across the end-to-end value chain. Our vision is to increase resiliency and efficiency in the consumer goods value chain. 

RELEX in numbers

2005

RELEX founded

2,000

employees

21

offices around the world

Who is RELEX? 

A business built on science 

In 2005, frustrated by the enormous amount of wasted products, time and money in the consumer goods value chain, three Finnish supply chain scientists —Mikko Kärkkäinen, Johanna Småros, and Michael Falck — founded RELEX. Their goal was to make the consumer goods value chain more efficient, more adaptive to change, and more responsive to consumer demand.  

Though it began as a startup in Finland, today, RELEX is a global company represented in 21 countries, with over 1800 employees. 

Technology that delivers value 

We help companies across the world sharpen their competitive edge while making their businesses more sustainable. Our market-leading, unified supply chain and retail planning platform drives record-high product availability, increased sales, improved sustainability, and the best return on investment in inventory, space, workforce, and capacity.  

“It was our dream to build a successful and virtuous software company that follows our core values.”

Mikko Kärkkäinen
Co-founder & Group Chief Executive Officer

We treat our customers and colleagues as friends

RELEX strives to be a good company to work with, a good company to work for, and an overall good corporate citizen. Our past and future success is based on staying true to our core values. 

The customer is a friend

We have close and honest relationships with our customers. We’re working as a team towards the same goals, and our customers’ success is a shared victory.

We provide measurable value

We’re highly driven to deliver the best solutions to our customers. Our work has a positive, direct, and measurable impact, it increases sales and sustainability, and it decreases food waste and C02 emissions.  

The colleague is a friend

Our colleagues are smart and always available to help when needed. We don’t foster internal competition — instead we share our triumphs and failures together.

Put an end to stupid things

As a high-growth company, we continuously adjust how we work to adapt to an ever-changing environment. We test new ideas, keep the good ones, and toss those that don’t add value.  

Life is supposed to be fun

We’re serious about what we do, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. There are always new challenges to test our skills, and we make time to have fun while solving them.  

RELEX & sustainability  

One of our main goals is to make the consumer goods value chain more efficient and reduce waste. Across the globe, food waste accounts for 8-10% of yearly global greenhouse gas emissions. We are proud of the fact our food retail and wholesale customers are typically able to cut their food waste by 10-40%. 

In 2022, RELEX helped food retail customers worldwide save an estimated 220 million kg of food waste across the supply chain thanks to more accurate forecast and inventory optimization. This amount is the equivalent of more than 750,000 tons of CO2, which is an increase of over 20% in food waste savings over the previous year.  

RELEX also reduced transport emissions across the supply chain through more accurate planning and optimized deliveries.  

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