Mikko Kärkkäinen is the Group CEO at RELEX and was the driving force behind the company’s inception. He grew up in Kärkölä and, like his co-founders Johanna and Michael, attended Helsinki University of Technology where he took a Masters and later a DSc in logistics.
He helped found RELEX in 2005 and, as the Group CEO, is responsible for its day-to day operations and relationships with clients. He has lead projects to help more than 20 RELEX customers to develop their forecasting and replenishment processes. He is also the author of more than thirty papers on logistics and supply chain issues delivered at conferences or published in leading magazines.
Mikko’s early research focused on warehouse processes and logistics for e-commerce. Later, as a project manager at the University’s BIT Research Centre, he oversaw the department’s collaboration with partner private enterprises.
Mikko is a fluent English and Swedish speaker. He relaxes playing sports and is a keen cyclist and tennis player. However his most time-consuming pastime is cross-country skiing and he’s even completed the gruelling 440km ’Border to Border’ race across northern Finland.
Connect with Mikko
- With SaaS SCM solutions offering speed, agility and no tie-ins it’s time to leave the RFP behind
3 November, 2014
- Increasing efficiency in the supply chain for short shelf life goods using RFID tagging
International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol. 31 Iss: 10, 2003
- Roles of interfirm information systems in supply chain management
International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 37 Iss: 4, 2007