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Arvid Nilsson Puts its Customers at the Heart of its Supply Chain Planning

Feb 8, 2017 3 min

Nordic hardware wholesaler has selected RELEX Solutions to streamline its business and improve its supply chain planning processes.

Arvid Nilsson has long been focusing on strengthening its customer centricity and to achieve that goal, the company needed to improve its supply chain planning processes. To make its operations more efficient and better support its customers’ needs, Arvid Nilsson was looking for a solution provider that could deliver a robust, proven solution and design strong planning processes.


Arvid Nilsson, based in Sweden, is one of the oldest and most recognized suppliers of fastener solutions in Scandinavia. Its assortment includes an impressive range of fasteners including screws, rivets, plugs and building fittings – both for industrial and construction use. The company wanted an effective and secure solution for forecasting demand and determining purchase quantities, enabling them to serve their customers better and ensure they always have the right products in stock. After assessing several solution providers, the Nordic hardware wholesaler chose RELEX Solutions. With RELEX, Arvid Nilsson aims to get excellent system support to manage the replenishment of its central warehouse.

The company chose RELEX because of its strong references and track record in both the hardware and wholesale sectors. “We needed an efficient and secure way of managing our purchase processes and were looking for a provider that understood our needs and the challenges we were facing,” says Annika Folkesson, CEO at Arvid Nilsson. “RELEX pinpointed exactly the capabilities we needed in a system and has considerable experience of working with companies like ours.”

Using RELEX the company aims to cut its stock levels while improving its inventory turnover and streamlining both its purchasing and replenishment operations. The solution will give Arvid Nilsson a suite of powerful tools providing far greater visibility over its operations, performance and results. In the end, this will enable the wholesaler to put more focus on its customers and react to their needs quicker and better than before.

“We look forward to working with the RELEX-team,” says Folkesson. “They don’t just provide software, they deliver a solution. They’ve shown great commitment to working alongside us and we’re confident that our collaboration will show great results when the system goes live later this year. With RELEX, we expect to get a solution that supports our main goal – to create value for our customers.”

RELEX will be integrated with Arvid Nilsson’s SAP purchasing system during 2017.

“Working alongside Arvid Nilsson’s experienced team has been a pleasure,” says Mikael Wiklund, RELEX’s Sales Manager in Sweden. “The company celebrates its centenary in 2018 and we’re very proud to be helping them continue their journey into a second century by providing technology that gives them pinpoint control over their forecasting and replenishment.”

About Arvid Nilsson

Arvid Nilsson is one of the oldest and most recognized suppliers of fasteners solutions in Scandinavia. After nearly a hundred years in the industry, Arvid Nilsson has extensive experience in both the heavy and construction industry. Their products are for sale in a large number of retailers in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

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