Supply & Demand Chain Executive Recognizes RELEX’s CEO and Co-Founder as one of its 2023 Pros to Know Award Winners

Mar 22, 2023 2 min

This award honors outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, named Mikko Kärkkäinen, CEO and co-founder of RELEX Solutions as one of the winners of the 2023 Pros to Know award.

The annual Pros to Know award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage. Under Kärkkäinen’s leadership, RELEX has become one of the fastest growing providers of supply chain and retail planning solutions globally.

“This year’s list is filled with supply chain professionals whose achievements and success stories have helped move the needle in the supply chain. They promote safety, sustainability, and workforce development. They work toward helping heal the supply chain. They’re actually in the supply chain,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “We received close to 400 nominations this year, the highest number of nominations ever for this award. It’s proof that today’s supply chain professionals are doing great things for the supply chain. They embody what a true leader should be. And, without their initiatives, programs, and collaborative efforts, today’s supply chains would be in worse shape.” 

The RELEX software helps consumer goods companies improve forecast accuracy up to 99%, decrease inventory by 30%, reduce stock-outs by 85%, and adapt to market changes faster and with higher operational efficiency. Under Kärkkäinen’s leadership, the RELEX team also launched sustainability-monitoring capabilities in their platform, providing users insight into current and projected waste and CO2 emissions.

“From the beginning, RELEX has prioritized creating a culture where customers are considered a friend, and helping that friend operate a better business through improved end-to-end supply chain planning is a core focus for us,” says Mikko Kärkkäinen, Group CEO and Co-founder of RELEX Solutions. “Prioritizing our customers in that way has contributed to our success and enabled the RELEX team to be recognized alongside such exceptional supply chain leaders.”

Go to to view the full list of 2023 Pros to Know winners. The overall winner will be announced live at ProMat in Chicago. Go to to learn more about the Supply & Demand Chain Executive awards.