Rautakesko has selected the RELEX Processor replenishment system and its RELEX Optimizer module for controlling product replenishment in its central warehouses and three hundred stores located in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Norway, and Russia. System deployment started at Rautakesko’s central warehouse in Finland in the end of 2008. The system roll-out is part of a major IT and process development project carried out by Rautakesko, and is planned to be completed in 2011.

”We are seeking significant benefits from the development of our product replenishment – our aim is, on the one hand, to increase the efficiency of the replenishment planning process, and, on the other hand, to improve the results of the process, i.e. to attain faster inventory turnover. We chose to partner with RELEX due to the comprehensive inventory control logic provided by their solutions as well as because of the company’s exceptional knowledge and experience of retail processes. We have very high expectations! Our goal is to create a world-class operational process!” says Olli Salmivaara, logistics director at Rautakesko. “To date, we have already benefited from RELEX’s process knowledge. We have received and implemented several process improvement suggestions brought forth by RELEX’s team. In addition, RELEX has demonstrated great flexibility in tackling IT challenges and change requirements,” Salmivaara describes the co-operation so far.

Additional information:

Olli Salmivaara, Logistics Director, Rautakesko Oy, +358 (0)10 532 0606

Mikko Kärkkäinen, CEO, RELEX Oy, +358 (0)50 596 2322