RELEX and Europris have been recognised, yet again, for a project that transformed the supply chain at Norway’s largest discount variety retailer.

On Monday night the Supply Chain Excellence Awards named the joint RELEX/Europris team as a winner in its supply chain visibility category at a ceremony at the Hilton Hotel on London’s Park Lane.

RELEX and Europris also scored a Highly Commended for their submission for the ‘CEVA Logistics award for Retail and E-Tail’.

Supply Chain Visibility award winners

The award comes just days after Retail Systems named RELEX and Europris winners in its ‘Technology Team of the Year 2016’ category at another ceremony in London.

The project, which brought RELEX planning power to more than 230 Europris stores across Norway was completed in March this year and cut inventory by almost a fifth, more than halved out-of-stock days and pushed availability to over 97% (an increase of 5ppt).

Marco Pair, Supply Chain Manager with Europris expressed delight at the award. “It’s an honor to be a part of this partnership where everyone involved loves their work,” he said. “This latest award has left us even more motivated, and we’ll continue RELEX’s roll-out across the rest of Europris’s assortment with even more energy. In the future, nearly every department in the company will directly profit from RELEX.”

“Two wins and a highly commended is a much deserved tribute to what Europris achieved,” said RELEX’s Country Manager for Norway, Fred Graham. “Working with them was a real privilege.”

“Through our work, RELEX not only helps retailers provide the great service their customers want, we also build relationships with our customers. Our work with Europris is a great example of this.”

It’s the second year running RELEX has been honoured by both Retail Systems and the Supply Chain Excellence Awards. Together with another customer, Booths, the UK’s leading regional supermarket, RELEX was named Supply Chain Solution of the Year 2015 by Retail Systems and Technology of the Year 2015 by the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

“RELEX’s success is no more and no less than the success of our customers,” said RELEX’s CEO and co-founder Mikko Kärkkäinen. “That is RELEX’s starting point and our end point. As RELEX starts to reach businesses right around the globe, these awards are a welcome reminder to stay focused on our mission – to help great companies achieve their very best.”