RELEX Solutions arranged its first full day event for customers and prospects in the Baltic region. The event, which was held at Nordic Hotel Forum in Tallinn, gathered experts in the field of retail planning under one roof. During the event, which was themed Unified Retail Planning, RELEX experts and customers shared their views and experiences related to the theme.

In connection with the event, a user workshop was arranged for existing RELEX users. During the workshop, RELEX users familiarized themselves with RELEX’s product development roadmap, as well as share and discuss ideas and thoughts about using RELEX.

The afternoon forum was opened by Heikki Lummaa, RELEX’s Business Director for Finland and Baltics, together with RELEX partner Nixor’s Business Development Manager Tambet Kõrv. Lummaa welcomed the guests and spoke about what has happened at RELEX within the past year, while Kõrv focused on the history of retail technologies. Nixor has been a RELEX partner in the Baltics for over five years and they continue to provide local support in the area.

The first customer speaker Pekka Kuurne, Development Manager at Otava Group, spoke about utilizing data in planning across Otava Group’s value chain. Otava has been using RELEX for over ten years and is currently using it across its entire supply chain. This was followed by a presentation by Jukka Uskonen, Business Director for partner accounts at RELEX, who talked about RELEX partner Zenopt’s forecast-based workforce optimization.

After the coffee break Ilgiz Akhmetshin, Senior Demand Planning & Supply Chain Manager at Media Markt Russia, gave a presentation about the factors that make a supply chain development project successful. Akhmetshin emphasized change management, lean processes and fluent communication as some of those factors. Finally, Lauri Loikkanen, Business Area Director – Assortment & Space at RELEX, closed the event by giving an inspirational speech about the theme of the event, unified retail planning.

The official program was followed by food, drinks and networking where participants were able to carry on conversations in an informal setting.

Seminar presentations:

Utilizing Data in Planning Across Otava Group’s Value Chain
Pekka Kuurne, Otava Group

Forecast-Based Workforce Optimization
Jukka Uskonen, RELEX

Unified Retail Planning
Lauri Loikkanen, RELEX