On February 1st, renowned Finnish commerce newspaper Kauppalehti reported that RELEX Solutions signed its largest contract with Finland’s leading retailer S Group, taking the market leader position in retail and supply chain planning in the Nordics. The cooperation is part of S Group’s major IT overhaul, the purpose of which is to update the entirety of its retail information systems by 2020.

S Group, which has been using RELEX systems in parts of its operations since 2012, showed its confidence in the relationship by selecting the company to supply an integrated replenishment solution to its stores and DCs. “We’ve worked with RELEX for more than six years now,” says Sanna Timola, SVP, Supply Chain Management and Store Operations at S Group. “We know the team, their committed attitude and agile approach.”

Early results in a live run proof-of-concept for fresh products have been impressive. RELEX helped to cut wastage and date-driven markdowns by a quarter or more in best cases. “RELEX’s retail supply chain expertise and good results from a live run proof-of-concept for fresh products substantiated the business case. We’re confident with our choice and know that RELEX will continue to do for us what they do so well – use their experience and adapt their technology to the needs of their customers,” Timola adds.