RELEX have received this year’s Supply Chain Breakthrough Award at the 2018 Retail Week Tech. Awards.

Retail Week is the UK’s most prestigious retail publication and positioned as the ‘voice of the UK retail industry. The outstanding reputation of the publication gives the awards huge influence and the categories routinely attract the biggest names on Britain’s High Streets and in online retail.

In choosing RELEX to receive the Supply Chain Breakthrough award the judges praised; “the winner’s innovative use of in-memory computing and machine learning, efficiently using tech to revolutionise the retail supply chain.”

RELEX and its customer German grocery retailer Bünting, were also in the running for two other fiercely contested awards. The shortlist for Tech Collaboration of the Year included some of Europe’s best known companies; Marks and Spencers, H&M, Natwest, Boohoo, and award winner Currys PC World. Meanwhile the Tech Team of the Year was also contested by Tesco, Vodafone, charity and retailer Barnardo’s, Boohoo and winners Argos.

RELEX’s entry for the Breakthough award referenced its work with retailers including Bünting, WHSmith and Booths.

“It’s humbling to be honoured alongside the legends of British retail,” says RELEX CEO, Mikko Kärkkäinen. “At RELEX we always strive to push the boundaries of supply chain innovation and endeavour to revolutionise the industry through our technology and our expertise. This award further establishes us at the forefront of retail planning.”