The aim of the collaboration is to identify ways of increasing the replenishment efficiency of Suomalainen Kirjakauppa’s bookstores. The most effective forms of automated store ordering, their implementation opportunities and their savings potential are defined in a feasibility study executed at the first stage of the collaboration. A particular point of focus is to enhance material handling efficiency in the retail stores.


Suomalainen Kirjakauppa is the leading bookstore chain in Finland. It operates nationwide and offers a large selection of books and other products. More information on the company is available at:

The feasibility study on automated store ordering is a consulting service offered by RELEX. The study enables clients to evaluate the impact of automated store ordering on shelf availability, shrinkage, and logistics handling costs in their own operations and provides the data needed for making informed investment decisions.