Helsinki, March 2, 2010 — Verkkokauppa.com has grown rapidly into Finland’s second biggest reseller of consumer electronics. The steep growth has also created new requirements for the warehouse management processes and the system itself. Thus a new warehouse management system was needed, while up to now the logistics have been running smoothly using a legacy system created internally. The new system will be delivered by CDC Software, specialized in warehouse management systems, and it will be deployed in late 2010.
- Our business has grown very strongly up to now and we expect the growth to continue. Thus we now invest into the future by ensuring efficient logistics also in the long run, says Samuli Seppälä, CEO of Verkkokauppa.com.
- Our logistical system, a key factor in the smooth operation of our Internet store, is now running at full capacity. In addition to taking on the CDC system and refreshing our logistics processes, we aim to get more warehouse space. Good service is an essential part of our business idea, and product availability is a big part of it.
The construction of a new warehouse management system focuses on the Verkkokauppa.com main location in Ruoholahti, in Helsinki. In addition to the warehouse and administration, the Ruoholahti offices also house main service venue and built-to-order services, in altogether 10 000 square meters.
- Our project covers the overall design of logistical processes as well as the system construction for the entire warehouse. We will also provide interfaces to the main system, also a legacy solution. This will result in a more streamlined internal logistical system, says Ilmari Junttila, sales manager for CDC Software.
- We drafted a fairly detailed plan for Verkkokauppa.com already at the proposal stage and it now serves at the basis for the actual project.
In addition to the head office in Helsinki, Verkkokauppa.com has a store in Pirkkala and Oulu, but its products can be ordered from the Internet store, post offices and R-kiosks and delivered anywhere in Finland. Since its foundation in 1992, Verkkokauppa.com has shipped over 5 million packages and 12 million products. In addition to reasonable pricing, Verkkokauppa.com offers rapid warranty and other services.
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