The Finnish Tevella Oy, founded in 1984, is a growth-oriented and internationally networked company that develops and markets play and educational equipment, with which Finnish children can learn at daycare centers and schools in an interesting and versatile way. In spring 2014, Tevella was preparing to move to new facilities and in connection with this, a comprehensive outside opinion about the company’s in-house logistics processes was sought. Leanware performed a prestudy on the company’s warehouse operations.
“We wanted an opinion from Finland’s leading in-house logistics and process expert, who can bravely challenge and question our operations and processes using Lean methods.
It was clear already at the beginning that we would be needing a WMS to work alongside our current ERP. Leanware convinced us with their skills and references that they could provide us with the necessary outside opinion, without forgetting the systems in the background.”
CEO, Jyri-Jukka Ääri | Tevella Oy
The results of the prestudy confirmed the company’s understanding of the needs for change in logistics, and in the fall of 2015, the definition of LeanwareWMS for the company was begun. Leanware brought insight also to the beginning of the process to improve purchasing and sales. The purchasing and sales process was made real-time and transparent, so that the company was able to purchase and sell the right products at the right time. This is how the company can control costs and stock value.
Fairly soon after implementing LeanwareWMS, Tevella noticed how picking and delivery errors decreased, delivery times shortened and reception lead times and overall efficiency improved significantly. Concrete benefits and changes for the company were brought by:
LeanwareWMS was used to improve the overall efficiency of the warehouse and to update processes to meet current needs. Tevella and Leanware will continue their cooperation in developing in-house logistics.