Press release: Leanware’s WMS system controls Finland’s sexiest warehouse at Also

Press release 7.6.2016

ALSO Finland is Finland’s largest IT and consumer electronics wholesaler, and they will open a new logistics center in Pirkkala on Tuesday, June 7th. The WMS warehouse management system for the logistics center, which has been dubbed as “Finland’s sexiest warehouse”, was provided by Leanware, a Finnish company specializing in taking production and logistics to the digital era.

“Modern building, innovative automation and fully digital warehouse process control make this by far the “sexiest” ecommerce warehouse in Finland. This is a significant opening for Finnish ecommerce. With their example, ALSO points the way for development of in-house logistics as a whole,” says Janne Viinikkala, Leanware’s Chief Executive Officer.

Revamped in-house logistics process and modern warehouse management enable ALSO to deliver faster and more cost-effectively, offer a broader service portfolio and flexibility to adapt to changes in business, ordering profiles and product items also in the future.

“Customers’ purchasing and delivery processes are becoming increasingly complex, and sizes of orders vary from individual line-items ordered by consumers to large truck-loads of goods from retailers.”

For competitiveness, it is crucial that all customer groups can be served quickly, cost-effectively and with high-quality. This is possible with a modern warehouse management system (WMS) .

In omnichannel ecommerce, supply chain traceability and warehouse balances are a game where seconds matter

In ecommerce, the focus of the purchasing decision is shifting from price to usability and multichannel user experience. ALSO’s customer base has also started to buy their products through several channels, and many customers now take the so-called omnichannel service offering for granted. For a systems supplier, the multichannel nature of logistics is indeed a real omnichallenge. This process requires co-operation throughout the distribution chain.

“Studies show that more than 80% of consumers now expect that the product can already be purchased, picked up, replaced or returned online, via mobile and in-store – all this mixing various channels. When the product can be located anywhere and can be purchased anywhere, supply chain traceability and warehouse balances are a game where seconds matter. Manual steps in-between such a process would be a significant risk for the entire business model.”

Leanware has been involved in developing ALSO’s logistics since 2012. With their logistics center in Pirkkala, this giant wholesaler will also switch to use Leanware’s new, 3rd generation WMS Warehouse Management System. It controls both the manual warehouse and Finland’s first Adapto Shuttle – automated picker for small goods.

Further information:

Janne Viinikkala, Chief Executive Officer / Tel. +358 (0)50 558 0865 /

Headquartered in Tampere, Finland, Leanware Oy is a software house specializing in taking production and logistics facilities to the digital era. The company employs more than 90 people and has a turnover of EUR 6.4 million (2015). The company was voted as logistics company of the year in 2015.

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