Relex Solutions, provider of supply chain solutions, has forged a new partnership to offer its software to retailers and wholesalers in southern Africa.
Argility, the IT services and software solutions company in South Africa, will spearhead a drive into a new and rapidly growing market. Relex picked Johannesburg-based Argility because of its shared customer-focused values and links to many well-known South African retailers, including OK Furniture Group and the Foschini Group.
Relex, the Finnish based young and dynamic supply chain systems provider, won its first customer in the region earlier this year. Takealot, the leading South African online retailer, is using Relex systems to optimise its supply and replenishment of its vast assortment that encompasses more than 9 million products.
Argility believes that Relex's rapid growth in more than 15 European territories and its existing presence in South Africa will encourage local business leaders and supply chain executives to follow Takealot's example and revolutionise their demand forecasting and replenishment with Relex's ground-breaking, In-Memory Computing powered solution.
"This solution revolutionises demand forecasting and replenishment," says Paul Swartz, Divisional Executive at Argility. "It is flexible, rapid to implement and, thanks to the SaaS configuration, risk-free. South African retailers are going to love it. And Relex software already has a great local reference in a market that's bursting with potential."
Relex, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in January and which now employs more than 100 people, has established itself as a leading provider of supply chain solutions across Northern Europe with offices in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway and its HQ in Helsinki, Finland.
"In Argility we believe we've found a partner that can help establish us as a leader in one of the world's most exciting markets," says Relex Group CEO Mikko Kärkkäinen. "South African companies are expanding rapidly and looking to new technology to help them manage growth and the pressures that puts on their supply chains. We have a solution that will grow with them and enable them to compete on a global stage."