#21: Johanna Småros Co-Founder of RELEX
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Johanna Småros (Ph.D.) is one of RELEX Solutions’ three co-founders. Before founding RELEX, Johanna conducted ground-breaking research on retail supply chains. She is the author of tens of peer-reviewed academic articles on supply chain management and optimization.

Johanna received the Young Scientist Entrepreneur Award in 2014 and the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award in 2017.

RELEX Solutions is a leading provider of cutting-edge retail optimization software that is built for the age of Living Retail, where change is the only constant. We help retailers such as Morrisons, PetSmart, Rossmann, and AutoZone adapt to every future, faster. Our cloud-native Living Retail Platform delivers pragmatic AI across all retail functions and at a retail scale. We offer a fast lane to value that builds from a foundation of radically improved demand forecasting and supply chain optimization. Our customers leverage this enhanced visibility of demand and supply into exponential benefits — optimizing their retail space, workforce, pricing, and promotion strategies — all within our unified platform.

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Some of the highlights of the episode:

  • AI and Machine Learning limitations and advantages during a crisis.
  • Most important trends in supply chain retail impacted by the covid19 crisis.
  • How a drug store retailer in Germany with 2000 stores took 2 days to deal with the surge in their demand patterns. 
  • Working from home and the importance of informal interactions.
  • Expect nothing and everything –  be flexible and adapt.

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