Posti is set to automate and streamline its warehousing services in the capital region.
The state-owned provider of postal and logistics services says in a press release it will re-locate some of its warehousing functions to its logistics centre in Voutila, Vantaa, which provides sorting and warehousing services for the e-commerce sector. Certain logistics functions and processes, it adds, will also be integrated with other services of the robot-assisted hybrid warehouse.
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The streamlining measures are to be completed by the end of the year and are expected to result in the redundancies of up to 70 full-time employees,
“Organising supply chain solutions in a way that is cost efficient and in line with the interests and needs of our customers is pivotal for the success of both Posti and its customers,” Harri Kämppä, the director of supply chain solutions at Posti, says in the press release.
Posti underlines that all of the employees affected by the rationalising effort will have access to its support programme offering re-training opportunities and support for job-seeking and entrepreneurship.
It also stresses that the overhaul is not related to the bankruptcy of Anttila.
Uusi Suomi reported last week that the bankruptcy of the department store chain came as a surprise to the provider of postal and logistics services as the two companies had only recently signed a partnership agreement for the provision of all warehousing, delivery and return services required by Anttila.
“We started providing the services in May and the volumes were quite high […]. Anttila publicly announced that it would open new department stores; [the bankruptcy] really was a surprise to us,” Jukka Rosenberg, the director of parcel and logistics services at Posti, said to Uusi Suomi.
“We only got to do this for a little while,” he lamented.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Martti Kainulainen – Lehtikuva