When you drive from Hämeenlinna towards Helsinki on Highway 3, you can’t miss Etra’s logistics centre. The central warehouse, completed in 2011, ensures that all Etra Megacenters in Finland are stocked with just the right amount of products for delivery to customers at the right time.
Digia Enterprise ERP has served as the heart of the group’s operations since 2007. This comprehensive, reliable and user-friendly system is vital for Etra, as its range includes more than 300,000 items, and its active customer base contains over 20,000 Business IDs.
Before adopting Digia Enterprise, Etra faced a challenging situation. Following major expansion through acquisitions, Etra ran several stock management and ERP systems for a long time. Information on the same delivery had to be fed, several times, into the systems of Etra's different firms. In some cases, this meant dozens of product codes for the same product. In addition, salespeople had no view of the stock status of other units, let alone importers.
The implementation of Digia Enterprise streamlined and facilitated these processes. In addition, the creation of the Masterdata solution enabled Etra to significantly step up its operational efficiency and achieve major savings in storage costs.
At first, the system covered 17 Etra locations. Now, ten years later, that number has doubled.
“Digia Enterprise currently covers about 40 of our locations, plus our two central warehouses and four production facilities. In addition, the Etola Group uses the system even more extensively,” says Pekka Pöntiö, Director of Logistics at Etra.