Annual Report 2015

Case gallery

You can find Posti's cases from 2015 below and our Annual Report videos here.

 

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European stamp promotes green thinking

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European stamp promotes green thinking

In spring 2016, European postal operators will publish a joint Think Green stamp that features the same image in all countries. The motif was selected in a joint design competition organized by PostEurop, the association of European public postal operators. The winner of the competition was a postage...Read more

In spring 2016, European postal operators will publish a joint Think Green stamp that features the same image in all countries. The motif was selected in a joint design competition organized by PostEurop, the association of European public postal operators. The winner of the competition was a postage stamp designed by Doxia Sergidou from Cyprus. Posti also participated in the design competition.

The Think Green stamp is the 60th issue in the EUROPA series. Each country will add their own country indications and values to the stamp. The stamp will be published in Finland in May 2016.

The motif of the winning design shows a hand holding a paint roller that is painting over a gray polluted scene to create a greener and more environmentally friendly landscape.

“The green color symbolizes hope and inspires us to build a better world. The stamp shows us that it is in our hands to create a greener planet,” Doxia Sergidou explains.
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Finland takes first place in driving habit competition

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Finland takes first place in driving habit competition

Finnish representatives Heikki Toikkanen and Päivi Blom took first place in the Drivers' Challenge driving habit competition organized by Posti and the International Post Corporation (IPC) in Ivalo in March. The runner-up pair was Tadgh Linehan and...Read more

Finnish representatives Heikki Toikkanen and Päivi Blom took first place in the Drivers' Challenge driving habit competition organized by Posti and the International Post Corporation (IPC) in Ivalo in March. The runner-up pair was Tadgh Linehan and Tommy Dempsey from Ireland, with Andres Rojas Ruiz and Santiago Munoz of Spain finishing in third place.

In the international driving habit competition, postal workers from various countries competed in driving in the most ecological and safe manner. The competitors’ vehicle handling skills were tested on a skills course that included slalom driving on a cone track, parallel parking and zigzag reversing between marker poles. The Eco course assessed the participants’ economical driving style on a 15-kilometer track that included delivering letters to mailboxes and handing over a parcel to a customer.

The International Post Corporation (IPC) is a postal operators’ cooperation organization with members in 24 countries.
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Confectionery logistics in Russia

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Confectionery logistics in Russia

Russian confectionery company UNICONF selected Itella Russia as its sole logistics and warehouse partner in the summer of 2015. The two companies have been cooperating since 2006.

UNICONF is the largest confectionery company in Eastern Europe and the market leader in Russia. Their storage...Read more

Russian confectionery company UNICONF selected Itella Russia as its sole logistics and warehouse partner in the summer of 2015. The two companies have been cooperating since 2006.

UNICONF is the largest confectionery company in Eastern Europe and the market leader in Russia. Their storage volume requires more than 20,000 pallets and they manufacture a wide range of consumer confectionery, from candies to cakes to chocolate, all of which have a rapid turnover. This demanding rate of production has prompted Itella Russia to hire more employees, based at its Krekshino warehouse, ensuring that the needs of warehouse and handling services are met.

Itella Russia, part of Posti Group, has been operating in Russia since 2008. Group has over 2,800 professionals serving both local and global brands in Russia. There is altogether 500,000 m² in warehouse space across the country.
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Posti delivers fan merchandise for Jokerit

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Posti delivers fan merchandise for Jokerit

The Jokerit ice hockey team redesigned its online store for fan merchandise in late spring. As part of the renewal, Jokerit selected Posti as its supply chain solutions partner.

Starting from August 2015, Posti has handled product warehousing, transport and parcel delivery, as well as...Read more

The Jokerit ice hockey team redesigned its online store for fan merchandise in late spring. As part of the renewal, Jokerit selected Posti as its supply chain solutions partner.

Starting from August 2015, Posti has handled product warehousing, transport and parcel delivery, as well as related services such as gift wrapping. The partnership extends beyond simple warehousing services to cover the entire order-supply chain.

“As a well-known, reliable and modern operator, Posti is an excellent partner for Jokerit. The demand for our fan merchandise is constantly growing, and Posti ensures that we can serve our supporters quickly, reliably, and cost-effectively,” says Jukka Kohonen, CEO of Jokerit.

Posti’s first automated warehouse, which is among the most modern in Europe, is ideally suited to the needs of eCommerce. Automated order picking at the automated warehouse that was completed in Vantaa’s Voutila district in the fall will further speed up Posti’s deliveries and offer a unique competitive advantage to online retailers.
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Digitization represents a great opportunity

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Digitization represents a great opportunity

Posti was in Pori in July to participate in SuomiAreena, the summer’s largest discussion event on topics of social significance. The topic of the panel discussion Posti participated in was “What is the impact of digitization on commerce and the economy?”.

The panelists included...Read more

Posti was in Pori in July to participate in SuomiAreena, the summer’s largest discussion event on topics of social significance. The topic of the panel discussion Posti participated in was “What is the impact of digitization on commerce and the economy?”.

The panelists included Heikki Malinen, CEO of Posti Group, Olli Rehn, Minister of Economic Affairs, Juhani Pekkala, Managing Director of the Finnish Commerce Federation, and Leena Mörttinen, Executive Director of Family Business Network Finland. The panel was moderated by Kristiina Helenius, CEO of AmCham Finland.

The panelists described digitization as a great opportunity, as long as we in Finland ensure that we keep up with its development and preferably lead the way.

“It is a key objective for us, including the Government, to restore Finland’s position as a leader in digital competence and digitization. Digital competence is one of the spearhead projects in the Government program, and it is key to Finland’s future success,” Olli Rehn explained.

Juhani Pekkala pointed out that the digital transformation takes place through various businesses and highlighted the importance of boosting their capacity to respond to the need for change and renewal. The Finnish Commerce Federation organizes eCommerce training events that have already attracted hundreds of participants.

“Digitization is an explosive phenomenon. Is Finland and the Finnish system sufficiently quick and agile to change with the times and ensure our continued competitiveness,” Leena Mörttinen asked.
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Robot helicopter delivered parcels to Suomenlinna

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Robot helicopter delivered parcels to Suomenlinna

In September, Posti carried out an experiment to test the technology of the future in eCommerce logistics and mail delivery. The experiment involved testing a robotic helicopter in delivery and transport tasks for the first time in Finland, and for the first time in Europe in an inhabited urban...Read more

In September, Posti carried out an experiment to test the technology of the future in eCommerce logistics and mail delivery. The experiment involved testing a robotic helicopter in delivery and transport tasks for the first time in Finland, and for the first time in Europe in an inhabited urban environment.

The robotic helicopter flew with a parcel for example from mainland Helsinki to the island of Suomenlinna, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

The experiment was part of Posti’s continued process of renewal. Together with its customers and partners, Posti develops and tests quick and easy delivery solutions and methods to support eCommerce. New technologies make online shopping quicker and easier for both senders and recipients.

Posti’s partners in the experiment were Sharper Shape Ltd, which is responsible for the technology and operation of the robotic helicopter, and Verkkokauppa.com. The experiment was authorized by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) operating under the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
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Seamless Purchase-to-Pay chain

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Seamless Purchase-to-Pay chain

The housing investment company SATO has a clear goal: a predictable and transparent process from purchase to payment.

SATO outsourced its accounts payable tasks to OpusCapita in summer 2014. The solution includes accounts payable tasks and systems as a cloud service, as well as process...Read more

The housing investment company SATO has a clear goal: a predictable and transparent process from purchase to payment.

SATO outsourced its accounts payable tasks to OpusCapita in summer 2014. The solution includes accounts payable tasks and systems as a cloud service, as well as process development. In early 2015, SATO implemented a new procurement system provided by OpusCapita’s partner.

“We decided to partner with OpusCapita because they have a comprehensive approach and the capacity to provide systems and services to suit our needs on a tight schedule. I am very satisfied with their capacity for cooperation and flexible approach to their work. OpusCapita customized its solution to ensure that it suits our specific needs,” says Yaron Nadbornik, Head of Procurement at SATO.

SATO receives invoices from 1,800 suppliers. In addition to SATO’s own employees, purchase invoices are approved by 40 Property Managers employed by Realia Management Oy. Outsourcing accounts payable to OpusCapita has already accelerated our purchase invoice turnover, and the effectiveness of the new process will be further increased by the automatic reconciliation of purchase orders and purchase invoices.
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Printed advertisements are more memorable

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Printed advertisements are more memorable

“A printed advertisement is up to 24 times more memorable when people can see and touch it, compared to only seeing it,” says David Brennan, one of the authors of the 'Private Life of Mail' study by Royal Mail. Brennan discussed the results of the study at a customer event for Posti’s...Read more

“A printed advertisement is up to 24 times more memorable when people can see and touch it, compared to only seeing it,” says David Brennan, one of the authors of the 'Private Life of Mail' study by Royal Mail. Brennan discussed the results of the study at a customer event for Posti’s Marketing Services in August.

The study is groundbreaking in that it combines traditional market and media research with brain research, interviews, and analyses as well as ethnographic research, which deals with the customs of peoples and cultures.

The study shows that printed advertising plays a significant role in consumers’ purchasing behavior. Printed advertisements provoke a more emotional response in consumers than television and online advertising, for example. They also exhibit better recall of what they read, and printed advertisements are effective in driving consumers to make purchases online.

“Sending a tactile advertisement in a highly technological, digital world may become a key factor in encouraging consumers to make purchasing decisions,” Brennan explains.
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Quite a jigsaw puzzle

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Quite a jigsaw puzzle

Olvi’s Timo Tikkanen and Posti’s Jari Vänskä work with their colleagues to put together a jigsaw puzzle comprised of hundreds of little details to ensure that Posti’s truck and trailer combinations transport Olvi beverages across Finland in a timely and safe manner.Read more

Olvi’s Timo Tikkanen and Posti’s Jari Vänskä work with their colleagues to put together a jigsaw puzzle comprised of hundreds of little details to ensure that Posti’s truck and trailer combinations transport Olvi beverages across Finland in a timely and safe manner. Tikkanen works as a Logistics Planner at Olvi’s offices in Iisalmi, while Vänskä works as a Transport Planner at Posti’s Transportation Management unit in Kuopio.

During peak times, the production facility in Northern Savonia ships out more than 70 truckloads of beer, cider, soft drinks, and mineral water. Around Midsummer, Christmas and the winter vacation period, Finnish consumers buy hundreds of thousands of liters of Olvi beverages per day.

The cooperation began in 2004 between Olvi and Transpoint. Transpoint’s business operations were subsequently transferred to Posti as a result of an acquisition completed in 2012.

The cooperation has gradually grown into a comprehensive partnership. Posti transports Olvi products to Olvi’s own terminals or terminal facilities leased to Olvi by Posti, as well as to central wholesale corporations. The products are then distributed to supermarkets and grocery stores, cafés, restaurants, kiosks and events. Posti also handles the distribution and shelving of brewing industry products in certain parts of Finland. Recycled glass and plastic bottles, as well as aluminum cans, are then backhauled to Olvi by Posti. The shipments also include shipping cartons and pallets.
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Posti is responsible for Anttila’s supply chain services

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Posti is responsible for Anttila’s supply chain services

Anttila and Posti signed in December an agreement on the supply chain services in Finland for all department stores and online stores of Anttila. Under the agreement, Posti is responsible for the warehousing services of 25 Anttila department stores, nine Kodin1 department stores and Anttila.com and...Read more

Anttila and Posti signed in December an agreement on the supply chain services in Finland for all department stores and online stores of Anttila. Under the agreement, Posti is responsible for the warehousing services of 25 Anttila department stores, nine Kodin1 department stores and Anttila.com and Kodin1.com online stores with associated value-added services, transport of products to the stores and transport and return services of online store products for consumer customers.

- We feel honored that one of the biggest commercial players in Finland has chosen us as their logistics partner. We are in a unique position to be able to bring Anttila's online and department store warehousing along with their value-added services under one roof and offer an optimal delivery service to store and to the end customer, says Harri Kämppä, Head of Supply Chain Solutions at Posti.

Anttila is continuing restructuring work and new department stores will continue to open in the course of 2016. The company's supply chain and logistics function is part of this ongoing restructuring work.

- When choosing a supply chain solutions provider, what mattered to us was ensuring that the company would provide the solutions required to support the Anttila reform program. We consider our agreement with Posti more than just a service agreement, that is, as a partnership agreement when building a successful, multi-channel Finnish retail enterprise, says Arto Gauffin, Supply Chain Director, Anttila.
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Posti made youngsters move on the football pitch

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Posti made youngsters move on the football pitch

Posti has a long history of supporting Finnish football, both at the top and at the grassroots level. We were the main cooperation partner of the Football Association of Finland from 1994 to 2015.

As part of our partnership with the Football Association of Finland, we promoted a better...Read more

Posti has a long history of supporting Finnish football, both at the top and at the grassroots level. We were the main cooperation partner of the Football Association of Finland from 1994 to 2015.

As part of our partnership with the Football Association of Finland, we promoted a better future and physical activity among young people under the Osoitteena Futis (“The Address is Football”) project. Participating clubs sponsored by Posti organized some 400 events at daycare centers and schools during the year, which brought some 200 new players to the sport and helped launch nearly 100 new activity groups.

The project has three target groups: supporting football as a hobby among girls and boys, as well as supporting the development of recreational group activities. The goals include increasing the number of players under the age of 10, as well as developing cooperation between daycare centers, schools, and football clubs.
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Meal delivery service wins a corporate responsibility award

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Meal delivery service wins a corporate responsibility award

Posti’s meal delivery service won PostEurop’s CSR Coups de Coeur corporate responsibility award. The Association of European Public Postal Operators, which has members in 52 countries, awarded prizes in three categories: environment, employees, and society. Posti won a gold medal in the society...Read more

Posti’s meal delivery service won PostEurop’s CSR Coups de Coeur corporate responsibility award. The Association of European Public Postal Operators, which has members in 52 countries, awarded prizes in three categories: environment, employees, and society. Posti won a gold medal in the society category. The purpose of the awards is to highlight the best practices of social responsibility by postal operators in Europe.

Posti delivers meals directly to the homes of elderly people, either as hot or cold deliveries, in more than 40 locations. Furthermore, we make meal deliveries to different types of institutions, such as daycare centers and schools, in 80 municipalities.

“Posti is a highly sought-after partner because we have the fleet and human resources to engage in these types of daily operations with a short duration,” explains Jyri Westerholm, Product Manager at Posti.

Meal deliveries are a great example of a win-win concept. Municipalities benefit from Posti’s extensive distribution network and fleet by outsourcing transport operations to an efficient and specialized partner. At the same time, Posti achieves more work for its drivers and more deliveries as the amount of traditional letter deliveries diminishes. The mail carriers, too, are keen on meal deliveries as they offer variation to the workday as well as interesting encounters with customers such as senior citizens.
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