In the last two quarters of 2021, another two important Lithuanian DIY sector players – Jungtinis tiekimas (42 shops) and Bikuvos prekyba (18 shops) – joined Telema EDI network. In total, the sector’s EDI community now includes 7 retail and wholesale companies with a total of 200 shops. This means that suppliers to those shops can enjoy benefits of electronic data interchange: saving time and money.
EDI is not a mystery
“I am glad to see that the DIY sector that Telema Lithuania has concentrated on for the past 4 years, is really taking on,” comments Ramūnas Tvarijonas, Telema Lithuania Country Manager. Not long ago, EDI was a well-known term only for FMCG and HoReCa companies. Now it is not a mystery for DIY (Do-It-Yourself) suppliers and retailers as well.
Telema customers, who were pioneers in the field, say that EDI is not just a nice-to-have thing. It really has a huge positive impact on lowering companies’ internal costs and improving supply chain processes.
Up and running
“Jungtinis tiekimas signed a contract with Telema in June 2021 and is now speeding up on connecting new suppliers via EDI. Signatures on the contract with Bikuvos prekyba were sealed in November 2021 and now we are in the process of activating EDI services for the retailer,” continues Ramūnas Tvarijonas.
Jungtinis tiekimas as a master company unites 14 DIY retailers. The group consists of more than 42 shops located across Lithuania. Bikuvos prekyba is a retail chain, operating 18 stores located across Lithuania. Other DIY retailers/wholesalers acting as buyers in Telema network are Senukai, Makveža, Lemora, Stamex (Gulbė), Dauniškio prekyba, altogether over 200 points of sale.