RNB currently has a logistics department in Gothenburg for JC/Brothers & Sisters and another that is based in Stockholm for Polarn O. Pyret. During autumn 2011, RNB evaluated its logistics operations with the aim of identifying the optimal structure for the Group's logistics function. The pros and cons of a central function have been analyzed and potential economies of scale have been identified and supplemented with a risk assessment. As a result of this evaluation, Group management has now concluded that merging its logistics operations to a location in Stockholm is the most advantageous solution for RNB.
The merger is deemed to provide greater organizational flexibility and increase the transfer of logistics expertise between the concepts. Personnel at the current office in Gothenburg will be offered the opportunity to relocate to Stockholm in conjunction with the merger.
"By merging the logistics departments into a single unit in Stockholm, we will increase organizational flexibility and capitalize on the benefits of sharing the same location. Proximity to related Group functions will also have a positive impact," says Anders Wiberg, Global Supply Chain Director for RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB.
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Anders Wiberg, Global Supply Chain Director of RNB, phone: +46 8 410 521 10, mobile: +46 768 87 21 10, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Magnus Håkansson, President and CEO of RNB, phone: +46 8 410 520 02, mobile: +46 768 87 20 02, e-mail: email@example.com
RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS owns, operates and develops fashion, clothing, accessories, jewelry and cosmetics stores that focus on providing excellent service and a world-class shopping experience. Sales are mainly conducted in Scandinavia through the three store concepts Brothers & Sisters, JC and Polarn O. Pyret, as well as through shops in the department stores NK in Stockholm and Gothenburg. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has operation in 10 countries. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has been listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange since 2001.
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