Matkahuolto – Development of terminal network

Background

Oy Matkahuolto Ab is a Finnish service and marketing company. It’s main business areas are travel and parcel services. Parcel services maintain and develop a parcel delivery system based on bus services allowing consumers and companies send parcels to any destination in Finland or anywhere in the world through the network of Matkahuolto’s partners. The volumes of Matkahuolto’s parcels have been increasing significantly due to the growth of online shopping.

Assignment and results

The operations of Matkahuolto’s terminals and terminal network have been made more effective by developing layouts, operations and equipment. In the project, the functions between the network of terminals in Turku, Helsinki and Vantaa was investigated. Also, the operations of Kamppi terminal in Helsinki were updated to meet the demand of increasing online sales.

Benefits

  • The future material flows were calculated
  • Because of the planning there was no need for expansion investment and the handling of the material flows could be kept in the current space
  • With the changes done to the layout it was possible to make the operations more effective and to ensure the reliability of the parcel services and increasingly tight schedule requirements