Topic: General

Designing the Digital Supply Chain

    The latest organization research has recognized the role of digital organization design as a crucial part of strategic management. In management literature, connectivity may be seen as an existing capability for at least two decades. But when the software started to move into the cloud the design...

Leif Bohlin Joins Jakamo’s Board of Directors

Leif Bohlin, CEO at Unifaun, has joined Jakamo’s board of directors. He has spent his whole career within the field of supply chain both in the manufacturing and consultancy industry. For the last 20 years, he has been providing SaaS-solutions for the supply chain. “We need to understand that...

Beyond the digital supply chain

We had a great privilege to arrange the third Friction Free Roundtable Meetup this time together with Alfa Laval at the city of Lund in Sweden. The Friction Free Roundtable is a forum facilitated by Jakamo where supply chain executives and leaders from the manufacturing ecosystem meet peers to share new ideas, visions, concepts and ways of...

Digital Transformation – What actually is changing?

Digital transformation has become nearly an obsession during the latest years and every company would like to become digital – also in the manufacturing industry. But what we mean when we talk about digital transformation? Here is our short definition, and an explanation of what actually is changing. Digitization...

Complex problems needs co-design with customers

Timo Rossi is leading the user-centric strategic design operations at Jakamo. He is a sustainable development-oriented design & business strategist, patent-awarded innovator and interdisciplinary designer specialized in product & service design, concepts, business models and value chains. “When you are solving a very complex supply chain information sharing and collaboration...

Time is our new currency

Tick tack tick tack… faster, faster, faster! Time has become our most important resource in everyday working life. How do you spend your hours? How does your team spend their time? Are all working routines, especially for white-collar workers, designed to create value for the customers? Or are some...

Jakamo appointed as Microsoft co-sell partner

  Press release | 11 SEP 2018 | Jakamo Jakamo has started co-sell co-operation with Microsoft in their Partner Program. Jakamo now joins an outstanding group of independent software vendors hand-picked by Microsoft for joint sales and market entry activities. The deeper cooperation maximises the added value for common manufacturing...

Enhancing the performance of supply chain through collaboration

  Manufacturing industry is known from its complex supply chains, which are stretching over different geographical locations. In the past, companies used to be hierarchical units, where decision-making was made in silos. In today’s continuously changing business environment, companies need to be agile in order to meet their end-customer...

What is the difference between Jakamo and Supplier Portals?

  We often introduce Jakamo as a unique software solution for manufacturing companies to manage their supply chain collaboration. But what exactly is the difference with the traditional supplier portals which have been there for over twenty years? Here are the four main differences. 1) Connecting companies Supplier portals,...

Jakamo launches online magazine for SCM professionals in manufacturing industry

Jakamo, a Finland-based technology company providing a collaboration platform for manufacturing companies has launched Friction Free Community & Online Magazine for SCM professionals in manufacturing industry.   Companies in over 50 countries around the world are using Jakamo platform. With the new online magazine Jakamo delivers insights, expertise and inspiration...

Jakamo and GDPR

European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective on 25th of May 2018. The aim of the GDPR is to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union. Lawful, fair and transparent processing, limiting data storage to its purpose and security are all key principles...

Everything will be connected – even the organisations

  “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it.” This brilliant quote at Copenhagen Central Station stopped me, and I though it’s so true, especially in business. The global business environment has changed dramatically in all industries during...

Friction free supply chain – Dream or reality?

Every manufacturing executive dreams about it – how to develop a frictionless supply chain in both internal and external operations. This challenge has been on the table since the outsourcing boom started in the 1990s. By outsourcing the actual manufacturing to the supplier network, corporations achieved many advantages but...

Jakamo expands presence in the Nordics with new office in Malmö

Jakamo, a Finland based fast growing technology company providing a cloud-based supply chain collaboration platform for manufacturing companies globally, has established an affiliate in Sweden with an office in Malmö.   Jakamo’s customers in manufacturing industry are operating actively in the Nordics. Increasing presence near the customers is a...

The missing link in the ecosystem economy?

The latest years in innovation research have emphasised the role of ecosystems as platforms for new business opportunities. In management literature, ecosystems may be seen as a now concept on a continuum of networked economies – ecosystems are complex networks in which buyers and suppliers interact in various operations and...

Wanted: Head of Sales, Sweden

  Jakamo is a cloud based collaboration platform for manufacturing companies. As a young fast-growing technology company, we serve customers in over 40 countries. Companies like ABB, Valmet and Outotec are using Jakamo for supplier collaboration. To support the growing number of Jakamo users in Sweden we’re hiring a...

¡Hola Amigos!

  After our launch few years ago, the first customers were convinced about the unique value this ugly duck called Jakamo could bring to their business. Today, Jakamo serves companies in over 40 countries around the world. To support the growing number of Jakamo users, the service is now...

Jakamo to Enter Swedish Markets in Co-operation with Microsoft

  Jakamo enters Swedish manufacturing markets as the company has been selected into the second phase of Microsoft Turbopump Program. Turbopump is Microsoft’s unique market entry program for young technology companies that are ready for world-class scaling of their business. Microsoft has handpicked five out of 18 companies from...

Subcontractors Are Changing the Game – Also in the Future

  Industrial companies faced new kinds of challenges when the outsourcing boom started in the 1990s. Supply chains and manufacturing capability were no longer in your own hands; they had moved to the supplier network. You had to be able to negotiate good commercial terms with subcontractors and enhance...

Exploring the Swedish Manufacturing Markets

During spring 2016 I was in a tough decision. I had completed almost all my master’s courses but I didn’t have a subject for my upcoming master’s thesis. I wanted to make my thesis as a contract to a company, and I wanted that the subject was new and...

Jakamo Handpicked by Microsoft

Jakamo has been selected into Microsoft Turbopump Market Entry Program. Turbopump is Microsoft’s unique market entry program for young technology companies that are ready for world-class scaling. The program starts on the August 2017.   Turbopump includes coaching in Go-To-Market strategies, sales, partnering, funding and talent acquisition. After the learning period...

Jakamo Participates TNW Together with Microsoft

Microsoft has selected 12 promising startups from Europe to co-participate The Next Web Conference on May 18 – 19. Jakamo is the only company that was selected from Finland. The Europe’s leading tech festival, TNW, is held annually in Amsterdam.   “Jakamo is helping the manufacturing companies on their digital...

Former CEOs of Skype and Outotec Join Jakamo

Jakamo is on the mission to transform the information sharing and collaboration between manufacturing companies, globally. We’re happy to welcome Michael van Swaaij and Pertti Korhonen into the team to support and share our great mission with us. Jakamo enters the next level of the international growth and aims for...

The Value of Your Product Is Produced in Your Supply Chain

  Value chains are complex in nowadays’ networked business ecosystems. 60-80 % of the company’s costs can easily come from materials, components, assemblies, systems and services bought from external suppliers. It’s often forgotten that it’s the same with knowledge. More and more know-how is outside the company. Many processes...

Customer testimonial: 95 % reduction in received emails

This article has been published in Finnish top tech-business magazine Tekniikka&Talous on 10 February 2017. JAKAMO IS READY FOR THE LEAP Jakamo, the collaboration platform designed for manufacturing companies, has progressed to the point where the next step is strong growth. This year, Jakamo is aiming for doubling or even...

CMS Wire: Jakamo Brings Cross-Company Collaboration to Manufacturing Firms

Think manufacturing — and odds are workplace collaboration isn’t the first topic that springs to mind. But Jarl Matti Anttila and Anssi Uitto, co-founders of Jakamo, want to change that. Based in Seinäjoki, Finland, Jakamo provides an online collaboration platform that promises to help manufacturing companies improve their supply chain productivity. By connecting...

From the Nordics to China – The first pitching competition won by Jakamo

One day before the Slush conference, over 100 entrepreneurs and investors gathered for the launch of the first Nordic-China startup accelerator. The event was organized by Beijing-based COMB+ and Helsinki-based Pivot5 , and featured pitches from ten pre-selected companies. The winner, Jakamo from Finland, managed to convince the jury with their collaboration platform which allows transparent...

Jakamo Digitalizes Manufacturing Collaboration Globally

Media Release, 28 NOV 2016, Jakamo Limited Jakamo, a Finland-based startup providing a collaboration platform for manufacturing companies has doubled its customer base to 1300 this year. Customers are located in over 40 countries around the world. At Slush, the company will perform on stage and introduce a new...