RAULI RATASVUORI, YOU’RE THE COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR OF NIKOLAI SOURCING. WHAT’S YOUR BUSINESS?
We help European companies with procurement matters locally in Asia.
HOW DO YOU CREATE VALUE FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS AS A SOURCING COMPANY?
We give eyes and ears to our customer's purchasing departments locally in Asia. We provide direct buying opportunities with a transparent cost structure.
WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES?
Communication. There are language, cultural, business, and time difference challenges to mention a few. Communication is our core task and at the same time our biggest challenge.
YOU HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF NIKOLAI SOURCING. WHAT PROBLEMS LEAD YOU TO MAKE THIS DECISION?
The company must have a sight to the future. We are determined to create value for our customers now and in the future. Digital tools help our professional purchasers perform at their best.
HOW HAS AIRFAAS SUPPORTED YOU IN CREATING SOLUTIONS?
We are still at the beginning of our Digitalization project. AirFaas is our central solution and other solutions will be integrated with AirFaas. The support from AirFaas has been solid, fast, and human.
WHEN YOU'RE NOT BUSY WITH WORK WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY? FAMILY LIFE, HOBBIES, CULTURE?
Spending time with my family makes me happy. We do a lot of stuff together. Now it’s also the best season to watch Finnish baseball final games. Go on Kopla!