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Summer reading from Pinja

A red summer cottage with a cyclist in the yard

In addition to enjoying the summer and the sun, it is nice to read something every once in a while. So, we put together a reading and viewing package for you on the most popular topics of the year. We wish you inspiring reading moments and happy summer!

Obligations under the new Waste Act

The new Finnish Waste Act, which will enter into force in the summer of 2021, particularly the related movement document, has been discussed in the circular economy sector throughout the year. In our blog article, The new Waste Act of 2021 requires the use of electronic movement documents – why respond to the obligation now? , we describe the obligations stipulated by the Act.

Transformation of the trade sector

The transition of retail to digital channels has sparked debate among retail companies for over a decade, but digital commerce started skyrocketing with the global pandemic. However, the change in purchasing behavior is only one of the drivers of change in the retail industry.

A man holds a tablet in a factory environment

The ERP system is the backbone of the company

Supplying an ERP system often becomes topical in companies when practical routines become too dominant as part of daily operations. There is almost an endless selection of systems – we discuss the possibilities of a modular, cloud-based ERP system in our blog article.

Medical Device Regulation (MDR)

A new Medical Device Regulation came into force in May 2020, which requires that all medical devices have a Medical Device Regulation (MDR) certificate. The topic is still relevant, and you can read about MDR in part 1 of our blog series, which briefly discusses the Medical Device Regulation, and software definition and risk classification. All parts of the blog series can be found here.

Knowledge leadership and reporting trends for 2021

The global pandemic resulted in the famous digital leap, which has also set new demands on knowledge management and BI tools. Check out the 2021 trends in our blog article.

Data security is like basic hygiene

To improve data security, Microsoft 365 offers a wide range of different data security licenses and features. However, the licensing jungle may seem confusing, and studying the various options can be laborious. In our blog post What kind of Microsoft 365 data security do you get for five, ten or twenty euros a month? we present three steps towards better data security.

the data analyst does his job at the machine

Data analytics and the thoughts of a new employee

Hanna Tahvanainen is a data analyst from Pinja’s Business Intelligence team who supports the client in managing business data. Hanna describes her job in detail in the blog article Pinja’s data analyst visualizes data and helps in effective decision-making. On the other hand, Senior Project Manager Petri Nukarinen started in this position in the spring of 2021 – read Petri’s thoughts on his new workplace.

Reforming the manufacturing industry requires courage as well as new thinking

The manufacturing industry is a pillar of the economy and, on the other hand, is in a transition into the digital age. Manufacturing companies need the courage to innovate and to adopt and exploit new technologies. A reform requires learning and a change in thinking and leadership.

Measurement and development of maintenance and production require metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) suitable for the business. These are used to ensure that measures are directed towards the set goals. During the spring of 2021, we tackled measuring maintenance e.g. in the following blog posts: Maintenance metrics as a tool for knowledge management and Why do different organization levels need different maintenance indicators?.

Streamlining and developing production

If you are interested in streamlining and developing production, you should check out our evergreen guide Four steps towards lean production.