From Post-it notes to vision for development
Three years ago, the Port of Oulu and Solita dived into the possibilities of the port’s digitalisation. Ideas were floated, but the overall objective was unclear.
“At first, we didn’t fully understand how big a challenge we were tackling. We knew we needed digital services. We reasoned we should have a smart way to collect and share information in a multi-operator environment. We knew that everything should play well together,” says Juola.
In workshops, small ideas landed under bigger headlines. Solita dived into the everyday life of a port customer, identifying critical points of contact that could be improved with digital development. The starting point became clear, and a vision and themes for digital development emerged.
The details have since evolved as the port’s digital ambition has grown. But the roadmap still guides the work – all development efforts support the port’s vision to be the most valued logistics partner in northern Europe.
“Together with our network, we’re building a port of the future. A port that uses modern agile tools, collects and shares information with the entire ecosystem, and bases decisions on data,” sums Juola.