RILA hosts several meetings throughout the year designed to give retail supply chain executives and their peers opportunities to connect more frequently and discuss key issues. These events are organized by committee, outlined below.
Supply Chain Leaders Council
Senior-most supply chain executives of retail members gather to network, explore and critique the business implications of a wide spectrum of supply chain issues and to provide RILA’s strategic direction in this area. Contact Lisa LaBruno, email@example.com.
Supply Chain Steering Committee
Vice presidents and directors of retail and product manufacturer members help develop the program for and structure of RILA’s Supply Chain Conference. Contact Jess Dankert, firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Trade Committee
Vice presidents, directors, managers and analysts of trade, customs and import compliance from retail member companies focus on trade, both import and export issues, as well as global retailing issues. Contact Hun Quach, email@example.com.
Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
Vice presidents and directors address operational and policy issues within transportation and infrastructure areas that impact transportation systems and logistics operations. Contact Jess Dankert, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customs compliance executives come together to discuss and exchange information on customs compliance issues facing member companies to devise the best policy/government relations strategy to address these issues. Contact Kathleen McGuigan, email@example.com.
Digital Retail Council
Senior-most executives responsible for the integration of in-store and digital operations come together and improve industry-wide omnichannel capabilities by facilitating information sharing and research through a trusted forum. Contact Lisa LaBruno, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice presidents and directors address operational and policy issues within the distribution space that impact distribution strategy, networks, and distribution center operations. Contact Jess Dankert, email@example.com.
Why Trade Matters to Retailers
The retail supply chain supports millions of American jobs and is essential to providing consumers with the products they want at the best possible prices. To help retailers move products from shore to shelf, global supply chains rely on open markets to access goods and services, updated infrastructure, and efficient operations.
Read more about trade and the retail supply chain.