RILA’s Startup Innovation Awards for Supply Chain recognize agile startups using technology to advance today’s supply chain practices. The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges, accelerating the need for improved global supply chain flexibility. As consumer demands shift, the desire to purchase goods and services anytime, anywhere is driving today’s dynamic retail environment.
“Startups are key partners for retailers within the innovation ecosystem that help drive advancements in everything from in-store experiences to supply chain optimization. We designed our awards program with the dual intention of celebrating industry innovation and making real-world connections between the disruptors and leading brands," said Nicholas Ahrens, RILA vice president of innovation. “We’re excited to be able to shine a light on all of our finalists and our winner SVT Robotics, whose solution retailers recognized as particularly impressive in helping them solve for today’s most pressing supply chain challenges.”
RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to reimagine and transform the retail ecosystem - and equip leading retailers to succeed in it.
RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad.
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