Top five companies to meet with at RILA’s show in February
The RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference is happening in only a few short weeks (February 25th to be exact) so top executives in retail supply chain are gearing up to learn all about the show’s theme, “Reinventing the Retail Supply Chain: Accelerating What’s Possible”. The conference hosts more than 35 interactive sessions within 6 breakout tracks, so it’ll be important for retailers to be choosy in which presentations to look for and which meetings to set up.
The other important aspect of the show is the exhibition hall, where hundreds of vendor companies specializing in analytics, distribution, transportation, technology and many other supply chain initiatives are housed. Since there is only a short window of exhibition time per day, we’ve put together the top companies that retailers cannot miss talking to during the show.
#1 Manhattan Associates in Booth #728
Manhattan Associates makes commerce-ready supply chains that bring all points of commerce together so you’re ready to sell and ready to execute. Across the store, through your network or from your fulfillment center, Manhattan Associates design, build and deliver market-leading solutions that support both top-line growth and bottom-line profitability. By converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution, Manhattan’s software, platform technology and unmatched experience help their customers get commerce ready—and ready to reap the rewards of the omni-channel marketplace. Manhattan’s new tagline, Push Possible, nods to their offering’s robust nature. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.
#2 Saddle Creek Logistics Services in Booth #408
Saddle Creek Logistics Services provides omnichannel logistics solutions to support their customers’ business objectives. Retailers turn to them to help improve service to customers, accommodate business fluctuations, and control supply chain costs.
Saddle Creek’s capabilities include warehousing, omnichannel fulfillment, transportation and packaging. They operate 17+ million square feet of space in 44 locations with the help of more than 3,100 associates. Retailers appreciate Saddle Creek’s nationwide network, advanced technology and ability to customize operations to suit special requirements. For more information, please visit www.sclogistics.com.
#3 ProShip, Inc. in Booth #900
ProShip, Inc. is a global provider of logistics software and supply chain solutions, including enterprise-wide, multi-carrier shipping and manifesting software, automated packing solutions and intelligent parcel lockers. ProShip’s reputation for quality is backed by decades of IT and supply chain expertise. From packing to shipping to delivery, ProShip’s powerful solutions enable goods to be delivered faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively than ever before.
At ProShip, we pride ourselves in creating the ultimate customer experience for your valuable customers. As e-commerce growth continues, retailers need a multi-carrier shipping solution that will fuel growth, open up new markets and build a loyal customer base. We’re that platform. For more information, please visit www.proshipinc.com.
#4 IBM in Business Break #4
IBM empowers retail and consumer products companies to leverage artificial intelligence and better meet customer demands. Stronger data insights will reveal new opportunities for increased efficiency and more transparency within supply chain, customer engagement, and store management.
IBM has proven solutions that minimize supply chain interruptions. You can’t stop global events, but you can counter their impact. IBM cognitive solutions can streamline processes, optimize costs, increase inventory and help you forecast demand at the local level to boost order fulfillment.
Consumers want flexibility to choose how they buy, receive, and return goods and services; you need to meet their expectations while protecting profit margins. With intelligent omni-channel fulfillment, you can optimize inventory utilization and fulfillment efficiencies in real time so that you get a single view of orders and inventory across the entire fulfillment network, and customers can order anytime and anywhere. For more information, please visit https://www.ibm.com/industries/retail/supply-chain/ripple-effect/index.html.
#5 Visit Major Carriers in their Booths
Shipping is a critical component of supply chain logistics for e-commerce. Retailers are finding it increasingly important to optimize shipping as it significantly impacts the customer experience, repeat purchasing, brand loyalty and profitability. Make sure to stop by your carriers’ booths to check-in on ongoing rules and requirements, the new 2018 rate changes and contract negotiations.
We also encourage you to stop by a carrier with whom you don’t utilize yet. You will be amazed with how adding more carriers can increase your shipping options, your customer base and decrease your shipping spend.
- FedEx in Booth #433; Schedule a meeting with FedEx!
- DHL in Innovation Stage #1; Schedule a meeting DHL!
- OnTrac in Booth #511; Schedule a meeting with OnTrac!
- UPS in Booth #523; Schedule a meeting with UPS!