Recap of the RILA 2015 Conference.


Our team had a great few days in Orlando at The 30th annual Retail Supply Chain Conference Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).

Some of the conversations that came up were about creating the BEST customer experience possible. Shippers are always looking for ways to optimize their supply chain and figure out how to get the consumer their product faster. Lots of talk around regional carriers, particularly same day deliveries. As we move into Spring our focus at UDS aligns with the topics discussed at the conference this year. Including:

  1. Creating the best customer delivery experience possible.
  2. Reduce/Improve Transit times for our customers
  3. Ship from Store Options
  4. Tracking provided all the way to the consumer

“RILA is always a fun conference to participate in and network with other shippers.” said Dave Meyers.

GMC RILA Golf Event


Dave and Kristen spent some of their time at the Ritz Carlton,  playing a round of golf with the GMC staff, existing customers and networking with other shippers.

As with most events of this nature, the attendees made the show a success. Everyone appeared engaged, and frequently participated in the various discussions. They were patient and attentive with the presentations, and asked good questions. There was a collective atmosphere of cooperation that was great to see, with leaders willing to give advice – and leaders willing to explore new and progressive ideas.

“After 30 years, I’m proud to say that RILA’s Retail Supply Chain Conference remains the premier event for supply chain executives,” saidLisa LaBruno, senior vice president of retail operations at RILA “With the quality of the program and the collective knowledge and expertise of our attendees growing each year, this event continues to set the standard for educational and networking opportunities in our industry. RILA looks forward to raising the bar again in 2016.”

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. 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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