Roambee Wins 2023 Supply Chain Innovation Award at CSCMP EDGE 2023

CSCMP Announces Roambee as Winner of the 2023 Supply Chain Innovation Award.

In an event filled with insights into cutting-edge supply chain solutions, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has officially declared Roambee’s presentation titled “Global Reusable Packaging Supplier Transforms Supply Chain with Roambee’s AI-Driven Asset Intelligence,” presented by Vidya Subramanian, Vice President at Roambee, as the proud recipient of the 2023 Supply Chain Innovation Award (SCIA™) at CSCMP’s EDGE 2023.

Roambee, a global real-time supply chain visibility and intelligence provider, showcased its transformative role in enhancing the supply chain operations of one of the world’s leading suppliers of reusable packaging containers (RPCs). Operating across more than 50 countries and boasting over 100 service centers worldwide, Roambee’s AI-driven, sensor-powered asset intelligence innovation has revolutionized the way this company manages its 350+ million RPCs, resulting in a multi-million-dollar boost and improved unit cost economics.

The CSCMP’s Supply Chain Innovation Award™ (SCIA) is a prestigious competition designed to recognize teams that have exhibited excellence, innovation, and a significant return on investment in tackling complex supply chain challenges. For two decades, supply chain teams worldwide have submitted their cases to the SCIA, vying for recognition and acclaim from their peers on a global stage.

This year, the competition saw over 25 case study submissions, from which a committee, including the editorial board of SupplyChainBrain, selected four finalists. The 2023 finalists presented their case studies virtually to the SCIA Evaluation Committee before delivering their presentations to a live audience at EDGE. Alongside the winner, the top three submissions included:

1. FastFetch / Saddle Creek Logistics Services / IPSY:

Highlighting a scalable system for picking millions of orders per week, this case study explored an innovative strategy and supporting technologies for fulfilling orders for IPSY, a renowned personalized beauty subscription company. This involved synchronized, parallel processes using high-speed kitting cells and small-footprint pick-to-light cells to achieve remarkable throughput.

2. Intel’s Innovative Damaged Goods Inspection Using Computer Vision and Intel AI/ML:

This case study detailed a novel, low-cost solution combining computer vision and AI/ML to inspect incoming boxes efficiently, resulting in substantial savings through fewer rejections, faster claims filing, and more efficient warehouse space and inventory management.

3. Cisco’s Quality Guarantees in Today’s Nonlinear Supply Chain:

Responding to the increasingly nonlinear and unpredictable nature of global supply chains, Cisco introduced a strong business process to enhance both long- and short-term revenue without compromising product quality. This was achieved through automated tools and innovative quality management processes.

CSCMP expressed its gratitude to Maayan Nissan, the outgoing SCIA Chair, for her two years of dedicated service to the committee. Maayan Nissan is a highly experienced Global Supply Chain and Operations Executive known for forming and leading top-performing teams in complex global operations. Jim De Vries, Founder and Managing Director of Enhance International Group, will succeed Maayan as the new SCIA Chair.


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