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2017 Global Awards for Excellence

2017 GLobal Awards for ExcellenceAs pioneers for data collaboration between retailers and their suppliers, RSi is committed to helping every industry stakeholder achieve Operational Excellence. This Awards program was started so both retailers and suppliers can be recognized for their continued efforts to foster a culture of collaboration, innovation and joint value creation in our industry.

The RSi Global Awards for Excellence will provide visibility and recognition to those on the forefront of collaboration, and their joint efforts bringing together retailers and suppliers around the globe.

RSi welcomes your entry or the nomination of a team member to showcase your company’s efforts when it comes to effective use of retailer data.

Submissions for the 2017 Global Awards are now open. We look forward to hearing your success stories!

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ANALYTICS RISING STAR
This individual award will recognize an individual who is new* to utilizing Retail Solutions, and has already begun to make an immediate impact for the business.
*Less than 12 months experience (either in the position or using Retail Solutions)

PIONEERING ANALYTICS INNOVATION
This award will provide an individual or a team recognition for those that have executed game-changing usages for analytics, influencing new processes and improvements for their teams and in their relationships with retailers.

ANALYTICS STRATEGY AWARD
This award will honor an individual or a team that has devised and executed a winning, analytics-based strategy which has significantly and positively impacted day-to-day business with the retailer.

GRAND PRIZE – TOP ANALYTICS COLLABORATOR
This award will be granted to the individual that has set a new precedent in retailer-supplier collaboration to create best practice processes that benefit retailer and supplier alike. This collaboration has had a profound effect on what now defines Operational Excellence and has directly influenced how the Retailer addresses this business case moving forward.

  1. Must be an existing RSi Customer
  2. Nominee must not be a current employee of Retail Solutions Inc. (RSi)
  3. Materials submitted must have permission to use in a marketing capacity

SELECTION PROCESS
Recipients can nominate themselves, a team member or may be nominated by a Retailer partner or RSi’s Channel Manager community. All nominees are asked to complete an in-depth application and finalists are selected after a rigorous review process conducted by the RSi Analytics team.

Companies are evaluated by an unbiased steering committee of RSi personnel and long-time data analytics professionals using the following criteria:

  • Outcomes: Evidence of sustained, measurable success against planned targets and objectives
  • Ambition: Evidence of innovative and unique quantitative analytical techniques being applied
  • Scale: Level of coordinated internal resources to foster a meaningful, enterprise-wide analytics program
  • Skills: Evidence of a commitment to improving analytical skills of all user types across the enterprise
  • Insights: Evidence of higher quality insights and decision-making resulting in the analytical activity

 

FINALISTS
Each finalist will receive an invitation to the RSi Global Summit where they will have the opportunity to attend sessions with colleagues from around the globe focused on retail and supplier collaboration. Lodging and meals (including the Collaboration Excellence Dinner) will be covered for all finalists that attend the RSi Global Summit.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDSRSi-awards-for-excellence-award
The winner of each category will be offered a VIP pass to the RSi Global Summit to accept their award and have an opportunity to present their success story in front of a panel of retail executives (registration, hotel, flight will be paid for by RSi). Winners will also be included in the Collaboration Excellence Dinner. The winners will be recognized by a RSi press announcement to key industry news outlets. They will also receive a physical award and virtual badge for bragging rights, resume and social media usage.

GRAND PRIZE
The grand prize winner will also receive an ALL EXPENSE paid (flight, meals, hotel) 5 day/4 night trip to an RSi Office* of their choice to tour the office and spend a day with an RSi Value Creation Consultant. The grand prize winner will also have the option to present their winning success story at the RSi Global Summit in front of the retail executive panel.

*Office locations include: RSi UK, RSi CN, RSi US offices: CA, AR, RI, MN, IL

 

*RSi reserves the right to reach out to the contact person to obtain more details if necessary.

 

ANALYTICS RISING STAR AWARD WINNERStephanie Taffe, Wrigley

target-wrigley-logoStephanie Taffe is the Team Lead for Wrigley at Target and has been using RSi just under a year. This award is given to an individual we consider to be a rising star in data analytics. Although new to RSi’s tools, Stephanie’s work stood out as she was able to make an immediate impact with the Wrigley business. She quickly embraced the power of RSi to tackle and solve every day business challenges.

To learn more about addressing business objectives at Target using RSi, please contact Henry Li at henry.li@retailsolutions.com

PIONEERING ANALYTICS INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS: Dan Woltman, Mike Marzano and Mike Galloway, Mondelēz

ahold-mondelez-logoDan Woltman, Sr. Manager Customer Development, Mike Marzano, Solutions Process Expert, Retail Execution, and Mike Galloway, Revenue Management Analyst at Mondelēz, have executed game-changing usages for analytics, influencing new processes and improvements for their teams and in their relationships with retailers.
Mondelēz and Ahold USA worked collaboratively to use direct-store-delivery (DSD) data from RSi to identify authorized voids and develop a functional DSD alerting system. This significantly reduced lost sales, while also improving shopper satisfaction and the in-store experience.

To learn more about RSi capabilities through our Retailer Collaboration Program at Ahold, please contact Tom Elliott at thomas.elliott@retailsolutions.com

ANALYTICS STRATEGY AWARD WINNERJoe Alfieri, L’Oréal

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Joe Alfieri is Director, Supply Chain at L’Oréal USA with a focus on Sales/Inventory, JBP, CPFR, and Forecast Management. Joe received this award for devising and executing a winning, analytics-based strategy that has significantly and positively impacted day-to-day business with Walgreens. Joe is one of the key drivers behind the L’Oréal RSi MYPOS project leveraging RSi analytics and successfully driving collaboration with Walgreens. L’Oréal has emerged as one of the super star collaborators at Walgreens under Joe’s leadership.

For more information about RSi’s Walgreens Retailer Program, please contact Shirley Dong-Terry at shirley.terry@retailsolutions.com

GRAND PRIZE TOP ANALYTIC COLLABORATOR AWARD: Jenna Dowd and Michael Palmer, Unilever

walgreens-unilever-logoMichael Palmer, Customer Business Manager and Jenna Dowd, Senior Assistant, Category Management Manager at Unilever, have set a new precedent in retailer-supplier collaboration to create best practice processes that benefit retailer and supplier alike. Unilever made a strategic decision two years ago to improve and invest in the Walgreens partnership. Michael was appointed to lead central analytics, tasked with leveraging data oriented insights in order to successfully collaborate with Walgreens. There is no doubt that Unilever has transformed into one of the super star power collaborators at Walgreens as a direct result of this corporate strategic initiative. This grand prize is being awarded to both Jenna Dowd who spearheaded the display optimization project and Michael Palmer for leading the team.

For more information about RSi’s Walgreens Retailer Program, please contact Shirley Dong-Terry at shirley.terry@retailsolutions.com

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD WINNER: Julissa Susanowicz, Danone

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Julissa Susanowicz was instrumental in the success of this use case acting on Danone’s goals for collaborative forecasting to improve service levels and in-store rate, and increase sales. With RSi analytics and frequent meetings with the RSi Channel Director, she created a shared consumption dashboard so the entire team operates under the same performance assumptions.

Please contact Tom Elliott @ thomas.elliott@retailsolutions.com for any additional information regarding RSi’s Retailer Program at Ahold USA.

target-hershey-logoSPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD WINNER: Curt Cenci, The Hershey Company

Curt Cenci, Customer Supply Chain Manager at The Hershey Company, was instrumental in this use case implementing a weekly dashboard that highlighted items below goal and taking action by adding supplemental build orders and item forecast adjustments to reduce out-of-stocks at Target.

To learn more about addressing business objectives at Target using RSi, please contact Henry Li at henry.li@retailsolutions.com

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD WINNER: Chelsea Lauderback, Unilever

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Chelsea Lauderback, Field Sales Analyst for Unilever, worked collaboratively with the RSi Walgreens Channel Director and the Walgreens Demand Planner using the pre-holiday data and analytics from Retail Solutions to provide new forecasts for 2016 gift packs. Walgreens accepted these store level recommendations of the revised 2016 gift pack forecasting, leading to Walgreens increasing their respective orders.

For more information about RSi’s Walgreens Retailer Program, please contact Shirley Dong-Terry at shirley.terry@retailsolutions.com