ORLANDO, FL, October 4, 2023 – America’s top supply chain professionals select Local Line as the #1 innovator in food supply chains.
This week, the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) celebrated their 60th anniversary at the Edge 2023 Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. The conference brought together more than 2,700 of America’s top supply chain professionals.
In support of its leadership role in the industry, the CSCMP hosted the “3 v’s Innovation Award”, bringing together innovators in supply chain management to compete for the award. The 3Vs of the supply chain being: Visibility, Variability, and Velocity.
From over 50 submissions, the finalists presented to a panel of supply chain experts and academic researchers, including CSCMP’s Research Strategies Committee (RSC) members. At the end of the night, Local Line was voted by the judges as the top innovator.
Cole Jones, founder and CEO of Local Line, says: “It’s a privilege to present our platform here at the EDGE conference and a great honor to receive recognition from peers for our pioneering work.” Jones presented to the panel on Monday night, sharing his view: “Regionalizing food supply chains is important work not just for farms and retailers but for society as a whole.”
Local Line is re-engineering the end-to-end fresh food supply chain to help food retailers adapt to the fast-growing consumer trends demanding locally sourced food. The Local Line platform provides nationwide visibility into local food supply (inventory, pricing, logistics, payments, and traceability), supports the variability of 300,000+ local food items (and growing) on the platform, and velocity of sourcing through shared inventory and routing across the supply base adapting to different supply chain models. Through Local Line, farmers are reaching new markets and plugging into shared distribution networks.
About Local Line
Local Line is the leading commerce platform for regional food systems. Local Line is used by thousands of farms, boutique producers, schools, retailers, restaurants, distributors, hospitals, and more. They are actively reducing transaction costs and removing friction in regional food sourcing.
Enterprise food buyers, including Roche Bros Supermarket and Chipotle Mexican Grill, rely on Local Line to scale local sourcing without the additional management overhead of dealing with hundreds of concurrent suppliers. Local Line unifies and simplifies the local food supply chain while increasing corporate visibility and procurement compliance.
For more information, visit site.localline.ca.