DALLAS – Feb. 14, 2023 – SymphonyAI Retail CPG, a SymphonyAI vertical, announced today that Product Management Director Florian Loinard has been recognized as a winner of a 2023 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award from Food Logistics.
The annual award highlights leaders across the food and beverage industry who are making an impact on improving the safety of cold food and beverage products, adopting more sustainable practices, and growing the global cold food sector.
Loinard earned the recognition for his work in helping SymphonyAI Retail CPG improve how grocers can limit food waste while replenishing fresh food items and developing initiatives around stronger inventory tracking for food retailers.
“Not all rock stars are famous musicians,” said Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief, Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “There are several rock stars right here in the cold chain, promoting workforce development, solving supply chain disruptions, mitigating risks, and helping to heal the supply chain.”
Through its AI-powered solutions, SymphonyAI Retail CPG works with top retailers and consumer goods manufacturers strengthen the retail supply chain and enable it to respond with more agility. Loinard’s award-winning work over the last 12 months included developing a replenishment algorithm that helps grocers track a fresh item’s “use-by-date” information within distribution channels and at the store level, improving sell-through and reducing waste of those products.
For one retailer, the quantitative approach significantly reduced manual labor of store staff needing to check every item on every shelf to remove items that have expired. With the inventory-tracking technology that Loinard helped to develop, food retailers can more effectively manage perishable items, saving employees time and increasing the overall bottom line.
“I’m honored and humbled to be called a ‘rock star,’” said SymphonyAI’s Loinard. “AI and other technology can greatly assist retailers and CPG manufacturers in new ways to fight food waste and grow their businesses. I’m proud of the work SymphonyAI Retail CPG has produced over the last year in this area, and even prouder of the work to come in helping optimize supply chains, merchandizing, and marketing for innovative FMCG companies worldwide.”
As an honoree, Loinard joins colleague SymphonyAI’s vice president of product management Troy Prothero, who won the Rock Star award in 2022 and 2020.
The full list of 2023 winners alongside Loinard can be viewed here. For more information on SymphonyAI Retail CPG and its AI-powered products for supply chain, visit https://www.symphonyretailai.com/supply-chain/.
About Food Logistics
Food Logistics reaches more than 26,000 supply chain executives in the global food and beverage industries, including executives in the food sector (growers, producers, manufacturers, wholesalers and grocers) and the logistics section (transportation, warehousing, distribution, software and technology) who share a mutual interest in the operations and business aspects of the global cold food supply chain. Food Logistics and sister publication Supply & Demand Chain Executive are also home to L.I.N.K. and L.I.N.K. Educate podcast channels, L.I.N.K. Live, SCN Summit, SupplyChainLearningCenter.com and more. Go to www.FoodLogistics.com to learn more.
About SymphonyAI Retail I CPG
SymphonyAI Retail CPG, a SymphonyAI vertical, is a leading provider of end-to-end, integrated AI-powered merchandising, marketing, and supply chain solutions for retailers and CPG manufacturers worldwide. Harnessing the power of AI, SymphonyAI Retail CPG solutions enhance agility, performance, and revenue growth across the retail value chain from source to consumer. Trusted by more than 1,200 leading retailers and manufacturers, SymphonyAI Retail CPG serves 15 of the top 25 global grocery retailers, top 25 global CPG manufacturers, thousands of retail brands, and hundreds of national and regional chains. SymphonyAI Retail CPG is transforming retail and building a culture of contributing to positive change: SymphonyAI Retail CPG achieved 2022 Great Place to Work certification in all nine countries for which it was eligible.
SymphonyAI is building the leading enterprise AI SaaS company for digital transformation across the most critical and resilient growth verticals, including retail, consumer packaged goods, finance, manufacturing, media, and IT/enterprise service management. SymphonyAI verticals have many leading enterprises as clients. Since its founding in 2017, SymphonyAI has grown rapidly to 3,000 talented leaders, data scientists, and other professionals. SymphonyAI is an SAIGroup company, backed by a $1 billion commitment from Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist.