Ossia Inc. is participating in the highly selective Plug and Play Northwest Arkansas Supply Chain Program. As part of being selected into the program, Ossia has been chose for supply chain pilots with both Walmart and Georgia Pacific.
In order to gain entry into Plug and Play Northwest Arkansas Supply Chain Program, Ossia participated in an invite-only Northwest Arkansas Selection Day Event that included sponsors Walmart, Tyson, J.B. Hunt, Georgia-Pacific, the Walton Family Foundation, University of Arkansas and the Northwest Arkansas Council.
"We are thrilled to welcome Ossia into Northwest Arkansas' inaugural Plug and Play Supply Chain and Logistics accelerator program," says Nelson Peacock, President and CEO of Northwest Arkansas Council. "With the presence of world-class global companies combined with leading educational institutions, this region has long been a leader in supply chain management and innovation. Ossia's game-changing technology has the potential to disrupt the entire landscape of logistics and supply chain management."
As part of Ossia's selection into the program, the company was chosen for pilot programs for its Cota technology with two of the program's corporate sponsors.
"Walmart and its supply chain are always looking to utilize cutting-edge technology to deliver the best experience to both our associates and our customers," said Cameron Geiger, Senior Vice President of Walmart. "We have been very excited to pilot Ossia's asset tracking solution in our large ambient distribution centers. It's going great so far, and we are optimistic it will bring tremendous efficiencies to the logistics and supply chain process once commercialized at scale."
"There is a tremendous opportunity for Cota wireless power to meaningfully enhance or improve supply chain and logistics management. Not only will it have an impact on the cost and performance efficiencies for the entire value chain, but it will also allow for technology innovation through new products and services enabled by Real Wireless Power being established in the environment," says Preston Woo, Chief Strategy Officer, Ossia. "We are honored to be selected into the Plug and Play Supply Chain program, the world's largest end-to-end supply chain innovation platform, and thrilled at being chosen for pilots with two of the most iconic and advanced companies, Walmart and GP, to innovate directly in their supply chain."
There will be a Plug and Play Northwest Arkansas Supply Chain & Logistics Summit from January 30 to 31, 2020 to showcase progress with corporate pilot programs and to confirm additional commercialization opportunities that have evolved out of these partnerships.