The Business Technology Council (BTC), a council under MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers, announced that the deadline to apply for its Technology Innovation Award has been extended to Friday, August 18, 2023. The award recognizes technology solution/service providers that introduce innovations that support, enhance, and/or advance aftermarket processes.
Technology innovations must support one of the BTC’s areas of focus. These types of technologies can include:
- Customer-Facing Technologies: cataloguing and product data, EDI/e-commerce, mobile, web services, e-tailing, RFID, QR codes, bar codes, POS data, data warehouses, S&OP.
- Information Technologies: cyber and network security, big data, BI, data analytics, cloud computing, IT outsourcing, ERP, MES, CRM.
After the application submission deadline, finalists will be notified on August 31. The finalists will then present their innovations during the BTC fall meeting on September 18, 2023, and BTC members will vote on the winner.
The winner of the award will be announced at the 2023 Technology Conference, October 8-12, 2023, in Atlanta, Ga.
Past winners of the award include Dorman’s “Where to Buy” platform (2022), VizSeek’s Visual Search (2021), and OptiCat’s Automated Loadsheets (2020).
“We have received an incredible response so far for the Technology Innovation Award and wanted to ensure everyone had ample time to get their applications in,” said Chris Gardner, senior vice president of Programs & Technology at MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers, about the decision to extend the application deadline. “We look forward to reviewing the applications and recognizing the top innovation.”
About MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers
MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 907,000 American jobs in all 50 states.
MEMA Aftermarket is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members across all areas of the aftermarket including light vehicle, commercial vehicle, and remanufacturing.
MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association, is the leading trade association in North America for vehicle suppliers, parts manufacturers, and remanufacturers. Automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers are the largest manufacturing sector in the United States and lead the way in new vehicle innovations. MEMA has been the voice of the vehicle supplier industry since 1904. Its more than 1,000 members are Strong by Association.
Members supply the aftermarket with the parts that keep millions of vehicles on the road, fueling international commerce and meeting society’s transportation needs. MEMA members are committed to safety and sustainability.
MEMA has offices in Southfield, Mich.; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and Washington, D.C. Learn more at mema.org/aftermarket-suppliers.