(FRAMINGHAM, MA) March 4, 2019 Supply Chain Management Review’s NextGenSupply Chain Awards will celebrate five companies taking the lead on supply chain innovation using NextGen supply chain technologies—those technologies that will shape tomorrow’s supply chains.

The 2019 awards, sponsored by IDC, will be presented on April 16th during the NextGenSupply Chain Conference.

2019 Award Winners

Robotics Winner: Geodis

Blockchain Winner: IBM

Analytics Winner: Johnson Controls

AI Winner: DHL

Digital Transformation Winner: CISCO

“As the editor of SCMR, I’m proud to recognize these industry leaders for the strides they have made in the adoption of NextGen technologies,” said Bob Trebilcock, editorial director. “This year’s awards also set the stage for what will be an annual competition.”

Trebilcock added that John Santagate, IDC’s research director for service robots, played an integral role in the selection of this year’s winners.

In addition to receiving the awards, representative from each of the companies will take part in an End User Award Panel on April 16th moderated by Bob Trebilcock and John Santagate.

Award Panelists:

  • Eric Douglas, EVP Technology and Engineering, Geodis
  • Tom Ward, A.I. Project Leader, IBM
  • Vineet Sinha, Director and Product General Manager, Connected Equipment and Service, Johnson Controls
  • Justin Ha, Director, Solutions Design, DHL
  • Daren Mallard, Sr. Manager, Marketing Strategy & Business, Cisco Systems Inc.

About NextGen Supply Chain Conference

The two-day conference will take place at the iconic Chicago Athletic Association, now a top-rated hotel, on April 16-17 and feature educational sessions and a small booth exhibit. More than 200 senior-level supply chain, operations, procurement and corporate executives will attend the inaugural event on downtown Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

Both days of the conference will offer high-level sessions on AI, robotics and Big Data tailored for CEOs, chief supply chain officers, vice presidents and directors of operations as well as procurement sourcing executives. In short, anyone with a leadership stake in the future of the supply chain.

Don’t expect to hear theory or basic explanations of these key technologies, explains Trebilcock. “All 19 members of our advisory board members are living NextGentechnologies each day. They range from practitioners and suppliers to industry experts, academics and consultants. And the conference lineup reflects what they see as important day-to-day in the emerging supply chain of the future.”

Sponsors for the event include: Honeywell Intelligrated (Diamond sponsor and exhibitor); Association for Supply Chain Management (Platinum sponsor); IDC (Silver sponsor); and Contextant, Dematic, QAD and WISE Systems (Associate sponsors and exhibitors); 6 Rivers Systems and HULFT (exhibitors)….more to be announced soon.

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