NextGen Supply Chain Conference and Supply Chain Management Review Announce the 2nd Annual NextGen Supply Chain End Users and Solution Providers Award Winners.

Supply Chain Management Review’s NextGen Supply Chain Awards will honor five solution provider and five end user companies for utilizing technologies that will shape tomorrow’s supply chains during the NextGen Supply Chain Conference.

The 2020 awards will be presented on April 28th during the NextGen Supply Chain Conference. All winners will take part in a panel discussion to highlight their projects and share their experiences with attendees.

2020 Award Winners

Solution Provider Awards 

  • Robotics Winner: Tompkins Robotics
    Panelist: Mike Futch, President
  • Blockchain Winner: IBM
    Panelist: Tom Ward, A.I. Project Leader
  • Analytics Winner: LeanDNA
    Panelist: Richard Lebovitz, President & CEO
  • AI Winner: LevaData
    Panelist: TBD
  • Digital Transformation Winner:
    Panelist: Gordon Lu, Director of JD International Business

End User Awards

  • Robotics Winner: NFI
    Panelist: Barbara Gress, Director of Innovation and Engineering
  • Blockchain Winner: Lenovo
    Panelist: Bobby Bernard, Exec. Director, DCG Supply Chain Strategy & Innovation
  • Analytics Winner: Dell Technologies
    Panelist: Thomas Maher, Senior Vice President of Global Service Parts
  • AI Winner: Reyes Holdings
    Panelist: Pamela Armella Olazábal, Data Analytics Director
  • Digital Transformation Winner: GE Appliances
    Panelist: Mark D. Shirkness, Vice President, Distribution

“This is the second year for the NextGen Supply Chain awards, and we’re proud to add a new category of awards for providers of NextGen technology solutions,” said Bob Trebilcock, editorial director of Supply Chain Management Review. Trebilcock added  that the awards are merit based, and recognize supply chain professionals and solution providers who are moving technology forward. “Early adopters and first movers win in the marketplace,” he said. “We hope their stories will encourage other companies to follow their example.” 

In addition to receiving the awards, representative from each of the companies will take part in an End User Award Panel on April 28th moderated by Bob Trebilcock.

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 27-29 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 Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Digital Transformation 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 25 members of our advisory board members are living NextGen technologies 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.”

View the agendapresenting companies and speakers.

Sponsors for the event include
Sponsors for the event include: Honeywell Intelligrated (Diamond sponsor and exhibitor); Association for Supply Chain Management (Platinum sponsor); Elemica (Gold sponsor); Berkshire Grey, Dematic, LeanDNA and Logility (Associate sponsors and exhibitors); OpenDock (exhibitor)….more to be announced soon.

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