Framingham, MA – On November 2-4, 2021, the NextGen Supply Chain Conference, presented by Supply Chain Management Review, brought together an impressive lineup of more than 400 industry leaders for three days of interactive presentations and case studies that covered state-of-the-art innovation and using NextGen technologies to gain a competitive advantage.

The 3rd Annual NextGen Supply Chain Conference presented case studies from industry leaders who are putting emerging technologies, such as Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Autonomous Vehicles and Drones, to work in their supply chains. Keynote presentations were given by senior-level supply chain executives from Gap Inc., Pandora Jewelry, AEO, Inc., DHL Supply Chain and Cardinal Health.

On the second day of the conference, the Annual NextGen Supply Chain Awards were presented. Leading solution providers in emerging technologies for Robotics, Analytics, AI and Digital Transformation, as well as end users, received rewards. Additionally, Supply Chain Management Review presented a new Annual Visionary Award to Shekar Natarajan, Chief Supply Chain Officer for American Eagle Outfitters.

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About the Annual NextGen Supply Chain Conference

The NextGen Supply Chain Conference is the premier educational conference that answers the question: “What’s next in supply chain management” for senior-level SCM professionals. Only NGSC is exclusively dedicated to preparing executives for the coming technologies and processes that will have the most transformative effects on their supply chains. This year’s focus is on “Driving the Digital Future” and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, the Internet of Things, Predictive Analytics, and Mobile and Piece-picking Robots. Visit

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