Announcing the 2020 NextGen Supply Chain End Users and Solution Providers Award Winners

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: JD.com
    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.

About Peerless Media
Founded in 2010, Peerless Media is the leading provider of independent business content and information serving the supply chain, logistics, materials handling and design engineering industries. Through our flagship brands (Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review, Material Handling Product News, SupplyChain247.com, MaterialHandling247.com, Digital Engineering, and DigitalEngineering247.com), we offer unparalleled B2B coverage via publications, Websites, newsletters, conferences, and research.

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[UPDATED] Peerless Media and Supply Chain Management Review Announce the NextGen Supply Chain Conference Agenda

Peerless Media and SCMR announce the launch of the NextGen Supply Chain Conference, the premier educational conference for senior-level SCM professionals that answers the question: “What’s next in supply chain management?”

The two-day conference will take place at the iconic Chicago Athletic Association, now a top-rated hotel, on November 2-4 and feature educational sessions and a small booth exhibit. More than 200 senior-level supply chain, operations, procurement and corporate executives are expected to attend the 2nd annual event on downtown Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

The NextGen Supply Chain Conference is the only conference exclusively dedicated to preparing senior-level supply chain professionals, those with significant influence over their companies’ domestic and global supply chain operations, for the new technologies and processes that will have the most transformative impacts on their supply chains.

“This year’s NextGen Supply Chain conference builds on the success we had in 2019. We have a terrific lineup of speakers from companies like Lenovo, GE, Dell, IBM and Cisco”, said Brian Ceraolo, CEO of Peerless. “It’s become a must-attend event for senior-level professionals to learn how these new technologies will considerably impact their supply chains.”

The NextGen Supply Conference will offer over 36 industry experts, 2 keynotes and over a dozen sessions and panel discussions on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Digital Transformation. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers, consultants, academics and leading providers of supply chain solutions. View the agenda, presenting companies and speakers.

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); 6 River System, IAM Robotics and OpenDock (exhibitor)… more to be announced soon.

About Peerless Media

Founded in 2010, Peerless Media is the leading provider of independent business content and information serving the supply chain, logistics, materials handling and design engineering industries. Through our flagship brands (Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review, Material Handling Product News, Supply Chain247.com, MaterialHandling247.com, Digital Engineering, and DigitalEngineering247.com), we offer unparalleled B2B coverage via publications, Websites, newsletters, conferences, and research.

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Call for Speakers and Award Winning Supply Chains

If you’re interested in speaking about emerging technologies, or being recognized for your work, read on! 

Are you researching or writing about the emerging technologies that are going to power tomorrow’s supply chains? Or, are you a supply chain manager whose organization is doing great things with AI, robotic process automation, the Internet of Things, robotics, sensors, block chain or 3D printing? If you answered yes on either counts, Supply Chain Management Review wants to hear from you.

April 16 & 17, 2019, Supply Chain Management Review is hosting our first NextGen Supply Chain conference. We’ll be highlighting the emerging technologies that will shape tomorrow’s supply chains across processes – from sourcing to final delivery. Those would include robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, IoT, 3D printing, machine learning and digital transformation to name a few. The goal is to make this a smaller conference for senior level executives – 150 to 200 attendees – with an emphasis on education and networking opportunities.  Here’s the link to the conference, which will be at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel on Michigan Avenue. 

We recently sent out our call for speakers blast. In the event that you are in academia, consulting and analytics, are a supply chain practitioner, or a solution provider who is interested in speaking on one of the emerging technologies, here is the link to the speakers page which will explain what we’re looking for and have the application info. Caveat: The advisory board chooses the speakers. And – to solution providers – they have to be non-commercial. 

As part of the conference, Supply Chain Management Review is launching its first supply chain awards for end users/practitioners that have done notable things related to emerging technologies. If your organization is interested in applying for one of the awards, we’d welcome the submission. Like the speakers, winners are chosen by the advisory board. 

Last, and perhaps most importantly, this is not a pay to play event. Speakers are chosen on the merits of their presentation idea.

We hope to hear from you soon, and, see you in Chicago.

Call for Speakers