Our Mission

NextGen Supply Chain 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.

Our 2020 event is focused on the top three technologies that execs need to better understand – Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Digital Transformation.

Call for Abstracts

NextGen Supply Chain Conference will focus on the emerging supply chain technologies that will shape and power tomorrow’s supply chains, including how those technologies are being applied to supply chain processes today or might be applied in the future.

Topic categories may include:

  • Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Internet of Things and Robotic Process Automation
  • Robotics, including mobile collaborative robotics, piece picking robots and drones
  • Warehouse and factory automation, including Manufacturing 4.0 Big Data and the Use of Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics
  • Blockchain
  • The Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain
  • Robotic process automation (RPA)
  • Virtual and augmented reality, especially for training purposes
  • Case study examples of how a company is utilizing these technologies in a supply chain process

 

Supply Chain Management Review NextGen Awards

NextGen Supply Chain Awards – End Users   
Supply Chain Management Review will honor up to five companies that are utilizing NextGen supply chain technologies or the technologies that will shape tomorrow’s supply chains to improve their supply chain processes.

NextGen Supply Chain Awards – Solution Providers 
Supply Chain Management Review will honor up to five solution providers that have utilized NextGen supply chain technologies in a project implemented for a customer.

2019 Event

Held at the iconic Chicago Athletic Club, this two-day conference brought together a broad spectrum of supply chain experts, academics, vendors and senior-level executives to discuss what’s coming around the next corner for supply chain management.

NextGen Awards

NextGen Award Winners
Supply Chain Management Review honored these five companies for utilizing technologies that will shape tomorrow’s supply chains during the NextGen Supply Chain Conference.
View the 2019 winners.

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From Our Inaugural Supply Chain Conference

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2020 Schedule
Registration, Technical Sessions, and Exhibit/Catering are located on the 8th floor 
Madison Ballroom: Technical Sessions
White City Ballroom: Exhibit Hall & Catering 
White City Ballroom Foyer: Registration 
 
*Times subject to change. The technical program will be announced January 2nd. 
  • April 27
    Day 1
  • April 28
    Day 2
  • April 29
    Day 3
  • Exhibitor Set-up + Registration Day
Advisory Council
4:30pm - 5:30pm Advisory Board Meeting

Reception
5:30pm - 7:00pm Ice Breaker Reception in Exhibit Hall

Chicago Athletic Association Hall
5:30pm - 7:00pm Exhibit Hall Opens

  • Conference Day 1
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

9:00am - 10:45am Welcome, Keynote, and Presentation

10:45am - 11:30am AM Break in Exhibit Hall

11:30am - 1:00pm Technical Presentations

1:00pm - 2:15pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall

2:15pm - 3:45pm Technical Presentations

3:45pm - 4:30pm PM Break in Exhibit Hall

4:30pm - 5:30pm 2020 Solution Provider Awards

5:30pm - 6:30pm 2020 End User Awards

6:30pm - 8:00pm Evening Cocktail Reception in Exhibit Hall

  • Conference Day 2
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

9:00am - 10:45am Keynote and Presentation

10:45am - 11:30am AM Break in Exhibit Hall

11:30am - 1:00pm Technical Presentations

1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall

2:00pm - 3:30pm Technical Presentations

3:30pm - 4:15pm PM Break in Exhibit Hall

4:15pm - 5:00pm Technical Presentation and Wrap-Up

Register

    • $1850.
      CONFERENCE DELEGATE $200 early bird savings available until February 14, 2020
      • General Session/Technical Sessions – April 28-29
      • Entry to Exhibits – April 27-29
      • Breakfast – April 28-29
      • Coffee Break – April 28-29
      • Lunch - April 28-29
      • Welcome Reception – April 28
    • $925.
      Exhibit/Sponsor CONFERENCE DELEGATEMust be with an exhibiting or sponsoring company
      • General Session/Technical Sessions – April 28-29
      • Entry to Exhibits – April 27-29
      • Breakfast – April 28-29
      • Coffee Break – April 28-29
      • Lunch - April 28-29
      • Welcome Reception – April 28
Sponsor and Exhibitor Information Request

2020 Sponsors
Chicago Athletic Association
Address
12 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
Conveniently located downtown near Millennium Park