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.

Keynote

Smart Distribution to Serve Today’s Empowered Omni-Channel Consumer

GE’s Mark Shirkness talks about how their distribution journey has evolved over the last 100+ years – moving from Accessible Distribution to Predictable Distribution to Fast Distribution to Frictionless Distribution. Now, GE Appliances is pioneering the next evolution for a new era: Smart Distribution.

More about the keynote

2020 Presenting Companies
  • April 27
    Day 1
  • April 28
    Day 2
  • April 29
    Day 3
  • Exhibit Set-up, Registration and Reception
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 - 9:15am Welcome, Overview and Thank You

Brian Ceraolo, President, Peerless Media and Bob Trebilcock, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review

9:15am - 10:15am Keynote

Keynote: Smart Distribution to Serve Today's Empowered Omni-Channel Consumer

Our distribution journey has evolved over the last 100+ years – moving from Accessible Distribution to Predictable Distribution to Fast Distribution to Frictionless Distribution. Now, GE Appliances is pioneering the next evolution for a new era: Smart Distribution. By going Smart, with everything from smart warehouses to smart basiloids, we can deliver on omni-channel distribution to meet the needs of today’s empowered omni-channel customer. They want to shop and purchase goods and services in whatever way makes the most sense for their personal situation. With the multitude of choices available to them, Smart Distribution is a strategy that allows GE Appliances to exceed the growing expectations of customers and build loyalty through superior execution.

Presented by
Mark Shirkness
Vice President, Distribution
GE Appliances

10:15am - 10:45am Presentation

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

11:30am - 12:15pm Presentation

Michael Manzione, CEO, Rakuten Super Logistics

12:15pm - 1:00pm Presentation

To be announced.

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

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

5:15pm - 6:30pm 2020 NGSC Awards

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.
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    • $1850.
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      • 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
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      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
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