LeanDNA selected as the 2020 NextGen Supply Chain Analytics Award Winner

(FRAMINGHAM, MA) February 14, 2020 – 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.

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

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 and CEO
AI Winner: LevaData
Panelist: TBD
Digital Transformation Winner: JD.com
Panelist: Gordon Lu, Director of JD International Business

“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.”

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

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About LeanDNA

LeanDNA builds software for factories across the globe. With a deep focus on making inventory analytics automated, actionable and collaborative, LeanDNA enables manufacturers to optimize inventory, avoid shortages and stay on-time with customers. The LeanDNA platform promotes visibility and standardization across systems, suppliers and sites, unlocking working capital for the business. For more information about the Austin, Texas-based company, visit www.leandna.com.

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