Awards

NextGen Supply Chain Conference Awards

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Submission Deadline: Monday, June 24, 2024

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The NextGen Supply Chain Conference Awards recognize the companies shaping tomorrow’s supply chains with advances that are helping organizations navigate the complexities of the modern supply chain while also preparing them for success in the future.

When a company is selected as a winner, a representative from their company accepts the award live at the NextGen Supply Chain Conference.

NextGen Visionary Award

The Visionary Award

The NextGen Visionary Award is given to ONE company each year. The award recognizes a company that has made great strides in its supply chain and represents where the best supply chains are going next.

Kimberly-Clark

Accepting the Award
for Kimberly-Clark

Scott DeGroot

Scott DeGroot

VP Global Distribution and Planning

2023 Winner

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a CPG leader whose trusted brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Kimberly-Clark is in the in the midst of a digital transformation, applying NextGen technologies to take its supply chain to the next level. Among its innovations is a new logistics tool known as Early AM Release and Leveling. EARL uses artificial intelligence to optimize truckload shipments from Kimberly-Clark factories to its distribution centers and avoid order bunching, the phenomenon that happens when there is an unexpected spike in shipments from the plants to the DCs.

Past Winners Include

Honeywell

2020
Honeywell, which went above and beyond to transform its facilities and assets to produce badly needed PPE during the early days of the pandemic and transform a convention center in Miami into a treatment facility for COVID patients.

American Eagle Outfitters

2021
American Eagle Outfitters, AEO, for its Supply Chain 2.0 initiative, which is utilizing NextGen technologies to create an order fulfillment and last mile delivery platform for small-to-mid-size retailers.

Procter & Gamble

2022
Procter & Gamble, which has long been recognized as a Supply Chain Master by Gartner. The CPG leader continues to push the supply chain envelope through its investments in digitalization, tailored and differentiated supply solutions and the use of AI, robotics and advanced analytics. P&G is also committed to sustainability, with plans to achieve net zero GHG across its operations and supply chain—from raw material to retailer—by 2040.

NextGen End User Awards

Awards Sponsor

Fortna

The End User Awards

The NextGen End User Awards honor up to four companies representing supply chain innovation utilizing NextGen supply chain technologies, or the technologies that will shape tomorrow’s supply chains in the following categories: Robotics, Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, and Predictive Analytics.

2023 Winners

Gap Inc.

Robotics

Kevin Kuntz

Kevin Kuntz

Sr. VP Logistics & Operations

Carrier Corporation

Digital Transformation

Piyush Bhargava

Piyush Bhargava

VP Global Operations

Macy's Inc.

Predictive Analytics

Sean Barbour

Sean Barbour

SVP Supply Chain

Past Winners Include

Procter & Gamble
Estee Lauder
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
G.E. Appliances
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
NextGen Solution Provider Awards

Awards Sponsor

Zion Solutions Group

The Solution Provider Awards

The NextGen Solution Provider Awards honor up to four solution providers that have utilized NextGen supply chain technologies in a project implemented for a customer in the following categories: Robotics, Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, and Predictive Analytics.

2023 Winners

Covariant

Robotics

Ally Lynch

Ally Lynch

CMO

ETQ

Digital Transformation

David Isaacson

David Isaacson

VP Product Marketing

Gather AI

Artificial Intelligence

Sankalp Arora

Sankalp Arora

CEO & Co-Founder

Kenko Logistics

Predictive Analytics

Satish Vadlamani

Satish Vadlamani

Dir. of Data Science and BI

Past Winners Include

Procter & Gamble
AEO, Inc.
Estee Lauder
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
G.E. Appliances
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
AEO, Inc.
NextGen Start-Up Award

The Start Up Award

The NextGen Start Up Award is given to ONE company each year. The award recognizes the supply chain start up that illustrates the best of where supply chain management is going next.

LimeLoop

Accepting the Award
for LimeLoop

Ashley Etling

Ashley Etling

CEO & Co-Founder

2023 Winner

LimeLoop delivers transparent supply chains through its trackable reusable packaging. Founded in 2018 on a mission to deliver a world without waste, LimeLoop combines reusable packaging and smart technology so retailers can be more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly all while saying goodbye to single-use packaging. Its trackable reusable packaging delivers a data-driven, circular supply chain across e-commerce fulfillment and retail fulfillment, including store replenishment and wholesale. Retailers are also able to track packages 24/7/365, minimizing lost revenue from misplaced or stolen packages.

Past Winner

Covariant

2022
Covariant AI, a Berkeley-based robotics software company that specializes in creating products that can be used to teach robots new skills. In doing so, the company is bringing AI out of the lab and into its customers’ real-world operations.

2024 AWARD APPLICATION

2024 AWARD APPLICATION

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Award Information

Award Questions

In 500 words or less, tell us a how your company has made great strides in its supply chain and represents where the best supply chains are going next.
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In 500 words or less, tell us what this project entailed and why it is advancing supply chain management and positioning your company as a leader in the field.
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  • A description of the company and when it was founded
  • The supply chain issue it is tackling
  • Why the solution is innovative
  • A description of what the startup is doing with a customer, or customers.
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In 500 words or less, tell us what this project entailed and why it is advancing supply chain management and positioning your company as a leader in the field.
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