Route map for supply chain innovations

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower,” is a well-known quote by Steve Jobs. According to him, companies need to have a clear idea of which direction they want to follow. A map showing the possible routes is essential for supply chain innovation. In the run-up to this year’s inNOWvate Supply Chain Event, organizer Supply Chain Media has developed a route map presenting all the potential options delegates can choose from at the De Rijtuigenloods venue in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, on 22 May 2019.

The route map features all the companies that will be on hand to provide inspiration and solutions during the event. In the plenary hall, the international keynote speakers will explain to attendees how companies can digitalize the supply chain. According to Professor Carlos Cordon from IMD Business School, executing the digital strategy requires a completely different approach than the one commonly used for traditional IT implementations.

The route map also indicates which innovative companies will be presenting themselves in the Start-up Area. Five of the start-ups will be pitching to the main audience as part of the final of the 2nd European Supply Chain Start-up Contest, which comes with a first prize of a marketing budget worth €40,000. The other 17 start-ups plus six scale-ups will be displaying a wide variety of innovative solutions in this zone. The winner of the Supply Chain Scale-up 2019 will be chosen based on the number of votes received from the attendees plus a number of ‘mystery judges’.

Technology Area

The various sponsors, each with their own specific solutions, have their own special place on the route map. Nine sponsors plus one partner will be holding presentations on their innovations in one of five train wagons at the venue. In the Technology Area, which is located between the plenary hall and the wagon hall, four companies will be revealing surprising supply chain-related technological innovations: 3D printing for spare parts, smart displays for retailers, a new type of drive system for warehouse carts, and a futuristic lifting aid.

Click here to download the map and plan your route to the right innovations for you.

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