The National Center for Supply Chain Automation


March 9 – 11, 2020
Atlanta Regional


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Symposium Agenda

Updated November 2, 2019

NCSCA 3rd Annual National Symposium
Atlanta Regional Commission
229 Peachtree ST NE, STE 100, Atlanta, GA

Monday, March 9

SCA Welcome Luncheon: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

SCA Partner Recognition, Symposium Overview, National Center Update

Opening Remarks

Atlanta Career Rise & Worksource Atlanta

Session 1: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

The Supply Chain of the Future and its Impact on Tomorrows Technical Workforce
Swisslog Logistics Automation

Break: 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Session 2: 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

NSF Funding Insights & the Future of Work Initiative
National Science Foundation

Session 3: 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM

How IoT, Sensors, Data Analytics & AI are Enabling Predictive Maintenance Practices and What That Means to Educators
Interactive industry panel moderated by Bob Trebilcock, Editorial Director with Peerless Media.  Features executives from Target, FedEx Ground, Dollar Tree, and Walmart.

Break: 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Session 4: 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Briefing: Amatrol Skill Boss-Logistics Training and Certification Device for MSSC Certified Technician-Supply Chain Automation (CT-SCA)
Paul Perkins, President, Amatrol
Leo Reddy, Chair & President, Manufacturing Skills Standards Council 

Day One Closing Remarks from NCSCA  4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Hosted Networking Reception: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 10

Continental Breakfast: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Session 5: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Emerging Career Pathways: Multi-track Experiential Curricula for Robotics Utilizing Virtual Reality
Dr. Rebecca Hartley, Director of Operations, Clemson University Center for Workforce Development & Co-PI, CA2VES
Evans Coleman, Manager, Clemson University Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD)

Break: 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Session 6: 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Are Autonomous Mobile Robotics the Supply Chain Workhorse of the Future?
Yaskawa Motoman Robotics 

Session 7: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM


Session 8: 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work
Learn about a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education project that identifies industry’s perception of the future of work, defines implications for technician education and develops recommendations to address major challenges.
Marilyn Barger, Special Advisor to the project and Director of the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence

NCSCA Debrief: 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Lunch: 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

NCSCA Hosted Transportation to MODEX: 1:15 PM

MODEX Show Tour, Show Floor Educational Sessions & Industry Connections: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center

Wednesday, March 11

NCSCA Hosted Transportation: 8:15 AM

Meet the bus in front of the Marriott Marquis Hotel main lobby entrance for transportation to the UPS facility.
265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE

UPS Smart Hub Tour (offsite): 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

3689 Sandy Creek Rd
Atlanta, GA 30331

Afternoon (Optional)
MODEX Keynote: A Conversation with Peyton & Archie Manning

Inspirational and dynamic discussion about football and what it can teach you about life.
Peyton Manning, Archie Manning

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