The National Center for Supply Chain Automation


March 9 – 11, 2020
Atlanta Regional


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Symposium Agenda

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

March 9

NCSCA Welcome, Lunch 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Opening Remarks
National Center for Supply Chain Automation (NCSCA) Partner Recognition, NCSCA and Symposium overview
Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta CareerRise & WorkSource Atlanta

Session 1: 12:30 – 1:30 PM

“The Supply Chain of the Future and its Impact on Tomorrows Technical Workforce”

Michael Felbinger, Vice President of Customer Service, Swisslog Logistics Automation
Royden Edwards, Director of Customer Support Services, Swisslog Logistics Automation

Session 2: 1:30 – 2:00 PM

National Science Foundation Funding Insights
Colleen Molko, Dean of Grants Development and Principal Investigator for NCSCA

Break: 2:00 – 2:15 PM

Session 3: 2:15 – 3:30 PM

How Sensors, Data Analytics & AI are Enabling Predictive Maintenance Practices and What This Means to Educators

Bob Trebilcock, Executive Editor, Modern Materials Handling Magazine, Editorial Director, Peerless Media

Panel Participants

John Blasdell, Sr. Director of Operations, JLL/Amazon
Phil Gilkes, Regional Maintenance Manager, Eastern U.S., Dollar Tree
James Jones, Director of Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, ES3 (C&S Family of Companies)
Phil Jones, Director, Supply Chain Engineering, Target

Session 4: 3:30 – 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
Neil Reddy, President, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)

NCSCA Meeting Logistics: 4:15 – 4:30 PM

Reception Hosted by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, 270 Peachtree St. NW, 100 (Corner of Peachtree and Baker streets)

March 10

Continental Breakfast: 8:00 – 8:30 AM

Session 5: 8:30 – 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

Session 6: 9:30 – 10:15 AM

Success of Autonomous Mobile Robots in the Supply Chain Depends on Workforce Inclusion
Jason Walker, CEO and Co-Founder, Waypoint Robotics, Inc.

Break: 10:15 – 10:30 AM

Session: 7 10:30 – 11:30 AM

The Weakest Link in Cybersecurity: Breaking Down the Dangers of Social Engineering
John Romero, Assistant Director for the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center (TAMC2), and Program Director for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Cyber Readiness Center (CRC)

Session 8: 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work (A National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Project)
Dr. Marilyn Barger, Special Advisor to the project and Director of the Florida Advanced Technological Education (FLATE) Center of Excellence

NCSCA Meeting Logistics: 12:15 – 12:30 PM

Lunch: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Transition to MODEX: 1:15 PM

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

Amatrol Skill Boss-Logistics On-going Live Demo (related to CT-SCA Certification) at MHEDA Booth #8466

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

March 11

NCSCA Hosted Transportation – Meet bus in front of Marriott Marquis Hotel: 8:15 AM

265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE – In front of main lobby

UPS Smart Hub Tour: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

3689 Sandy Creek Road
Atlanta, GA 30331

(Optional) MODEX Keynote: A Conversation with Peyton & Archie Manning 1:00 PM

Inspirational and dynamic discussion about football and what it can teach you about life
Peyton Manning, two-time Super Bowl champion and five-time NFL MVP, and his father Archie Manning, and a former NFL quarterback