Whirlpool’s Jennifer Springer to deliver keynote at NextGen Supply Chain Conference

Springer will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming NextGen Supply Chain Conference

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Whirlpool has developed a broad $1 billion fulfillment network that includes over 120 warehouses that covers everything from final mile delivery and installation, to reverse logistics and refurbishment. At the same time, it has been looking forward with a future focus on technology and automation.

Helping lead these efforts is Jennifer Springer, senior director of customer fulfillment. Springer will share her insights and Whilpool’s successes and vision during a keynote address at the upcoming NextGen Supply Chain Conference.

This year’s NextGen Supply Chain Conference, presented by Supply Chain Management Review and Peerless Media, will be held on Oct. 21-23 at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel in downtown Chicago. The event starts with an opening reception on the evening of Monday, Oct. 21, at the famous Chicago hotel, with full days of content following Tuesday and Wednesday.

The NextGen Supply Chain Conference’s theme this year is “Digitization is here, what’s next?” More information, including registration information, is available on the NextGen website.

Springer joined Whirlpool in January 2022, joining the appliance firm from Zebra Technologies, where she served as senior director of distribution center operations and logistics. With Zebra, Springer managed a global transportation portfolio of over $250M, built vision and execution for Zebra’s logistics network strategy, and drove overall supply chain innovation through the Zebra4Zebra program. She began her career with Scanwell Logistics as business development and quality control manager.

Sponsors for this year’s NextGen Supply Chain Conference include Diamond Sponsor Honneywell Intelligrated. Platinum Sponsors are Korber, Addverb and Zion Solutions Group. Silver Sponsor is Dematic. Bronze Sponsor is Aptean and Associate Sponsor is TGW.

Amy Rardin, global senior director at Procter & Gamble, and Luis Roman, global head of site and supply chain services at Johnson & Johnson, will also be delivering a keynote address. Walmart has been named the Visionary Award winner. Karisa Sprague, senior vice president of fulfillment and reverse operations, Walmart U.S. Supply Chain, will accept and present.

Other speakers scheduled to appear include Amy T. Augustine, senior director of network supply chain at U.S. Cellular; Peter Bolstorff, executive vice president of corporate development at ASCM; and Craig Moss, director of data and change management at the Digital Supply Chain Institute.

Additional speakers will be announced once confirmed.

A number of awards will also be handed out, including the Startup Award, the End User Awards, and the Solution Provider Awards.

Discounted hotel rates are available until Oct. 4. More information on the hotel, including links to secure rooms at the discounted rate, is available here: https://www.nextgensupplychainconference.com/venue/.

There is still time to be a sponsor or exhibitor as well. Information on available sponsorships or if you are interested in exhibiting, can be found here: https://www.nextgensupplychainconference.com/sponsors-exhibitors/.



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