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Third Annual National Symposium for Supply Chain Automation

National Center for Supply Chain Automation (NCSCA)

Monday, March 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM - Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

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NSF National Center for Supply Chain Automation 3rd Annual Symposium for Faculty and Industry Professionals!


Join fellow members of the National Center for Supply Chain Automation (NCSCA) partnership as we gather once again to share resources, best practices and expertise within the field.  The symposium will feature presentations by industry experts, National Science Foundation representatives and academic colleagues along with tours of the UPS Smart Hub and the MODEX show floor.  


Why Attend?

  • Hear industry experts discuss trends impacting Supply Chain Automation and the workforce of the future
  • Learn about leading edge Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality teaching tools and techniques
  • Tour the NEW UPS Smart HUB which processes 100,000 packages per hour
  • Tour MODEX where 900 exhibits showcase industry leading automation innovations and technologies
  • Receive an update on the industry validated Certified Technician-Supply Chain Automation (CT-SCA) 
  • Participate in a demonstration of the "Skill Boss-Logistics" training and skills assessment educational device
  • Hear how Sensors, Data Analytics & AI are driving the Predictive Maintenance movement and what that means to educators
  • Learn about the evolution of Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR's) and discover resources for developing career pathways in Robotics
  • Make industry connections
  • Learn how to access National Science Foundation grant funding
  • Network with academic colleagues from across the country

For more information, a draft agenda is available at this site.


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The Symposium sessions will be held simultaneously with MODEX 2020. From illuminating education to next-generation technology and equipment in action, MODEX lets you see what’s coming.  You can connect with over 900 leading industry providers and see how their efficiency-enhancing and cost-cutting equipment and technology solutions can future proof the supply chain.  You can make new contacts, discover cutting-edge automation technologies, and learn about the latest trends. NCSCA Symposium attendees will be registered for the MODEX show.  There are no registration fees for either event.  Registration in the NCSCA Symposium is accomplished by clicking on the Register or Attend Event button at the top of this page.    


NCSCA sessions will also feature the results of the ongoing partnerships with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council, Amatrol and industry experts to establish a national industry certification for automation technicians.  The Symposium will include a briefing on the "Skill Boss-Logistics" training and assessment device invented by Amatrol.  The Certified Technician - Supply Chain Automation  (CT-SCA) Industry Certification will feature 3 critical work modules.

  • Maintaining Equipment/Systems 
  • Installing, Modifying, Troubleshooting and Repairing Equipment/Systems 
  • Installing, Modifying, Troubleshooting, and Repairing Basic Controllers and Networks 

A nationally portable, industry-recognized certificate will be earned upon successful completion of the three CT-SCA modules .

Participants are invited to become a part of the National Center for Supply Chain Automation academic community.  The NCSCA has implemented a model supply chain 2 year degree to meet the need for educated technicians in the field.  More information about the Nation Center for Supply Chain Automation can be found at   



Must I register for both the NCSCA Annual National Symposium as well as MODEX?

No, registration for the NCSCA Symposium is accomplished by clicking on the Attend Event button at the top of this page.  Registration at MODEX will be accomplished when you register for the NCSCA symposium.

What are the MODEX hotel accommodations?

Hotel accommodations for MODEX 2020 can be found at this site.

What are the local transportation/parking options for getting to the event?

The Georgia World Congress Center page with this information is located at this site.

Where do I report to the Symposium?

229 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 100, Harry West Conference room.

Who do I contact if there are follow up questions?

Send an email message to Beverly Hilderbrand at or 256-441-4308.


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These activities are sponsored by the National Science Foundation‚ Advanced Technological Education Program under Award No. 1601452. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Have questions about Third Annual National Symposium for Supply Chain Automation? Contact National Center for Supply Chain Automation (NCSCA)

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The Atlanta Regional Commission
229 Peachtree St. NE
STE 100
Atlanta, GA 30303

Monday, March 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM - Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

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National Center for Supply Chain Automation (NCSCA)

A Supply Chain Technician  is a person who installs, operates, supports, upgrades or maintains the automated material handling equipment and systems that support the supply chain.

The National Center for Supply Chain Automation will identify and develop skills-based educational pathways, facilitate professional development, and disseminate educational materials with the goal of increasing the number of skilled chain technicians.

The Center aspires to increase the number of skilled technicians by serving as the national leader for supply chain automation education.

Partners in this initiative are:

Norco College, CA

Sinclair Community College, OH

Central Piedmont Community College, NC

Oakton Community College, IL

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Made available by ATE grant #1601452 by the National Science Foundation.

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