Announcing the 2020 NextGen Supply Chain End Users and Solution Providers Award Winners

NextGen Supply Chain Conference and Supply Chain Management Review Announce the 2nd Annual NextGen Supply Chain End Users and Solution Providers Award Winners.

Supply Chain Management Review’s NextGen Supply Chain Awards will honor five solution provider and five end user companies for utilizing technologies that will shape tomorrow’s supply chains during the NextGen Supply Chain Conference.

The 2020 awards will be presented on April 28th during the NextGen Supply Chain Conference. All winners will take part in a panel discussion to highlight their projects and share their experiences with attendees.

2020 Award Winners

Solution Provider Awards 

  • Robotics Winner: Tompkins Robotics
    Panelist: Mike Futch, President
  • Blockchain Winner: IBM
    Panelist: Tom Ward, A.I. Project Leader
  • Analytics Winner: LeanDNA
    Panelist: Richard Lebovitz, President & CEO
  • AI Winner: LevaData
    Panelist: TBD
  • Digital Transformation Winner: JD.com
    Panelist: Gordon Lu, Director of JD International Business

End User Awards 

  • Robotics Winner: NFI
    Panelist: Barbara Gress, Director of Innovation and Engineering
  • Blockchain Winner: Lenovo
    Panelist: Bobby Bernard, Exec. Director, DCG Supply Chain Strategy & Innovation
  • Analytics Winner: Dell Technologies
    Panelist: Thomas Maher, Senior Vice President of Global Service Parts
  • AI Winner: Reyes Holdings
    Panelist: Pamela Armella Olazábal, Data Analytics Director
  • Digital Transformation Winner: GE Appliances
    Panelist: Mark D. Shirkness, Vice President, Distribution

“This is the second year for the NextGen Supply Chain awards, and we’re proud to add a new category of awards for providers of NextGen technology solutions,” said Bob Trebilcock, editorial director of Supply Chain Management Review. Trebilcock added  that the awards are merit based, and recognize supply chain professionals and solution providers who are moving technology forward. “Early adopters and first movers win in the marketplace,” he said. “We hope their stories will encourage other companies to follow their example.” 

In addition to receiving the awards, representative from each of the companies will take part in an End User Award Panel on April 28th moderated by Bob Trebilcock.

About NextGen Supply Chain Conference

The two-day conference will take place at the iconic Chicago Athletic Association, now a top-rated hotel, on April 27-29 and feature educational sessions and a small booth exhibit. More than 200 senior-level supply chain, operations, procurement and corporate executives will attend the inaugural event on downtown Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

Both days of the conference will offer high-level sessions on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Digital Transformation tailored for CEOs, chief supply chain officers, vice presidents and directors of operations as well as procurement sourcing executives. In short, anyone with a leadership stake in the future of the supply chain.

Don’t expect to hear theory or basic explanations of these key technologies, explains Trebilcock. “All 25 members of our advisory board members are living NextGen technologies each day. They range from practitioners and suppliers to industry experts, academics and consultants. And the conference lineup reflects what they see as important day-to-day in the emerging supply chain of the future.”

View the agendapresenting companies and speakers.

Sponsors for the event include
Sponsors for the event include: Honeywell Intelligrated (Diamond sponsor and exhibitor); Association for Supply Chain Management (Platinum sponsor); Elemica (Gold sponsor); Berkshire Grey, Dematic, LeanDNA and Logility (Associate sponsors and exhibitors); OpenDock (exhibitor)….more to be announced soon.

About Peerless Media
Founded in 2010, Peerless Media is the leading provider of independent business content and information serving the supply chain, logistics, materials handling and design engineering industries. Through our flagship brands (Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review, Material Handling Product News, SupplyChain247.com, MaterialHandling247.com, Digital Engineering, and DigitalEngineering247.com), we offer unparalleled B2B coverage via publications, Websites, newsletters, conferences, and research.

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[UPDATED] Peerless Media and Supply Chain Management Review Announce the NextGen Supply Chain Conference Agenda

Peerless Media and SCMR announce the launch of the NextGen Supply Chain Conference, the premier educational conference for senior-level SCM professionals that answers the question: “What’s next in supply chain management?”

The two-day conference will take place at the iconic Chicago Athletic Association, now a top-rated hotel, on November 2-4 and feature educational sessions and a small booth exhibit. More than 200 senior-level supply chain, operations, procurement and corporate executives are expected to attend the 2nd annual event on downtown Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

The NextGen Supply Chain Conference is the only conference exclusively dedicated to preparing senior-level supply chain professionals, those with significant influence over their companies’ domestic and global supply chain operations, for the new technologies and processes that will have the most transformative impacts on their supply chains.

“This year’s NextGen Supply Chain conference builds on the success we had in 2019. We have a terrific lineup of speakers from companies like Lenovo, GE, Dell, IBM and Cisco”, said Brian Ceraolo, CEO of Peerless. “It’s become a must-attend event for senior-level professionals to learn how these new technologies will considerably impact their supply chains.”

The NextGen Supply Conference will offer over 36 industry experts, 2 keynotes and over a dozen sessions and panel discussions on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Digital Transformation. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers, consultants, academics and leading providers of supply chain solutions. View the agenda, presenting companies and speakers.

Sponsors for the event include: Honeywell Intelligrated (Diamond sponsor and exhibitor); Association for Supply Chain Management (Platinum sponsor); Elemica (Gold sponsor); Berkshire Grey, Dematic, LeanDNA and Logility (Associate sponsors and exhibitors); 6 River System, IAM Robotics and OpenDock (exhibitor)… more to be announced soon.

About Peerless Media

Founded in 2010, Peerless Media is the leading provider of independent business content and information serving the supply chain, logistics, materials handling and design engineering industries. Through our flagship brands (Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review, Material Handling Product News, Supply Chain247.com, MaterialHandling247.com, Digital Engineering, and DigitalEngineering247.com), we offer unparalleled B2B coverage via publications, Websites, newsletters, conferences, and research.

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Material Handling Product News Announces 5th Annual Readers’ Choice Products of the Year Awards Winners

(FRAMINGHAM, MA) – Material Handling Product News is proud to announce the winners of our fifth-annual Readers’ Choice Products of the Year Awards. Winning products will be featured in the publication’s December issue and online at MaterialHandling247.com.

These awards honor the achievements of companies for advances in materials handling systems and equipment within manufacturing, distribution centers and warehouses. Companies were invited to submit the products they felt were worthy of product of the year honors, and MHPN readers decided the winners in 13 categories. In total, we received 3,750 responses in an e-mail survey to our readers. We’re proud to announce our Readers’ Choice Material Handling Product News Products of the Year.

We are proud to announce our Readers’ Choice Material Handling Product News Products of the Year:

Automated Guided Vehicle 
Yale Robotic reach truck 

Automated Storage 
AutoStore Black Line

Automatic Data Capture
Hyster Tracker

Conveyors & Sortation
Material Handling Systems Inc. HC-Loop Sorter

Dock Equipment
Systems, LLC iDock Connect

Ergonomics & Safety
CSF Inc. Pallet Return Device Assembly for ASRS Application

Lift Trucks & Accessories
Raymond Corporation 3030 Raymond Courier Automated Stacker

MRO
Yale Vision telemetry solution

Overhead Handling
Columbus McKinnon Corporation ProPath Automated Workstation Crane by Unified Industries

Packaging & Pallets
Quadient CVP Automated Packaging Solution

Robotic Piece Picking
Vanderlande Smart Item Robotics (SIR)

Supply Chain Software
Honeywell Intelligrated TechSight

Tuggers, Carts & Casters
Newcastle Systems QC Series Mobile Powered Workstations

Explore all the products nominated for this year’s awards.


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About Material Handling Product News
Material Handling Product News is the only product-focused brand in the materials handling industry. Material Handling Product News covers the entire range of materials handling products – from the loading dock, to the manufacturing process, to storage and distribution. Published 6 times a year, MHPN reaches more than 70,000 materials handling professionals with new product information write-ups designed to help professionals improve their materials handling operations. 

About MaterialHandling 24/7 
The Best Online Resource for Material Handling Products and News. As the most comprehensive, product-focused resource in the materials handling industry, Material Handling 24/7 is the best online resource for materials handling products — from manufacturing to the loading dock to storage, packaging and distribution. MaterialHandling247.com makes it easier for warehousing and DC professionals to keep current with the new as well as standard equipment and technology to increase productivity and efficiency in your manufacturing facility, warehouse or DC.
Visit MaterialHandling247.com 

About Peerless Media 
Founded in 2010, Peerless Media is the leading provider of independent business content and information serving the supply chain, logistics, materials handling and design engineering industries. Through our flagship brands (Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review, Material Handling Product News, MaterialHandling247.com, Supply Chain 24/7, and Digital Engineering, DigitalEngineering247.com), we offer unparalleled B2B coverage via publications, Websites, newsletters, conferences, and research.
Visit www.peerlessmedia.com 

Success Story: MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics’ Education Center Sponsorship

“We have been able to extend our reach to new audiences with Peerless Media and the Supply Chain 24/7 placement. The unique combination of supplying useful content with timely updates has proved valuable in helping people learn about the opportunities we offer.”

—Arthur Grau,
Senior Communications Officer, 
MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics.

At MIT CTL, they believe learning can be available to everyone, everywhere with minimum barriers to entry. To support this belief, they offer the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management, an advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in SCM. Below are some resources and educational listings from their profile page.

Check out some resources from their profile.

Check out some of their educational listings.

  • MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management
    Open Enrollment – April and September. Grow your team’s capability with our innovative and rigorous online program. See what learners from around the world and top companies are using to upskill their staff in a flexible, modular way.
  • MIT Supply Chain Management 10-month Master’s Degree
    Application open September – March each year. MIT SCM Students work directly with researchers and industry experts on complex and challenging problems.

Success Story: Marketing & ROI for C3 Solutions

“Working with Peerless Media’s Supply Chain 24/7 has been instrumental in providing both a physical ROI for our marketing goals, as well as aiding in the distribution of our content to an audience of highly qualified supply chain leaders. Their deep understanding of content marketing has helped us make sure that the right people are viewing the content they are actually looking to read. We look forward to a continued partnership with them”

—Alexandra Lerch,
Marketing & Communications, C3 Solutions.

C3 Solutions has worked exceptionally hard to position themselves within the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry as knowledge leaders in the YMS and Dock/Appointment Scheduling software space.

C3’s unique products allow customers to maximize the usage of their trailers, dock doors, dedicated yard staff and physical yard space. C3’s customers include an impressive roster of Fortune 500 clients in manufacturinggroceryretaillogistics and parcel post across the world.

Check out some of their latest resources.

Success Story: New Customers and Business for Cerasis

“We consider Peerless Media’s Supply Chain 24/7 a strategic partner in distributing our services and content to a qualified supply chain audience. Supply Chain 24/7’s unique methodology of understanding ‘content’ is amazing – they have nailed-it! Furthermore, our investment with Supply Chain 24/7 has resulted in new customers and business for Cerasis”

—Adam Robinson,
Marketing Manager, Cerasis

Cerasis is a top North American third party logistics company offering logistics solutions with a strong focus on LTL freight management. In addition to expertise and focus around LTL freight management, Cerasis offers truckload freight broker servicesparcel management, and end to end LTL eCommerce freight shipping solutions.

Check out some of their latest resources.

Success Story: Kuebix Custom Marketing Team

“For over three years, SupplyChain 24/7 has served as an extension of Kuebix’s marketing team. As we’ve seen rapid market growth, Supply Chain 24/7’s extraordinary editorial team has been beside us helping to get our message and thought-leadership in front of qualified supply chain professionals. We are confident that through our sponsorship we are reaching the right audiences that will drive clicks, leads, and deals for our company. The ROI and industry visibility we get from Supply Chain 24/7 helps us meet our company and marketing goals.”

—Sarah Clark,
Sr. Director Marketing & Communications,
Kuebix 

Kuebix provides a transportation management system (TMS) built on the latest cloud technology that is changing how companies purchase and manage freight. The Kuebix platform is unique in that it it will scale to meet the needs of any size company or supply chain, and is ready in a fraction of the time of other solutions.

Check out some of their latest resources.

Success Story: Delivering Long Term Results for One Network Enterprises

“One Network has been a sponsor of Supply Chain 24/7 since it was first introduced in 2013. It’s one of our key marketing investments and has consistently delivered long term results. This is thanks to their dedicated editorial team that works on our behalf, with minimal demands on us. They bring domain expertise and are masters at leveraging existing content and resources, and packaging it all together into compelling articles and emails that get eyes, clicks, and leads. I highly recommend them.”

—Nigel Duckworth,
Senior Strategist Marketing, 
One Network Enterprises 

One Network’s Real Time Value Network™ provides community based supply chain solutions in the cloud to help customers increase profitability and efficiencies by optimizing their supply chain operations. Our software solutions enable customers to easily collaborate with all their value chain participants on a single network – customers, partners, carriers and suppliers.

Check out some of their latest resources.

Success Story: 3Gtms Expands Reach, Broadens Awareness

“Supply Chain 24/7 has been a great marketing tool for our organization. As one of the most relevant content providers in the supply chain space, Supply Chain 24/7 has allowed us to expand our reach, broaden our awareness and get our message in front of supply chain industry leaders across the globe.”

—Chuck Fuerst,
VP of Marketing, 3Gtms 

3Gtms is dedicated to helping shippers and logistics service providers gain a competitive advantage through technology. Whether you move $5 million or $5 billion in freight, its 3G-TM solution seamlessly manages the full transportation lifecycle, including transportation planning and optimization, execution and settlement, empowering customers to make better shipping decisions while meeting their service goals. 3Gtms is dedicated to delighting its customers and as a result, holds a 100% customer satisfaction rate that is unmatched in the industry..

Check out some of their latest resources.

America Makes and Digital Engineering Collaborate to Advance Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

Peerless Media will work to promote National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining’s additive manufacturing industry advancement efforts.

(Framingham, MA and Blairsville, PA) —The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), the parent organization of America Makes, has entered into a formal collaboration agreement with Digital Engineering, a technology media business owned by Peerless Media, to advance the additive manufacturing/3D printing industry.

America Makes and its membership community of more than 220 organizations share a common goal to innovate and accelerate additive manufacturing and 3D printing to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Digital Engineering will use the power of its magazine, e-newsletters, DigitalEngineering247.com website and marketing database to drive awareness of America Makes’ mission as the national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

“Digital Engineering (formerly Desktop Engineering) has been covering additive manufacturing and 3D printing since 1995 in the pages of DE and via our digital channels,” says Tom Cooney, publisher of Digital Engineering. “Our product design engineering audience has used this technology for prototyping their designs since the mid ’90s. With recent advances in materials, hardware and software, our audience is on the frontline of moving additive manufacturing toward full production of their designs. That’s why we are so very excited to be working with this tremendous organization.”

“Within the advanced manufacturing industry and for those design engineering teams who serve it, Digital Engineering has been a mainstay and editorial leader in conveying information on the latest innovations and technologies that are impacting and transforming engineering design,” said NCDMM’s Executive Director of America Makes Rob Gorham. “Our collaboration with Digital Engineering will prove to be a highly effective way to further commercialize additive technologies and communicate the innovative work of the America Makes membership community to a critical audience.”

This partnership with America Makes will help ensure that DE’s audience of almost 90,000 design engineers, engineering managers and executives are aware of the resources America Makes has to offer when evaluating and integrating additive manufacturing and 3D printing into the digital thread.

About the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining
NCDMM delivers innovative and collaborative manufacturing solutions that enhance our nation’s workforce and economic competitiveness. NCDMM has extensive knowledge and depth in manufacturing areas—both commercial and defense—continually innovate, improve, and advance manufacturing technologies and methodologies. Its experienced team specializes in identifying the needs, the players, the technologies, and processes to attain optimal solutions for our customers. It connect the dots. That’s the NCDMM methodology. NCDMM also manages the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3DP printing (3DP), America Makes—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute and the V4 Institute. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at ncdmm.org.

About America Makes
As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, it is working together to innovate and accelerate AM and 3DP to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Based in Youngstown, Ohio, America Makes is the first Institute within the Manufacturing USA infrastructure and is driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). Learn more at americamakes.us

About Digital Engineering
Digital Engineering (DE) is the market leader in technology information for design engineering teams. Our print magazine, DigitalEngineering247.com, e-newsletters, webcasts, research and white papers focus on cutting-edge content to help design engineering teams discover, evaluate and specify the technologies and processes that shorten the design cycle, enable optimal designs and connect the digital thread. Learn more at www.digitalengineering247.com

About Peerless Media LLC
Peerless Media produces industry-leading brands in the logistics, supply chain, materials handling and design engineering markets. Our flagship brands, Modern Materials Handling, Material Handling Product News, Material Handling 24/7, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management Review, Supply Chain 24/7, NextGen Supply Chain Conference and Digital Engineering are the content leaders in their respective fields for news, analysis and resources. Peerless offers unparalleled marketing opportunities for branding, lead-generation, research, content creation and thought leadership. Visit www.peerlessmedia.com.

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Contacts

Digital Engineering Contact:
Tom Cooney, Publisher
tcooney@digitaleng.news, (973) 214-6798

NCDMM / America Makes Media Contact:
Scott Deutsch
scott.deutsch@ncdmm.org, (724) 539-4760