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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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

Peerless Media Announces Strategic Alliance With Robotics Business Review and RoboBusiness Events

Framingham, MA – Peerless Media, the leading publisher in the materials handling, logistics, supply chain and engineering markets, announces its strategic business alliance with the Robotics Group, publisher of Robotics Business Review and organizer of RoboBusiness Events.

“Robotics is having a significant impact on each of our markets. We wanted to align ourselves with the premier media group in the robotics industry to strengthen our commitment to the market. We’ll be able to share resources and develop joint media and event opportunities,” said Peerless CEO, Brian Ceraolo, in a statement. “We could not be more excited about what we will accomplish together.”

Peerless Media’s flagship brands include Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management Review, Modern Materials Handling, Digital Engineering, NextGen Supply Chain Conference, Material Handling Product News, and Supply Chain 24/7. Each of these brands is the content leader in their respective field for news, analysis and business resources. And for more than 14 years, Robotics Business Review and RoboBusiness Events have brought together thousands of executives, engineers, investors, startups, robotics experts, and those implementing robotics into their businesses from around the world.

RoboBusiness Group is delighted that Bill Baumann will oversee the group as general manager. “I am excited to join the Robotics Group, the leader in actionable business intelligence for the robotics industry. This new partnership will open up many new opportunities for both of our groups and become a powerhouse of expertise for our markets,” he said. Bill brings more than 27 years of publishing experience, including time at Penton as vice president/group publisher/market leader for the Design Engineering and Sourcing group.

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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 engineering industries. Through our flagship brands (Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management Review, Modern Materials Handling, Digital Engineering, NextGen Supply Chain Conference, Material Handling Product News, and Supply Chain 24/7) we offer unparalleled B2B coverage via publications, websites, newsletters, conferences and research.

About RoboBusiness
Produced by Robotics Business Review, RoboBusiness is the pioneering event of the global robotics industry and the most important gathering of the year for those seeking to learn more about and profit from robotics. Since 2005, RoboBusiness has brought together thousands of executives, engineers, investors, startups and robotics experts from around the world to learn from one another and build robotics strategies that can be put to immediate use to grow their businesses and stay ahead of the competition. RoboBusiness is supported by its parent company, EH Media. Visit RoboBusiness.com.

About Robotics Business Review
Robotics Business Review provides actionable business intelligence for the global robotics industry. Members enjoy exclusive insights into global news, tracking of financial transactions, analysis of new technologies and companies, annual and quarterly research reports, access to the RBR50 Top 50 Companies list and much more.

Meet Modern’s Team of Editors Covering ProMat 2019 in Chicago.

ProMat 2019 is set to welcome more than 45,000 visitors to “Find Your Wow,” the solutions that keep supply chains moving forward, in the North and South halls of McCormick Place from April 8-11. Spanning a total of 420,000 square feet, there’s bound to be plenty of innovation and ideas in every corner of the materials handling industry’s premier trade show and educational conference, sponsored by MHI.

Modern Materials Handling‘s team of editors will be covering ProMat.

Bob Trebilcock
Bob Trebilcock, Modern’s executive editor, has covered materials handling, technology and supply chain topics for Modern Materials Handling since 1984. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, N.H. This is Bob’s 20th Show Daily for Modern.

Josh Bond
Josh Bond, Modern’s senior editor, has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce University.  A senior editor, Josh has worked with Modern for the past eight years. His Lift Truck Tips column and features have illuminated the topics and trends in the industry. Josh lives in Vermont. This is Josh’s 10th Show Daily with Modern.

Sara Pearson Specter
Sara Pearson Specter has written for Modern as an editor at large since 2001. Based in Oregon, Sara owns her own marketing communications firm with clients in a diverse range of fields, including materials handing and packaging, professional and financial services, regional economic development and higher education. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky., with a bachelor’s degree in French and history. This is Sara’s 15th Show Daily with Modern.

Roberto Michel
Roberto Michel, an editor at large for Modern, has covered manufacturing and supply chain management trends since 1996, mainly as a former staff editor and former contributor at Manufacturing Business Technology. He has been a contributor to Modern since 2004. He has worked on numerous show dailies, including at ProMat, the North American Material Handling Logistics show, and National Manufacturing Week. This is Roberto’s 14th Show Daily with Modern.

Chris Lewis
Chris Lewis, a contributing editor for Modern, is the owner of Innovative Written Solutions, a content development and editorial services company based in Troy, Mich. In addition to developing content for Modern Materials Handing, he has also written for a wide variety of companies, ranging from Golf Channel to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as well as industries like engineering, higher education and workforce solutions. This will be Chris’s third Show Daily with Modern.

Noël P. Bodenburg
You won’t see Noël Bodenburg, Modern’s executive managing editor, on the show floor. She will stay back at the office and run the production end of the Show Daily operation. Noël has been with Modern and Material Handling Product News since 2006. This is her 13th Show Daily with Modern.

Modern’s complete coverage of the show.