Robotics Applications Conference Opens Registration for 2023 Virtual Event

Geek+, Korber Supply Chain, and Ariat will be keynote panelists at RAC '23.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—Peerless Media LLC has announced that registration is now open for the second annual Robotics Applications Conference, an online event that will be on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. The company, which produces Robotics 24/7, has also announced many of speakers who will be sharing their unique perspectives on how robots are being used in the real world.

“As with last year’s event, we want to provide a venue for robotics users and integrators as well as vendors to explain their journeys into automation,” stated Eugene Demaitre, editorial director of Robotics 24/7 and moderator. “Our audience values discussions of how to evaluate, implement, and manage robots and automation, as well as the growing stack of software and other technologies around them.”

“As we continue to focus on robotics applications in supply chain, logistics, and manufacturing, I look forward to informative conversations with industry experts,” he said. “Hundreds of robotics users from Fortune 500 companies, as well as small and midsize enterprises, tuned in last year, and our attendees are always engaged.”

RAC ’23 announces panelists

This year’s keynote session will focus on how to optimize warehouse operations with robots and artificial intelligence. Panelists will include Matt Hardenberg, vice president of distribution at Ariat International; John Santagate, vice president of robotics at Körber Supply Chain Software; and Randy Randolph, vice president of channels and partnerships at Geekplus America.

“Our keynote exemplifies what makes the Robotics Applications Conference, or RAC ’23, special,” said Demaitre. “This will get a leading apparel brand, an integrator and software provider, and a mobile robot supplier together to share their requirements, challenges, and solutions.”

End-user speakers in other sessions will represent diverse organizations including CCU, the Mayo Clinic, and nioform, plus major robotics suppliers such as Dexterity, Cyngn, inVia Robotics, and Vanderlande. Innovative software and component providers like Brightpick, inOrbit, and Microsoft are also slated to participate.

The panels will examine a range of topics and use cases:

More speakers will be announced soon!

Register now for the Robotics Applications Conference

The Robotics Applications Conference is free, and registration is now open for all sessions. The recordings will be available for registrants to view on demand after the initial broadcast.

Visit Robotics 24/7 for the latest news about the commercial robotics ecosystem and for more information about the one-day virtual event.

Companies can learn more about sponsorship opportunities by contacting Tom Cooney at

Robotics Applications Conference to be held Oct. 18, 2023

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.

Our flagship brands, including Robotics 24/7Digital EngineeringDigital Engineering 24/7Logistics ManagementModern Materials HandlingSupply Chain Management ReviewSupply Chain 24/7, and Material Handling 24/7 offer unparalleled business-to-business coverage via sites, newsletters, and conferences.

Changing of the Guard at Supply Chain Management Review

Brian Straight assumes role of Editor in Chief

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. — Brian Straight has joined Peerless Media’s Supply Chain Group as the new Editor in Chief of Supply Chain Management Review (SCMR).

Straight takes over the editorial reigns from Bob Trebilcock, a 40-year B2B editorial veteran who has overseen SCMR since taking over from Founding Editor Frank Quinn in 2013. The move allows Trebilcock to continue to concentrate on his role as Executive Editor of Modern Materials Handling, a publication he’s contributed to since 1984.

Straight was the founding editor of, and in 2021 launched a new title for FreightWaves called Modern Shipper, an effort that earned him a Jesse H. Neal Award for Best New Product in 2022. Prior to that experience, he spent nine years with Penton Media on Fleet Owner, overseeing both the monthly magazine and website operations.

“Brian not only comes to Peerless Media with solid B2B magazine management experience, but he also brings an extremely strong logistics and freight transportation coverage background with him,” said Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director of Peerless Media’s Supply Chain Group. “We’re thrilled to have Brian join Peerless Media and drive the editorial vision for SCMR into the future.”

“I’m very thankful for the opportunity afforded me to lead the SCMR brand,” said Straight. “As just the third Editor in Chief in the publication’s history, I’m honored to be trusted with the responsibility to shepherd SCMR forward and continue the great legacy that Bob and Frank created.”

Brian joined the staff on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, and can be reached at


About Supply Chain Management Review (SCMR)
Supply Chain Management Review (SCMR) is the leading business-to-business media title for C-level executives and top-level supply chain management professionals.SCMR primarily publishes news, columns and features, in print and digital formats, created in collaboration with leading academics, supply chain management practitioners and industry analysts.

About Peerless Media 
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 ReviewSupply Chain 24/7Robotics 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. Learn more at

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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.

Peerless Media Named 2017 FOLIO Eddie Award Finalist in Two Categories

(Framingham, MA) September 23, 2017—Peerless Media, the leading media company in the supply chain, logistics, materials handling and digital engineering industries, announced today that its all-digital brand, Supply Chain 24/7, has been selected as a finalist for best B2B Supply Chain Website and Supply Chain Management Review’s “Talent Issue” was selected for Best Series of Articles in Supply Chain for the 2017 FOLIO Eddie and Ozzie Awards. The Eddies and Ozzies are the largest media publishing awards program that recognize the very best in editorial and design in the B2C and B2B industries.

“It’s an honor for Supply Chain 24/7 to be selected as a finalist for the second time in the four years since we launched the brand, said Brian Ceraolo, President of Peerless Media, in a statement. “And it’s equally as exciting to have Supply Chain Management Review’s Talent Issue be recognized in the first year of its production.”

Winners of the Eddie & Ozzie Awards will be announced during the awards luncheon on October 11, 2017 at the Hilton Midtown in New York City during the annual FOLIO: Show. The complete list of finalists can be found here.

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, Digital Engineering, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review, Material Handling Product News, and Supply Chain 24/7), we offer unparalleled B2B coverage via publications, Websites, newsletters, conferences, and

The Eddie & Ozzie Awards program is presented by FOLIO: the leading publication serving the entire magazine media industry. The FOLIO: family of products also includes the monthly FOLIO: magazine, weekly eNewsletters, FOLIO: Webinars, MediaNext Show, The Media Mashup Conference, The Eddie & Ozzie Awards and The FOLIO: 100. For more information, visit

Peerless Media Announces “Peerless Cares” Ad Campaign

(Framingham) – Peerless Media announced today that the company will launch an ad campaign entitled “Peerless Cares” in the print brands Supply Chain Management Review, Logistics Management, Modern Materials Management, Material Handling Product News and Desktop Engineering. The intent of the campaign is to show the company’s support for the cancer organization, The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care.

The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care is a nationwide, 501(c)(3) charity that raises money for families that are dealing with cancer. Their mission is to alleviate the overwhelming financial and emotional strains that cancer treatment places on families. The organization helps pay the bills that aren’t covered by insurance, such as household expenses, transportation to treatment, wigs, child care, etc. This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Beauty Foundation, which in that time has provided over $1M in grants.

The Beauty Foundation also supports these families emotionally with programs such as Adopt-A-Family, which provides holiday presents for families who can’t afford them or if the parent is too sick to shop for them, Basket Brigade, which provides a full Thanksgiving meal for hundreds of families each year for the same reasons, and PROM, an annual dance held at Robert Wood Johnson hospital for the teens on the oncology/hematology floor who aren’t able to attend their own school dances.

Peerless Media has been a financial supporter of the organization since the company’s launch in 2010. “The Beauty Foundation has made a difference in the lives of so many families going through an immensely difficult time”, said Brian Ceraolo, President of Peerless Media. “We’re proud to support an organization that is 100% volunteer so that every dollar goes to helping people who really need it.”

For more information about The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care, please visit

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 Chain 24/7, and Desktop Engineering), we offer unparalleled B2B coverage via publications, Websites, newsletters, conferences, and research. Visit

Supply Chain 24/7 Reaches One Million Unique Visitors

(Framingham) May 2, 2015 – Less than 25 months after its launch, Supply Chain 24/7 (, an online B2B resource for logistics, supply chain, procurement and materials handling professionals, reached a milestone achievement as it attracted its one millionth unique visitor. Launched in April 2013, Supply Chain 24/7 set out to become the first supply chain brand designed specifically for the new era in digital publishing. Its two main objectives were to provide users with a content-rich experience, offering articles, companies and collateral relating to all supply chain topics in an easy-to-find platform. It also was designed to be the ultimate content marketing showcase for sponsors, displaying their case studies, press releases, assets and social media feeds.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with the results of Supply Chain 24/7” said Brian Ceraolo, president of Peerless Media, in a comment. “We feel that this site is still in its infancy. We will continue to progressively increase its value proposition to both users and sponsors”.

Brian Ceraolo

The site has exceeded expectations on both fronts. Supply Chain 24/7 now averages 80,000-100,000 unique visitors each month. Its exceptional SEO has most sponsors’ company names and content receiving first-page search returns on Google and Bing. In 2014, the site generated over 22,000 leads for it sponsors.

Supply Chain 24/7 boasts over 20,000 members and 50,000+ opt in subscribers to its Daily Feed newsletter.

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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, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review, Material Handling Product News, Supply Chain 24/7 and Desktop Engineering), we offer unparalleled B2B coverage via publications, websites, newsletters, conferences, and research.

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