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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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 April 27-29 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. Early bird pricing will end February 28th.

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 

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.

Peerless Media Announces Launch of Material Handling 24/7 at MODEX

(ATLANTA) April 9, 2018 – Peerless Media, the leading publisher in the material handling, logistics, supply chain and engineering markets, announced today the launch of their eighth brand, Material Handling 24/7.

The all-digital brand showcases thousands of material handling products and companies. It allows users to search by category, company, location and product, helping material handling professionals quickly and easily find exactly what they’re looking for. Peerless Media is also the producer of Supply Chain 24/7, which has become the supply chain industry’s premier resource with nearly 200,000 visits each month.

“We know that Material Handling 24/7 will be very well-received in the market,” said Peerless Media president, Brian Ceraolo. “There was a real need for a substantial resource in the industry where professionals can go to enhance their manufacturing, warehousing and distribution center operations. We’re proud to offer exactly that and to launch this tool at MODEX with all of the attendees and exhibitors coming to see the best in supply chain solutions.”

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 Digital Engineering) we offer unparalleled B2B coverage via publications, websites, newsletters, conferences and research. peerlessmedia.com

Peerless Media’s Logistics Management Magazine Hosts the 34th Annual Quest For Quality Awards Dinner

(Atlanta, GA) September 24, 2017- Logistics Management held its annual Quest for Quality Awards Dinner on Tuesday, September 24, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Peerless Media President, Brian Ceraolo and Group Editorial Director, Mike Levans, hosted the event. The Quest for Quality Awards honor transportation carriers, third party logistics providers and US ports for their commitment to quality.

“It was a fantastic night”, said Brian Ceraolo in a statement.” “We had representatives from 60 organizations attend. Many were from competitive companies but tonight, everyone was simply a proud member of our incredible transportation industry”.

For over three decades, Logistics Management‘s Quest for Quality Award has been regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as the most important measure of customer satisfaction and performance excellence. The results of the Quest for Quality survey is the culmination of a six-month undertaking in which 5,437 ballots were cast this year for the “best of the best” in service excellence across a number of criteria.

More than 140 guests enjoyed a lively cocktail hour and a wonderful dinner. After the awards ceremony, the crowd was entertained by the hilarious comedy of HBO’s Comedy Art Festival winner, Louis Ramey.For more information on the Quest for Quality Awards, please visit Logistics Management’s website.

About Logistics Management
Logistics Management, established in 1962, is the leading print and online business information and resource provider serving the transportation, logistics and distribution markets. Through Logistics Management magazine and LogisticsMgmt.com, we are unparalleled in our reach of logistics professionals and audited buying influencers of logistics services, technology and equipment. Visit www.logisticsmgmt.com more information.

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 research.

www.peerlessmedia.com

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 research.www.peerlessmedia.com

About FOLIO
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 www.foliomag.com.

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