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Oct22

Episode 119 – Mobile Industrial Robots at MODEX

In this episode, I speak with Josh Cloer who is a Sales Director at Mobile Industrial Robot. This episode was recorded at MODEX 2020 right before the pandemic really hit the US. It is interesting to note at the beginning my comment on Josh’s sticker “My Smile is My Handshake.” We stumbled across this file and realized it had not been put out yet so this is the last in the MODEX series for this year but it is fitting as we start to...

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Oct19

Episode 118 – Current State of Automation

In this episode, I was joined by two guests for the November 2020 cover story of Material Handling Wholesaler. I discuss the current state of automation with Nathan Bivans, CTO of FORT Robotics, and Martin McVicar, Co-founder and CEO of Combilift. Key Takeaways Both Nathan and Martin are involved in automation and robotics but in two different ways. Martin and Combilift provide forklift solutions that help to maximize your warehouse...

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Oct16

Episode 117 – NetSuite

In this episode, I was joined by Ranga Bodla of NetSuite. Ranga is the VP of Field Engagement and Marketing for NetSuite which is an Oracle business unit. We discuss NetSuite, supply chain impacts from COVID-19, and the idea of reshoring. Key Takeaways NetSuite is a robust software platform that can manage many aspects of the business from financials to CRM and of course supply chain. Ranga gives a brief overview of how NetSuite is...

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Oct13

Episode 116 – Vargo

In this episode, I was joined by Art Eldred of VARGO Solutions. Art is the Client Executive of Systems Engineering at VARGO and was a previous podcast guest during our ProMat series on Episode 11. We discuss VARGO’s COFE system, differences between WES, WMS, and WCS, benefits of being waveless, and also trends during COVID-19. Key Takeaways VARGO is a systems integrator which means they do not manufacture any components but what they...

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Oct08

Episode 115 – A. Duie Pyle

In this episode, I was joined by John Tillison of A. Duie Pyle. John is the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales for A. Duie Pyle and also has an extensive background in the trucking industry along with being an adjunct professor for supply chain management at Duquesne University. We discuss Pyle’s longevity in the industry, current trucking trends, sustainability in trucking, and also optimization of shipments. Key Takeaways...

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Oct05

Episode 114 – Mobile Robot Guide

In today’s episode, I was joined by one of my peers, Mike Oitzman who is the founder and publisher of the Mobile Robot Guide. His platform is just as it reads, all about mobile robots for all industries. He recently released his 2020 Warehouse Solutions Buyer’s Guide for all things autonomous mobile robots in the warehouse. We talk about his background, what readers can expect from Mobile Robot Guide, how robots have evolved over...

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Sep30

EP 113: Salute to Women in Material Handling

This episode is the latest installment in our partnership with Material Handling Wholesaler where we bring you some additional insights for their monthly cover story. For October 2020, we are doing a salute to women in material handling with guests Emily Soloby and Rebecca Butao. You may remember Emily from Episode 54 as the founder of Juno Jones and also co-owner of AAA School of Trucking and now the host of the Hazard Girls Podcast....

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