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Jan13

Episode 143 – Supply Chain Sustainability with Justin Goldston

In this episode, I was joined by Justin Goldston who is a professor, speaker, Ph.D., and all-around supply chain expert. Justin currently teaches supply chain at Penn State University and Georgetown University. He has spoken at many conferences all around the world and was scheduled to speak at a conference in Vietnam just a few hours after we recorded this episode. We discuss the current education climate for the supply chain, his...

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Jan12

Episode 142 – AutoStore with Jon Schechter

In this episode, I spoke with Jon Schechter who is a Business Development Manager at AutoStore. We just recently spoke with Andrew Benzinger from AutoStore as well about micro-fulfillment on Episode 139 but Jon and I have a completely different discussion. We dive into the concept of fleet-based robots, the new trend of software-based material handling systems, and the differences between our industry in Germany and America. Key...

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Jan06

Episode 141 – SmartBOL

In this episode, I was joined by James Sramek of SmartBOL. James does enterprise sales at SmartBOL and came on to discuss how their solution works and how it has evolved during COVID as well, in fact, it was almost built for contact-less service before COVID even came around. The episode is also great if you want to learn about BOL’s as well since I have James give a BOL 101 course at the beginning of the show. To hear more about...

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Jan05

Episode 140 – Pandemic Innovations, 2020 Recap

In this episode, I take a look back at 2020 and discuss the theme of pandemic innovations. This episode features clips from Episode 72, Episode 78, and Episode 130. During the pandemic, there were a lot of dark things happening but through the darkness, there was some light as the technology was evolving and innovations were happening to help humanity adapt to the new normal. Those innovations are what this episode is all about. While...

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Episode 139 – AutoStore and Micro-fulfillment

In this episode, I was joined by Andrew Benzinger who is a Business Development Manager at AutoStore. Andrew and I discuss AutoStore’s robotic solution, micro-fulfillment, space utilization, and the concept of space redefined. Find out how AutoStore is redefining space below. For more information on micro-fulfillment check out episodes 44 and 56. Key Takeaways AutoStore is a cube-based robotics solution where the robots operate on top...

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Episode 138 – AutoGuide Mobile ASRS

In this episode, I was joined by the CEO of AutoGuide, Rob Sullivan. Rob was previously on the show on Episode 105 when we connected back at MODEX 2020 this year. We caught up again to discuss AutoGuide’s recently released Mobile ASRS and the MAX-N High Bay Pallet Mover. You will hear us talk about how the business has been since MODEX, the newly released products, and also the difference in building a robot from the ground up makes....

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Episode 137 – Rufus Labs Update

In this episode, I caught up with the CEO and co-founder of Rufus Labs, Gabe Grifoni. I last spoke with Gabe back on Episode 25 where we discussed how their solution works and the connected worker. In the newest episode, we discuss updates to their solution, how companies can help employees get through peak season, and how to speed up the training process. Key Takeaways Rufus Labs provides a wearable device that enables your operators...

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