Robotics 24/7    RAC2023    Keynote Session

The Robotics Applications Conference from Robotics 24/7. October 18, 2023

Keynote Session

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How to Navigate the Journey Toward Automated Warehouses

Warehouse automation is a journey, not a destination, say many robotics users and suppliers. Apparel brand Ariat International reimagined its operations to maximize capacity, relieve worker strain, and improve throughput, with help from Körber Supply Chain and Geek+.

In this keynote session, the expert panelists will share lessons learned about the following:

  • Identifying where and how to bring in automation
  • Working with partners in an evolving technology ecosystem
  • Understanding the growing roles of software, data, and artificial intelligence
  • Overcoming constraints and continuing optimization with robotics as a service

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John Santagate,
Vice president of robotics, Körber Supply Chain Software
He drives the strategy for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). warehouse robotics, and the robotics partner network.
Prior to his role at Körber, Santagate acted as consultant to industry-leading organizations to transform their supply chains with Tata Consultancy Services in the Supply Chain Center of Excellence. He was also a leading robotics and supply chain industry analyst at IDC for five years, where he focused on market trends, forecasts, and thought leadership for supply chain robotics and business process evolution.
In addition to his role at Körber, Santagate is an adjunct instructor at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, where he teaches a course on supply chain and logistics.
Matthew S. Hardenberg,
Vice president of distribution, Ariat International
Matthew is a seasoned Supply Chain professional with over 15 years of expertise spanning strategic, tactical, and functional operations. With a robust track record in optimizing fulfillment networks, enhancing cost efficiency, and driving end-to-end value streams, Matthew has a unique fusion of finance acumen and supply chain experience. His leadership has enabled businesses to scale operations, enhance customer experiences, and achieve remarkable improvements in team performance.
Randy Randolph,
Vice President of Channels & Partnerships at Geekplus America
Randy has 30+ years of combined industry experience in Logistics Software and Automation and has held various business development and solution engineering leadership roles for some of the largest material handling companies in North America.


Eugene Demaitre
Eugene is editorial director
of Robotics 24/7.

From our Session Sponsor

Geek+ is a global leader in robotic solutions for logistics. The company develops autonomous mobile robot (AMRs) to realize flexible, reliable, and highly efficient automation for warehouses and supply chain management. Geek+ said it is trusted by over 700 global industry leaders and has been recognized as a world leader in AMRs. Founded in 2015, Geek+ has over 1,500 employees, with offices in the U.S., Germany, the U.K., Japan, South Korea, mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, and Singapore.
Geekplus America
3570 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 100
San Diego, California, 92130
United States
[email protected]

Geekplus Resources

Until today, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have been deployed in isolated workflows in warehouses with no real integration across multiple processes in the same building. This is…

Research in this paper includes a detailed analysis of the global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) market dynamics, major trends, vendor landscape, and competitive analysis.

From our Session Sponsor

Körber Supply Chain uniquely provides a broad range of proven, end-to-end supply chain solutions fitting any business size, strategy, or appetite for growth. Capable of delivering not just software, but automation, voice, robotics, and materials handling – plus the expertise to tie it all together.

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Körber Supply Chain
5600 W 83rd Street, Suite 600, 8200 Tower
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55437
United States

Körber Resources

The exponential growth of ecommerce over the last few years means supply chain logistics need innovative solutions to answer new challenges. AMRs improve logistics and operations e…

Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), mobile robots can autonomously navigate throughout a facility, and can be easily scaled up, scaled down, or added to new workflows as operational n…

Körber worked collaboratively with Geek+ and Ariat to integrate and deploy WMS and AMR. Download this case study to learn more.

Materials Handling Resources

The global automaker needed to reduce worker fatigue in its Indian operations, and it found an autonomous mobile robot p…

How autonomous mobile robotics (AMRs) are helping Integrated Supply Networks (ISN's) meet e-commerce demand, as well as …

This Warehouse buyers guide is designed to help you quickly understand all of the autonomous mobile robotic options avai…