Both award programs have honored Derek Rickard and Bradyn Kelly for their achievements in promoting greater supply chain efficiency, productivity and safety through automated materials handling
GRIMSBY, Ontario — Cimcorp, a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic order fulfillment and tire-handling solutions, announces Derek Rickard, Distribution Systems Sales Manager, and Bradyn Kelly, Product Manager, have been named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2020 Pros to Know list. This marks Derek’s fifth appearance on the distinguished list. Meanwhile, Bradyn has also earned a place on the 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain list.
Presented annually, Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Pros to Know award recognizes more than 200 individuals, including supply chain executives, and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises that are leading initiatives to prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate.
Derek was specifically commended for his work with Cimcorp customers, helping them leverage the latest in robotics, automation and software to optimize material flow and overall supply chain efficiency. Having spearheaded many of the first fully automated picking systems in North America, Derek is able to recommend ideal solutions and strategies based on each facility’s infrastructure, inventory and throughput needs. The resulting systems can effectively tackle operational challenges such as SKU proliferation, labor shortage, seasonality and, importantly, the speed of fulfillment.
Derek Rickard, Distribution Systems Sales Manager, Cimcorp Automation Ltd., said,
“Having grown accustomed to e-commerce and services from players like Amazon, the modern consumer now expects speeds like two-day and next-day shipping. Unfortunately, these heightened expectations are quickly outpacing some warehouses’ and distribution centers’ capabilities—particularly those that still rely on manual order picking. At Cimcorp, we’re helping such facilities transform and accelerate their operations with systems that can safely store, pick and move products from end to end with speed, precision and minimal human intervention. Both Bradyn and I have worked on numerous successful projects in diverse industries and it is an honor for us to be recognized for these achievements.”
An integral Cimcorp team member, Bradyn is responsible for defining, selecting and sourcing third-party products for integration into Cimcorp’s end-to-end solutions. As Product Manager, his role also involves defining the overall system, processes and costs of each solution being delivered. Further, Bradyn serves as an internal and external resource for product knowledge of Cimcorp’s material handling systems. This expertise enables him to support the sales team when visiting customers, including those in consumer goods distribution and the tire industry.
Bradyn’s experience with several food and beverage companies is what garnered him a spot on the 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain list as an influential leader whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity and innovation throughout the global food supply chain.
To view the full list of 2020 Pros to Know winners, visit Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s website at www.sdcexec.com. Or, read about the recipients of this year’sFood Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award in the March 2020 issue of Food Logistics or online at www.foodlogistics.com.
About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us on the web at www.SDCExec.com.
Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media Inc., a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, events and social media.
Cimcorp Group – part of Murata Machinery, Ltd. (Muratec) – is a leading global supplier of turnkey automation for intralogistics, using advanced robotics, material handling and software technologies. As well as being a manufacturer and integrator of pioneering material handling systems for the tire industry, Cimcorp has developed unique robotic solutions for order fulfillment and storage for the food & beverage, retail, e-commerce, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and postal services sectors. Together with its parent company, Cimcorp boasts a worldwide network of service locations. Designed to reduce operating costs, ensure traceability and improve efficiency, these systems are used within manufacturing and distribution centers in over 40 countries across six continents.