Teachers Institute and Future Faculty Symposium


This week-long program is specifically for current and future educators with interest in teaching material handling, logistics and supply chain operations. This year's Material Handling Teachers Institute (MHTI) will also feature for the first time a Future Faculty Symposium aimed at PhD students wanting to pursue teaching careers in this area.

The program will include talks, activities and tours focused on:

  • Introductory concepts in material handling, facility design, logistics and supply chain operations
  • Teaching methods, references and tools (use of industry case studies/tours, multi-media, classroom techniques, team activities)
  • New concepts and emerging areas of interest to industry and the research community
  • Doctoral student development (faculty careers and teaching).
  • MHTI is designed for faculty of all levels of experience who are directly involved in the teaching of material handling, facilities design/layout/logistics, operations, and supply chain courses. MHTI promotes better teaching to both graduate and undergraduate levels by providing a wide range of industry and academic presentations, plant and lab tours. It is also an opportunity to interact with colleagues to share course designs, teaching methods, case studies, textbooks, software and more.

    MHTI is sponsored by the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) through support provided by Material Handling Industry (MHI).

    2019 Material Handling Teachers Institute

    July 22-26, 2019
    Texas State University
    San Marcos, Texas

    The 2019 Material Handling Teachers Institute (MHTI) will be held from July 22-26, 2019 at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas (located in the vibrant and growing I-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio). MHTI is sponsored by the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) through support provided by MHI (mhi.org).

    The Teachers Institute is designed for faculty with all levels of experience who are directly involved in the teaching material handling, facilities design/layout/logistics, operations, and supply chain courses. The purpose will be to promote best practices for teaching material handling and facilities logistics courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels. MHTI will provide a wide range of industry and academic presentations, plant and lab tours, and social activities. You will also have an opportunity to interact with colleagues to share course designs, teaching methods, case studies, textbooks, software, and more.

    Additional information will be provided in a call for participation by January 14, 2019.

    2013 Material Handling Teachers Institute (MHTI)
    Rochester, New York
    June 17-20, 2013

    MHTI 2011 Field Trip to Hyundai in Montgomery, Alabama

Application Process
The application period for The Material Handling Teachers Institute (MHTI) and Future Faculty Symposium (FFS) has ended.

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