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October 2-4, 2017

Education

9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Speaker
  • with Brian Federal - Futurist

Step Into the Future

Be prepared to be amazed! Take a glimpse into the future with futurist Brian Federal. See what technologies will be affecting the material handling industry and the world.

Key Takeaways:

  • Find out what's next to disrupt the material handling industry to position yourself and your company to stay ahead of the curve
  • Learn what technologies are going to make the biggest impact in the next few years
  • Hear from the experts on what's coming and what's next

9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Roundtable
  • Sponsored by MHI Solutions Community

Implementing Industry 4.0

Internet of things. Automation. Digitization. Smart factories. Everyone is talking about these things and we know it is the future. But how do we implement these ideas, stay relevant and ahead of trends? Join your peers and customers in an interactive session to find out what other people are doing as well as discuss ideas and solutions to customers problems.

Key Takeaways:

  • Talk to peers and customers about the future of the material handling industry
  • Find what issues and problems companies are facing implementing new technologies
  • Explore ideas and solutions to current problems
  • Collaborate with suppliers to find ways to work together

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

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Panel

Panel: Christian Dow, Vice President, Panther Industries
Keith Nye, Director of Logistics Maintenance, WalMart Logistics
Phil Jones, Director, Supply Chain Engineering, Target
Kevin O'Neil, President, Steele Solutions, Inc.

Moderator: Dave Delong, President, Smart Workforce Strategies

  • a Panel Discussion

  • A collaboration between MHI and SCA.

Innovative Workforce Solutions: Lessons From the Leading Edge

The top issue in the material handling and supply chain industry is finding and hiring a qualified, skilled workforce. This panel of industry professionals will discuss how they are developing their channel to hire the next generation of employees and leaders.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how organizations are partnering with local schools and programs to develop qualified workers
  • Explore solutions and options to build your pipeline of next generation employees
  • Identify critical leadership skills needed to cultivate the workforce of the future

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

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Workshop
  • with Darin Eich

How to Innovate Swiftly & Systematically: Innovation Step-by-Step

Join Innovation Trainer and PhD, Darin Eich, and learn how you create and develop ideas to foster a culture of innovation in your work. In this fast paced, reflective, interactive, and engaging program, you will experience activities and a system for idea development firsthand. Follow along with your own challenge to develop new products, services, or organization enhancements.

Key Takeaways:

  • Get familiar with the innovation step-by-step system through a demonstration
  • ID a relevant challenge to follow along with and create ideas for
  • Start to develop relationship as a 5 person team
  • Learn how to collaborate and innovate as an agile team

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Panel

Panel: Matt Yearling, CEO, PINC
Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics
Todd Farwell, Innovation Manager, Caterpillar
Jason Morin, Regional Director, Lean / Continuous Improvement, Owens & Minor

Moderator: Scott Sopher, Global Supply Chain Leader, Deloitte

  • a Panel Discussion

DC of the Future...Today

Technology of the future is here today. Listen to industry professionals discuss how they are effectively implementing industry disruptors. Learn how these cutting-edge companies are utilizing wearables, autonomous vehicles, additive manufacturing and other transformative technologies successfully.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to think differently about technology
  • Gain insights on how to use industry disruptors with real-life examples
  • Learn about technologies that could be disrupting the industry in the future

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Roundtable
  • a Roundtable Discussion

  • A collaboration between MHI and SCA.

Creating and Implementing Workforce Development Solutions

Sit down with peers, industry professionals and academics to begin developing strategic partnerships, including internship and apprenticeship programs. Learn practical steps to creating your company's workforce plan.

Key Takeaways:

  • Start applying practical strategies to develop and hire the right candidates
  • Network with peers facing the same challenges and hear how they are tackling these issues
  • Walk away with an actionable framework to build your future workforce

9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Speaker
  • with Dave Mattson, Sandler Training

The Importance of Sales Process

Find simple improvements to your sales cycle and close ratio can exponentially improve your bottom line.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn why some sales people are struggling in this industry
  • How to set yourself and your company apart from the crowd
  • Learn tools to utilize every day to help you become more successful

9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Roundtable
  • Sponsored by MHI Solutions Community - Automation Solutions

Exploring Sustainability

Sustainability and efficiency are keys to success in an increasingly competitive market, especially throughout the supply chain and inside the four walls. Users are looking for equipment and software to work together seamlessly but oftentimes this is not the case. Discuss how the industry works together to develop solutions that can help support a customer's sustainability journey.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discuss the need and impact of a sustainable mindset
  • Suggest and discuss ideas to help mitigate the issues
  • Explore innovative ideas to work together with peer suppliers

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

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Panel

Panel: Bob Trebilcock, Executive Editor, Modern Materials Handling
Dave Blanchard, Editor in Chief, Penton/Materials Handling & Logistics
Mitch MacDonald, President & CEO, Group Editorial Director, Agile Business Media, DV Velocity
John Clark, Director of NA Marketing, Dematic Egemin
Dan Gilmore, President and Editor in Chief, Supply Chain Digest

  • Sponsored by MHI MPro (Marketing Professionals Group)

How to Score Valuable Media Coverage

In the age of 140 character limits, the PR landscape is changing - and fast. In this session, hear first-hand from top B2B editors and writers what stories get covered - and how to score this valuable placement. Panelists will also discuss how MHI and members can collaborate with the media to raise overall awareness of our industry.

Sponsored by:    

Key Takeaways:

  • How to customize pitches to different publications and audiences
  • How to build relationships with journalists that cover your industry
  • How to use MHI and social media for improved media relations
  • Top mistakes PR pros make and how to avoid them

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

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Workshop
  • with Dave Mattson, Sandler Training

Management Blind Spots - How to Spot Them, and How to Avoid Them

Join Dave Mattson, Sandler Training CEO, best-selling author, keynote speaker and internationally-recognized sales and management expert, to identify common Blind Spots, and show you how to avoid them. Learn how to align your team, processes and sales culture to consistently achieve maximum results.

What are your company's Blind Spots? You may not even be aware of their existence, but you could have them if you:

  • Do not have a process for hiring and onboarding
  • Fail to tie corporate goals to personal goals
  • Have not created a culture of accountability
  • Are not focused on lead generation
  • Do not capture best practices
  • Fail to train and coach management staff

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Panel

Panel: Charlie Torok, VP of Logistics, Shoe Carnival
Judi Griffin, Director of Logistics, Burkhart Dental Supply
Bill Best, Divisional Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, REI

Moderator: Scott Sopher, Global Supply Chain Leader, Deloitte

  • a Panel Discussion

What's Keeping Supply Chain Professionals Up at Night

Hear first-hand what is hindering supply chain excellence at user companies. This panel can help you find out what your customers are struggling with on a day-to-day basis.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn what are the pain points for supply chain companies and how they would like to be supported from the supplier community
  • Get an inside look at what your customers are dealing with at their companies and how you can help
  • Get tips on how your can position your company to stand out from your competitors

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Workshop
  • with Susan O'Malley

Beyond Customer Service: Creating Meaningful Customer Experiences for Your Brand

Customer expectations are higher than ever and word of mouth travels fast! Do you know what your customers feel about you? What they say about you when you're not around? How they experience your brand? In a digital world where your customers are connected and information is readily available, their experience is your brand.

In this session, Susan O'Malley and MHI Marketing Professionals (MPro) members will share why great products, creative marketing, and great customer service are no longer enough. They will explain why the future of business is experiential and show you how to create engaging and relevant experiences for your customers. You will learn the difference between customer service and customer experience and 7 ways to create a customer experience strategy for your brand.

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