Jessica Robey, Michigan State University
Conveyor and Sortation Systems Honor Scholarship

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. has awarded the $2,500 Conveyor & Sortation Systems Honor Scholarship to Jessica Robey at Michigan State University. Jessica is a Master’s Degree student majoring in Global Supply Chain Management. Her undergraduate degree was in Accounting, but she never felt fulfilled in the accounting function. She is currently employed full-time as a Supply Chain Finance Business Partner, Americas were she contributes by reducing waste and adding value enhancing metrics. Once she was exposed to supply chain concepts, she was hooked and knew she had to learn more about the global supply chain. She plans to enter the workforce after graduation.

Impacts of E-Commerce on the Material Handling Industry
As distributors and retailers rush to get goods out the door in the e-commerce boom, material handling is racing to keep up. From integrations with new technologies, agile solutions, and quicker turnaround and response times, the material handling industry is feeling the impact of the changing distribution landscape. It will be the solutions providers who evolve to meet the needs of the customer who will carry the sector into the next chapter.
Introduction to Conveyors
This seminar will serve as an introduction to conveyors and material handling, covering basic models from case and pallet conveyors to material handling solutions such as accumulation and merge conveyors. This information will be great for those new to the material handling industry, or those who want to learn about the wide variety of capabilities and uses of these various models. This seminar will also cover the inner workings of a facility and how conveyors can help product flow and truck loading and unloading.
Sortation - Directing Product Traffic
This seminar will cover all types of sortation conveyors. You’ll learn how the material handling industry moves product around a facility with more basic sortation (transfers and pushers), mid-level sortation (belt sorters and narrow belt sorters), and high-rate sortation (sliding shoe sorters). We’ll take a look at which types of product work best on the various sortation conveyors and see what industries are most relevant to the various models. We’ll also take a look at loop sorters, which are high-rate bi-directional sortation conveyors. Loop sorters have three basic configurations and we’ll cover each: tilt tray, cross belt, and Bombay.
Event Start Date End Date Sponsor Location
2019 Annual Conference 10/14/2019 10/16/2019 MHI La Quinta Resort & Club
Palm Springs, CA
MODEX 2020 3/9/2020 3/12/2020 MHI Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA

CSS Managing Executive

Ashley Skidmore



Todd Hunter
Lenze Americas

Vice Chair
Boyce Bonham
Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc.

Sebastian Titze
Beumer Corporation

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