Latin American Spanish Translation of U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics Released

Friday, February 05, 2016

The U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics has been translated into Spanish for distribution in Central and South America. The translation is published on, and replicates the original 67-page Roadmap report and action plan. The document provides a framework to help the industry identify the logistics and supply chain disruptors that can be turned into action plans to develop core competencies needed in the U.S. between now and 2025.
The translation was spearheaded by Edgar Ramos, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, with collaborators Angel Hurtado, an independent consultant in innovation and technology management; Edwin Montes, Professor of Strategy Marketing at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola; and Ruth Arano Stanton, independent consultant.
The Roadmap’s content is based on input from more than 100 U.S. thought leaders—including material handling and logistics practitioners, suppliers, academia, associations and government. Contributors shared their thoughts regarding the capabilities that the industry needs to develop between now and 2025. Because of the valuable insights the U.S. Roadmap presents on the Supply Chain and Logistics industry, Ramos found great value in translating it to better assist Latin American Countries improve their Supply Chain and Logistics infrastructure and knowledgebase. 
“The importance is to recognize the gap between logistics and supply chains in developed countries, in this case the U.S., and emerging countries in Latin America,” Ramos explains. “With the document translated into Spanish, we can reach more Latin American experts in the different industries and academic programs to help prioritize our focus for improving our region’s logistics and supply chain practices.”
With the translation now complete, Ramos has scheduled it as a component of a program for Latin American supply chain leaders in June 2016, during a discussion of the Future of Supply Chain. Additionally, Ramos will be hosting a session to kick off the development of a supply chain and logistics Roadmap for Peru in mid-May, 2016.
About the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics:
As a strategic document, the Roadmap presents a foundation for the ongoing growth and development of the U.S. material handling and logistics industry. Its content is intended to build awareness of the industry's significant economic impact, as well as to foster an ongoing dialog across the various industry stakeholders.
About MHI 
As one of six Roadmap association partners and eight publication partners-is working to advance progress on the 65 identified capability requirements. MHI is an international trade association that has represented the industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling, logistics and supply chain equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product- and solution- specific groups. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to education industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.
Contact: Carol Miller at or 704-676-1190.