The Order Fulfillment Solutions (OFS) industry group is dedicated to developing properly applied order fulfillment solutions. OFS's members achieve this mission through Education and Membership Development:
Order Fulfillment is the process of moving, storing/staging, protecting, and controlling material and information flows within a facility to fill orders.
2015-2016 Scholarship Recipient
Yoftahe Amsalu, University of Louisville
MHI Order Fulfillment Solutions Honor
2014-2015 Scholarship Recipient
Jonathan Moreau, Universite Laval
MHI Order Fulfillment Solutions Honor
2013-2014 Scholarship Recipient
Christian Pizzino, Texas A&M University
MHI Order Fulfillment Solutions Council Honor
OFS contributes money yearly to the Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. to supply money for a scholarship. The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. was established in 1976 as an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting material handling education.
The Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to students pursuing an education in material handling. These scholarships are grouped into three types of funds: Company Funds, Named Scholarship Funds and Material Handling Industry Product Section/Trade Association Funds. Contributors can choose a particular fund or an individual scholarship. The affairs of the Foundation are administered at the offices of MHI.
For more information on how you can participate in the efforts of the Foundation, please contact Donna Varner, Sr. Executive Administrator at 704-676-1190 or dvarner[at]mhi[dot]org.
The mission of this Committee is to develop programming that raises awareness of order fulfillment solutions among students and faculty.
OFS co-sponsorship of the Material Handling Student Design Competitions funds travel for representatives of the winning teams to attend MHI trade shows as well as contributes to the prize money each winning team receives. Below is a photo of the 2012-13 winning team representatives at MODEX 2014.
2012-13 Design Competition Winners Pictured are Rick Fox (OFS Vice-Chair), Brian Keiger (OFS Chair), Abinaya Ulagappa (Texas A&M, Third Place Team Member), Andres Carrano (Rochester Institute of Technology, First Place Team Advisor), Carmen Murphy (Managing Director of OFS and CICMHE), Mike Ogle (CICMHE Consultant).
|Addressing Omni-Channel Through Intelligent Material Handling|
By now it is likely that you have heard the term omni-channel and have formed an opinion of what omni-channel means. This session will discuss what you should consider from the perspective of the distribution center. Current outbound demand, channel % split, strategic and growth considerations, equipment and other investment options, operating complexity, and day to day considerations are just some of the topics that will be discussed.
|Newest Order Fulfillment Pick, Pack & Ship Technologies at Promat|
MHI's Order Fulfillment Group presents the latest order fulfillment technologies in 2017 at Promat. In just 45 minutes you will not only learn about the new technologies, but see metrics and benefits to help you determine which exhibitors booths are worth your time to learn more. Every facet of order fulfillment will be covered... pick, pack & ship!
|OFS of MHI presents: Order Fullfillment Solutions Latest Developments @ MODEX|
Get up to speed on the newest order fulfillment technologies and leading edge applications in a single 45 minute session. The Order Fulfillment Solutions Group of MHI has collected the latest and greatest automation offerings available today. These will be presented in a logical and data rich environment to help the viewers understand their operations, features, benefits, and "best practices". Technologies ranging from complex to simple will be presented, detailing the application, operational benefits, and financial justifications for each. Optimize your time at MODEX and see what's new!
Anupam Berry Bose
Swisslog Logistics, Inc.