Upcoming Meetings & Events

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
2020 Spring Meeting 4/26/2020 4/29/2020 MHI The Westin Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Blockchain and Supply Chain Management
Arman Jabbari | Philip Kaminsky
Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
University of California, Berkeley
January 2018
Leading the MHI Solutions Community charge to deeper end-user engagement
Kevin Reader, director of business development for KNAPP and chairman of MHI's new Solution Community, and Gary Master, publisher of DC Velocity and CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly, discuss one of MHI's newest and most important strategic initiatives.
SCE Impact on Supply Chain Performance
MH10.8.2 - Data Identifier & Application Identifier Standard
MH10.8.3 - Transfer Data Syntax for High Capacity ADC Media
MH10.8.6 - Bar Codes & Two-Dimensional Symbols for Packaging
MH10.8.12 American National Standard for Material Handling - Component marking
MH10.8.15 American National Standard for Material Handling - Specification for XML Reader Output

Life Cycle Costing Model for Integrated Systems ISC is proud to offer a free trial version of a new, EXCEL based life cycle costing model to help in justifying integrated material handling systems.

Matthew Dale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Solutions Community Honor Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 has been awarded to Matthew Dale at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the 2019/2020 academic term. Matthew will be a Master’s Degree student in the fall of 2019 majoring in Supply Chain Management. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Global Business with a 3.725 GPA. Matthew plans to enter the workforce after graduation with a major manufacturing company.

Solutions Community of MHI presents: Latest & Greatest Industry Innovations
Review the exciting new developments in material handling equipment, controls, software & systems to be seen at PROMAT 2019 in a single session delivered by MHI's Solutions Community. From Augmented Reality, Autonomous Vehicles, Blockchain and Drones to Imaging and Machine Vision, The Internet of Things (IoT), Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics, and Robotics with special emphasis on anthropocentric automation, we will identify technology advances from the show floor that should not be missed!
A Fork in the Road: Distribution Paths for a Digital World
As e-commerce retailers strive to meet the service expectations of their customers, many struggle to determine the best way to get their products to market. Before choosing a path forward, three key questions should be answered: What are my order volume metrics and customer service requirements? How does my current fulfillment operations perform and could automation potentially improve my service levels. Does it makes sense to self-distribute or should I investigate the services of a third party logistics supplier? In this seminar e-commerce retailers will learn high level guidelines for answering these questions and determining a path forward.
ProMat's Advancements in Automation Review
Optimize your Promat time. See in 45 minutes a fast synopsis of the newest automation developments being presented at Promat. Fast and easy metrics on a wide array of automated products will be presented that will allow you to assess and prioritize which technologies may be helpful to your organization and where to find more information. Automation covering pick, pack & ship technologies will be covered.
How Industry 4.0 and IIoT is Transforming Material Handling and the Supply Chain
March 23, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
Using Metrics & SC Systems to Drive Performance Improvement
Continued refinement of supply chain metrics offers a variety of options for monitoring, improving and sustaining performance. There are myriad warehousing benchmarks and standards, but which ones will best serve your needs and how do you use them to set targets, measure results, meet service goals and contain costs? How do you assure a proper balance between key performance indicators (KPI’s) to avoid negatively impacting performance in one area by overemphasizing another? How can metrics be used to justify investments in people, equipment and systems while simultaneously building employee support, commitment and morale?
From compliance with security and traceability mandates to omni-channel fulfillment, market leaders are taking control of their extended supply chains by collaborating with trading partners to improve cycle times and reduce the impact of pipeline disruptions. Sponsored by MHI’s Information Systems Solutions Group, this panel discussion will look at integrated supply chain systems developments that fuel collaboration and answer customer demands for higher levels of visibility and event management from order placement to delivery.
ISSG of MHI Presents: Harnessing the Power of Supply Chain Technology and Systems
This session will review a silo-busting new breed of enterprise-wide supply chain systems that blend demand sensing, forecasting, predictive & prescriptive analytics and planning with automatic data collection, mobile computing and order, warehouse, workforce and transportation management.
Top 10 Tips for Implementing a Fulfillment Warehouse
Join select industry experts for an action packed, fast paced presentation designed to provide you with ten solid opportunities to turn your fulfillment facility into a state-of-the-art operation. Whether you are concerned about the scarcity and cost of labor, whether to automate, using robotics, order management or same day shipment, this is a must see presentation.
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!

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John Paxton


Executive Director
Kevin Reader

Vice Director
John Reichert

Supplier Chair
David Schwebel

Education Chair
Bill Ferrell
Clemson Univ. / CICMHE

Media Chair
Gary Masters
DC Velocity

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