Solutions Community members are Industry’s thought leaders on automation, software, hardware, equipment and services that support a fully integrated supply chain. This includes suppliers, integrators, consultants, media, academia and users. They collaborate on solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.
The philosophy of the Solutions Community is to support MHI’s mission of providing a unique venue where suppliers of material handling equipment and technology can collaboratively work with the user community to improve the marketplace for all. All participants adhere to a safe harbor no-buy, no-sell environment to openly discuss topics of mutual interest, including best practices, lessons learned and other information.
Goals of the Solutions Community include:
A basic tenet of the Solutions Community is to create a non-commercial environment that fosters networking, relationship building and the open exchange of information.
To engage the material handling community through education, networking, and collaboration.
To advance the material handling industry.
To enable organizations to achieve material handling and supply chain excellence by facilitating the delivery of meaningful, innovative and practical information.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Blockchain and Supply Chain Management|
Arman Jabbari | Philip Kaminsky
Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
University of California, Berkeley
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.
Jana Boerger, Georgia Tech
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. awarded the Solutions Community Honor Scholarship to Jana Boerger from Georgia Tech. She is a German PhD student majoring in Machine Learning and Supply Chain Management. Jana believes that machine learning has the potential to change the world because we will be able to teach computers accurate data-driven decision making. She would like to help the industry advance with this knowledge and her love for material handling systems. Jana would also like to bridge the gap between industry and academia. After graduation, Jana plans to enter the workforce.
|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
|Automation Solutions Group of MHI Presents: Latest and Greatest Advances in Automated Handling|
Before touring the show flfloor, this session will guide you to the latest developments in automated handling equipment & systems. Delivered by MHI's new Automation Solutions Group, the session will highlight "can't miss" technology advances to be seen at MODEX 2016. Innovations relevant to both smaller and larger operations will be presented with detail on applications, performance characteristics, benefits, and justification.
|Automation Solutions Group of MHI Presents: The Battle of eCommerce Fulfillment Strategies - DC vs. Store|
The Battle of eCommerce Fulfillment Strategies - DC vs. Store
|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?
|PLUGGING THE HOLES IN YOUR EXTENDED SUPPLY CHAIN|
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!
|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!
Clemson Univ. / CICMHE