Young Professionals Network

MHI Young Professionals Network’s mission is to provide resources and programming to a diverse group of professionals looking to advance their careers in material handling, logistics and supply chain industries. Our goal is to increase industry retention, education and networking as well as to offer career support. You do not have to be an MHI member to participate.

YPN Benefits

  • Attend events, conferences and webinars
  • Access a network of professionals in the supply chain industry
  • Contribute to a forum of ideas and trends in the industry between experienced and entry-level professionals
  • Access to online tools to help individuals professional growth

Exclusive Member Company YPN Benefits

  • Discounts to MHI YPN events (when applicable)
  • Invitation to MHI Spring & Annual Meeting YPN networking events

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Happiness in the Workplace: How to Lower Costs, Increase Productivity and Maximize Profits by Making Happiness a Priority

Thursday, September 15, 2016
2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
Presented by Valerie Alexander

In the U.S., the average loss due to unhappiness and disengagement is $2,500 per employee per year. When is comes to happiness, is your workplace above or below average?

Employee unhappiness leads to high turnover, excessive absenteeism, poor customer services, increased workers compensation claims, more on-the-job injuries and a myriad of outcomes that have no line item in the budget, but still reduce productivity throughout the workplace. Engagement, job satisfaction and worker happiness matter to the bottom line.

Join us as Valerie Alexander, author of "Happiness as a Second Language," teaches us how to create a positive work environment through simple adjustments and exercises that anyone can do, regardless of their workplace.

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We Want to Hear From You

Have a suggestion for a webinar or event? Please contact Laurie Walker, 704-676-1190.

Social Media

Join the YPN LinkedIn group Join the YPN LinkedIn® group to network with other young professionals.

Check out the YPN Blog Read the YPN Blog as a source of information about Young Professionals and this industry.

Download YPN Brochure

Upcoming Events

MHI YPN Webinar
Happiness in the Workplace
Thursday, September 15, 2016
2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

MHI Annual Conference
Tucson, Arizona
YPN Networking Reception & Trivia Night
Monday, October 17, 2017
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm


YPN Chairman
Shana Relle

YPN Advisory Board

Sebastian Titze, BEUMER Corporation
Amanda Meltzer, McCue Corporation
Laura Hunt, Fives Intralogistics Corporation
Nikki Edmondson, Murata Machinery USA, Inc.

Download YPN Advisory Board details.

Interested in getting involved, email us.