2011 Outstanding Material Handling Logistics Content Award Competition Winners Announced

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) announced the winners of the 2011 Outstanding Material Handling Logistics Content Award Competition recently at the Material Handling Industry of America's 2011 Annual Membership Meeting. CICMHE developed the bi-annual Outstanding Material Handling Logistics Content Award to recognize and encourage development of outstanding material handling related content created in the previous two calendar years.

1st Place
Fortna Inc.,
Building a Business Case for Your Material Handling System Investment

2nd Place
Conventional vs. Robotic Palletizing

3rd Place (Tie)
RMT Robotics,
Automated Case Picking 2009

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The competition is open to any organization or individual that has created content deemed to make a strong contribution to the materials handling industry. Content includes white papers, focused topics on web site pages, articles, case studies, videos, interactive CDs, and any other form or media that presents material handling related information. A mix of academic and industry judges evaluate the contributions based on educational value, clarity of presentation, and contribution to the material handling industry.

The 2013 competition will be based on content created in calendar years 2011-2012. For more information contact Mike Ogle at 704-676-1190.

CICMHE is an independent organization that prepares and provides information, teaching materials and various events in support of material handling education and research. Founded in 1952, the main body of CICMHE is composed of thirteen college and university educators. Additional members are drawn from material handling equipment manufacturers, distributors, users and consultants, representatives of the business press, and professional staff members of organizations concerned with material handling education. CICMHE encourages research and sponsors educational seminars and training courses. Through its various programs and diverse representation of membership, CICMHE facilitates the interchange of information among concerned individuals in industry, academia and in the user community to aid in improving and implementing material handling education.

MHIA is an international trade association that has represented the material handling & logistics industry since 1945. MHIA members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Member companies come from all areas of material handling and various parts of the world, making MHIA a strong national and international representative for the material handling industry. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product-specific sections, councils and affiliates. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.

Contact: Carol Miller, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) (704) 676-1190/800-345-1815 / cmiller@mhia.org