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Solve for X - ProMat 2017

Discover the latest solutions to move your business forward as the industry’s leading innovators showcase their manufacturing, distribution and supply chain equipment and systems at ProMat 2017 held April 3-6 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

ProMat is where manufacturing and supply chain professionals come to find their X – that unknown quantity that will take their supply chain to the next level of success.

Only at ProMat, you can:

  • Experience the latest innovations from over 850 solution providers
  • Learn the latest ideas driving productivity in four keynotes and in more than 100 show flor seminars including new town hall style hall sessions on autonomous vehicles and sustainable facility solutions
  • Build strong business partnerships with suppliers from around the world
  • See hands-on demonstrations of the latest technologies and innovations
  • Network with your peers on the show floor networking lounge and at MHI Industry Night featuring comedian Dana Carvey

ProMat 2017 is the one show where you will see in person, in action the best solutions and innovations the industry has to offer and meet the leading providers face-to-face. There is no cost to attend the exhibits and conference sessions.

Whatever manufacturing and supply chain solutions you need to succeed, you’ll find them at ProMat 2017.

Exhibits
Over 850 exhibitors from industry, commerce and government will display their supply chain solutions and innovations on the 350,000 square foot show floor.

Material Handling Equipment and Systems: Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems, Casters/Wheels/Tires, Hydraulic and Electrical Components and Controls, Robots, Personnel/Burden Carriers, Racks, Forklifts, Batteries, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Unit Handling Systems, Conveyors and Sortation Equipment, Ergonomic and Safety Equipment, Scissor Lifts, Order Picking, Carousels, Modular Drawer Storage, Tool Handling, Shelving and Workstations.

Packaging, Containers, and Shipping Equipment: Box and Carton Makers, Packaging Machinery, Wrapping, Inspection of Products by Weight or Scanning, Pallets, Wire Baskets, Plastic and Metal Containers, Palletizing Equipment.

Inventory Management and Controlling Technologies: Computers, Controllers, Software Programs, Systems Integrators, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Warehouse Management Systems, Supply Chain and Logistics Execution Systems, Wireless and Remote Control Systems, Order Management Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning and Transportation Management Systems.

Dock and Warehouse Equipment and Supplies: Dock Levelers, Dock Pads, Doors, Forklift Trucks, Racks, Flooring, Handling Systems, Forklift Attachments, Conveyors, Hoists, Cranes, Monorails, Below/Hook Lifting Devices. Consultants and Distribution System Planners: Simulators, Modelers, System Designers, Distribution Consultants, Reverse Logistics and Third Party Logistics.

Automatic Identification Equipment and Systems: Bar Code Printers and Scanners, Vision Systems, Voice Recognition Systems, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Systems, Systems Integrators.

Supply Chain Management: Alternative Fuel Systems, Parcel Management and Distribution, Reverse Logistics, Third Party Logistics, Supply Chain and Logistics Execution Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning and Transportation Management Systems, Inventory Security Services.

Sustainable Facility Solutions: Alternative and Renewable energy and Fuel systems, Recyclable and Returnable Packaging and Shipping Materials, Energy Efficient Lighting, High Volume/Low Speed (HVLS) Fans, Energy Efficient Equipment and Sensors, Daylighting Technologies, Sustainable Facility Planning, Power Regeneration Technologies

Autonomous Vehicles: Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems, Driverless Trucks, Delivery Drones, Automated Cranes.

Education
The ProMat Conference will include over 100 sessions and bring together leading experts from the industry to give you the latest information on manufacturing and supply chain trends, technologies and innovations. The conference also includes valuable opportunities to network with your peers.

  • Show floor seminars that complement the solutions you see on the exhibit floor
  • Keynotes on leading supply chain topics
  • Opportunities for networking with solution providers and other industry professionals

The College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) and the Career & Technical Education Program (CTE) are partnering with MHEDA to host Material Handling & Logistics Student Days. Students, professors, and educators, from universities, community colleges and select technical High Schools from across the region are invited to the show in an effort to learn more about material handling, logistics and supply chain solutions.

Networking
If you are involved in manufacturing, distribution and the supply chain you will benefit from meeting with other professionals in your field on the show floor. Attendees include:

  • C-level and VP-level manufacturing, distribution, logistics and supply chain executives
  • Manufacturing and production managers
  • Industrial, plant and manufacturing engineers
  • IT, logistics and supply chain directors
  • Third-party logistics professionals
  • Distribution center and warehousing managers
  • Procurement professionals

Keynotes
Monday April 3 | 8:45 – 9:45 AM
Building Supply Chain Sustainability for Competitive Advantage: Lessons learned from leaders in innovative facility design

Best-selling author and advisor to Fortune 500 companies, Andrew Winston will lead a panel of manufacturing and supply chain leaders as they discuss how companies both large and small can use sustainability strategy to build more profitable and resilient operations and supply chains. Learn first-hand how leading brands have successfully incorporated best practices to improve efficiency, slash risks and costs, and drive innovation.

Tuesday April 4 | 8:45 – 9:45 AM
Industry 4.0 – How intelligent machines are transforming supply chains

Markus Lorenz, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
The fourth industrial revolution is upon us: machines infused with intelligence. This transformation will transform how manufacturing and supply chains work today. During this keynote, Markus Lorenz will explore the many ways this revolution will impact our industry, the economy and what kinds of new jobs it will create.

Wednesday April 5 | 8:45 – 9:45 AM
Preview of MHI 2017 Annual Industry Report

George W. Prest, CEO, MHI
Scott Sopher, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
This is your opportunity to be the first to have access to this new report on the supply chain trends and technologies that are transforming supply chains. Scott Sopher, the principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP's Supply Chain practice will join George W. Prest, CEO of MHI in presenting the findings and moderating a panel of manufacturing and supply chain leaders on the report's findings. They will be joined by a panel of manufacturing and supply chain professionals to discuss the real-world significance of the report findings.

April 5 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
The Power of Magic: Know your customer and where they are going

Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises
Perhaps best known as a National Basketball Association (NBA) legend, two-time Hall of Famer, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Earvin “Magic” Johnson has enjoyed an equally successful second career in business. He has successfully parlayed his skills and tenacity on the court into the business world, propelling his company to the status of #1 Brand in Urban America valued at an estimated $1 billion dollars.

As customers and markets move very quickly, products and solutions must be relevant to where customers are today and where they are going to be tomorrow. In this fireside chat with DC Velocity Group Editorial Director Mitch Mac Donald, the NBA legend and Entrepreneur will reveal the secrets to his business and personal success. Join us as he drives home how his core focus on customer service — by always over delivering on customer expectations — propelled his business investments forward.

Learn first-hand, how he dedicated himself to bringing jobs and high quality products and services to underserved communities. He did this by developing unprecedented partnerships with major corporations as he wrote the corporate blueprint for engagement and success with urban consumers across America.

Show exhibit hours:
Monday, April 3: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 4: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 5: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Show registration:
There is no cost to attend the show or educational seminars. Visit www.promatshow.com to register.

 

 
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