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Accelerating Change in Supply Chains

MHI is focusing on the theme of accelerating change in supply chains for its 2016 Annual ConferenceOctober 17-19, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona. The Conference will focus on key themes identified by the US Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics and the MHI 2016 Annual Industry Report including:

–Building the Future Supply Chain Workforce
–Omni-channel Fulfillment
–The Impact of Automation and Big Data on Supply Chains
–Investing in Material Handling Solutions for Future Success

The Conference will feature four keynotes and six conference tracks. Each track includes a “class” session with a traditional presenter or panel, and a “lab” session that offers a more interactive, hands-on experience. 

Annual Conference Keynote Speakers:
• Jonathan Evans & Marcos Osorno, Skyward
• Buddy Bush, JB Training Solutions
• Vivek Wadhwa, Duke University
• Jason Schenker, President, Prestige Economics

Annual Conference Track Topics:
• U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics
• Supply Chain Workforce
• Material Handling and Supply Chain Technology
• Managing Change
• Leadership
• Marketing in the Supply Chain Industry

Members of the working press receive complimentary registration to attend. To register, contact Carol Miller at 704-676-1190.

“We are excited to announce this line-up of speakers,” said George Prest, CEO of MHI. “They each bring a unique message and outlook to support this year’s theme of accelerating change.”

The conference is open to both MHI members and non-members. “The goal is to bring the industry (members and the supply chain solution users) together to collaborate and develop into a growing community that shares knowledge and addresses current and future manufacturing and supply chain challenges and opportunities,” added Prest. 

For more information and registration regarding the 2016 MHI Annual Conference, non-members should visit

MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling and logistics industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling, logistics and supply chain equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product-specific Industry Groups. The association sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.

Contact: Carol Miller, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, MHI (704) 676-1190.