Make the absolute most of your trip here on this final day. The Expo Floor and On-Floor Education Seminars are still going strong -- and will be all day. The Expo Floor will be open from 10 AM-3 PM and, did I mention there are 900 exhibitors? That is a LOT of knowledge, insight and networking opportunities, all at your fingertips. The On-Floor Education Seminars will start at 10:30 AM, with the last ones wrapping up at 1:45 PM.
If you missed any of the daily enewsletters or are looking for a quick way to reference something you saw in any of them, here is the MODEX 2020 enewsletter archive.
During the course of MODEX, our video crew has been interviewing keynotes, talking to exhibitors, getting feedback from attendees and sharing their view of the action at MODEX.
The videos have been emailed out daily, but you can also access them at this link to catch up on what you missed or to see the latest clips.
The 2020 MHI Innovation Award winners were revealed during Industry Night. More than 150 submissions were received this year! The four finalists in each category were announced prior to the opening of the show, but the winners of the most innovative products in each category were not revealed until Wednesday during MHI Industry Night. Be sure to swing by their booths before leaving today!
Best Innovation of an Existing Product—OPEX Corporation - Booth #8819
Perfect Pick HD & Sure Sort Micro-fulfillment Solution
Best IT Innovation—Yard Management Solutions - Booth #8178
Best New Innovation— Agility Robotics - Booth #1508
Click here for a list of the finalists.
If you were still a little sleepy when getting to the Thomas Murphy Ballroom on Wednesday morning, that feeling probably didn’t last long. The magnitude and surprises in the information shared and the amount of intellect that was exhibited and shared by the panelists provided more of a mental jolt than any amount of coffee could accomplish.
But, first the good news shared by MHI CEO George W. Prest: “Despite all the news, there has been a lot of energy on the floor… We have had better-than-expected attendance.”
If you attended the conversation with Peyton and Archie Manning, you probably weren’t expecting to find out the secrets to running a successful supply chain operation. And you’d be right! But, you probably also didn’t realize that there are a lot of similarities involved in running a successful football play and running a successful supply chain team. Or, that it could be so interesting hearing about some of the similarities from the very charismatic and, yes, comedic Mannings.
"It takes a community to put it together," said CEO George Prest at Industry Night with Colin Jost. He said the Innovation Awards,in particular, draw more and more applications every year, with this year topping off at 155. Then, came the moment everyone had been waiting for: the big reveal of the winners, not only for the Innovation Awards, but a few others as well!
The 2020 MHI Innovation Award winners were Agility Robotics, OPEX and Yard Management Solution.
The Young Professional Award (YPN) went to Lisa Richardson of Hytrol.
The Mentor Award went to John Rosenberger of The Raymond Corporation.
After the awards, Brett Wood, MHI Chairman, announced that "George is retiring later this year" and presented him with a picture and thanked him for his service to our industry. "It has absolutely been my honor," said Prest.
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MHI Solutions, Q2 2020: Supply Chain Technology 2020
MHISolutionsmag.com—This issue of MHI Solutions focuses on digital strategies and the top technologies driving changes in the supply chain. From tips on how to implement and test them to what this change will mean for the future workforce, the features in this issue delve into specifics that focus on technology in the supply chain industry.