Welcome to the ProMatDX newsletter! This newsletter will be sent out every day of the show as the activities are wrapping up, and will contain news from the sponsors, previews for the day ahead, recaps of conference events, and valuable information on the industry’s biggest event—all to help make your time at ProMatDX more beneficial and productive.
ProMatDX lets you see what’s coming — and take advantage of it to power your supply chain for years to come. ProMatDX will allow you to make new contacts, discover cutting-edge solutions, and learn the latest trends that are sure to give you a leg up on the competition. Here, you’ll encounter the best our industry has to offer – all at promatshow.com
In addition to the keynotes, leading industry innovators will share their expertise on trends and best practices in over 100 educational sessions. You will have an opportunity to network, learn, share and get a sneak preview of where our industry is headed. Whatever solutions you need to move your business forward, you’ll find them all at this year's innovative and extraordinary ProMatDX.
If you missed the live “how to” webinar on April 5—where some fabulous tips were shared by host Ralph Henderson, MHI’s John Paxton and Carol Miller, Freemans’s Nicole Ginebra, and Grip’s Casey Pannella—we have some of the highlights outlined here AND you can watch the recording of the video online
. “We want this to be your most productive show ever,” said Henderson.
If you weren't able to attend Sneak Peek Week, April 5-9, we have your back. Here are some tips and links to show you how to make the most of your experience at ProMatDX
, April 12-16. These links will help you quickly customize a show that is built around the sessions and products that most interest you. Plus, you can populate your personal calendar with reminders, set up connections and video meetings with sponsors, and schedule product demos.
ProMatDX—the industry’s premier digital supply chain experience—is here. Are you ready? Here are five things we recommend you do (if you haven't already!) so you can make the most of your time at ProMatDX, April 12-16.
Tuesday, April 13
Time: 11 a.m. – Noon (CDT)
Join American Logistics Aid Network’s Kathy Fulton as she and a panel of supply chain thought-leaders from Clorox, FedEX and C&S Grocers explore lessons learned from the pandemic and how building long-term resiliency into supply chain and logistics operations will be key to adapting and recovering when future disruption or disaster strikes.
Kathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network
Rick McDonald, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Supply Officer, Clorox
Carmela Hinderaker, Senior Director of Business Continuity & Customer Support C&S Wholesale Grocers
David Lusk, Director, FedEx Global Security Operations Center at FedEx Services
After receiving 93 submissions for this year’s awards, eight independent judges completed the initial vetting process. Ten finalists
were chosen as the most innovative products in each category - Best New Innovation; Best Innovation of an Existing Product; and Best IT Innovation based on concept, value and impact. The winners were announced today during the keynote hosted by MHI's CEO John Paxton at ProMatDX.
View the full ProMatDX schedule of events including seminars, product demonstrations, roundtables and daily event recaps. You can add any event to your personal calendar as you plan out your week at ProMatDX.
This how-to video shows you how to navigate the ProMatDX platform and Grip Matchmaking tool to maximize and personalize your ProMat experience to power up your supply chain.
During ProMatDX, participate in conversations on buzzworthy topics with your fellow ProMatDX attendees including: Robotics & Automation, AI/Machine Learning, Micro-fulfillment, Supply Chain Resilience, E-commerce Boom and Omni-channel Fulfillment.
Twitter: Follow @poweredbymhi on Twitter®, and add the #ProMatDX hashtag to your tweets.
LinkedIn: Join the ProMatDX 2021 LinkedIn® group to receive updates from exhibitors and to enter discussions with other ProMatDX attendees.
Facebook: Become a fan of the MHI Facebook® Page to receive announcements from MHI.
Instagram: View our Instagram Page for event and meeting photos.
... then you just saw some of the best of the best in sessions, showcases, education and product demos during day one at ProMatDX. If you missed some or if you want to see some of the highlights, they will be recapped in our daily video recap and posted in this newsletter. See interviews with sponsors, keynote highlights, feedback from attendees and answers to some of the questions that probably crossed your mind during the course of the day.
ProMatDX sponsors have developed a series of videos to describe the solutions they will be showing at ProMatDX and why you should give them at least a minute of your time to see how they can power up your operations.
For ProMatDX, we've added another video option to help you stay connected with others at the show. Called "Live From ProMatDX," these videos will run exclusively in the MHI ProMatDX daily show newsletters. Enjoy a live look into latest breakthrough technologies and trends and innovations from some of ProMatDX’s most innovative solution providers.
Greg Doppler, president of Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC, discusses his first experience at ProMat, and how it has influenced him to continue attending and showcasing his company’s products. This year, ProMatDX is offering them a valuable platform to discuss new innovations in elevated warehouse flooring. Attendees of ProMatDX may benefit from their solutions, which are economically and environmentally friendly, quick to install and high quality.
Heather Carroll of Dematic explains how Dematic’s software adds value to the marketplace by creating an intelligent distribution center. By merging operations into one comprehensive ecosystem and taking advantage of AI task activation, they improve productivity by leveraging technology. She shares insight into how Dematic works with customers in a competitive automation market, helping them to find the right solution for their organizations.
Markus Schmidt, president of Swisslog Americas, reveals the technology they’re showcasing during ProMatDX. With their goods-to-person technologies, mobile robotics and automatic picking products, they offer solutions that are in high demand today. He discusses why robotics are becoming more important than ever during COVID-19, and how Swisslog’s technologies can help customers shift from labor-focused distribution centers to automation-focused.
Effectively transporting materials from one location to another is crucial in any warehouse environment. Christopher Smith of NORD Gear Corporation explains how their new solution, Dual Drive, combines motor technology with their gear system to provide a user-friendly, efficient transportation system. With complete, seamless integration, Dual Drive offers countless benefits to operators in search of innovative material transfer solutions.
The ProMatDX Challenge rewards the most engaged ProMatDX attendee for each day during ProMatDX. Today's prize is a $500 gift card to the attendee with the most engagement on the portal plus a $500 donation to Feeding America in their name. ProMatDX attendees are automatically entered when logging in. Winners acquire points based on their activities within ProMatDX.
The need for resilient supply chains has never been greater. ProMatDX — April 12-16 — will provide access to the latest equipment and technology trends and solutions you need to power up your supply chain to meet this need. During this podcast, MHI’s CEO, John Paxton, and Executive Vice President of Exhibitions, Daniel McKinnon, tell us what to expect from the ProMat Digital Experience.
ProMatDX is here! To help you prepare for what will be the most important week of 2021 for the manufacturing and supply chain industry, here is a list of seven resources and tips to use that will maximize your experience at ProMatDX, April 12-16, at promatshow.com
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This issue of MHI Solutions
focuses on the top technologies driving supply chain resilience, the steps to implement and what these technologies will mean for the future supply chain workforce. It also contains a tidy packet of information on ProMatDX and some of the opportunities available this week at promatshow.com
. Some of the features include:
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