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We hope you enjoyed all that ProMatDX 2021 had to offer, and that as you navigated the all-new platform, experienced AI via the Grip app, engaged in video conferences, watched the presenters and keynotes share their knowledge and insight, and explored the multitude of products that were imagined and created with your needs in mind, you were able to appreciate its content, innovation and value.
 
Now, the best part! If you missed any of the keynotes, seminars or product demonstrations—or if you missed all of them—you can access them online. Yes, you read that correctly. ALL of these sessions were recorded and are now available online, on-demand for registered ProMatDX attendees. So, grab yourself a cup of coffee and settle in; there were four keynotes, 100 education seminars and almost 650 product demonstrations. That's a lot of learning going on right there. 
 
Let us help you connect with the innovations that will power up your supply chain for years to come.
 
We look forward to seeing you in-person at MODEX 2022! Make plans now by registering to attend, March 28-31 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.
 
Generix Group
Engineering Innovation
Conference News
  
The ProMatDX Challenge rewarded the most engaged ProMatDX attendee for each day during ProMatDX. Each day's prize was 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 were automatically entered when logging in. Winners acquired points based on their activities within ProMatDX.
Day 1 Winner: Al Batista, Gold Medal Bakery 
Day 2 Winner: Ronaldo Gruta, SPP Pumps
Day 3 Winner: Chuck Boyer, Precision Planting
Day 4 Winner: Greg Beck, Zollner Electronics
Day 5 Winner: Philip Gold, BMW Manufacturing
Grand Prize Winner (a $5,000 trip voucher plus a $5,000 donation in his name to Feeding America): Chuck Boyer, Precision Planting
ProMatDX featured 640 product demos from leading material handling, logistics and supply chain solution providers from the United States and around the world. The following 10 product demos received the top engagement from ProMatDX attendees over April 12-16 in terms of unique views.
• Bolt the Power to Do More
• Drones For Automating Inventory Cycle Counting
• Geek+ Picking Robots - Goods-to-Person System
• Raymond Courier™ Automated Lift Trucks
• Automated Solutions for Every Challenge - From Simple to Advanced
• End-of-Line Automation – Solutions to Improve Efficiency
• Dematic Flexible Mixed Case Fulfillment Solution
• The Business Case For Case Picking With AMRs
• Flexible Warehouse Automation - How Boston Dynamics Is Changing Your Idea of What Robots Can Do
• Seegrid: Taking Your Entire AMR Fleet to the Next Level
Click on the "Learn More" link below to see all product demos at ProMatDX.
Watch Automated Micro-Fulfillment Technology in Action
Swisslog®
Swisslog’s new live, virtual experience during ProMatDX gives you the opportunity to watch innovative automation technology operate in real time. 
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Keynotes, Sessions & Seminars
ProMatDX included over 100 education sessions and brought together leading experts from the industry to give you the latest information on manufacturing and supply chain trends, technologies and innovations. The following 10 education seminars received the top engagement from ProMatDX attendees, April 12-16. 
• A Guide to E-Commerce Order Fulfillment 
• High Performing Returns, Order Fulfillment & Sortation Technologies Utilizing AMRs
• Fundamentals of Robotic Order Picking
• How to Leverage Robotics and Automation to Build a Successful Last Leg Fulfillment Operation
• Calculating the True Cost of Your Operations (and using it to justify change)
• The Future of Online Order Fulfillment
• Automation, Integration & Energy Systems
• A Practical Approach to Modernizing Your Warehouse
• When to Use AMR vs. Conveyor
• The Robots Have Eyes! Why Robot Fulfillment Applications Depend on the Latest Sensor Technology.
Click on the "Learn More" link below to see all education seminars at ProMatDX.
  
 
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.
During the April 13 keynote, American Logistics Aid Network’s Kathy Fulton and a panel of supply chain thought-leaders from Clorox, FedEX and C&S Grocers explored 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. And the reason for this conversation? “We’ve just gone through a year’s worth of insanity in our supply chains due to the pandemic,” said Fulton.
 
Each year, the results of the MHI Annual Industry Report contain some surprises, almost like the running of the Kentucky Derby, where the winner oftentimes is not the horse you expected. This year’s report, Innovation Driven Resilience follows true. While some of the results are typical and much like previous years, there are a few surprises.
 
Being resilient is almost a given if you are a woman who has achieved success and a leadership position in the supply chain industry. So, who better to ask about achieving resiliency, especially when it comes to personal challenges, but also how they have applied those lessons to organizational resilience factors, as well?
 
Doosan Industrial Vehicle America Corp.
Mobile Industrial Robots Inc.
Best of ProMat Daily

Every day during ProMatDX, we released a recap newsletter just as each day was wrapping up. These newsletters contained 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.  

If you missed any of the recaps or you didn't get a chance to read through some of the coverage articles that neatly summarized the keynotes and some of the 100+ education sessions, 650 product demonstrations and 350+ sponsor showcases, check out the links below or visit the archive. Each newsletter is available online for your reading (and viewing) pleasure, including all of the pre-event ones.

Day 1: Day 1 of ProMatDX. What an Astounding Day!
Day 2: Innovation Gaining Some Steam, Right Here at ProMatDX
Day 3: Time to Power Up the Adventure at ProMatDX
Day 4: Extra Bonus This Year at ProMatDX: One More Day!
Day 5: When Need Nurtures Innovation, Everyone Wins

Networking
  
If you're looking to engage in more networking and education, WERC DX 2021 is less than two weeks away: May 3-5, 2021. 
 
For more than four decades, WERC has been proud to host the preeminent education event for distribution logistics professionals, and 2021 will be no exception. WERC DX 2021 will offer an unprecedented opportunity to connect with colleagues and friends from across North America to talk about the extraordinary challenges facing the distribution logistics sector — all from the safety and comfort of home.
 
Registration closes on May 1, so don't delay!
Videos & Sponsors
  
This year’s ProMatDX was a very exciting and groundbreaking week, said our ProMatDX daily recap host Randell Mauricio in the final daily recap video for the event. During the week-long event, attendees were powered up with the new connections, insights and innovative solutions for today’s supply chains. “It was a great success,” said Mauricio. “But we couldn’t have done it without our sponsors or attendees. You are the backbone of this event.”
 
If you missed any of the video recaps from the event, the links are all below:
 
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Automating a vehicle can be complicated. However, it’s a challenge we understand deeply. Since 2006, we’ve helped companies to develop automated guided vehicles (AGVs), automated forklifts, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and more. So why risk delays, unexpected costs and your company’s reputation by choosing the wrong navigation partner? With BlueBotics you have the technology and expertise you need.
Schedule a call with our team today (or visit stand 8270).
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ProMat Insights
MHI is no stranger to using artificial intelligence to better tailor its content to your needs. In December 2019, MHI transitioned its weekly newsletter, Newswire, to AI. Each week, the articles contained in your MHI Newswire are selected by the AI program as ones that will be most valuable to you, based on your clicking and reading habits from previous weeks. The more articles you click, the more the program will be able to fine-tune its selections for you, giving you a truly customized reading experience. Want to see what AI has in store for you? Start your journey by signing up at the link below.
 
As the nation’s largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association, MHI provides guidance, education, business development, networking and solution sourcing for members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming, events and member communications such as its quarterly magazine, MHI Solutions
 
Columns in MHI Solutions are intended to keep readers abreast of news, events and developments in the manufacturing and supply chain industry. Features in the magazine address events and technological advances impacting the overall supply chain, provide solutions for shared challenges, share expert advice geared to manufacturing and supply chain professionals and promote MHI events and its trade shows, MODEX and ProMat. 
 
If you aren't receiving the digital version of MHI Solutions, be sure to sign up here for your free copy!