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If there is any day that can top Day 1 at MODEX, it is Day 2. Today, there are so many options and so many opportunities. It is the perfect day to explore the expo floors, talk to the vendors and, when resting your feet, take in a couple of the 170+ education sessions. In addition, today we have Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN Dr. Sanjay Gupta as our keynote. He will be sharing insights about the pandemic and discussing ways to prepare for future health-related disruptions.
 
So, make sure your phone is charged, your walking shoes are on and you have a fresh pack of business cards, an old-fashioned or digital notebook and an open mind!
 
Also, don't forget to reference the MODEX 2022 Show Issue of MHI Solutions and the Expo Guide, both of which were created to help you customize your time at MODEX so your days are geared to what is most important to you.
 
 
The Georgia World Congress Center is fantastically huge—and can be slightly intimidating if you don't know the lay of the land. So, before racking up your steps (before even getting to the show floor!), take a quick peek at this handy online map that identifies some of the key areas for MODEX 2022 as well as the surrounding areas.
 
If you pre-registered for MODEX 2022, you should have received your registration confirmation email when you registered. Bring it to a registration kiosk when you arrive at the Georgia World Congress Center to retrieve your badge.
 
If you did not pre-register, proceed to the Registration Counter. Registration is in the Georgia World Congress Center, Building B, Level Four during the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Wednesday, and 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Thursday. Lost badges may be replaced at the Registration Service Desk.
BASF Corporation
Engineering Innovation
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Download the MODEX 2022 mobile app on your Apple iPhone® or Android® smartphone. Quickly view exhibitor information, a schedule of MODEX, conference sessions and speaker information, and a map of the show floor. To download, open the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, search for MODEX 2022, and click on the install button.
 
For more information, visit modexshow.com/app
  
Be on the lookout for MHI Solutions when entering the Georgia World Congress Center. This issue features details on the show, times for the keynotes and on-floor education seminars, a list of exhibitors and their booth numbers AND a handy pull-out floorplan. It also contains a full list of MHI Innovation Award submissions, the finalists and brief summaries of their products and where to find them on the show floor.
  
MHI received 121 submissions for this year’s MHI Innovation Awards, and the winners will be revealed Wednesday during MHI Industry Night. Four finalists have already been chosen in each of the three categories: Best New Innovation; Best Innovation of an Existing Product; and Best IT Innovation based on concept, value, and impact. The award serves to educate and provide valuable insights on the latest manufacturing and supply chain innovative products and services to MODEX attendees.
Note: MHI Industry Night is sold out. No tickets are available for purchase on-site.
Video: XPlanar revolutionizes microfulfillment applications
Beckhoff Automation®
An MHI Innovation Award finalist, the XPlanar flying motion system from Beckhoff delivers groundbreaking opportunities for GTO/GTR pick stations in distribution and fulfillment centers. XPlanar simplifies sorting with 6 degrees of freedom in motion control, including 360-degree rotation, so bins can rotate for barcode reader scanning, for example. Flexibly arranged base tiles and movers enable highly adaptive material handling concepts. See XPlanar LIVE at MODEX 2022 in Beckhoff booth B5227!.
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Keynotes, Sessions & Seminars
  
TUESDAY, MARCH 29 at 8:45 AM
Level 5, Thomas Murphy Ballroom
As America’s favorite health journalist, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN Dr. Sanjay Gupta has had insider access to the pandemic, including exclusive conversations with the world’s top public health experts and behind-the-scenes scientists who raced to find treatments and cures. During this keynote, he will share what he’s learned and will answer not only your questions about what happened, but also how our world will change in the years ahead.
The Raymond Corporation
Lopos
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“How we do business is as important as the business we do.” This concept and quote―by Erika Alexander, Chief Global Operations Officer for Marriott International, at the first of four MODEX 2022 keynotes―was an underlying theme behind many of the ideas and insights she shared on Monday morning. Alexander, “who is known for her authentic and inspirational leadership,” per moderator Katie Kirkpatrick of MetroAtlanta, repeated this idea a few times (as did MHI President Bryan Jensen in his closing remarks) to ensure the attendees understood its value and how its relationship impacts how Marriott does business and defines success.
 
The ongoing debate of the “proper role” for humans/people in the age of automation is not a clearcut one, but it does have some defined parameters when it comes to successfully merging the two and how to ensure your workforce is prepared to lead this partnership. But there is one monumental understanding that has to be accepted before it can be a beneficial relationship. “The success is going to come down to the people involved in the process,” explained Erik Nieves, founder and CEO of Plus One Robotics Inc., at a standing-room-only education seminar in the Emerging Leader Theater on Monday entitled: Humans Are the Loop—Workforce Development in the Age of Automation Hypergrowth. 
 
Daily Schedule
  
With 170+ expert-led educational seminars and 850 exhibits of next-generation technology and equipment in action, MODEX lets you see what’s coming and take advantage of it to power your supply chain for years to come. The conference sessions mentioned below are located in the Emerging Technology Theater, Transportation & Logistics Theater and Micro-Fulfillment Theater on the MODEX show floor. Additional education seminars are located in Theaters A-J on the show floor.
 
EXPO HOURS: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
ON-FLOOR EDUCATION SEMINARS: Starting at 10:30 AM
 
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES THEATER
The MODEX Emerging Technology Theater will include sessions on some of the most innovative manufacturing and supply chain trends and technologies.
 
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: How to Develop a Strategic Plan for Transitioning to Emerging Technology
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: How the Cloud Is a Change Agent for Warehouse Robotics
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: Intelligent Robotics for the Modern Warehouse
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: Re-Invent Supply Chain Inspection with Real-Time High-Speed 3D mmWave Imaging. How to detect SKU Errors, Damage and Fraud Through Closed Containers
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM: Orchestrating Robots and DC Workers—How to Get Started
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM: Getting Started with Robots as a Service (RaaS): Robotic Workcells to Immediately Increase Productivity and Supplement Labor
 
DC VELOCITY’S TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS THEATER
DC Velocity's Transportation & Logistics Theater will include sessions on some of the most innovative logistics trends and technologies.
 
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: Unify Your Supply Chain and Transportation Approach with Manhattan Active® Supply Chain
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Digitization of Transportation and Logistics in the New Customer-Centric World
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Supply Chain Disruption: What Are the Next Steps for Transportation Leaders
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM: Under Attack: What Ukraine Means for Global Supply Chains
 
MICRO-FULFILLMENT THEATER
The MODEX Micro-Fulfillment Theater will spotlight innovative ideas from experts in this space.
 
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM: Is Automation Always the Right Answer?
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM: Technological Enhancements for Increasing Automation in Supply Chain Operations
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM: Beyond the Risk Assessment: What Happens Next?
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM: Why Small and Mid-Size Manufacturers and DCs Can and Should Automate
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM: Robotic Automation Options for Micro Fulfillment
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM: Online Meets Instore: Software-Driven Shopping
Networking
  
To add to your overall MODEX experience, the event will once again feature the popular Backyard area. Not only will this area include some of the best food trucks Atlanta has to offer but also relaxed seating, a puppy petting area (from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and games. Don't miss this interactive and networking hub on the MODEX show floor in the C Hall.
The Innovation Lounge is a comfortable and accessible location to relax before entering the show floor or exiting the hall for a moment of repose or good conversation. Located on the second level directly across from the main MODEX show entrance, the Innovation Lounge is in recognition of the winners and finalists of our Innovation Awards. 
 
Videos & Sponsors
  
Each day, a video crew will be interviewing keynotes, talking to exhibitors, getting feedback from attendees and sharing their view of the action at MODEX 2022. 
 
The videos will be emailed out daily or you can access this link to catch up on what you missed or to see the latest clips.
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Vanderlande Industries Inc.®
Vanderlande is the largest materials handling solutions provider you’ve probably never heard of. In fact, our nearly 75 year old company is Europe’s leading provider of warehousing solutions. Come see why the world’s top retailers trust our people to optimize their operations. Our teams are fully committed to supporting your business for as long as you use our solutions.
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ProMat Insights
  
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout buildings B and C and on the show floor. No password is required.
 
The network name is MODEX2022.
  
Spread the word about MODEX online and access show information, view posts from show management, other attendees and exhibitors, and have a chance to win giveaway prizes!
 
Twitter: Follow @poweredbymhi and add the #MODEX2022 hashtag to your tweets. If you have a Twitter account, text “Follow Poweredbymhi” to 40404. If no Twitter account, text “START” to 40404 to set up your account. Then text “Follow Poweredbymhi” to 40404.
LinkedIn: Join the MODEX 2022 LinkedIn® group to receive updates from exhibitors and to enter discussions with other MODEX 2022 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.
  
Complimentary shuttle buses will run between the Georgia World Congress Center and designated MODEX hotels in the downtown area. Bus schedules will be posted at the Georgia World Congress Center and in each hotel.
 
Shuttles will not operate for hotels within walking distance of the Georgia World Congress Center. These include the Omni, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hyatt Place Centennial Park, Reverb by Hard Rock Atlanta and the Glenn Hotel. Shuttles will not operate for Midtown and Buckhead hotels; they will be serviced by MARTA (visit www.itsMARTA.com for schedule).
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This issue of MHI Solutions focuses on the top trends and technologies driving supply chain data transparency and security, the steps to implement and what these technologies will mean for future supply chains. This issue also features details on MODEX 2022 and includes a handy pull-out floorplan to help you navigate and plan your route through the more than 850 exhibitors. The digital version is easy to read on any mobile device: http://bit.ly/MHIsolutions.
 
Want to learn more about MHI Solutions magazine or MHI? Visit MHISolutionsmag.com, access the online media guide, or reach out to:
Carol Miller, MHI Chief Marketing Officer, at cmiller@mhi.org
Shani Calvo, Naylor Association Solutions Editor, at shani@naylor.com
Jason Zawada, Naylor Association Solutions Integrated Media Director, at jzawada@naylor.com 
 
Interested in meeting some of the people behind MHI Solutions? Swing by the MHI booth #C3598 (on the right side of MODEX Backyard). We'd love to meet you!