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The leading innovators in material handling and logistics equipment and systems are preparing to display their solutions at ProMat 2017.
Want to make your supply chain a key differentiator? Here are the top 10 reasons why ProMat is a can’t miss event in taking your business to the next level of efficiency and profitability. Plus you'll get the chance to see Magic Johnson, Dana Carvey and Peyton Manning - all in one week!
Organized by MHI, the nation's largest material handling, logistics, and supply chain association, ProMat opens April 3 and runs through April 6. This year's edition is expected to draw visitors from more than 110 countries. What brings them there? George Prest, MHI's CEO, says they come to ProMat "to solve for their X—that unknown quantity that will take their supply chain to the next level."
Going to ProMat? Don't forget to download the ProMat 2017 mobile app on your Apple iPhone®, iPod iPad®, or Android® smartphone. Quickly view exhibitor information, a schedule of events, conference sessions and speaker information, and a map of the show floor.
From automation to IoT and Big Data and how Industry 4.0 will impact your bottom line, it’s all at ProMat. In addition to the exhibits, leading industry innovators will share their expertise on trends and best practices in keynotes and in over 110 educational sessions.
MHI is pretty "pumped" to have comedian Dana Carvey headlining MHI Industry Night at ProMat 2017 on April 5 in Chicago.
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Conference News
Think you know everything there is to know about how material handling makes supply chains work? Not so, according to the experts presenting 131 on-floor educational sessions at ProMat 2017 next week.
If there’s one theme to Magic Johnson’s career, it’s to see the opportunity that others have ignored, particularly in urban communities. According to Johnson, you have to look like America looks, keep up with changing demographics and know your customer or you will miss out on opportunities. Johnson is the featured keynote on April 5 at ProMat 2017 in Chicago. Here are 11 amazing facts about the ProMat 2017 keynote speaker.
Industry 4.0 is the manufacturing and supply chain trend toward greater interconnectivity between automated equipment through data exchange to support intelligent, autonomous decision-making. As markets demand not only efficiency, but agility and flexibility, these digital supply chain solutions are key. ProMat keynote speaker Markus Lorenz of BCG will discuss this important trend on April 4.
On April 3, Andrew Winston will lead a panel of supply chain and sustainability experts during the ProMat keynote titled "Building Sustainability for Competitive Advantage: Lessons learned from supply chain leaders." Learn first-hand how leading brands like REI, UPS and Boeing have successfully incorporated environmentally sound practices into their facility design to improve efficiency, slash risks and costs and drive innovation.
Last year, REI opened a fully automated, LEED Platinum distribution center in Goodyear, AZ. The facility was designed to be one of the world’s most sustainable distribution centers. To encourage further innovation, REI is sharing the design information of this facility so others can advance the parameters of sustainable design. Toward that goal, they are holding two sessions at ProMat focused on this facility.
During the April 5 keynote, Scott Sopher, the principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP’s supply chain practice, will join MHI CEO George Prest and leaders from Walmart, UPS, Albertsons, U.S. Cellular, Upskill and the University of Tennessee to present the findings of the 2017 report detailing the nine innovations that are driving the change from traditional to digital supply chains.
This year at ProMat 2017, MHI is introducing a seminar theater dedicated to autonomous vehicle solutions located in the North Hall of McCormick Place. Get session details.
Finalists were recently 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. View the innovations of the finalists and all 153 innovations submitted by ProMat exhibitors.
3Gtms – Tier 1 TMS Software
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Visit with 3Gtms, a transportation software company, at booth # S3470 in the South Hall at ProMat 2017. Discover why more and more buyers are selecting 3Gtms, making us the fastest growing Tier 1 TMS for shippers, brokers and 3PLs.
Keynotes, Sessions & Seminars
It's time to get ready for ProMat 2017. With two halls, a record number of exhibitors and attendees, this is going to take some planning.
The ProMat Bistro is the most convenient and well-balanced lunch option located just off the show floor.
ProMat 2017 visitors can receive special discount rates at the following hotels in Chicago. Complimentary shuttle buses will run between McCormick Place and all designated ProMat 2017 hotels.
If you’ll be in Chicago for ProMat 2017, you’re going to need to meet some basic human necessities. Like food.
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Daily Schedule
The door prize for Industry Night at ProMat on April 5 is a trip-of-a-lifetime vacation, valued at $30,000. The cool part is that it’s really up to you how you spend it.
Make connections with other attendees and get the latest news on the show at our social media sites.
Join your peers for this interactive event to address common issues faced by women in the supply chain today. The event will include a workshop by Judy Hoberman titled "Equal Not Identical" on female leadership styles and what women can do to become better leaders.
Join the MHI Young Professionals Network and PMMI’s Emerging Leaders Network at our Young Professionals Meet & Greet networking reception April 4, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Meet other young professionals in the material handling, supply chain and packaging industries.
Get ready for your visit to ProMat by viewing informational videos on the show on the ProMat video channel.
ProMat is in Chicago, home of... well, lots of stuff. It’s a big city and it's pretty cool.
Implementing Effective Predictive Maintenance Programs
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Invest time and money in a predictive maintenance program now or be forced to deal with the more expensive consequences later. Don’t wait. The manufacturing landscape is evolving rapidly and for capital equipment suppliers looking for ways to differentiate, we know that predictive maintenance can be your distinct competitive advantage.