10 Member Benefits to Take Advantage of in 2021

2021 is coming and it’s now more important than ever to stay in tuned to the changing economy, global supply chain trends and business best practices as we navigate into the new year. With focus on our mission to “deliver member value everyday”, we strive to bring you new opportunities to advance your company’s success and grow professionally. MHI has many resources prepared to help you tackle 2021 including several events and educational resources dedicated to MHI members. Here’s a quick overview of highlights you can look forward to and take advantage of this coming year.

Market Intelligence 

The MHI Business Activity Index (BAI) captures monthly changes in material handling business dynamics including new orders, shipments, exports, inventories, and more. The report is available to MHI Members at no cost and is an effective tool to gage the economy and help you make informed business decisions.

MHEM Quarterly Webinar
Members of MHI are invited every quarter for a Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing Forecast (MHEM) webinar by Jason Schenker, President and Chief Economist of Prestige Economics. In these series of webinars, Jason Schenker provides an outlook for economic forces and market trends that impact the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry.

Webinar Series – COVID-19 Economic Updates
To help members understand the changing economic environment, we are providing additional webinars by leading economist, Jason Schenker. We hope to offer these additional webinars on a bi-weekly basis to help you know what to expect in the coming year.

MHEM Forecast
This comprehensive forecast of Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing (MHEM) is released each quarter and looks 12 to 18 months forward to anticipate changes in the material handling and logistics marketplace. The 50+ page forecast includes:

– Content presented in the Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing (MHEM) Segment Brief, plus
– Economic Cycle Analysis
– Leading Indicator Analysis
– Economic Commentary and Forecasts
– Capital Spending Analysis and Summary
– MHEM Forecast – Domestic, Imports, Exports, Consumption

This report is provided at no cost to MHI members and is an important tool to help you futureproof your supply chain.

Oxford Economics  

Oxford Economics offers insight to MHI members at the macroeconomic level and offers in-depth analysis of 12 industry sectors. Reports include industry forecasts, weekly economic briefing and commodity price forecast. Learn more about how you can take advantage of these economic reports tailored specifically to MHI Members

Networking Tools

My MHI Mobile Ap

MHI recently the launched the My MHI mobile app exclusively for MHI members. By downloading the My MHI mobile app you can easily stay up to date on the latest news, blogs and press releases, view upcoming events and connect with your industry peers all from the touch of your phone. You’ll also receive important notifications on new resources and upcoming events!

MHI Connect 

MHI recently introduced a new online member collaboration and networking tool – MHI Connect.

MHI Connect is the best space to participate in in-depth discussions and receive feedback and resources from other MHI members. Have conversations, collaborate and explore trending topics from the community and find where you can connect with professional peers, resources and expertise. 


MHI Spring Meetings 

May 24-27, 2021 | Location: Charlotte, NC

The MHI 2021 Spring Meetings offer Industry Groups the opportunity to network with their peers and learn from industry experts. This is an unsurpassed opportunity for you to stay at the forefront of the supply chain and material handling industry by engaging with like-minded professionals in your product category. Typical Industry Group activities also include industry statistics collection, standards development, technical publications and more.

Emerging Leaders Conference 

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | Loews Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL

The Emerging Leaders Conference is designed for young leaders in Material Handling and occurs every year right in the heart of Chicago. This year the conference is bringing new speakers and new interactive sessions designed to give valuable leadership advice and provide exciting networking opportunities. Don’t miss the hottest event of the summer!

MHI Annual Conference 

October 3-6, 2021 | JW Marriott Desert Ridge Phoenix, AZ

The MHI Annual Conference is a thought leadership event for manufacturing, material handling and supply chain professionals that focuses on the digital supply chain equipment and technology, leading trends and best practices to be explored in the 2021 MHI Annual Industry Report. Join 600+ of your peers for unbeatable networking opportunities and learning experiences that will give you the tools you need to elevate your supply chain success.

Women In Industry Conference
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November 2021 | Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, IL

The Women In Industry Conference is a professional development event dedicated to Women who are working in the supply chain and material handling industry. The conference offers perspective on careers, life and challenges attendees to define their idea of success. This one-day event will allow attendees to gain leadership insight, unlock their personal best and meet other women who also work in material handling.

MHI aims to provide opportunities and exposure that are second to none. If you are already an MHI member we hope you will take advantage of these resources and exciting events this year. If you are not a member, we’d love to have you join and become an important part of the MHI community including over 800 pioneers and leading manufacturers in material handling, supply chain and logistics.

Looking to join MHI? Contact Alan Primack, Director of Membership at MHI.