4 Things Supply Chain Professionals Can Look Forward to in 2015

2015 will be a big year for manufacturing and supply chain professionals. MHI will celebrate its 70th anniversary with the largest ProMat ever, but that’s just the beginning.

1. ProMat 2015

ProMat 2015 is the LARGEST expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America. Held March 23-26, 2015 at Chicago’s McCormick Place South, ProMat 2015 will feature over 800 exhibitors showcasing supply chain solutions and innovations on a 325,000 square foot show floor.

ProMat 2015 will feature keynotes from Steve Wozniak, Cofounder of Apple & Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Wheels of Zeus, John Mackey, Co-Founder & CEO of Whole Foods Market, and Renée Niemi, Director of the Android and Chrome Global Business at Google for Work.

There will also be over 100 educational sessions and a supply chain work force summit with leading experts from the industry as they provide the latest information on manufacturing and supply chain trends, technologies, and innovations.

Register at www.ProMatShow.com.

2. The MHI 2015 Annual Industry Report

During ProMat, MHI will release the 2015 MHI Annual Industry Report in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting LLP. The report will provide a greater understanding of the disruptive innovation that is transforming supply chains. MHI CEO George W. Prest and Scott Sopher, a Principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP, will provide a preview of report during a ProMat keynote on March 25. Topics covered will include:

    1. 3D Printing
    2. Predictive Analytics
    3. Cloud Computing and Storage
    4. Inventory and Network Optimization Tools
    5. Wearable and Mobile Technology
    6. Robotics and Automation
    7. Driverless Vehicles and Drones
    8. Sensors and Automatic Identification

Don’t miss important 3-5 year outlook on the future of our industry.

2. MHI’s 70th Anniversary Celebration

During ProMat 2015 MHI will be celebrating its 70th anniversary on March 25. The event will feature a performance from comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo as well as live music, food, and drinks.

Tickets are on sale for $50. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI).

The celebration will take place on Wednesday, March 26th at McCormick Place South from 4:30 to 7:00 PM. Purchase your ticket today while supplies last!

3. The 2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 Annual Conference will be held October 4th through the 7th in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the Sawgrass Marriott following a successful and highly-accalaimed first Annual Conference in 2014 in San Diego, CA. The 2015 Conference theme will be Transforming Supply Chains and educational sessions will take a deeper dive into the topics covered in the MHI 2015 Annual Industry Report.

More details will be released soon. Visit www.MHI.org to stay tuned for more information!