Recap of the 2018 International Material Handling Research Colloquium

The College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) sponsors the biannual International Material Handling Research Colloquium (IMHRC) to bring together academic and industrial participants to discuss the latest in material handling, facility layout and design, logistics and supply chain research.

The Colloquium is held every two years in the summer of even-numbered years. The first IMHRC was held in 1990. This year 35 attendees from around the world met in Savannah Georgia July 24-26. Host partner- Georgia Southern University and Andres Carrano, Ph. D. helped facilitate education sessions, panels, keynotes, and a tour of Port of Savannah.

2018 IMHRC Welcome Dinner

Education Sessions


Tour of Port of Savannah

The IMHR allows participants to have focused conversations and enhances the potential for future collaboration. Research issues presented and discussed at each Colloquium are documented in a series of hard-bound edited books, entitled Progress in Material Handling Research. Past volumes are available through the MHI publications.

Stay tuned for the next IMHRC in summer of 2020!