U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics: Version 2.0

By Alex Batty, MHI Marketing Communications Coordinator |@mhi_alex

First released in 2014, the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics established a baseline of key disruptors for the field and projected key factors for the industry over the next decade. At the time, the document was comprehensive, but the overwhelming rate of change in the field and factors that affect the field, like technology, has prompted the creators to work on a second edition of the Roadmap.


To update the Roadmap, four roundtable sessions will be held in locations across the country. Attendees will have a full-day of sessions hosted by industry thought leaders that will allow them to input ideas and thoughts about the disruptors important in the industry. Once information is gathered and synthesized, the report will be released during the ProMat 2017 tradeshow and exposition, held April 3-6, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Participation in the roundtable summits is by invitation only, with approximately 40 different contributors expected to participate at each summit. Persons who are interested in receiving an invitation to attend one of the sessions may contact Gary Forger at gforger@mhi.org.

To read the original Roadmap, go to http://www.mhlroadmap.org/

For more on the Roadmap, visit http://www.mhi.org/learning/roadmap