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CHAIRMAN'S
VISION

PERSPECTIVE
I

Vision...Bright & Sunny

spent this past weekend exploring the
future. Sounds kind of fun, doesn't it?
It was a blast. My oldest son, Zachary,
my wife, Gemma, and I took off for
our first of multiple college visits to
better plan Zachary's future life path.
We toured three great universities, all
with dramatically different cultures and
strengths. But through the differences
there was a common thread that struck
me at all of the schools - the young men
and women we encountered, without
exception, were...exceptional.
Our initial attempt at college visits
blew up in the face of winter weather
cancelling flights the prior week. Our
re-scheduled trip forced relatively
impromptu visits versus what we had
planned the week before. We didn't
have organized group tours lined up to
introduce us to the campus' we visited.
While we called ahead to the colleges,
we were not able to schedule formal
tours at any of them.
At the first stop, a student volunteered
over the phone to meet us for a personal tour - and at an earlier hour for a
Saturday morning than I remember from
my college experience. At the second
school, a student working at a general
information desk proactively engaged
us - I am guessing because we looked
lost - and proceeded to spend an hour
talking us through the intricacies of
her school experience and the keys to
success from her vantage point (which
thankfully coincided with my wife's and
my views!). The third college experience was unbelievable. We walked off
the street and were in the lobby of the
student union on a Sunday afternoon -
and I suppose we once again appeared to
be lost. A young lady asked if she could
help us and we explained our visit's
purpose. She wasn't an employee, just

a random senior student. She insisted
on putting us in her car and giving us a
personal 1.5-hour tour, replete with valuable personal insight and recommendations. Her honesty about the intense rigor
- but the immense opportunities - of
the program were so much more than
we could have gleaned from university
communication.
From my relatively "experienced"
(middle-aged!) vantage point, I came
away from the trip invigorated and
excited for the future, even with just
four hours of sleep the final night. Every
student we encountered was exceptionally bright. Fine. But here are more
important descriptors I would attach to
them: focused, informed, polite, serviceoriented, community proud, self-aware.
Each person was grateful for his or her
experience, but encouraged Zachary
to follow a path that works for him
and leads to his success. Every one of
them gave their personal information to
Zachary and encouraged him to reach
out to them if he had any questions. It
was amazingly refreshing for me to view
the possibilities for the future through
the eyes of those just starting out.
Our annual MHEDA Convention is
just on the horizon in early May and it's
all about the future with the theme of
"What's Your Vision?" Our industry is
undergoing rapid changes due to technology, automation and e-commerce.
Our Convention Chairman, Michael
Vaughan, and his partner, Frieda, have
planned a spectacular experience for us
along with our great MHEDA staff.
What do you get when a Futurist,
Economist, Demographer, Digital
Strategist, and a Socially Conscious
Entrepreneur converge on the same
stage in Miami? A recipe for focusing
our collective Vision on the bright future

DOUG CARSON
2018 MHEDA CHAIRMAN
OF THE BOARD
@Fallsway_Equip

of material handling. Then we provide
numerous practical workshops and networking exercises to deep dive into the
most important topics relevant to running your businesses. You'll have the
opportunity to engage with our industry's best suppliers offering the latest in
material handling related products in our
Exhibitor Showcase.
Attending our Convention will be a
great group of near-graduation seniors
much like I encountered on my recent
college visits. They were invited from five
great schools - East Carolina University,
Purdue University, University of Nebraska
at Kearny, Texas A&M University and
Clemson University. These guests at our
Convention represent our future leadership in the material handling industry. I
know from our collective input to the 2018
forecast issue of the MHEDA Journal that
we're all looking for great talent to help
our companies grow.
And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention
that we NEVER fail to have fun at the
MHEDA Convention, with great opening
and closing parties and optional activities
planned in the great (warm and sunny!)
environment of Miami Beach.
Spring will be here soon. I sit here in late
January as I write this, feeling great about
the future due to the caliber of youth I see
heading our way from our recent college
search trip. I am energized by the changes
we all have the pleasure of experiencing in
material handling today, and I am excited
about our planned agenda for the May
MHEDA Convention.
So "What's Your Vision?" Come and
share yours and/or learn about others.
Talk to people face-to-face about challenges and opportunities in our industry.
There are exciting times on the horizon.
If you haven't made your plans to join us,
do it today - there's still time!
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018

Chairman’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor’s Note
Ask Your MHEDA Board
2018 MHEDA Calendar
MHEDA MEMBER PROFILE
@ WORK
WOMEN IN INDUSTRY
INDUSTRY PULSE
Exhibitors Showcase Guide and Floor Plan
Exhibitor Summaries
DESIGNING YOUR BUSINESS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
UPSIDE, PROFITING FROM THE PROFOUND DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS AHEAD
9 QUESTIONS FOR LEADERS
WHEN PROCESSES ARE NO LONGER OPTIONAL
CAN YOU STILL COMPELETE ON YOUR VALUE ADDED?
KEEPING PACE WITH CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS
WHY CULTURE?
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE NEW GUY/GIRL?
DATA-DRIVEN TECHNIQUES TO TRANSFORM YOUR DIGITAL MARKETING
NEW DISC DASHBOARD
New Members
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA Milestones
Index of Advertisers by Product Category
Index of Advertisers Alphabetically
The Last Word
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The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - Chairman’s Perspective
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The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - From the Desk of Liz Richards
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The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - Editor’s Note
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The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - Ask Your MHEDA Board
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 18
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 19
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 2018 MHEDA Calendar
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The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - MHEDA MEMBER PROFILE
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The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - @ WORK
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The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - WOMEN IN INDUSTRY
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - INDUSTRY PULSE
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The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - Exhibitors Showcase Guide and Floor Plan
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The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - Exhibitor Summaries
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The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - DESIGNING YOUR BUSINESS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
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The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 36
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 37
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - UPSIDE, PROFITING FROM THE PROFOUND DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS AHEAD
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 39
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 40
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 9 QUESTIONS FOR LEADERS
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 42
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - WHEN PROCESSES ARE NO LONGER OPTIONAL
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 44
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 45
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - CAN YOU STILL COMPELETE ON YOUR VALUE ADDED?
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 47
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - KEEPING PACE WITH CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 49
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The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 51
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - WHY CULTURE?
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 53
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The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE NEW GUY/GIRL?
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 56
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 57
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - DATA-DRIVEN TECHNIQUES TO TRANSFORM YOUR DIGITAL MARKETING
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 59
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 60
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - NEW DISC DASHBOARD
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 62
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 63
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - New Members
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - Spotlight on Association News
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - 66
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - MHEDA Milestones
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - Index of Advertisers by Product Category
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - Index of Advertisers Alphabetically
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2018 - The Last Word
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