MHI Solutions - Volume 3, Issue 2 - (Page 7)

CEO UPDATE Improving Supply Chain Performance MHI 2015 Board of Governors David Young, Chairman, MHI EGA Products, Inc. Next Generation Supply Chains: Fast, Efficient and Collaborative John Paxton, President, MHI Terex Corporation Gregg Goodner, Vice President, MHI Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. Larry Strayhorn, Last Retiring Executive Chairman WEPCO, Inc. Steve Buccella Dematic Corporation Bryan Carey Starrco Co., Inc. Brian Cohen Hanel Storage Systems Willard Heddles Tiffin Metal Products, Inc. David Lippert Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co. Brian McNamara Southworth International Group, Inc. George W. Prest MHI Colin Wilson NACCO Material Handling Group, Inc. Brett Wood Toyota Material Handling, USA, Inc. MHI Solutions is published quarterly for MHI 8720 Red Oak Blvd., Ste. 201 Charlotte, NC 28217-3957 704/676-1190, fax: 704/676-1199 www.mhi.org 5950 NW 1st Place Gainesville, Florida 32607 352/332-1252, 800/369-6220, fax: 352/331-3525 www.naylor.com Publisher: Jessica Semonin Editor: Robin Lamerson Project Manager: Heather McMillen Publication Director: Robert Shafer Advertising Sales: Chris Zabel, Erin Pande, Jason Zawada, John O'Neil, Tracy Goltsman, Wayne Jury Research: Brianna Martin Layout & Design: Sharon Lynne Companies across almost all sectors and regions are facing unprecedented disruption and challenges in their supply chains as they face increasing consumer expectations for better, faster and cheaper products. In order to meet and exceed these expectations, supply chains must transform. This transformation is so imminent that the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics predicts that, when 2025 rolls around, traditional supply chain models will be extinct. This issue of MHI Solutions covers next generation supply chains from best practices in developing supply chain talent to robotics and automation to wearable and mobile solutions to driverless technologies. We have also included detailed information on ProMat to celebrate its 30 years of showcasing the leading solutions our industry has to offer. ProMat is where the brightest minds in manufacturing and the supply chain gather to discuss the trends of today and the challenges of tomorrow. With over 800 exhibits and 120 educational sessions, it's also where leading companies get reliable information and solid advice about capital expenditures and supply chain investments. The very investments that will deliver the next generation supply chains that will transform this industry. Many of these investments are among the submissions for the 2015 MHI Innovation Award which you can view on page 65. The Innovation Award winners will be announced during ProMat at the MHI 70th Anniversary Celebration on March 25. Speaking of the 70th anniversary celebration, you can get more information on this event on page 50. At ProMat's March 25 keynote, MHI will release our 2015 MHI Annual Industry Report. This report will provide a better understanding about the innovations and trends driving change and provide guidance on how to develop next generation supply chains that are fast, efficient, collaborative and profitable. The report will also be available for download on MHI.org. I hope this issue of MHI Solutions helps provide the information and resources you need to transform your supply chain for future success. Cheers! George W. Prest Chief Executive Officer, MHI ©2015 Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the publisher. PuBLISHED MARCH 2015/MHI-Q0215/5449 www.mhi.org * MHI SolutIonS 7 http://www.mhi.org http://www.MHI.org http://www.naylor.com http://www.mhi.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MHI Solutions - Volume 3, Issue 2

CEO Update
Wearable and Mobile Technologies
The Rise of Automation and Robotics in Supply Chains
Disruptive Technology
The Power of the Cloud
Connections between Education, Industry Key to Training the Workforce of the Future
The Food and Beverage Industry
ProMat 2015 Preview
2015 MHI Innovation Awards to be Awarded During ProMat
Industry Trends
Economic Market Analysis
Education
Collaborate With Supply Chain Management Programs to Solve the Workforce Shortage
Safer Handling
MHI Solution and Product Groups—Moving Forward
Solution Group Update
Solutions Spotlight
Roadmap Update
Where Are They Now
MHI News
Calendar
Index of Advertisers

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