September 4, 2015

MHI Executive Summit & Annual Conference opens annual meetings to buyers of equipment and systems

Combined events will feature speakers from MIT, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola.

By DC Velocity Staff

MHI, the industry association for the material handling and associated industries, will hold its Executive Summit & Annual Conference from Oct. 4-7 at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. This marks the first time that nonmembers of MHI have been invited to attend as well as the first time that MHI Solutions Groups will hold meetings on automation and information systems with both suppliers and users of those systems.

The summit and conference will focus on four main subject areas: workforce development; inventory optimization for omnichannel fulfillment; automation and big data, including their impact on supply chains; and investing in material handling solutions for future success.

MHI says attendees will be have a chance to learn firsthand from leaders in the supply chain and material handling fields about techniques and tools they can use to transform their supply chain processes.

Speakers for the executive summit include David Roberts of Singularity University, David Simchi-Levi of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Patrick Murzyn of Caterpillar Inc. Keynote speakers for the conference include David Butler of the Coca-Cola Co., Jason Schenker of Prestige Economics LLC, Paul Dittmann of the University of Tennessee, and Mike Rowe of the television series "Somebody's Gotta Do It" and "Dirty Jobs."

To register, visit http://www.mhi.org/fall2015/index.cshtml.


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