Having trouble explaining what you do for a living to friends and family? Do they still think the inside of a warehouse looks like the local Home Depot or Lowe's? The Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) can help you clear things up. The group has produced a video titled "Introducing the Material Handling and Logistics Industry," which can be accessed through the "Resources" section of its Web site, www.mhia.org. The five-minute film explains the importance of the material handling industry to the economy, industry, and consumers. The video also shows equipment and warehouse operations in action and finishes up with an overview of career opportunities in the field.
To paraphrase a popular saying, a picture of an automated conveyor system is worth a thousand words.