The Material Handling Industry Association held their annual conference in Boca Raton Oct 2-4 Based on the 2017 MHI Annual Report, the content of the conference focused on:

  • Industry 4.0
  • Building the Future Supply Chain Workforce
  • The Current and Future State of Distribution Center Technology
  • Marketing in the Supply Chain Industry

“Participation at the event has been growing in recent years, and was evident by the many ‘new attendee’ badges seen throughout the three days,” commented Tom Zoehrer, Principal with Miebach Consulting who represented our company at the conference.

In addition to the Industry Group Meetings, attendees had the opportunity to attend a panel discussion on DCs of the Future, a roundtable on Creating and Implementing Workforce Development Solutions, a keynote presentation on Understanding Disruptive Innovations and a session titled, Beyond Customer Service: Creating Meaningful Customer Experiences for Your Brand.

“The pace of new technologies entering the market is breathtaking, vendors inventing and reinventing at an enormous speed," Zoherer remarked.  "It’s becoming much more affordable to incorporate modern technologies, like sensorics and robotics. With all these new technologies, the one question all participants shared was ‘WHICH one will be the technology of the future’?”