Modex 2016

By MMH Staff · March 22, 2017
Modex is the one-of-a-kind manufacturing and supply chain industry event where solution providers and powerful buyers come to meet, network, and get deals done face-to-face.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2016
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to the executive administrator of MHI and executive director of MHEFI about Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 18, 2016
Final thoughts on Modex 2016
By Roberto Michel · April 11, 2016
What are we to make of all the attention on robots at Modex? Are we at the crest of the usual hype cycle, or on the cusp of widespread adoption?
By Bob Trebilcock · April 11, 2016
Materials handling solutions are only as good as the maintenance plans that keep them running. CMMS can play an important role.
<p>Author Valerie Alexander, who shared “How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having ‘Female Brains’),” in the last YPN session of the day.</p> By Sara Pearson Specter · April 9, 2016
In the past 24 months or so, I’ve watched with interest as MHI proclaimed multiple initiatives to attract and retain the next generation of diverse supply chain workers to our industry, particularly women.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 8, 2016
Over the last few years, the systems integration and consultants in our industry have been responding to the tyranny of now with a new layer of software that Forte coined as a warehouse execution system, or WES.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 8, 2016
Because I write my monthly Modern column, “Packaging Corner,” from my own cozy corner home-office in Oregon, I don’t often get to see the new packaging technologies I write about up close and personal.
By Bridget McCrea · April 7, 2016
From cutting-edge robotics to user-friendly software to state-of-the art storage equipment, exhibitors at this premier trade show clearly put their best feet forward when presenting themselves to the 25,000+ attendees.
By MMH Staff · April 7, 2016
The award acknowledged top journalists in the materials handling industry who have reported on the vital roles robots play in today’s factories and distribution centers.
By Roberto Michel · April 7, 2016
Automation Plus (Booth 4863), a division of CSF Inc., has invented a new way to handle pallets, called the Pallet Return Device (PRDTM). The PRDTM is designed to operate in distribution center pick modules or with pick tunnels.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 7, 2016
Building on the energy and interest clearly on display during the past three days at Modex, MHI announced that ProMat 2017 will have exhibits spread across both the South and North Hall of Chicago’s McCormick Place to accommodate a continued uptick in demand for exhibit space.
By George W. Prest · April 7, 2016
Today marks the conclusion of Modex 2016, four days of comprehensive problem solving and networking to provide solutions to the complex manufacturing and supply chain challenges faced by industry today.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 6, 2016
When is a pallet more than just a pallet? When it's a service.
By Josh Bond · April 6, 2016
Expanding on its portfolio of loop sorters, Beumer (Booth 4137) has released the new Rota-Sorter, a linear solution capable of handling a variety of items.

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