ProMat 2009: Educational Seminars

Industry experts will host 100 educational seminars in specially designed theaters right on the show floor at the ProMat Knowledge Center.

Industry experts will host 100 educational seminars in specially designed theaters right on the show floor at the ProMat Knowledge Center. The seminars are expected to cover a wide range of day-to-day challenges facing manufacturing, logistics and supply chain professionals.

Just a few of the topics to be addressed include overhead/ lifting equipment, conveyors, automatic identification products, sortation equipment, mezzanines, pallets and palletizers, robots and RFID. Roughly 40 application areas will be covered.

Monday, Jan. 12
10:30 am 103/Theater A
Sponsor: The Raymond Corp.
The Application of Fuel Cells to Lift Trucks: A Progress Report
What you’ll learn:
• The pros and cons of using hydrogen fuel cells
• How to evaluate the financial implications of switching to hydrogen fuel cells

10:30 am 113/Theater C
Sponsor: Intelligrated Inc.
Conveyor Technology and Operational Efficiency—A Systems Design Perspective
What you’ll learn:
• Common-sense design considerations
• Effective ways to blend leading-edge technology with aging technology

10:30 am 123/Theater E
Sponsor: FastPic Systems
Lean 2.0: The Next Steps in Manufacturing and Distribution
What you’ll learn:
• How to assess and improve space utilization
• Simple strategies to improve picking speeds and reduce labor

10:30 am 133/Theater G
Sponsor: SI Systems
Slotting Software Made Easy
What you’ll learn:
• Having an aggressive slotting strategy is cost effective for your organization
• Establishing slotting metrics is key to building confidence in re-slotting products

11:15 am 109/Theater B
Sponsor: enVista
How to Assess, Design and Optimize Your Supply Chain Network From Source to Consumption
What you’ll learn:
• How to appropriately connect all points in a supply chain to make timely and educational decisions
• How to cost effectively handle exceptions throughout the supply chain from source to consumption

11:15 am 119/Theater D
Sponsor: Overhead Alliance Lean, Green Methods to Increase
Efficiency, Productivity and Safety: The Answer Could Be Over Your Head!
What you’ll learn:
• What is overhead lifting and how it can improve facility operations
• What is the positive impact potential for overhead lifting—financially and environmentally?

11:15 am 129/Theater F
Sponsor: Kiva Systems
Deliver Game-Changing Order Fulfillment: How to Break Through Traditional DC Design Tradeoffs
What you’ll learn:
• How to triple productivity without sacrificing flexibility or accuracy
• How to build a DC with zero feet of conveyor

11:15 am 139/Theater H
Sponsor: Vargo Companies
Waveless—Continuous Order Fulfillment is a Reality
What you’ll learn:
• Wave processing vs. true waveless processing
• Dynamic vs. static sortation algorithms for sorters and pack fingers

12:00 pm 104/Theater A
Sponsor: Vocollect
Voice Drives Significant Results for Burris Logistics
hat you’ll learn:
• Deployment tips and lessons learned from the Burris Logistics voice implementation across multiple DCs
• The benefits Burris Logistics attained from its voice deployment

12:00 pm 114/Theater C
Sponsor: Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp.
Selecting Warehouse Lift Solutions to Maximize Your Productivity
What you’ll learn:
• Examine whether you have the correct number and types of trucks in your warehouse
• Understand the technology available (AC, RFID) to increase your productivity

12:00 pm 124/Theater E
Sponsor: Accu-Sort Systems
Spend Less, Get More from Your Auto ID Equipment: 8 Innovations to Increase ROI in Your DC
What you’ll learn:
• Methods of obtaining data from daily operations
• Diagnose operations to increase efficiency and reduce downtime

12:00 pm 134/Theater G
Sponsor: HighJump Software
Tips for Rapidly Implementing a Warehouse Management System
What you’ll learn:
• Identify the fundamental characteristics of a winning WMS implementation team
• Understand the keys to successful and rapid training of staff

12:45 pm 110/Theater B
Sponsor: Rack Manufacturers Institute
Rack Storage—the Importance of Standards and R-Mark Certification
What you’ll learn:
• Knowledge of the appropriate American National Standards for Racking and Wire Decking
• Understand the R-Mark Certification process and why this is important

12:45 pm 120/Theater D
Sponsor: FKI Logistex
Metrics That Matter: Top 5 Key Performance Indicators for Your DC
What you’ll learn:
• Learn the top performance metrics
• Best practices for monitoring performance

12:45 pm 130/Theater F
Sponsor: Manhattan Associates The Greening of the Supply Chain
What you’ll learn:
• Green supply chain management involves negotiating policies with suppliers and customers, which results in better alignment of business processes and principles
• The supply chain can improve a company’s overall carbon footprint, creating a substantial impact on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

12:45 pm 140/Theater H
Sponsor: Tom Zosel Associates Ltd.
Optimizing Your Transportation Network
What you’ll learn:
• How to improve utilization of transportation assets—facilities, fleet, equipment and drivers
• Cost effective and efficient transportation network strategies

1:45 pm 105/Theater A
Sponsor: Psion Teklogix Corporation
Effective RFID Solutions: Delivering Powerful Results through Cutting- Edge Technology
What you’ll learn:
• How RFID can improve efficiencies, accuracy and profits
• Easily understand how RFID works and the benefits of applying it

1:45 pm 115/Theater C
Sponsor: Remstar International
New, Leaner Consolidation Techniques and Practices
What you’ll learn:
• How to make order consolidation efficient
• How to implement order consolidation with a small initial investment

1:45 pm 125/Theater E
Sponsor: Yale Materials Handling Corp.
Fleet Management Strategies for Mobile Equipment
What you’ll learn:
• Opportunities for cost savings
• Advantages to outsourcing fleet maintenance

1:45 pm 135/Theater G
Sponsor: St. Onge Co.
Inventory Management Strategies and Tactics
What you’ll learn:
• Changes in production/sourcing strategies (including international sourcing)
• Up-stream/down-stream inventory deployment and buffering strategies

2:30 pm 111/Theater B
Sponsor: Jervis B. Webb (a Daifuku Company)
Consolidation Drives Material Handling Automation: Ventura Foods Case Study
What you’ll learn:
• How AGVs can reduce costs and increase productivity
• How AGVs can help minimize routine lift truck activity

2:30 pm 121/Theater D
Sponsor: Dematic Corp.
The Value of Voice
What you’ll learn
• How voice works
• Why it brings immediate value

2:30 pm 131/Theater F
Sponsor: TranSystems
Real Estate Decisions Affect Supply Chain: Understanding the Long-Term Plan That Fully Accommodates Your Supply Chain
What you’ll learn:
• Supply chain network drivers analyses and benefits optimization
• Real estate forecasting, location and negotiation strategies to maximize flexibility in the face of change

2:30 pm 141/Theater H
Sponsor: RedPrairie
Transportation Risk Management: Are You Prepared?
What you’ll learn:
• A better understanding of risk management best practices
• Ways to build risk management into an organization’s culture

3:15 pm 106/Theater A
Sponsor: Tompkins Associates
Adaptability of the Global Supply Chain
What you’ll learn:
• Understand why today’s global supply chain needs to be adaptable
• Understand the realities and economics of today’s supply chain

3:15 pm 116/Theater C
Sponsor: Hyster Co.
Choosing the Right Lift Truck
What you’ll learn:
• What characteristics to evaluate when choosing a lift truck
• How to differentiate between different lift truck types

3:15 pm 126/Theater E
Sponsor: Orbis
Developing and Implementing Packaging Guidelines That Drive Supply Chain Standardization
What you’ll learn:
• How to deliver your packaging objectives
• How to document easy-to-follow guidelines

3:15 pm 136/Theater G
Sponsor: Fortna Inc.
Fox Racing’s High Performance WMS Implementation
What you’ll learn:
• Lessons learned in how to avoid implementation roadblocks
• Tips on a proven implementation methodology

4:00 pm 112/Theater B
Sponsor: LXE Inc.
Look, No Hands! Hands-Free Data Collection Technologies Boost Accuracy and Velocity in the Supply Chain
What you’ll learn:
• Learn to evaluate and select the right hands-free computing tools for your operation
• Learn how to get started with basic hands-free technologies in just a few minutes

4:00 pm 122/Theater D
Sponsor: Diamond Phoenix Corp. What If You Implemented a New Approach in Your Retail Distribution Facility?
What you’ll learn:
• How to reduce labor requirements for a retail distribution facility
• How to reduce floor space requirements for a retail distribution facility

4:00 pm 132/Theater F
Sponsor: Peach State Integrated Technologies Inc.
The Great Balancing Act— Distribution Network Configuration
What you’ll learn:
• What is distribution network modeling
• How to balance logistics/delivery costs and maintain customer service levels

4:00 pm 142/Theater H
Sponsor: EnerSys Inc.
Best Practices in Lift Truck Battery Charging: How Top Organizations Apply Today’s Technologies to Gain Significant Savings
What you’ll learn:
• Gain a better understanding of each technology and where it fits in your operation
• Hear exactly how companies have saved significant money

Tuesday, Jan. 13
10:30 am 203/Theater A
Sponsor: Orbis
Best Practices for Integrating Plastic Pallets in Your Distribution Center
What you’ll learn:
• Identifying the life cycle of product in your DC
• Choosing the right pallet for your application

10:30 am 213/Theater C
Sponsor: TranSystems
Material Handling Simulation: Techniques and Opportunities for Successful Analysis
What you’ll learn:
• Anatomy of a good simulation plan
• Lessons learned from real-life implementation

10:30 am 223/Theater E
Sponsor: Manhattan Associates Staying in the Black as Labor Fades to Gray
What you’ll learn:
• Recruiting new workers into distribution jobs will require an understanding of a much more diverse labor pool with very different expectations of job structure, benefits and career paths
• With a shrinking and more diverse workforce, employers need more sophisticated tools and a variety of approaches to manage their labor needs

10:30 am 233/Theater G
Sponsor: Sologlobe
Innovative Approaches for Order Preparation: New Possibilities with Emerging Technologies
What you’ll learn:
• Understand the range of solutions available today
• How to select the best approach considering your operational context

11:15 am 209/Theater B
Sponsor: Psion Teklogix Corp.
Mobile Workplace Computing Solutions: Maximizing the ROI of Mobile Technology
What you’ll learn:
• Learn how to build a mobile solution through case studies that demonstrate the process
• Deliver powerful positive results through greater efficiencies

11:15 am 219/Theater D
Sponsor: enVista
Leveraging Labor Management for a High-Performance Workforce
What you’ll learn:
• How to successfully implement a labor management system with best practices in all areas
• How to reduce labor costs and increase productivity

11:15 am 229/Theater F
Sponsor: Intelligrated Inc.
Top 10 Must Dos for Operational Excellence
What you’ll learn:
• Effective ways to enhance current operations for tomorrow’s future
• How measuring and managing drives change

11:15 am 239/Theater H
Sponsor: High Jump Software
Nine Telltale Signs You Should Replace Your Current WMS

What you’ll learn:
• How to analyze the operational factors influenced by your WMS
• Find out whether your system is constraining your company’s global reach and growth

12:00 pm 204/Theater A
Sponsor: Daifuku America Corp.
Automated Warehouse Supports Excellent Customer Service
What you’ll learn:
• Next-day delivery of fastener and MRO supplies through national franchise network at 99% fill rate
• Integration of scalable AS/RS, pick to lights and RF picking with PTL-directed order consolidation system

12:00 pm 214/Theater C
Sponsor: Rack Manufacturers Institute
Pallet Racks and Decking— Considerations for Selecting, Installing, Maintaining and Operating
What you’ll learn:
• Types of racks and the products typically stored on each
• Rack decking, accessories and safety items

12:00 pm 234/Theater G
Sponsor: St. Onge Co.
Buffering Technologies in Distribution
What you’ll learn:
• The types of buffers in common use (or becoming common) in today’s varied distribution environments and when do they make sense in an operation
• How a buffer approach can increase the output capacity of a facility (possibly forestalling investment in an additional facility for several years)

12:45 pm 210/Theater B
Sponsor: FastPic Systems
Slotting Basics
What you’ll learn:
• The importance of proper slotting and the impact it can have on your facility
• How to categorize your inventory and the best storage medium for each inventory category

12:45 pm 220/Theater D
Sponsor: Sky-Trax Inc.
Centrally Controlled Vehicles (CCV): Combined Driven and Guided Vehicle Systems
What you’ll learn:
• Components of a CCV system
• New opportunities for material handling applications and vehicles

12:45 pm 230/Theater F
Sponsor: I.D. Systems Inc.
RFID-Based Resource Management for Material Handling: A Best Practice Focusing on Vehicles and People
What you’ll learn:
• State-of-the-art vehicle management
• Increase operator productivity, fleet control, tracking and management

12:45 pm 240/Theater H
Sponsor: Fortna Inc.
Dynamic Labor Balancing Optimizes Order Fulfillment
What you’ll learn:
• What tools and expertise exist to design a waveless system
• Examples of companies that have benefitted from these systems

1:45 pm 205/Theater A
Sponsor: Accu-Sort Systems
4 Steps to Improving Efficiencies at the Receiving Door and Facilitate Crossdocking
What you’ll learn:
• How to maximize throughput by using next-generation camera technology
• How to choose the right software solution for your application

1:45 pm 215/Theater C
Sponsor: Overhead Alliance
How to Buy an Overhead Traveling Crane with Confidence
What you’ll learn:
• How to specify an overhead traveling crane for various applications
• CMAA Buyer’s Guide, CMAA Specifications 70 and 74

1:45 pm 225/Theater E
Sponsor: Diamond Phoenix Corp.
Great Systems Designs—The Keys to Success
What you’ll learn:
• Key principles of system design
• Gathering the data you need, understanding and explaining it

1:45 pm 235/Theater G
Sponsor: Tom Zosel Associates Ltd.
WMS—Build, Buy or What?
What you’ll learn:
• Learn how to evaluate your WMS to plan for future goals
• Compare internal and external options available

2:30 pm 211/Theater B
Sponsor: Dematic Corp.
Automate? Why Me? Why Now?
What you’ll learn:
• The types of automation available today and their differences
• The cost justification and ROI calculations you can do to ensure positive gains

2:30 pm 221/Theater D
Sponsor: Vocollect
The Human Side of Voice Deployments: Strategies for Success
What you’ll learn:
• Best practices and tips for deployment planning
• Voice as a tool for incentive programs, employee recruitment and retention

2:30 pm 231/Theater F
Sponsor: Peach State Integrated Technologies Inc.
The Science and Economics of Successful DC Design
What you’ll learn:
• Why you should follow a scientific method when designing your DC
• How to develop space and throughput capabilities for optimum service levels

2:30 pm 241/Theater H
Sponsor: EnerSys Inc.
Clean and $Green$: Making a Case for Electric Lift Trucks in the 21st Century
What you’ll learn:
• Electrics cost significantly less than internal combustion trucks over the same life of the vehicles
• Electrics eliminate the need for changing batteries

3:15 pm 206/Theater A
Sponsor: Sedlak
Ten Critical, Yet Often Overlooked Factors in High-Performance Distribution Operations
What you’ll learn:
• What best-in-class distribution professionals are doing today

3:15 pm 216/Theater C
Sponsor: Egemin Automation Inc.
AGVs 201: The Next Generation of Automatic Guided Vehicles
What you’ll learn:
• How AGVs will evolve in the coming 5 to 10 years
• Integration with manufacturing and warehouse environments

3:15 pm 226/Theater E
Sponsor: The Kennedy Group
How Asset Tracking Can Help Your Business
What you’ll learn:
• The combination of RFID technology and asset tracking software results in a quick return on investment
• Asset tracking combined with RFID promotes more accurate data pertaining to all phases of containers and products resulting in fewer delivery and receipt errors

3:15 pm 236/Theater G
Sponsor: RedPrairie
Are You Orchestrating Your Supply Network?
What you’ll learn:
• Understand business process orchestration methods and tools
• Learn the competitive advantages BPO can offer

4:00 pm 212/Theater B
Sponsor: FKI Logistex
Integrated Fulfillment Solutions for Today’s Supply Chain
What you’ll learn:
• Learn what is reshaping today’s supply chains
• Understand how these trends impact fulfillment solutions

4:00 pm 222/Theater D
Sponsor: The Raymond Corp.
Fleet Optimization
What you’ll learn:
• How to use fleet management
• Using wireless data transmission

4:00 pm 232/Theater F
Sponsor: Remstar International
Implement Today 10 Basic Steps to Sustainability
What you’ll learn:
• 10 steps to a sustainable program
• Understanding the major areas needed to focus on to become sustainable and green

4:00 pm 242/Theater H
Sponsor: Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products
Choosing the Correct Flooring System for Industrial Work Platforms and Pick Modules
What you’ll learn:
• The five major types of flooring systems available and the strengths and weaknesses of each
• What happens when the application doesn’t fit the flooring system

Wednesday, Jan. 14
10:30 am 303/Theater A
Sponsor: Remstar International
Simple Sustainable and Green Concepts
What you’ll learn:
• Simple implementation strategies for distribution centers to become a highperformance green facilities
• How sustainability and lean initiatives overlap to create bottom-line success for distribution centers

10:30 am 313/Theater C
Sponsor: FKI Logistex
Get More for Less—Steps to Revitalize an Aging Distribution System
What you’ll learn:
• Learn ways to improve productivity and throughput
• Learn about opportunities to facilitate SKU and/or store growth with your existing DC

10:30 am 125/Theater E
Sponsor: Yale Materials Handling Corp.
Fleet Management Strategies for Mobile Equipment
What you’ll learn:
• Opportunities for cost savings
• Advantages to outsourcing fleet maintenance

10:30 am 333/Theater G
Sponsor: Rehrig Pacific Co.
Selecting the Proper Pallet for Your Operations
What you’ll learn:
• What type of pallet best fits your needs
• If pallet pooling could work in your operation

11:15 am 309/Theater B
Sponsor: JBT Corp. (formerly FMC Technologies)
Maximizing ROI with AGVs
What you’ll learn:
• Definitions of the direct and indirect costs that can be saved by installing an AGV system
• Identification of key decisions that will affect the ROI of the project

11:15 am 119/Theater D
Sponsor: Overhead Alliance
Lean, Green Methods to Increase Efficiency, Productivity and Safety: The Answer Could Be Over Your Head!
What you’ll learn:
• What is overhead lifting and how it can improve facility operations
• What is the positive impact potential for overhead lifting—financially and environmentally

11:15 am 329/Theater F
Sponsor: Dematic Corp.
It’s the Throughput, Not the Speed, That Matters
What you’ll learn:
• Rethinking your approach to throughput
• How a smarter system works

11:15 am 339/Theater H
Sponsor: AL Systems Inc.
Using Warehouse Control Systems to Reduce WMS Total Cost of Ownership
What you’ll learn:
• What is a Warehouse Control System (WCS) and how to know when you need one
• Case studies illustrating skyrocketing costs that could have been avoided and examples of proactive companies using WCS to reduce TCO

12:00 pm 304/Theater A
Sponsor: TranSystems
Warehouse Performance Measurement: A Step-by-Step Guide
What you’ll learn:
• Templates for establishing metrics and characterizing current warehouse performance
• A proven process for measuring current versus potential performance

12:00 pm 314/Theater C
Sponsor: Orbis
Best Practices in Container Design for Your Automated System
What you’ll learn:
• How to identify the container’s life cycle in your system
• How to determine critical design factors

12:00 pm 324/Theater E
Sponsor: Psion Teklogix Corp.
Wireless Computing Supply Chain and Logistics Solutions: The Next Level of Workforce Productivity
What you’ll learn:
• Learn the latest technology solutions for the supply chain logistics industry through case studies
• Gain expert supply chain strategies to increase productivity and profits as well as understand, in depth, handheld, vehicle-mount, print and wireless computing devices and how they will increase efficiency

12:00 pm 334/Theater G
Sponsor: Vargo Companies
Optimize Your Outbound Distribution Processes
What you’ll learn:
• Static labor balancing vs. dynamic labor balancing
• Wave processing vs. true waveless processing

12:45 pm 114/Theater B
Sponsor: Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp.
Selecting Warehouse Lift Solutions to Maximize Your Productivity
What you’ll learn:
• Examine whether you have the correct number and types of trucks in your warehouse
• Understand the technology available (AC, RFID) to increase your productivity

12:45 pm 320/Theater D
Sponsor: Accu-Sort Systems
Barcode Scanner Basics: Choosing the Right Equipment for Your DC
What you’ll learn:
• Determine type of project
• Budgeting for your project

12:45 pm 330/Theater F
Sponsor: TGW-Ermanco Inc.
Maximizing Efficiency in DC Operations
What you’ll learn:
• How to turn operational requirements into concepts
• Tips for when to use labor vs. automation

12:45 pm 340/Theater H
Sponsor: St. Onge Co.
The Sustainable Supply Chain
What you’ll learn:
• Network optimization as fuel costs soar
• Priority green features in facility design

1:45 PM 305/Theater A
Sponsor: enVista
Carrier Contract Analysis and Pricing: How to Develop the Optimal Carrier Agreement for Your Shipping Operation
What you’ll learn:
• Key components of parcel pricing and why they affect your bottom line
• How to develop a successful parcel RFQ

1:45 pm 315/Theater C
Sponsor: Hyster Co.
Matching Your Fleet Management Costs to Your Revenues
What you’ll learn:
• The impact of new technology (telemetrics, Web portals, etc.) on maintaining and managing your material handling fleet
• How to match your revenue stream with your operational costs

1:45 pm 325/Theater E
Sponsor: FastPic Systems
Turn Picking Slow and Medium Movers Into Profit
What you’ll learn:
• Simple strategies you can implement today to increase pick rates
• How warehouse organization and flow can affect your picking efficiency

1:45 pm 335/Theater G
Sponsor: Sologlobe
Implementing World-Class WMS Functionalities in a Small/Medium DC with Limited Human and Financial Resources
What you’ll learn:
• Understand the different approaches and new technologies available today
• How to select the best approach considering your operational context

2:30 pm 311/Theater B
Sponsor: Intelligrated Inc.
Integrating Systems, MHE and World-Class Operations
What you’ll learn:
• Common operational design considerations
• How to drive operational decisions

2:30 pm 321/Theater D
Sponsor: Diamond Phoenix Corp.
What If You Changed Your Split Case Order Picking Systems?
What you’ll learn:
• What types of piece picking technologies are available today
• What are key performance results from each technology

2:30 pm 331/Theater F
Sponsor: Sedlak
Five Simple Ways to Save at Least $100,000 in Distribution Costs
What you’ll learn:
• What opportunities are available for savings and which ones are the top savings opportunities currently
• What emerging technologies provide the most savings

2:30 pm 341/Theater H
Sponsor: Fortna Inc.
A Proven Path to Organizational Excellence
What you’ll learn:
• The importance of a well planned transition management program
• Labor management system considerations

3:15 pm 306/Theater A
Sponsor: Millennium Industrial Tire
Benefits of Wheel Recycling
What you’ll learn:
• How to recycle used tires and load wheels and save on disposal costs
• Lower atmospheric pollutants foundries

3:15 pm 104/Theater C
Sponsor: Vocollect
Voice Drives Significant Results for Burris Logistics
What you’ll learn:
• Deployment tips and lessons learned from the Burris Logistics voice implementation across multiple DCs
• The benefits Burris Logistics attained from its voice deployment

3:15 pm 326/Theater E
Sponsor: Daifuku America Corp.
Automated Print Production for the 21st Century
What you’ll learn:
• Use lean manufacturing to produce and mail more than 500 million neighborhoodtargeted advertising envelopes per year
• AS/RS and AGVs are the buffering and transportation backbone of computerintegrated manufacturing

3:15 pm 336/Theater G
Sponsor: ASAP
Automation Breakthrough Technologies in Material Handlin
g
What you’ll learn:
• Latest breakthroughs in material storage and handling technology
• Robotic and automated picking technologies that reduce labor cost

4:00 pm 312/Theater B
Sponsor: Manhattan Associates
Holistic Supply Chain Optimization Through Supply Chain Visibility
What you’ll learn:
• How to quantify the benefits of supply chain visibility
• How to leverage visibility to drive key financial benefits and increased shareholder value

4:00 pm 322/Theater D
Sponsor: I.D. Systems Inc.
RFID-Based Resource Management of Powered Industrial Trucks: Safety Technology That Delivers Real Return on Investment
What you’ll learn:
• How this technology improves safety
• How it delivers ROI

4:00 pm 332/Theater F
Sponsor: Interroll Corp. USA
24V Technology in Material Handling
What you’ll learn:
• Wide application range of modern motor-driven rollers
• How to save energy by using 24V DC technology

4:00 pm 342/Theater H
Sponsor: Jacobs
Advanced Planning for Distribution Centers
What you’ll learn:
• How to avoid costly mistakes in your facility design
• Understand the dynamic relationship between design and operational goals

Classroom Day

MHIA and the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE), in collaboration with the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA), have organized the sixth annual Material Handling and Logistics Classroom Day to be held on Monday, Jan. 12.

More than 100 students and faculty from local and regional schools and universities are expected to attend Classroom Day to learn about manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, logistics and IT solutions for the supply chain.

Classroom Day is designed to increase the recognition and appreciation of material handling and logistics among faculty and their students, who represent future users and producers of the industry's products and services. In addition, the event offers an opportunity for professionals and students to connect for future employment possibilities.

Classroom Day will begin with an overview of the industry and the ProMat exhibition. Following the presentation, faculty and students will be provided with a variety of industry and show information, including a guided tour of the exhibition, which will consist of 10 selected exhibitors representing a well rounded view of material handling and logistics.

Upcoming Industry Events

MHIA Spring Meetings
Apr. 6-8, 2009
The Hilton Charlotte Center City
Charlotte, NC

MHIA Annual Membership Meeting
Oct. 4-8, 2009
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Amelia Island, FL

NA 2010
Apr. 26-29, 2010
I-X Center
Cleveland, OH

MHIA Annual Membership Meeting
Oct. 3-7, 2010
The Hyatt Regency Grand Champions
Indian Wells, CA

ProMat 2011
Jan. 24-27, 2011
McCormick Place South
Chicago, IL

MHIA Annual Membership Meeting
Sept. 25-29, 2011
The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake
Cambridge, MD

WIN 2009
Feb. 5-8, 2009
Istanbul, Turkey
www.win-fair.com/en

Movint-Expologistica
May 2009
Bologna, Italy
www.promexpo.it

SIL 2009
June 3-6, 2009
Barcelona, Spain
www.silbcn.com/sil

Salao da Logistica
August 2009
Sao Paulo, Brazil
www.imam.com.br

Transport-a-Logistica
October 2009
Brno, Czech Republic
www.bvv.com.cz.msv

CeMat Asia
October 2009
Shanghai, China
www.cemat-asia.com/en

Logistica 2009
November 2009
Utrecht, Netherlands
www.logistica-online.nl

IMHX 2010
Mar. 2-5, 2010
NEC Birmingham, U.K.
www.imhxonline.co.uk

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