Talk about MODEX 2016.
George Prest: MODEX 2016 is North America’s largest supply
chain expo. From April 4-7, supply chain professionals from more
than 110 countries will come to Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress
Center to get ideas and find what is new as they make their capital
expenditure investment decisions.
MODEX’s 800 exhibitors are the leading providers of solutions
that make the supply chain work, and at MODEX you can see them
all face-to-face to discuss individual needs. In addition, MODEX will
feature a conference hosting more than 100 sessions on the latest
equipment and technology innovations, trends and best practices.
Why should grocery and mass retailers consider going to the
Companies across almost all sectors and regions are facing
unprecedented disruption and challenges in their supply chains.
This is especially true for grocery and mass retailers that are facing increasing consumer expectations for better, faster and less
Many retailers are trying to understand the impacts of
omnichannel on their business, while simultaneously attempting
to successfully merge their retail and e-commerce business into a
seamless experience for their customers across the brand. This can
be a daunting task.
Innovations displayed on the MODEX show floor and discussed
during MODEX conference sessions will provide insight on how to
tackle these new challenges—this makes MODEX a must-attend
event for retailers that need solutions for sharing inventory across
channels and optimizing people, systems and capital to meet the
needs of its customers.
What is being added to the show this year?
MHI has expanded the educational and networking offerings
at MODEX 2016 to provide attendees with a better overall show
experience and to connect them with the information and tools
they need to tackle the challenges of today’s marketplace.
The April 4 MODEX Keynote will feature Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of X PRIZE Foundation on How to Create a Culture
of Innovation Within Your Company. On April 5, Jack Allen, senior
director, logistics and manufacturing solutions, supply chain operations at Cisco will discuss The Connected Supply Chain.
Scott Sopher, principal, Deloitte Consulting, and
I will present the April 6 Keynote, a preview of
the MHI 2016 Annual Industry Report. This will
be followed by a second keynote on April 6
featuring Lessons from a Dragon from Kevin
O’Leary, entrepreneur, investor and Shark
Tank’s Mr. Wonderful.
Additionally, MODEX will feature the first-ever
Supply Chain Education Summit with more than 30
organizations participating. This event will include exhibits,
educational seminars and Atlanta-area facility tours. The Summit will also include a track on the New Generation Supply Chain
Workforce sponsored by the MHI Young Professionals Network.
This track will explore the many issues facing a new generation of
supply chain workers including diversity and changing skill sets.
MODEX-sponsor MHI will be unveiling our 2016 Innovation
Award on April 6 during MHI Industry Night featuring the Blues
Brothers band. The award showcases new products and innovations introduced by MODEX exhibitors.
MHI will also be awarding the 2016 Face of the Supply Chain
award during Industry Night as part of the IWorkInTheSup-plyChain.com initiative. To wrap up Industry Night, we are giving
away a 2016 Porsche as a door prize.
We are confident that this dynamic lineup of solutions sourcing,
education and networking opportunities will make MODEX the
can’t-miss event in the supply chain industry.
What do attendees need to do to maximize their time at the
show? How can they prepare before hand?
Study the MODEXShow.com website for product sourcing and
educational opportunities. Identify educational sessions and
exhibitors that address specific needs within your manufacturing,
distribution and supply chain operations. List your current initiatives and specific challenges, and then find corresponding education and solution providers to add to your show agenda.
Determine the number of days you will need to attend to achieve
your goals. Identify additional team members who should attend
and develop a plan to maximize your firm’s exposure to all MODEX
has to offer. You can use the official MODEX app (available at the
Apple store and Google Play in March) to plan your agenda so
everything you need is at your fingertips.
WITH GEORGE PREST
George Prest, CEO of MHI, says MODEX attendees will
learn about the best investment strategies to transform
their supply chains and stay ahead of the curve.