Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Showcase For Supply Chain And Logistics Management

Atlanta to Host First Materials Handling Exposition
Shipping News Feature

US - Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) are to launch a new event, MODEXSM 2012, to be held from the 6th to the 9th of February 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. MODEXSM 2012 will showcase equipment and systems solutions as well as learning opportunities that span the entire supply chain, from material handling to logistics across manufacturing, assembly and distribution.

“We are pleased to announce that MHIA will produce this exciting new exposition which at its core will include a similar material handling and logistics profile as our very successful ProMat® event,” said John Nofsinger, Chief Executive Officer for MHIA. "However, the MODEXSM event will additionally incorporate a broader array of technology, services and educational offerings that serve the overall supply chain—hence the event’s tagline Solutions That Move Supply Chains SM.”

MHIA strategically chose Atlanta as the location of MODEXSM 2012 to take advantage of what it sees as an emerging gateway to American supply chains.

“Over 40% of North American manufacturing and distribution locations are now within a 500 mile radius of Atlanta,” said Nofsinger. “Georgia and the Southeast are also home to extensive intermodal and logistics hubs that drive supply chains now and will continue to in the future. Currently 90% of the global top 25 third party logistics providers (3PLs) have operations in Georgia and more than 48 of the largest retailers have distribution centres in Georgia.”

MHIA is an international trade association that has represented the material handling and logistics industry since 1945. MHIA members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Member companies come from all areas of material handling and various parts of the world and the organisation actively sponsors events that promote and showcase the products and services of the industry.

Contact for this event is Tom Carbott at 800-345-1815/704-676-1190 and MODEXSM 2012 will be a follow up event to another trade show of the MHIA namely ProMat 2011 being held next March.