Government, military have important role at material handling trade show
The 2010 North American Material Handling and Logistics Show (NA 2010) at Cleveland’s I-X Center will have several programs of interest for the public sector. The show, which runs April 26-29, has a Supply Chain Summit that will bring together four distinct views of the supply chain from industry, the military, universities and government.
One of the summit sessions will feature a presentation from United States Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Peter Talleri, Commander of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Distribution Center (DDC). Talleri will present and highlight some of the leading-edge technologies the DDC uses to identify, track and move military supplies locally and around the globe, and how they have affected the non-military supply chain.
Talleri assumed command of the DDC on June 20, 2008. Before arriving at the DDC, he served as commanding general, 3d Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan, from 2006. Talleri is a graduate of the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School and Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He holds a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and a Master of Science degree in Business Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Another summit session, titled “The Future of Make It, Store It, Ship It,” has as one of its speakers, Robin Holderman, vice president of the Columbus, Ohio, Regional Airport Authority. Holderman is past president and director of the Central Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, and is overseeing development of the Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park, a 1,280-acre warehousing and distribution facility located in Franklin and Pickaway Counties in Ohio.
The airport authority is developing the logistics park with Duke Realty Corp. and Capitol Square Ltd. to be a multi-modal inland port featuring an international air-cargo airport, a rail intermodal terminal and close proximity to major metropolitan markets. When completed, the park will contain 20 million square feet, create 20,000 new jobs and involve an investment of nearly $1 billion.
NA 2010 attendees will see exhibits from 500 material handling and logistics providers. The show offers 60 educational sessions on streamlining distribution and supply chain operations, increasing efficiency, reducing costs and other topics.
“Lots of armed forces personnel and government administrators attend the conference,” Greg Baer told govpro.com. Baer is manager of sales at the Charlotte, N.C.-based Material Handling Industry of America, which manages NA 2010.
Go to www.NAShow.com, or call 800-446-2622 for NA 2010 information.