Supply chain conference heads to Atlanta in March (with related video)
MODEX 2014, to be held March 17-20, 2014 in Atlanta, will provide attendees access to current supply chain and logistics equipment and technologies. The Supply Chain & Transportation USA (SC&T USA) show and the Georgia Logistics Summit will be co-located at MODEX 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center located in the heart of downtown Atlanta.
The conference will take place near tourist attractions and history, outdoor adventures and award-winning culture. Downtown Atlanta’s walkable attractions loop near the show site include the World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium and Inside CNN. All of the attractions circle the city’s Centennial Olympic Park.
MODEX 2014 will include more than 800 exhibits and cover 250,000 square feet. Exhibitors will display products in the following categories:
Material Handling Equipment and Systems
Packaging, Containers, and Shipping Equipment
Inventory Management and Controlling Technologies
Dock and Warehouse Equipment and Supplies
Automatic Identification Equipment and Systems
Supply Chain Management
Some of the government-related exhibitors will include:
OSHA Alliance — US Department of Labor
U.S. DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Program
U.S. Postal Service
Paulding County Economic Development Dept.
Government attendees will be represented at Modex 2014, including government procurement and supply chain executives. Other attendee categories at the show will include:
• C-level and VP-level manufacturing, logistics and supply chain executives
• Manufacturing and production managers
• Industrial, plant and manufacturing engineers
• IT, logistics and supply chain directors
• Third-party logistics professionals
• Distribution center and warehousing managers
• Procurement professionals
At the conference, Nuvera will highlight their PowerTap solution, which provides organizations with a low-cost way to produce their own hydrogen fuel at their facility. Visitors to MODEX 2014 Booth 8331 will learn why a growing number of companies are turning to PowerTap as a cost-effective source of hydrogen for refueling fleets of material handling equipment.
Nuvera Fuel Cells is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to use fuel cell technology to power transport refrigeration units (TRUs) on tractor trailers used to deliver frozen foods and fresh produce to supermarkets. Using fuel cells in place of the more commonly used diesel generators will cut carbon emissions and reduce noise pollution. Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems, is another partner in the project.
Almost 200 complimentary educational sessions will be provided at the conference. Keynote speakers include Edward H. Bastian, president of Delta Air Lines; former Walmart CEO Lee Scott; and Scott Sopher, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP’s supply chain practice.
Charlotte, N.C.-based MHI sponsors the ProMat and MODEX events for the materials handling and logistics industries. MHI is the nation’s largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events.
Go here to register.
This video outlines some reasons why you should attend Modex 2014.