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Modex technology watch: Some use of Cloud solutions now the norm
The 2018 MHI Annual Industry Report released last week at Modex has many interesting findings from the survey it’s based on, including the adoption rate for Cloud solutions.

Modex 2018: Trying to figure it out
The new technologies on display last week in Atlanta were exciting, promising and confounding for materials handling customers faced with a new set of distribution challenges

Measuring the realities one step at a time
Find out what is happening this month in Modern Materials Handling

Modex Software Wrap-up: Vendors Reposition on Software to Drive Improvement for Automated DCs
The evolution of software continues to blur the lines between familiar acronyms and emerging capabilities.

Modex Industry night celebrates MHI Innovation Award winners
Event also recognizes mentors and young professionals with MHI Young Professional Awards.

Keynote: Mike Rowe encourages uncensored approach to jobs crisis
Former ‘guest’ on Dirty Jobs and founder of mikeroweWORKS cautions against institutional marginalization of critically important jobs.

Signode presents the Octopus automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper
The company is showcasing a variety of its customer-centric innovations. Signode unveils new automated rotary ring stretch wrapper

Keynote: MHI study highlights technologies driving NextGen supply chains
The keynote panel was moderated by Scott Sopher, principal with Deloitte Consulting’s Supply Chain practice, and George W. Prest, CEO of MHI. MHI Annual Industry Report discussion

Seegrid announces 1 million accident-free miles for its self-driving vehicles
Having now traveled the equivalent of 40 times around the earth, Seegrid’s vision-guided vehicles (VGVs) have logged more infrastructure-free miles at customer sites than any other infrastructure-free AGV company. Seegrid Modex announcement, Seegrid Automatic Guided Vehicles safety

Make your plans for ProMat 2019
With a record number of exhibitors and attendees seen at Modex 2018, MHI anticipates more of the same at ProMat 2019—the industry’s premier supply chain event. ProMat will once again be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, April 8-11, 2019.

Raymond Handling Concepts Corp., grows by more than 20% in 2017
Steve Raymond, president, attributed much of that success to a diversification of product lines (namely, storage and automation solutions) and the expansion and updating of the firm’s rental fleet.

Toshiba showcases a new print and apply system
Through a partnership with Panther Industries, Toshiba America Business Solutions (Booth B2652) has developed a new print and apply system.

Hytrol showcases its newest sortation, conveyor and WCS solutions
Booth highlights warehouse control software, accumulating conveyor, sweep sorter, sliding shoe sorter and more.

AMETEK Prestolite Power introduces cloud-based battery management solution
AMETEK Insight enables remote monitoring and management of battery performance.

From MHI: See you at ProMat 2019
Today marks the conclusion of Modex 2018, four days of comprehensive problem solving and networking to provide solutions to the complex manufacturing and supply chain challenges faced by industry today.

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