MODEX 2018 - supply chain, manufacturing, distribution trade show
Georgia World Congress Center
  Atlanta, GA | April 9-12, 2018
  • MODEX the leading trade show for supply chain, manufacturing and distribution industries

Education Conference

Juan Perez
Chief Information and Engineering Officer, UPS

The Honorable Governor Nathan Deal
Governor of Georgia

Andrew McAfee
Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy and a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management

George Prest
CEO of MHI

Scott Sopher
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP's Supply Chain practice

Mike Rowe
Founder of the mikeroweWORKS

Show Floor Seminars

Choose from 100 expert-led sessions conveying a broad array of supply chain, material handling and logistics topics. Sessions are offered free to all registered show attendees.

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Transportation & Logistics Solutions Theater

Monday, April 9

Theater 1

What is Your Data Telling You?
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Did you know that up to 80% of all carrier invoices contain some sort of discrepancy? This session will cover how businesses today are leveraging technology solutions to normalize their data to evaluate current business activities and identify areas for improvement within the supply chain. This session will also highlight the role of business intelligence and analytics in bringing data into common alignment across all departments to drive proactive global supply chain strategies, recover revenue from billing miscues, and promote better decision making

A Case Study in Automotive Packaging
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
The cost of waste associated with mismanaged packaging is often significant, and rarely budgeted in the same way as the part supply chain. Expensive cardboard replacement, premium freight costs, part damage, repacking and waste removal are all factors that can considerably impact your bottom line. In this session, you will hear the story of an Automotive manufacturer and their journey to implement a returnable packaging solution with the goal of conquering these supply chain challenges.

Georgia Success Stories - Breakout Session
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Peer-to-peer real life examples from some of Georgia's best companies and their partners on the process and the success they found tackling the industries toughest challenges.

Theater 2

Smart State - Breakout Session
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
From Smart Cities to Smart Communities - learn how Georgia is making strides to become one of the first Smart States.

Tuesday, April 10

Theater 1

How to Weigh Vehicles without Stopping: WIM Applications
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Automation and efficiency are operational goals of almost any organization. In improving truck or vehicle traffic for entry or exit transactions, documenting accurate weights can become a choke point in the process. This can cause vehicle back ups and diminish the benefits of automating other portions of the vehicle transaction. Different Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) systems will be discussed, and examples will be explored in how these systems are used to increase transaction efficiency.

Efficiency Through New Tech in Trailers
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Hear how new technology creates efficiency in the supply chain by looking at innovative trailers transforming costs, spaces & time. Understand the impact on infrastructure, equipment and people.

How to Reduce Small Parcel & LTL Transportation Costs in a Challenging Economy
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
EXPERT Carrier Contract Negotiation advice, Including Auditing Ideas to reduce your shipping costs. Shipping costs too high or you want to make sure you have the best possible pricing? Then you cannot afford to miss this session! Led by AFMS one of the top consulting companies in the industry and an Inc. 500 company. Gain valuable information to negotiate best-in-class pricing and reduce overall shipping costs by 15-25%. You will walk away from this informative session with a new perspective on how to negotiate with the carriers.

Clean Technologies for Mobile Port Equipment
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Legislation continues to push stricter standards for air quality, especially in urban areas. These demands are driving efforts to develop zero emission vehicles in ports, including material handling equipment. The electrification of container handlers shows the potential to replace today’s large diesel engines with new, cleaner technology. For electric mobile port equipment to be successful in the port environment, new design options must be considered to address two main challenges: sufficient power for range of operations and appropriate charging/refueling infrastructure.

Technology Disruptors - Breakout Session
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Disruptive technologies are changing the industry every day, and they will impact your business. Industry thought leaders help to keep you ahead of the curve, so you don't get left behind.

Theater 2

Beyond Borders - Breakout Session
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Georgia is often called "The Gateway to the World" due to its tremendous logistics assets. Beyond Borders will focus on relevant regional and global logistics topics and the impact they have close to home and how Georgia is helping companies succeed globally.

Wednesday, April 11

Theater 1

Women in Logistics
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Hear from a panel of experts whose mission is to create a more diverse workforce by attracting and retaining female logistics professionals.

Theater 2

Challenges in the Logistics Workforce
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Learn about the top issues facing the logistics workforce and how strategies are being developed to overcome these challenges.

 

Smart City Logistics and Connected Supply Chain Theater

Monday, April 9

Theater 1

How IoT Enables the Tracking of Assets
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Sponsor: Sierra Wireless

The Role of RFID in the IDENTIFICATION of Things
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Sponsor: Alien Technology

How Augmented Reality Can Optimize Supply Chain and the Seasonal Surge
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Sponsor: Upskill

Panel - The Connected Warehouse™
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Sponsor: Tompkins International

Digital Twins - Why, and Why Now? - A Pragmatic 5-Step Approach to Unlocking Value
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Sponsor: Emulate3D, Inc.

Theater 2

Artificial Intelligence - Evolution of Shipping
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Sponsor: ClearView

Digitizing the Supply Chain: The Promise of IoT
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Sponsor: Barcoding, Inc.

Smart City Logistics – Successfully Navigating The Last Mile
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Sponsor: Deloitte

Overcoming Obstacles to Modernizing Supply Chain Technology
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Sponsor: Voodoo Robotics

The Impact of E-commerce: How it’s Affecting the Supply Chain & Material Handling Industry
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Sponsor: The Raymond Corporation

Tuesday, April 10

Theater 1

Total CRM: Combining CRM software with ERPs and beyond
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Sponsor: Intelestream

The Final 50 Feet of the Urban Goods Delivery System: Reduce FFAs and Truck Dwell Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Sponsor: Urban Freight Lab at the University of Washington

Smartglasses and Augmented Reality: The Future of Humans in the Automated Supply Chain
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Sponsor: LogistiVIEW Inc.

How IoT is Revolutionizing the Supply Chain and What That Means for You
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Sponsor: Bastian Solutions

IoT Panel Discussion Featuring Panelists from Basin Material Handling, Beckhoff Automation, JBT Corporation & SICK Inc.
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Sponsor: Basin Material Handling

Panel - IoT in the Manufacturing Process
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Sponsor: Next Generation Manufacturing

Theater 2

Creating the Connected Warehouse
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Sponsor: SensorThink

Last Mile Fulfillment’s Impact Upstream
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Sponsor: Infor

Digital Supply Networks: Digital Disruption
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Sponsor: Deloitte

Connected Freight: Ensuring Near Real-time Visibility of Freight in Transit
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Sponsor: Honeywell Safety & Productivity Solutions

Supply Chain Cyber Risks - Why Robust Acquisition Strategies are a Must
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Sponsor: TSC Advantage

Visibility that Delivers: Leveraging Location Solutions to Advance Operational Effectiveness
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Sponsor: Zebra Technologies Corp.

Wednesday, April 11

Theater 1

AI-based Robots Deliver Flexibility at Speed for Order Fulfillment
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Sponsor: Universal Logic Inc.

Connect the Human Worker to IIoT with Wearable Technology
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Sponsor: Workaround GmbH (ProGlove)

Theater 2

Rethinking Last Mile Delivery: How Retailers Can Compete in the Age of Amazon
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Sponsor: Roadie

Cartonization: the Key to Reducing Unexpected Dim Fees & Waste
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Sponsor: Pierbridge, Inc.

Workshop: Advancing Your Workforce with Wearables and AR
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Sponsor: Upskill

 

2018 Georgia Logistics Summit

Collocated with MODEX 2018

The Georgia Logistics Summit highlights all aspects of the logistics industry in Georgia. Now in its 10th year, the Summit brings together nearly 2,000 logistics and supply chain professionals from Georgia and beyond to network, share best practices, and learn about the latest trends in the industry.

In addition to the afternoon breakout sessions, the Georgia Logistics Summit offers two days of engaging content. Learn from over 50 presenters that have included prominent shippers and logistics leaders like Kimberly-Clark, Caterpillar, The Home Depot, and Walmart.

Separate fee applies.
Learn more at GeorgiaLogistics.com/Summit.

CMAA Overhead Crane Safety Conference

Wednesday, April 11 | 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

This conference will focus on overhead crane safety technology and practices. Attendees earn seven professional development hour (PDH) credits.

Separate fee and registration required. Visit CMAAcranesafety.org to learn more and register.

 

Student Days at MODEX 2018

Student Days is a series of events for academia and industry professionals to engage in real-world discussions about the technologies and the skill sets required for future influences within the supply chain, material handling and logistics industry. During Student Days, high school, community college, university students and faculty members will learn about the industry and network with industry leaders.

Tuesday Evening, April 10, 2018 – NEW Student Days Project Showcase and Networking Event
This event, in collaboration with the Georgia Logistics Summit, will showcase schools, their industry based programs and emerging workforce. Logistics and Supply Chain student exhibitors will be showcasing their projects allowing attendees a firsthand look at the learning experiences of the next generation workforce. This is a perfect time for students to network with future employers and other students committed to the industry.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Classroom Day - For the 15th consecutive year, the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) will sponsor the popular Classroom Day. This event provides students with the opportunity to visit the show floor and meet with exhibitors on guided tours, led by experts in their field. Over 200 students participate in Classroom Day each year and come away with a real world understanding of the products, services and technologies that enable the supply chain.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 Industry Tours - Select students and instructors will climb aboard pre-arranged ground transportation departing from Georgia World Congress Center to see real world applications at facilities using state-of-the-art material handling and supply chain technologies.

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Atlanta Area Facility Tours

Tour leading manufacturing and distribution centers in the Atlanta area. Tours will be conducted Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Departure from the Georgia World Congress Center will be at 7 am with a return by 11 am. Seating is limited on a first-come first-served basis. Tour cost is $50.

Register for the Facility Tours