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Supply Chain Digest Gearing Up for ProMat 2015 Coverage Next Week
Finding Interesting New Solutions More Difficult than Readers Might Think, SCDigest Editor Dan Gilmore Says
SCDigest Editorial Staff
Next week will see the start of MHI's ProMat 2015 trade show, held as usual every other year at Chicago's mammoth McCormick Place convention center, and SCDigest will be there in full force, again with daily recaps of the action.
The event begins Monday, March 23 and continues through Thursday March 26, and once again the Automate robotics show will be held in conjunction with ProMat, with ProMat registrants provided complimentary access to that show as well.
ProMat is the main MHI event, held every other year (in the odd number years) in Chicago, where some 30,000 attendees will likely participate. For years ProMat toggled with the much smaller North American Materials Handling show in Cleveland on the even numbered years, until that show was replaced by a new MODEX event in Atlanta starting in 2012 and continuing in 2014.
SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore, Materials Handling editor Cliff Holste, and Jim Stephens, an anchor on our Supply Chain Television Channel, will all be at the show.
As usual, the team will record recaps of key themes and interesting new solutions at the show to be broadcast the following morning. This year, there will be recaps on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings covering the action on days 1 and 2.
Though MHI has tried with some success to broaden both ProMat and MODEX into general supply chain events, materials handling equipment and systems will certainly be center stage. It is very expensive for vendors to construct large booths with working systems, and many only do so in a big way every other year at ProMat.
That said, virtually every provider of Warehouse Management System (WMS) software solutions, as well as a variety of other software vendors, will also have booths at the show.
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