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ProMatDX 2021: POWER UP

What: ProMatDX 2021

When: April 12-16, 2021

Where: Online

The “DX” in ProMatDX refers to the fact that that the 2021 version of this event will be a digital experience, one that is designed to “power up” manufacturing and supply chain professionals with critical access to the latest solutions they need to improve the resiliency and agility of their operations. There is no cost to attend the event.

Organizer MHI notes that “in these unprecedented times, supply chain solutions are more critical to business success than they have ever been.”

ProMatDX will use digital event technology to deliver the information and experiences that in-person attendees have come to expect:

  • Product showcases of the latest technologies and innovations from more than 500 companies. These will include live chat opportunities and digital product demos.
  • Exposure to the current thinking on resiliency and efficiency in thought-provoking keynote speeches and through more than 100 digital seminars that will cover emerging technologies in IoT, AI, robotics, automation and more.
  • An AI-matchmaking service that will connect companies with solutions tailored their specific needs (and enable them to take a deeper dive with solution providers of their choice through personalized video meetings).
  • The chance to network with suppliers from around the world

ProMatDX attendees will hail from more than 140 countries and will include: C-level and VP-level manufacturing, distribution, 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 and procurement professionals.

ProMatDX 2021 Keynote speakers

Monday, April 12

Speaker: John Paxton, MHI CEO

2021 MHI Innovation Award Winners
Join John Paxton as he introduces the winners of the 2021 MHI Innovation Awards for best new innovation, best IT innovation and best innovation of an existing product. During this keynote, you will learn about these innovative solutions and how they can power up and innovate your supply chain.

Wednesday, April 13
Speakers: Thomas Boykin of Deloitte and John Paxton, MHI CEO

Panelists:

  • Randy V. Bradley, Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
  • Haslam College of Business, The University of Tennessee
  • Annette Danek-Akey, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, Penguin Random House

2021 MHI Annual Industry Report Preview
Thomas Boykin and CEO John Paxton present the findings of a new report on the trends and technologies that are transforming supply chains. They will be joined by a panel of manufacturing and supply chain thought leaders to discuss the real-world significance of the report findings.

Thursday, April 14

Women in Supply Chain: Delivering Proven Success Strategies
During this keynote, you’ll learn how strong supply chains are built upon resiliency. A panel of women supply chain leaders will share their career experiences and how they successfully implemented, measured and showcased operational success and sometimes challenged the status quo. Get inspired, come away with techniques and ideas to take into action in your operations to develop the supply chain resiliency necessary in today’s world.

Sponsor showcases and product demonstrations

Exhibitors from industry, commerce and government will display their supply chain solutions and innovations during ProMatDX via sponsor showcases product demonstrations. Areas that will be represented include: 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: sustainability solutions and robotics & automated solutions.

Exhibitors will include: American Baling Company, AutoGuide Mobile Robots, Avery Dennison Printer Solutions, Big Ass Fans, FANUC America Corporation, Gorbel Inc., Mac Rak Inc., Maren Balers & Shredders, Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc., Nilfisk, Inc., ORBIS Corporation, Rite-Hite Corporation, Siemens Logistics LLC, Steel King Industries, Topper Industrial and Westfalia Technologies.

Education and networking

ProMatDX will include more 100 sessions and bring together leading experts from the industry to give you the latest information on manufacturing and supply chain trends, technologies and innovations.

Sessions include:

Power Up Your Robotics Investment with WES

Emerging warehouse robotic technology offers promising new capabilities, but how do you harness the power of these state-of-the-art solutions while delivering ROI? Employing a powerful Warehouse Execution System (WES) is essential to putting robotics to work effectively in your warehouse.

Employee Engagement in the Modern Warehouse

The key to maximizing the utilization of the workforce is to push beyond just measuring productivity. A truly engaged workforce is motivated, productive and satisfied. Cultivating these attributes requires more than simply reviewing raw performance data and finding the low performers.

To Automate or Not to Automate

With supply chains in flux and ecommerce orders surging, automation is increasingly being leveraged to reduce labor dependencies while also improving distribution efficiencies, fulfillment timeframes, customer service, cost savings and resilience.

Warehouse Technology v. The People: How to Overcome Labor Shortages and Retain Talent

For a modern warehouse to run effectively and efficiently, your workforce needs the right technology, and your technology needs a productive workforce. Striking a balance between these two resources means operational excellence, happier employees, less costly turnover and better retention rates.

Conquering Supply Chain Complexity In Your Operations

Are you ahead of today’s supply chain challenges? Today, fewer than 10% are prepared to handle complexities from MORE products, MORE suppliers, MORE distribution channels and RISING consumer expectations. Let’s talk strategy and how top organizations are adapting to today’s demands!

Registration

You can register for this free event by completing a brief online form. Visit promatshow.com for details. WMHS

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