MODEX 2022 Supply Chain Event Sets Attendance Record

The manufacturing and supply chain community came together in March for a return to in-person trade shows with a record-setting MODEX event, according to show producer MHI. More than 37,047 visitors connected with over 857 exhibitors across 405,000-square-feet of exhibit space at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. 

This was the largest MODEX event to date for MHI, with 20% more visitors than the last pre-pandemic show – MODEX 2018. Additionally, the direct economic impact of this event to the Atlanta area is estimated to be $45 million.

“MODEX 2022 was a huge success and a dramatic return to in-person events for the supply chain industry, said John Paxton, CEO of MHI. “After two years, exhibitors and attendees were excited to be there and energized by the opportunity to connect and get back to the business of discovering the latest supply chain technology and innovation in-person.”

The excitement on the show floor and the educational events is a sign not only of the pent-up demand for the latest solutions and technology, but also the overall strength of this industry. “Attendees representing the Fortune 500, the top 100 retailers and consumer goods firms brought large teams to MODEX to source the latest innovations and to learn leading trends impacting supply chains,” said Daniel McKinnon, executive vice president of Exhibitions at MHI. “They came to MODEX with plans in hand and budgets in place to make large deals on-site.”

The dominant trend at MODEX surrounded digital supply chain solutions including automation, robotics, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, augmented reality, the Internet of Things (IoT), and data analytics. “We’re seeing a revolutionary acceleration in the adoption of these technologies in manufacturing and supply chain operations,” said Paxton. “The solutions on display this year reflected this trend.” 

The next MHI-sponsored trade event will be ProMat 2023 held March 20-23 in Chicago’s McCormick Place. For more information on exhibiting at ProMat, or to register as an attendee, visit promatshow.com. The next MODEX will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in 2024.

Easing Supply Chain Bottlenecks for a Sustainable Future

World Trade Organization (WTO) members and stakeholders from every part of the supply chain shared perspectives on the underlying causes and trajectory of continued supply chain disruptions. They also discussed the resources, interventions and innovations needed to ease crippling disruptions, logjams and price hikes.

Register Now for MODEX 2022

As the speed of manufacturing, supply chain, and transportation operations continue to accelerate, the future of our industry depends on today’s forward-thinking decisions. From illuminating education to next-generation technology and equipment in action, MODEX lets you see what’s coming — and take advantage of it to power your supply chain with more possibilities for years to come.

MODEX 2022 will allow you to make new contacts, discover cutting-edge solutions, and learn the latest trends that are sure to give you a leg up on the competition. Here, you’ll encounter the best our industry has to offer to find:

  • More visibility and accelerating time to market
  • More reduction of operating costs & increasing efficiency
  • More streamlining and automating your operations
  • More connecting with solution providers & key thought leaders
  • More discovering the latest technologies & innovations
  • More learning the latest trends in over 100 educational sessions

On March 28-31, manufacturing and supply chain professionals will have an unrivaled face-to-face opportunity to network, learn, share, and get a sneak preview of where our industry is headed.

SET YOURSELF UP FOR FUTURE SUCCESS.

The future of the manufacturing and supply chain industry starts at MODEX. It’s where the brightest minds in the industry gather to network, learn, and share. Get a sneak preview of where the industry is going and find the people, solutions, and resources you need to compete in an increasingly challenging marketplace.

NO RISK, PLENTY OF REWARD.

MODEX 2022 offers all of the resources you need to get your management’s approval to attend.

Visit modexshow.com/approval to find proposal writing tips and budgeting strategies. After all, the connections, education and solution-sourcing at MODEX 2022 could positively impact your business for years to come.

UNSURPASSED EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES.

MODEX gives you a preview of what lies ahead in the manufacturing and supply chain industries. Whether it’s a new product or technology, a new process, or a regulation that’s going to impact the way you do business, you’ll learn about it here. From keynote talks to over 100 educational seminars on the show floor, MODEX 2022 offers you the insight and information you need to tackle today’s challenges – and prepare for what the future holds.

MODEX 2022 gives you a hands-on look at the future of manufacturing, transportation and supply chain. Now more than ever, you’re looking for greater efficiency, reliability, and resiliency for your operations — MODEX is the place to find more of these solutions.

So whatever solutions you need to move your business forward, you’ll find them all at MODEX 2022.

Register today at modexshow.com and join us at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

PROMATDX Online Trade Event

In these unprecedented times, supply chain solutions are more critical to business success than they have ever been. To answer this call, MHI created the ProMat Digital Experience (ProMatDX), a new digital event experience designed to power up manufacturing and supply chain professionals with critical access to the latest solutions they need now to improve the resiliency and agility of their operations.

ProMatDX combines the power of the connections, solution-sourcing and education that only ProMat can deliver with the latest digital event technology in a five-day event that will be the most important week of 2021 for the manufacturing and supply chain industry.

Attending ProMatDX is your unrivaled opportunity in 2021 to find solutions, connect with your peers and leading solution-providers and learn the latest trends and technologies that will take your supply chain to the next level of success.

April 12-16: Online Trade Show

Learn more and register now.

New Report On COVID-19 Impact on Supply Chains

“Businesses, consumers and supply chains will be forever changed by this global pandemic.”

MHI’s report, “Transformation Age: Shaping Your Future,” provides insights into key trends and technologies that will impact the success of supply chains over the next 20 years.

Because the trends covered in the report have been so deeply impacted by COVID-19, a special section focusing on the pandemic and its long- and short-term impacts on supply chain and logistics operations has been included.

The report predicts the acceleration of digital and automated supply chain solutions due to COVID-19. These solutions provide the visibility, flexibility, agility and social distancing answers that firms will need to succeed in a post-COVID world. These tools are as wide ranging as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, robotics, edge computing and drones and are expected to shift early-stage promises to step-change value propositions.

In addition to accelerated technology investments, the report predicts that some organizations will choose to embrace a more regional-local sourcing, manufacturing, and delivery approach — or “nearshoring.” Others will be looking to diversify their supplier base. Still others will seek greater balance in inventory management, blending “just-in-time” with “just-in-case.”

“Businesses, consumers and supply chains will be forever changed by this global pandemic,” says John Paxton, COO of MHI. “The organizations that accelerate the implementation of digital, next generation technologies and solutions and take a hard look at material and product sourcing are the ones that will be best positioned for future success because they will be the ones that can quickly respond and adjust to supply chain disruptions.”

The report provides information and insights meant to spark thought and discussion about key factors that are expected to drive, fuel and impact various aspects of life and industry in the coming decade and beyond. It also recommends how leaders can respond to keep their companies thriving and profitable.

“I believe strategic leadership as well as the people at the operational level will have considerable interest in this information, as they’re the ones who will ultimately be facing the challenges of serving customers in light of these dynamic market forces,” says George W. Prest, CEO of MHI. “It is very important for them to understand what’s coming, how fast it’s coming and how those forces will impact their supply chains.”

“Transformation Age” covers a wide range of topics, including anticipated advances in smart technologies and digital decisioning tools, market influencers, global factors, ways workplace changes and new consumer expectations will revolutionize industries, and even how the new space economy will become a topic of growing importance over the coming decades.

To access the report and learn more about the changes to come, visit mhi.org/transformationage

Best Practices For Choosing A Supply Chain Management Solution

Read ThinkGlobal President Greg Sandler’s story about how choosing the right supply chain management software can help keep your supply chain running smoothly.

Sandler talked to chain expert Daniel Stanton, author of Supply Chain Management for Dummies, who says that in order to manage your international supply chain you need a system that can handle planning, sourcing, production, delivery, returns and fulfillment.

Read the full story on the American Express Open Forum website.