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September 5, 2013: U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics Focus of Panel Discussion at MHI’s Annual Meeting

The 300-plus industry member participants at MHI’s fall 2013 Annual Meetings in Orlando, Florida, will hear about the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics during a special panel discussion on Tuesday, October 1. The discussion will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Hyatt Grand Cypress. The initial draft of the Roadmap’s report and action plan will be published on www.MHLroadmap.org on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, and review, comments and additional input from the public are welcomed.

The panel of end users and industry leaders will discuss how the Roadmap is important to the industry and their individual companies. A special focus will be on the Roadmap’s call for change in: workforce development, technology innovation, collaboration and standardization. Panelists sharing their strategies and insights are:

The panel discussion will be moderated by Michael Mikitka, CEO of the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC).

The seven panelists are from more than 100 thought leaders—including material handling and logistics practitioners, suppliers, academia, associations and government—who participated in four oundtable events. Held April through June 2013 in Atlanta, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Chicago, roundtable attendees contributed thoughts about the capabilities that the material handling and logistics industry needs to develop between now and 2025. These new capabilities will increase productivity, reduce costs, create jobs and improve the global competitiveness of the U.S.


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