Welcome to the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics’ Open Community
The U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics is more than just a report and action plan. It’s an open community of thought leaders and partners with a stake in the future of material handling and logistics technologies and practices.
This open community includes material handling and logistics practitioners, suppliers, academia, associations, publications and government. It is working together to map out a comprehensive plan to increase productivity, reduce costs, create jobs and improve the global competitiveness of the U.S. between now and 2025.
• Mike Adams, NACCO Material Handling
• Tom Andel, Material Handling & Logistics
• Jim Barbee, Gwinnett County Schools
• John Bartholdi, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
• Rick Borman, Genuine Parts Co.
• Roger Bostelman, National Institute of Standards and Technology
• Jim Bowes, Peach State
• Bob Bowman, Supply Chain Brain
• Yavuz Bozer, University of Michigan
• Randolph Bradley, The Boeing Co.
• Chaille Brindley, Industrial Reporting
• Nick Byers, CEVA Logistics
• Bryan Carey, Starrco Co.
• Henrik Christensen, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
• Tom Coyne, System Logistics
• Patrice Deneault, The Coca-Cola Co.
• Joe Denembo, Nature’s Best
• Laurie Denham, American Society of Transportation & Logistics
• Kimberly Ellis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
• Sal Fateen, Seizmic Inc.
• Tim Feemster, Foremost Quality Logistics
• Bill Ferrell, Clemson University
• Rick Fox, Fox IV Technologies
• Matthew Gambill, Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education
• Don Gillman, Rock Hill School District
• Dan Gilmore, Supply Chain Digest
• Steven Harrod, University of Dayton
• Gordon Hellberg, SSI Schaefer
• Sunderesh Heragu, University of Louisville
• John Hill, St. Onge Company
• Ian Hobkirk, Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors
• Trey Hollingsworth, Genuine Parts Co.
• Steve Hopper, Inviscid Consulting
• Seth Hostetler, Geisinger Health System
• Rebekah Hutton, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council
• Jim Indelicato, DC Velocity
• Phil Kaminsky, University of California – Berkeley
• Brian Keiger, Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH
• Bob Kennedy, DMLogic LLC
• Jan Klevis, Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
• Bob Klimko, ORBIS
• Wayne Kline, Polk State College
• Dr. Edward Knab, Productivity Constructs
• Chelsea Krause, Babbleware
• Rob Kriewaldt, Warehouse Specialists Inc.
• Bill Leber, Swisslog
• Mike Levans, Logistics Management
• Dave Lippert, Hamilton Caster
• Mitch MacDonald, DC Velocity
• Gary Master, DC Velocity
• Brent McClendon, National Wooden Pallet and Container Association
• Dennis McDonough, Weber Logistics
• Leon McGinnis, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
• Brian McNamara, Southworth Products Co.
• Josef Mentzer, KNAPP Logistics Automation
• Jock Menzies, Terminal Corp.
• Michael Mikitka, Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)
• Doug Mills, Geographic Information Services Inc.
• Mark Milovich, Lift Atlanta
• Benoit Montreuil, L’Université Laval
• Kris Morris, The Coca-Cola Co.
• Catherine Morris, ATI Industrial Automation
• Brian Neuwirth, Unex Manufacturing
• Jim Noble, University of Missouri
• Michael Noblit, Samsung
• Laurent Noel, Reed Exhibitions
• Joe O'Reilly, Inbound Logistics
• Bob Pertierra, Metro Atlanta Chamber
• Michael Peshkin, Northwestern University
• Brett Peters, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
• Eric Peters, Foodlink
• George Prest, MHI
• Dan Quinn, Liberty Technologies
• Jonathan Rader, FedEx SmartPost
• Don Ratliff, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
• Leo Reddy, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council
• John Reichert, Tecsys
• Liz Richards, Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA)
• Mark Richards, Associated Warehouses
• Ron Riggin, Acuity Global
• Jason Robke, University of Missouri
• Isaac Rodgers, Smith Drug
• Ed Romaine, SI Systems
• Mike Romano, Associated Allied
• Manuel Rossetti, University of Arkansas
• John Sarinick, Beumer
• Rich Schieler, TranSystems
• Volker Schmitz, Schmalz
• Tom Shepherd, Driscoll's
• Page Siplon, Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics
• Bruce Strahan, The Progress Group
• David Steele, The Walt Disney Co.
• Larry Sweet, Symbotic
• John Swenby, 9BLOC
• Joe Tillman, Supply Chain Visions
• George Walters, Norco College
• Rob Walters, Archway
• Jerry Weidmann, Wisconsin Lift Truck
• Matt Weinberg, Nestlé
• Mark Westover, Hoj Engineering
• Chris Wetle, Papé Material Handling
• Michael Wohlwend, SAP
• Jeff Woroniecki, MHI
• Dave Young, EGA Products
• Kathy Zepaltas, Kendall-Jackson
• Tom Zhao, Advanced Technology & Research Corp.
Roadmap Thought Leader Contributors
- Suraj Alexander, University of Louisville
- Janet B. Bray, Bray Strategies
- Steve Buccella, Dematic
- Terry Crippen
- Bill Cunningham, One More Pallet
- Susie Elkins, Millwood
- Ed Evans
- Robert J. Graves, Dartmouth College
- John Hill, St. Onge Company
- Jerry Johnson, KNAPP Logistics Automation
- Dale Masel, Ohio University
- Leon McGinnis, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
- Brian McNamara, Southworth Products Co.
- Russ Meller, Fortna
- Josef Mentzer, KNAPP Logistics Automation
- John Nofsinger, MHI
- Joe Pecchia, Millwood
- Dan Quinn, Liberty Technologies
- Leo Reddy, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council
- Norman Saenz, St. Onge Company
- Jim Tompkins, Tompkins International
- Matt Weinberg, Nestlé
A five-person writing team developed the Roadmap. They include: