Modex 2012: New show, new city, new solutions

Held for the first time ever, Modex 2012—the nation’s newest expo for, supply chain, and logistics solutions—threw open its doors in Atlanta on February 6 at The Georgia World Congress Center.

By · March 1, 2012

The event hosted more than 20,000 visitors to the trade show and educational conference, and was sponsored by the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA).

Spread over four days, attendees found more than 586 exhibitors covering 180,000 square feet; three keynote speakers discussing all aspects of supply chain management; 70 show-floor educational seminars; and no less than 30 different educational sessions and networking events presented by 17 different co-located partners.

The Modex 2012 conference featured leading-edge topics in manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain management, exploring subjects such as the impact of the Panama Canal expansion to sustainability, security, and visibility.

In addition to learning more about the big picture in supply chain, Modex 2012 attendees discovered new equipment solutions to streamline operations and improve visibility, maximize efficiency and flexibility, cut costs, and speed time to market.

“Participants came with very specific objectives and with buying plans in hand,” says George Prest, CEO of MHIA. “They know that investing in the latest supply chain equipment and technology is the key to building and maintaining their competitive edge.”

According to Prest, the inaugural Modex met, and in many cases exceeded, exhibitors’ and attendees’ expectations. “Attendees were impressed with the wide range of equipment and systems solutions and education offered at Modex, and exhibitors expressed satisfaction with the quantity and quality of attendees,” he added.

“Participants came with very specific objectives and with buying plans in hand,” says George Prest, CEO of MHIA, “They know that investing in the latest supply chain equipment and technology is the key to building and maintaining their competitive edge.”

According to Prest, the inaugural Modex met, and in many cases exceeded, exhibitors’ and attendees’ expectations. “Attendees were impressed with the wide range of equipment and systems solutions and education offered at Modex, and exhibitors expressed satisfaction with the quantity and quality of attendees,” he added.

To see the rest of the feature please download or view the PDF.

 


About the Author

Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director
Michael Levans is Group Editorial Director of Peerless Media’s Supply Chain Group of publications and websites including Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management Review, Modern Materials Handling, and Material Handling Product News. He’s a 23-year publishing veteran who started out at the Pittsburgh Press as a business reporter and has spent the last 17 years in the business-to-business press. He’s been covering the logistics and supply chain markets for the past seven years. You can reach him at [email protected]

Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Latest Whitepaper
The Retailer’s Atlas for Omnichannel Returns
Fueled by e-commerce, the new state of retail is truly an omnichannel one, and companies will flourish or flounder based on how well their supply chain can meet customer expectations.
Download Today!
From the November 2017 Logistics Management Magazine Issue
An inside look at how a large pharmaceutical firm transformed its vendor and supplier relationships into true, collaborative partnerships—and greatly strengthened its logistics and supply chain operations in the process.
34th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: 2017 Awards Dinner
Trucking Regulations: Washington U-Turns; States put hammer down
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Logistics Showcase: Rising to the same-day delivery challenge
Today’s delivery puzzles are very different than traditional DC to store or warehouse to DC puzzles. It’s not just the shorter time frame for delivery; the basic requirements are significantly different and more complex as well. In this session you'll learn how to address same day delivery challenges while also driving down costs and increasing customer satisfaction.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
2017 NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year: Mallinckrodt; Mastering and managing complexity
An inside look at how a large pharmaceutical firm transformed its vendor and supplier relationships...
2017 Alliance Awards: Recognizing outstanding supply chain partnerships
In an era where effective supply chain collaboration is both highly valued and elusive, Logistics...

26th Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends: Transportation at Digital Speed
While a majority of companies strongly agree that transportation is a strategically important...
34th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Winners Revealed
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and North American ports have crossed the service...