U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics: Version 2.0 released today

On Tuesday, the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics: Version 2.0 will be released on MHLRoadmap.org

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On Tuesday, the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics: Version 2.0 will be released on MHLRoadmap.org, three years after the original version. Coinciding with the document’s debut, its six authors will participate in “Get Ready for the Next 10 Years in Material Handling and Logistics.” Presented by MHI, the on-floor education session is in McCormick Place’s South Hall Theater F, from 2:15 to 3 p.m.

Gary Forger, who spearheaded the effort to develop the original document during his tenure at MHI, says that Roadmap 2.0 is intended to help the supply chain industry determine how it needs to change between now and 2030. The goal of both reports is to grow jobs, increase America’s global competitiveness and advance our standard of living.

“The first Roadmap was called by some ‘the most important document to be published by the industry in more than 20 years,’” recalls Forger. “While it was comprehensive for the time, the staggering rate of change in the field during the past three years prompted the creation of this second edition.”

Roadmap 2.0’s content is based on input from nearly 200 strategic thinkers, including materials handling and logistics practitioners, equipment and software suppliers, academia, associations and government. Those contributions formed the basis of the Roadmap 2.0 report, written by a six-person team:

  • Gary Forger, Consultant to MHI and Editor of Roadmap 2.0;
  • Charles Edwards, North Carolina Department of Transportation;
  • Bill Ferrell, Clemson University;
  • Steve Hopper, Inviscid Consulting;
  • Dana Magliola, Supply Chain Resource Cooperative at North Carolina State University; and
  • David Schneider, We Are The Practitioners - David K Schneider & Company

Also as with the previous report and action plan, Roadmap 2.0 is a collaborative industry effort, involving five association partners and seven publication partners.

Association partners include: the Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi); the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE); the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA); the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC); and MHI, which is providing administrative and financial support for Roadmap 2.0’s development.

Publication partners are CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly, DC Velocity, Inbound Logistics, Logistics Management, Material Handling & Logistics, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review.

Download the Report: Material Handling & Logistics U.S. Roadmap 2.0


About the Author

Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. Contact Jeff Berman

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