ProMat 2017 - supply chain, manufacturing, distribution trade show
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL | April 3-6, 2017

On-floor Seminars



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1. AGVS of MHI Presents: Breaking Barriers: A New Generation of AGVs
Date Monday, April 03 Ends 11:15 AM Starts 10:30 AM Location Theater A Seminar # 101

Once upon a time, AGVs were thought of as large, lumbering beasts that ate up huge chunks of floor space and feasted on operational budgets. Now, these behemoths are being conquered by smaller, more affordable vehicles that are doing jobs no one ever thought ...

 
2. Warehouse Fire Sprinkler Codes and Impact on Storage Racks
Date Monday, April 03 Ends 11:15 AM Starts 10:30 AM Location Theater C Seminar # 102

Warehouse fire statistics and insurance losses will set background for discussion. Pertinent national codes and standards will be identified for use in designing of sprinkler protection along with the permitting process and key personnel roles. Certain rules ...

 
3. The Convergence of Warehouse Execution Systems (WES) and Automation
Date Monday, April 03 Ends 11:15 AM Starts 10:30 AM Location Theater E Seminar # 103

We will start off defining the concept of WES and how companies use a combination of many systems to solve their traditional and Omni-Channel distribution requirements. The discussion will move forward to describe the link between WES and modern technologies ...

 
4. Step Up Your Battery Care
Date Monday, April 03 Ends 11:15 AM Starts 10:30 AM Location Theater G Seminar # 104

The mission of Flow-Rite’s Step Up Your Battery Care presentation is to teach ProMat attendees about the best practices in industrial battery maintenance. Common questions will be addressed, such as: when to water forklift batteries, how to avoid safety hazards ...

 
5. AS/RS & Automated Layer Picking Systems: A Robust Combination
Date Monday, April 03 Ends 11:15 AM Starts 10:30 AM Location Theater I Seminar # 105

As more companies embrace robotics and automation as a means of transforming their supply chains, the market will only become more competitive. Therefore, it is an opportune time to consider how integrated automated layer picking systems and AS/RS can enhance ...

 
6. Exceeding Expectations For Efficiency and Accuracy in Distribution Operations
Date Monday, April 03 Ends 12:00 PM Starts 11:15 AM Location Theater B Seminar # 106

In today’s fast-paced world, a company’s success or failure depends increasingly on the ability of its distributions operations team to deliver an exceptional customer experience, even in the face of the unpredictable dynamics of the supply chain. Companies ...

 
7. From DC to the Consumer: Using Reusable Totes and Pallets to Optimize Ecommerce Fulfillment and Distribution
Date Monday, April 03 Ends 12:00 PM Starts 11:15 AM Location Theater D Seminar # 107

With staggering e-commerce sales growth, expected to be more than $500 billion by 2020, moving products safety and efficiently in the consumer goods supply chain is critical to CPGs and retailers alike. In addition, consumers are also expecting products within ...

 
8. Transformative Power of Wide Area Passive RFID
Date Monday, April 03 Ends 12:00 PM Starts 11:15 AM Location Theater F Seminar # 108

Supply chain systems have been trying to deploy RFID technology as a real time tracking tool for years. Difficulties related to RFID choke point placement, software, and process flow has limited our ability to use RFID productively. Imagine being able to look ...

 
9. Fulfilling the Consumer's Dream in the Buy Anywhere, Anytime Environment
Date Monday, April 03 Ends 12:00 PM Starts 11:15 AM Location Theater H Seminar # 109

Join us in dissecting the Stage Stores case study in order to understand what were some of the factors that lead them to change the way with which they dealt with their E-Commerce fulfillment operations.

 
10. EASE of MHI Presents: Match Making- Tasks, People, and Tools
Date Monday, April 03 Ends 12:45 PM Starts 12:00 PM Location Theater A Seminar # 110

Understanding the demands placed on workers having to do manual material handling in today's industrial workplace means balancing the most productivity from every employee while understanding their physical limitation and keeping them injury free. The key ...

 
11. Transforming the Battery Room with Lean Six Sigma Processes and Tools
Date Monday, April 03 Ends 12:45 PM Starts 12:00 PM Location Theater C Seminar # 111

This seminar will show the application of Lean Six Sigma tools in the battery room. Once applied, the results are transformational and will result in significant elimination of waste ($). It will review the six types of waste commonly found in the battery ...

 
12. Planning and Implementing your Automation Needs
Date Monday, April 03 Ends 12:45 PM Starts 12:00 PM Location Theater E Seminar # 112

Muratec would like to invite you to learn how to improve your processes across the globe. Using real-world case studies, we will discuss how to plan and implement your automation needs. With constant updates and innovations within our industry, our warehouse ...

 
13. AGVS of MHI Presents: Evolution of AGVs – What’s Available and What’s to Come?
Date Monday, April 03 Ends 12:45 PM Starts 12:00 PM Location Theater G Seminar # 113

AGV systems have quickly become a disruptive force leading the way to Intralogistics 4.0. Industry estimates forecast double digit growth of AGVs through 2020. This educational seminar outlines both simple, AGV applications as well as the more challenging ...

 
14. eCommerce: Shopping for Automation - When, What and How?
Date Monday, April 03 Ends 12:45 PM Starts 12:00 PM Location Theater I Seminar # 114

Growing eTailers who have largely relied on manual pick operations for order fulfillment can become quickly overwhelmed by increasing demand of small-quantity, mixed-SKU orders and accuracy and turnaround time begin to erode under the strain. At a certain ...

 
15. Pallet Performance in Automated Storage Systems
Date Monday, April 03 Ends 1:30 PM Starts 12:45 PM Location Theater B Seminar # 115

Pallets are the interface between the automated storage system and the product needing stored. The proper pallet will ensure the system will operate at peak efficiency. The ANSI Pallet Standard gives guidelines for the proper pallet. This presentation will ...