On March 17-20 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the world’s largest trade show for the manufacturing, supply chain, and distribution festivals opens its doors. Professionals in these industries attend the Modex trade show to learn about the latest trends in these industries, the challenges these industries face in the near future, and the technologies that drive innovation. The Modex trade show features 800 exhibitors, as well as 150 separate sessions to attend, and 70 show floor educational seminars. In order to make it easier for attendees to find the information they need, the trade show is divided up into three separate sections: the manufacturing and assembly solutions section, the fulfillment and deliveries solutions section, and the information technologies solutions section.
Three keynote speakers offer presentations this year, including one with Delta Airlines, and one formerly with Wal-Mart. Speakers educate attendants in how to streamline operations, improve visibility within their supply chains, and other important issues facing today’s supply chain professionals. Discussions are also held on how warehouse management systems and warehouse control systems are merging functions in the warehouse of tomorrow.
Concurrently, the inaugural Supply Chain & Transportation USA Exhibition & Conference (SCTUSA) piggybacks on the Modex trade show, featuring topics related to near-shoring. Near-shoring is the latest trend in manufacturing, in which operational facilities and jobs return to the U.S. from the outsourcing popular for the past few decades. The conference explains how to evaluate whether near-shoring is the best solution for a particular company, and the best practices associated with near-shoring processes.
Modex runs Monday through Thursday, and is open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. SCTUSA runs concurrently with Modex, and is included in their 800 exhibitors and 150 educational sessions.