Inside Logistics

MODEX 2018

April 9-12, 2018 at Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center

May 16, 2017

MODEX is already the largest international supply chain expo held in North and South America. To be held April 9-12, 2018 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, it will, for the first time, have exhibits in both the B and C Hall of the Georgia World Congress Center.

The MODEX show floor in the B Hall will be divided into solution-specific centres: Equipment and components for manufacturing/assembly logistics solutions, fulfillment and delivery solutions, and information technology (IT) solutions.

A new solution centre will be introduced at MODEX 2018 for smart city logistics and connected supply chain solutions. This solution centre will be located in the C Hall adjacent to the co-located Transportation & Logistics Americas show.

The C Hall expansion area will feature exhibits and town hall style education sessions. The smart city logistics and connected supply chain themes were chosen based on the findings two leading supply chain trend reports—the 2017 MHI Annual Industry Report and the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics 2.0.

“Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things and other digital supply chain solutions are leading-edge technologies that are disrupting traditional supply chains and creating more-efficient, next-generation models that are on-demand and always-on,” said Tom Carbott, MHI senior vice president of exhibitions. “This is the centre where buyers can see, touch and operate these next-generation supply chain solutions including sensors, software, cloud computing, driverless vehicles, robotics and automation, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, omni-channel fulfillment solutions, augmented reality wearable and mobile technologies.”

While digital supply chains are still emerging, 80 percent of survey respondents in the recent 2017 MHI Annual Industry Report said that they will be the predominant model in five years, and 16 percent said they already are. Additionally 50 percent are aware of the impact Smart City Logistics will have on future supply chains.

Over 850 exhibitors will showcase their solutions on MODEX’s two show floors, with over 300,000 square feet of manufacturing and supply chain solutions. MODEX exhibits will span the supply chain, from traditional, manual equipment to computerized, automated systems and information technologies. Manufacturers, consultants, third party logistics providers, publishers and systems integrators will be there to demonstrate their equipment, systems, software and services.

MODEX will also feature a comprehensive educational conference including keynotes and show floor educational seminars led by industry experts and leading authorities.