Looking to find “the wow” this spring? Look no further than ProMat – the premier destination for supply chain teams looking to discover the latest manufacturing, distribution, parcel shipping and supply chain equipment and software. ProMat attendees always walk away with cutting-edge strategies and solutions, regardless of industry, function or position, and an added bonus: the event takes place in our own backyard! So grab that Cubs (Sox?) jersey, get ready for hot dogs (with mustard!) and plan now to take in the view from “The Ledge,” because this year’s event will be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place on April 8-11. Besides the wise choice in event location, ProMat creates a vast community of attendees and exhibitors, all of whom are either showcasing or learning about the latest material handling and logistics equipment and technologies. Content also serves to inspire, with more than 130 sessions featuring leading experts on manufacturing and supply chain trends, technologies and innovations.
Supply Chain: The Future
Since several of our own staff are parents of high school and college-age students, we’re particularly excited this year, because ProMat has invited the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) and the Career & Technical Education Program (CTE) to partner with MHEDA to host Material Handling & Logistics Student Days. Students, professors, and educators representing universities, community colleges and select technical high schools from across the region are invited to the show in an effort to learn more about material handling, logistics and supply chain solutions. All are welcome at Logistyx Booth #S5168 to see our hardware and software in action, and to talk to us about both intern and full-time opportunities.
Create a One-Touch Shipping Ecosystem
We’re also pleased to announce that we’ll be demonstrating a number of our latest solutions at ProMat, including our TME 3.0 transportation management software for parcel shipping, plus our Ship-IT software for automatic shipping label generation and printing. Providing shippers with instant connectivity to 550 global carrier services, Logistyx TME 3.0 transforms global parcel shipping – optimizing, connecting and adapting the way retailers, manufacturers and 3PLs work so they can scale their shipping volumes AND their success.
With customers that include National Fulfillment Services and PL Developments, TME 3.0 gives shippers the most comprehensive rate shopping power available and provides them with the optimal transportation formula for each parcel that leaves the warehouse. Because our goal is to align your supply chain technology stack with your overall business objectives, Logistyx TME 3.0 seamlessly integrates with your Omni-channel solutions, E-commerce, TMS, WMS, ERP and multi-carrier management software.
Even better: it’s mobile-ready and deployed using Zebra’s best-in-class mobile computers and label printers to create a “one-touch” shipping ecosystem and generate all necessary paperwork – carrier labels, End of Day manifests and CMRs – at the point an order is picked. As Logistyx President Ken Fleming describes, “One of the reasons we love ProMat is that we get to interface with teams that are seeking to innovate their supply chains and transform their parcel shipping processes. We share our use cases with an audience likely to heed our advice: leverage technology to improve revenue per shipment and drive organizational growth. They’re actively looking for the ‘next big thing’ in parcel shipping technology, and we’re it.”