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Apr 2018


Georgia World Congress Center 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Atlanta , Georgia 30313
Tel: (404) 223-4000
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Event Overview:


At MODEX, you'll find the solutions you need to solve tough manufacturing and supply chain challenges, identify best practices, exceed customer demands and gain competitive edge.

There's a reason we call MODEX "the Greatest Supply Chain Show on Earth." It's where 850 of the leading manufacturing and supply chain providers gather to showcase their latest and greatest solutions. If your business needs to maximize operational efficiency and cut costs, your solutions will be waiting at MODEX.

The industry's brightest minds will gather to network and share their perspectives on the ever-evolving state of the supply chain – where it's headed, new ideas, innovation and more. 

Attendee Information:

Why Attend

The Expo

MODEX will provide attendees access to the latest manufacturing and supply chain equipment and technologies. 


Over 800 exhibitors from industry, commerce and government will display their supply chain solutions and innovations on the 250,000 square foot show floor.

Material Handling Equipment and Systems: Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems, Alternative Fuel Systems, Casters/Wheels/Tires, Hydraulic and Electrical Components and Controls, Robots, Personnel/Burden Carriers, Racks, Forklifts, Batteries, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Unit Handling Systems, Conveyors and Sortation Equipment, Ergonomic and Safety Equipment, Scissor Lifts, Order Picking, Carousels, Modular Drawer Storage, Sustainable Facility Solutions, Tool Handling, Shelving and Workstations 

Packaging, Containers, and Shipping Equipment: Box and Carton Makers, Packaging Machinery, Wrapping, Inspection of Products by Weight or Scanning, Pallets, Wire Baskets, Plastic and Metal Containers, Palletizing Equipment.

Inventory Management and Controlling Technologies: Computers, Controllers, Software Programs, Systems Integrators, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Warehouse Management Systems, Supply Chain and Logistics Execution Systems, Wireless and Remote Control Systems, Order Management Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning and Transportation Management Systems. 

Dock and Warehouse Equipment and Supplies: Dock Levelers, Dock Pads, Doors, Forklift Trucks, Racks, Flooring, Handling Systems, Forklift Attachments, Conveyors, Hoists, Cranes, Monorails, Below/Hook Lifting Devices. Consultants and Distribution System Planners: Simulators, Modelers, System Designers, Distribution Consultants, Reverse Logistics and Third Party Logistics.

Automatic Identification Equipment and Systems: Bar Code Printers and Scanners, Vision Systems, Voice Recognition Systems, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Systems, Systems Integrators.

Supply Chain Management: Alternative Fuel Systems, Parcel Management and Distribution, Reverse Logistics, Third Party Logistics, Sustainable Facility Equipment, Supply Chain and Logistics Execution Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning and Transportation Management Systems, Inventory Security Services.

Supply Chain Conference

The MODEX Supply Chain Conference brings together leading experts from the industry to give you the latest information on manufacturing and supply chain trends, technologies and innovations. The conference also includes valuable opportunities to network with your peers.

  • Show floor seminars that complement the solutions you see on the exhibit floor
  • Keynotes on leading supply chain topics
  • Collocated educational sessions from premier authorities in manufacturing and the supply chain industry
  • Social opportunities for networking with solution providers and other industry professionals

Exhibitor Information:

MODEX 2018 is one of the largest global manufacturing, distribution and supply chain expos in North America. By exhibiting at MODEX, you'll connect with others who are all about what's new and what's next in manufacturing, distribution and the supply chain. It's the perfect opportunity to stand out, differentiate your company, multiply your contacts, and grow face-to-face relationships.

Who Should Exhibit at MODEX 2018?

  • Material handling and logistics equipment systems and software solution providers
  • Third party logistics providers
  • Supply chain solution providers and consultants
  • Systems integrators
  • Sustainable facility and alternative fuel solutions providers
  • Packaging and unitizing solution providers

About MHI:

The Industry That Makes Supply Chains Work

MHI is the nation's largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events.

This is a biennial event.

Attendees - Event Information and Registration

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit

Keynote Speakers

Juan Perez

Chief Information and Engineering Officer, UPS

Hear how UPS -- a worldwide leader in logistics and one of Georgia’s own – embraces innovation to anticipate tomorrow’s challenges today. Juan Perez, Chief Information and Engineering Officer, will discuss how UPS is involved in, responding to, and preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution enabled by the industrial Internet of Things, ongoing evolution of mobility and smart cities.

Juan Perez is the Chief Information and Engineering Officer for UPS and a member of the UPS Management Committee, which is responsible for the company’s long-range vision and strategy. 

Juan was promoted to CIO in early 2016, after serving as Vice President of Technology. Through different rotations in that role, he was responsible for technology systems supporting the company’s billing, financial, accounting, human resources, package operations, driver dispatch and operational planning, scanning, logistics, customer service, and sales.

Juan’s career has included numerous contributions that have led to greater efficiencies in operations, enhancements to customer service, and reductions in environmental impact. His career has covered assignments in Operations, Industrial Engineering, Process Management, and Technology in corporate, US, and international business units.

One of most significant impacts made within the Technology function has been his work with the IT team that developed ORION, the On-road Integrated Optimization and Navigation system that optimizes delivery routes to improve service and efficiencies. The efforts of the IT and business teams in developing this technology will yield, when fully deployed in 2017 to over 55,000 drivers, a reduction of approximately 100 million miles and 100,000 metric tons of carbon emissions while providing significant savings and service improvements to the company.

Juan has also been a driving force in UPS’s evolution into advanced analytics, moving the company from descriptive analytics and a reliance on historical data to predictive analytics with customer data as the foundation. The development of UPS’s Package Flow Technologies is a demonstration of the benefits to UPS’s customers and operations through the linkage between data, analytics, technology, and operational know-how. Juan also supported the development of the UPS Access Point™ Network technology. UPS Access Point locations allow customers to choose when, where, and how they want their packages delivered and support UPS’s B2C strategy. Through efforts like these Juan has secured several patents that support UPS’s intellectual property.

In addition to his CIO responsibilities, Juan is now responsible for the Engineering group and the Advanced Technology Group (ATG). ATG is a newly formed team charged with the development and testing of the new technologies that will add efficiency and capabilities to the UPS network.

Juan’s team has also been at the forefront of implementing Artificial Intelligence solutions to improve customer service and they have recently implemented Virtual Reality technology to improve training in operations.

In 2013 he was recognized by Computerworld as a Premier 100 IT Leader. In 2015 and 2016 Juan was also recognized as one of the top 100 Hispanic IT leaders by the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) and also by the Atlanta Telecom Professionals (ATP) with the 2015 Leadership Award demonstrating UPS’s leadership in technology. In 2017, Juan was named one of the top 100 CIOs by the UK-based publication Hot-Topics and has been a featured speaker and contributor to several conferences and publications.

Juan holds a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering and an MS in Computer and Manufacturing Engineering, from the University of Southern California. He is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the American Society for Quality and holds several certificates in project management, business administration, and IT management. He also serves as a program evaluator for the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Juan is the executive advisor for the UPS Latino Business Resource Group which supports diversity across the enterprise and is a trustee of the Southeast Region Boys and Girls Club of America.

Nathan Deal

Governor of Georgia

Governor Deal welcomes MODEX attendees to Georgia as he details the states’ significant investments in supply chain and transportation infrastructure for moving goods quickly and efficiently through the southeastern region.

Andrew McAfee

Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy and a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management

How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy

How will digital technologies such as robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles impact business moving forward? In this fascinating keynote, Andrew McAfee demonstrates how technology is rewriting the business playbook, and how a great deal of standard business practice is now dangerously out of date.

Best practices are changing rapidly in this time of astonishing technological progress. This fast-paced, lively, and content-rich talk explains why this is, and delivers smart guidance for the next generation of business leaders.

Andrew McAfee is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy and a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He studies how computer technologies are changing business, the economy, and society. His 2014 book on these topics, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, has won several prestigious awards and has been both a New York Times and Wall Street Journal top ten bestseller. His newest book, Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future, published June 2017, offers an executive’s guide to succeeding during this turbulent era when technologies are hurtling forward at such a startling pace.

Andy writes popular blogs, academic papers, and articles for publications including Harvard Business ReviewThe EconomistThe Wall St. Journal, and The New York Times. He's talked about his work on CNN and 60 Minutes, at the World Economic Forum, TED and the Aspen Ideas Festival, with Tom Friedman, Charlie Rose, and Fareed Zakaria, and in front of innumerable global and domestic audiences.

He was educated at Harvard and MIT. He lives in Cambridge, watches too much Red Sox baseball, doesn't ride his motorcycle enough, and starts his weekends with the NYT Saturday crossword.


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