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2017 MHhuddle Conference

The Material Handling Huddle is an opportunity for you to build more profitable businesses through networking and education. Increase your knowledge of issues, regulations, products and services vital to our industry. Develop and improve relationships with other dealers and manufacturers.

Join us at the Holiday Inn-Rolling Meadows, Ill. for an educational one-day conference, June 7, with key industry leaders giving you ideas to take back to your business tomorrow. This four-session format will include topics that are trending in the industry. Take part in networking opportunities before and during the event, plus a vendor mall for ideas on products and services to expand your product line.

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Material Handling Feature Stories


Closing calls like a pro

March 13, 2017

By: Kate Zabriskie

Telephone customer service may look easy, but until you’re responsible for navigating the world of tough calls, it’s difficult to appreciate the kicking, blocking, and sparring skills some customers have... Read more about Closing calls like a pro

Building a safety culture in your warehouse

March 9, 2017

Based on recent results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries conducted by the US Bureau of Labor Standards, fatal injuries have declined by nearly 25 percent over the past 10 years. Out of 4821 total fatal work injuries in 2014, 94... Read more about Building a safety culture in your warehouse

How ProMat can keep your company moving forward

February 24, 2017

From April 3 to April 6, over 850 solution providers and thousands of attendees will converge on McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America, for ProMat, the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in... Read more about How ProMat can keep your company moving forward

Confidence compounds: The impact of boldy seizing opportunities

February 22, 2017

By Jill Johnson

One of the most significant leadership skills you need to develop is your confidence. It is an essential core leadership competency. Confidence allows you to have impact far beyond your title or level within your... Read more about Confidence compounds: The impact of boldy seizing opportunities

Three questions that capture your customer’s attention

January 26, 2017

By: Stu Schlackman

You may be asking yourself, “Why didn’t I get the follow-up meeting with that recent prospect?” You asked all the right questions and got the answers you needed to qualify them. You had their budget, knew their... Read more about Three questions that capture your customer’s attention

21st century leadership intelligence

January 16, 2017

By: Magi Graziano

Being an effective leader of people in today’s world seems to be much more complicated than in years past. In the previous century, for the vast majority, work was approached as a means for survival. The level of... Read more about 21st century leadership intelligence

Blog: One point lesson plans – an effective learning tool in a manufacturing environment

December 16, 2016

Prepared by: William Brum, P.E., Manager, Aftermarket Parts & Service at Butler Automatic, Inc.

Today’s manufacturing equipment can be complicated in nature with many... Read more about Blog: One point lesson plans – an effective learning tool in a manufacturing environment

Why smart manufacturing is a dumb idea

December 12, 2016

By Steven L. Blue

Someone asked me recently my thoughts on Smart Manufacturing. The so-called IT revolution in the factory. They couldn’t believe that I didn’t see Smart Manufacturing as the salvation of American... Read more about Why smart manufacturing is a dumb idea

Which pallet rack is right for your warehouse?

November 11, 2016

With all of the different options of pallet racking systems available, it can be challenging to figure out which type of pallet racking would be best for your warehouse inventory management. There is a lot you should consider besides just... Read more about Which pallet rack is right for your warehouse?

Good Profits versus Bad Profits

November 7, 2016

What’s the True Cost of Only Focusing on the Bottom Line?
By: Dr. Kevin Coughlin

Is there really such a thing as bad profits? With business getting larger and more powerful, and investors feeling and expecting ever greater ROI,... Read more about Good Profits versus Bad Profits

Going global? You’ll need a map

October 28, 2016

By Anna Schlegel
Going global is not for the faint of heart! It is a delicate dance across many departments in any one company. Corporate Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the employees, the product and the... Read more about Going global? You’ll need a map

Rise in domestic and professional service robots owing to development in artificial intelligence

October 25, 2016

The service robot market is set to expand in the next couple of years owing to demand coming from healthcare, agriculture, and logistics sector.

The service robotics market has seen a tremendous growth in the last decade as technology... Read more about Rise in domestic and professional service robots owing to development in artificial intelligence



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