Conference: Supply Chain Recognized As Fastest Growth Industry

The rapid expansion of the Supply Chain sector and its business and economic impact will be the focus of the 27th annual Material Handling & Logistics Conference . . .

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Milwaukee, WI – The economy has shifted from recession to recovery mode with automation and software technologies cited as one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rapid expansion of the sector and its business and economic impact will be the focus of the 27th annual Material Handling & Logistics Conference, sponsored by Dematic, a leading supplier of logistics systems for distribution, manufacturing and warehouse environments, September 9 to 12 in Park City, Utah.

Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes, chairman of Forbes Media, will serve as the Conference’s keynote speaker offering his international insights in the areas of economics, finance and corporate leadership. His presentation will also provide advice on how to grow businesses in challenging economic times and gain a competitive edge in the  $156 billion supply chain industry.

The Material Handling & Logistics Conference, themed Supply Chain Advantage, offers more than 50 educational sessions addressing supply chain trends, strategies and thought leadership.  Global developments impacting the flow of material in the current supply chain will be at the forefront of discussion, enabling attendees to learn how to increase profitability and shareholder value as the economy returns to a boom-cycle.

Stuart Varney, a FOX News economist, is also set to address the audience on Monday, September 10, highlighting the shifting domestic and global economic trends, and the implications for business, institutional investors, and individuals.

Investments made in automation and software technologies today are the difference between success and failure in delivering goods to customers and consumers at the speed and accuracy levels they demand, according to John Baysore, president and CEO, Dematic North America.

“The economic downturn did not slow innovation in this sector. Consumer demand for variety, convenience and affordability will continue to drive the industry. Dematic is at the forefront of developing multi-channel solutions that are scalable, flexible and modular to consistently address these customer needs in the rapidly changing marketplace,” Baysore added.

For more information regarding the 2012 Material Handling & Logistics Conference, visit, or contact Cheryl Falk, vice president, marketing communications, at [email protected] or (262) 860-6715.

About Dematic

Dematic is a global engineering company that provides a comprehensive range of intelligent warehouse logistics and materials handling solutions. With a global knowledge network of more than 4000 skilled logistics professionals, Dematic is able to provide customers with a unique perspective in world-class materials handling solution design. Our commitment to solution development combined with engineering centers and manufacturing plants in the North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific ensures Dematic has the range and capability to provide reliable, flexible, cost-effective solutions globally. Our successful track record has led to the development and implementation of more than 5000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium, and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors. Dematic generates a global business volume of approximately $1.3 billion.

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