You won’t want to miss these six must-sees at this year’s much-anticipated supply chain show.

As the creators of MODEX say, the speed of manufacturing, supply chain and transportation operations continues to accelerate, making the future of our industry dependent on today’s forward-thinking decisions. At MODEX, taking place March 9-12, 2020 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, attendees will be able to connect with over 900 of the leading providers and learn from the industry’s best minds in how key industry trends and innovations can transform your supply chain operations.

Jam-packed with four powerful keynote speakers, 100+ free education sessions and 900+ supply chain industry experts in the exhibit hall, MODEX 2020 is bound to impress (and overwhelm). To help you plan your show, we’ve dug deep into the agenda and pulled the 6 most-anticipated supply chain and IT experiences at MODEX 2020:

1. On-Floor Seminar: Orchestrating Man & Machine
Tuesday, March 10 | 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Theater I

Presented by Adam Kline, Senior Director – Product Management, Manhattan Associates

Are you ready to orchestrate and optimize distribution center resources? Interested in what it means to implement order streaming (OS) with a warehouse execution system (WES)? Join Manhattan Associates’ Adam Kline as he introduces you to this powerful, future-focused combination of software that results in highly utilized distribution center resources that ensure higher throughput, better picking and packing efficiencies, and lower order cycle times. Walk away with some key metrics that will help you understand how to best orchestrate man & machine in your own 21st century distribution center.

Helpful resource: How to Win with ProShip Multi-Carrier Shipping Software and Manhattan Associates [Download]

2. Preview of the 2020 MHI Annual Industry Report with George W. Prest
Wednesday, March 11 | 8:45 AM

This is your opportunity to be the first to have access to this new report on the supply chain trends and technologies that are transforming supply chains. George W. Prest, CEO of MHI, will present the report findings and moderate a panel of manufacturing and supply chain professionals to discuss the real-world significance of the report findings.

Panelists: Wim Appelo, Worldwide Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy, Innovation & Deployment, Johnson & Johnson, Randy V. Bradley, Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Haslam College of Business, The University of Tennessee, Arpana Brahmbhatt, US Industry Solutions – Manufacturing, Microsoft, Rick Faulk, CEO, Locus Robotics

3. On-Floor Seminar: Need to unify commerce? Look to Order Management. Why OMS in the cloud is the key to agile, profitable, customer-centric commerce.
Wednesday, March 11 | 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Theater G

Presented by Jim Barnes, CEO at enVista and Charlie Hillebold, VP of Engineering at enVista

To remain competitive and deliver a consistent, stellar brand experience, omni-channel organizations must rapidly enable agile, customer-centric commerce across the enterprise. A next-gen OMS on a unified commerce cloud platform is the lynchpin solution providing enterprise inventory visibility, optimal order orchestration and enabling your company to deliver personalized experiences and buy/fulfill/return anywhere commerce.

Find out how retail leaders are: Rapidly integrating and leveraging OMS, managing high order volumes and data sets; obtaining a single enterprise view of item, order, inventory, customer and payment; benefitting from a next-gen OMS on a common platform alongside POS, PIM, vendor drop shipping, store fulfillment, e-Commerce and EDI; enabling buy, fulfill and return anywhere, customer-centric commerce; delighting customers to drive more sales and improve competitive advantage.

4. A Conversation with Peyton & Archie Manning
Wednesday, March 11 | 1:00 PM

MODEX is all about bringing supply chain professionals together to share stories, learn from each other, and come away ready to take on new challenges. And who better to help do that than Peyton Manning, two-time Super Bowl champion and five-time NFL MVP, and his father Archie Manning, also a former NFL quarterback and patriarch of the famous Manning family. During this keynote, they will share their stories about the power of teamwork, collaboration, preparation, and giving back both on the field and in business. Don’t miss this inspirational and dynamic discussion about football and what it can teach you about life.

5. MHI Industry Night with Colin Jost
Wednesday, March 11 | 4:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Sponsored by our partner BlueYonder (formerly JDA), this year’s MHI Industry Night will features food, drinks and entertainment by comedian Colin Jost. Colin Jost serves as a head writer for “Saturday Night Live.” He started writing for “SNL” in 2005 and has been co-anchor of “Weekend Update” since 2014.

Jost co-hosted the special editions of “Weekend Update” that aired on MSNBC during the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions as well as the primetime “Weekend Update Summer Edition” in 2017. In 2018, Jost and co-anchor Michael Che hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards. Additionally, Jost wrote and starred in the Paramount/Netflix film “Staten Island Summer,” based on his days as a lifeguard.

You must buy tickets to this exciting event, so purchase early!

6. Explore the Expo Hall
Ongoing throughout show

A. ProShip | Booth #6368

As the most trusted global provider of automated multi-carrier shipping software, ProShip empowers its customers to ship at lightning speeds, stay carrier compliant 24/7/365 and build stronger-than-ever customer revenue streams. With almost two decades of enterprise experience in the shipping and supply chain industry, ProShip’s time-tested technology and advanced functionality continues to remain unmatched. Retailers who choose ProShip, choose the number one in speed, compliance, reliability and experience.

We’re not like those other guys. We understand that your business is more than boxes and labels – it’s about the customers you serve, the moments you help create and the effort it takes to keep them coming back time and time again. Join more than 25% of NRF’s Top 100 Retailers who ship parcel, and go beyond the box with ProShip.

B. enVista | Booth 7688

enVista is a leading global software solutions and consulting services firm enabling enterprise commerce for the world’s leading manufacturers, distributors and omni-channel retailers. enVista uniquely delivers both physical and digital commerce solutions – optimizing supply chain efficiencies to drive cost savings, and unifying commerce to drive customer engagement and revenue. These comprehensive capabilities, combined with enVista’s market-leading Unified Commerce Platform, and the firm’s ability to consult, implement and operate across supply chain, transportation, IT, enterprise business solutions and omni-channel commerce, allows mid-market and Fortune 100/5000 companies to leverage enVista as a trusted advisor across their enterprises.

C. Manhattan Associates | Booth #7485

Manhattan Associates is a technology leader in supply chain and omnichannel commerce. We unite information across the enterprise, converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution. Our software, platform technology and unmatched experience help drive both top-line growth and bottom-line profitability for our customers.

Manhattan Associates designs, builds and delivers leading edge cloud and on-premise solutions so that across the store, through your network or from your fulfillment center, you are ready to reap the rewards of the omnichannel marketplace. For more information, please visit

D. BlueYonder | Booth #7266

Blue Yonder (formerly JDA Software, Inc.) provides seamless, friction-free commerce, empowering every organization and person on the planet to fulfill their potential. Blue Yonder’s machine learning-driven digital fulfillment platform enables clients to deliver to their customers when, how and where they want it. Applying over 35 years of domain expertise, contextual intelligence and data science, Blue Yonder is helping more than 3,300 of the world’s leading manufacturers, retailers and logistics companies create more autonomous, sustainable and profitable operations.  

E. Open Sky Group | Booth #7370

Open Sky Group is a global specialist in JDA’s Supply Chain Platform. We offer a unique methodology of disciplined agility and a no modifications approach that enables rapid implementation and upgrade of JDA WMS, WLM, WFM and TMS for a faster return on investment.

Our adept consultants have an average of 15 years of experience with supply chain execution systems (WMS, TMS, Labor, etc.) – and 18 years of supply chain operations experience. Most got their start with companies who implemented JDA RedPrairie for their own supply chain. This means that our consultants are real practitioners of Supply Chain.

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We know that trade shows can get quite hectic, so we’re providing multiple ways for attendees to connect with us. Throughout the entire show, ProShip representatives can be found in booth #6368 and attendees are invited to schedule a one-on-one meeting with us before slots fill up!

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