With MODEX 2020 just next month, (March 9 – 12 in Atlanta) first time attendees, repeat attendees, and members of the media are asking the question: What’s new in the material handling arena? Both new and long-time exhibitors proclaim a new product innovation; rarely has the new product been thoroughly field tested or old products are merely a repackaged version of what was introduced at ProMat in Chicago last year.
Given the proliferation of warehouses, distribution centers, direct to consumer (D2C) business models, fleets of AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots), questioning the validity of innovation is worthy of examination. Unlike in prior years when attendees would walk the show floor for days, many are using the MHI MODEX app and visiting for just a single day. For that reason, a compelling innovation from ForwardX (Booth 1207) should be the first stop for serious AMR decision-makers.