GlobalSpec Announces Free Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology Online Tradeshow & Event

Online Event Offers Industry-Insider's View on the Latest Trends in Material Handling and Supply Chain Technology

Sep 18, 2012, 11:00 ET from GlobalSpec

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 

Who: GlobalSpec, the leading specialized vertical search, information services, e-publishing and online events company serving the engineering, technical and industrial communities, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS)

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What: GlobalSpec Online Trade Shows & Events are one-day, live and interactive sessions that connect a worldwide community of suppliers and distributors with their target market of engineering, technical and industrial professionals. At this free online event, attendees will learn about the latest supply chain strategies, software solutions, and material handling products. Attendees can also interact with exhibitors, network with peers, attend educational sessions and discover solutions to help their businesses reduce costs, improve customer service, and increase productivity and profitability.

When: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT (8:30 AM2:00 PM PDT)

  • Visit the Exhibit Hall, chat with booth representatives.
  • Visit the Knowledge Exchange to interact with other attendees and learn about new technology and products.
  • Visit the Resource Center and download materials.

Where: Free registration online at  

Event Schedule

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT (9:00 AM10:00 AM PDT)

Lean Manufacturing through Mobile Robotics
Today's "mobile robots" are challenging the conventional paradigms of intra-logistics. Meant to radically improve platform flexibility and resurrect AGV popularity, mobile robots herald a new age of lean manufacturing and distribution operations.
Presented by Erin Rapacki, product marketing manager, mobile robots, Adept Technology, Inc.

1:00 PM2:00 PM EDT (10:00 AM11:00 AM PDT)

Improving Efficiency in Your Warehouse: A Slotting Primer
What's your slotting strategy? If it's been a while since your last reslotting, your warehouse may be missing out on significant cost savings. This presentation will provide straight talk about the concepts of slotting optimization and discuss the nuts and bolts behind a clear slotting strategy that can increase efficiency, reduce labor costs, and improve warehouse space utilization.
Presented by Dan Basmaijan, president, Optricity

2:00 PM3:00 PM EDT (11:00 AM12:00 PM PDT)

Improve Profitability with Voice-Enabled Solutions
Today's DC leaders face relentless pressure to improve supply chain profitability and performance. This session examines the proven value of voice-enabled solutions in gaining workflow efficiencies that boost productivity, accuracy, and safety – helping companies better control operating costs while improving customer service and enabling growth.
Presented by Thomas Murray, vice president - product management and marketing, Vocollect (a business unit of Intermec, Inc.)

3:00 PM4:00 PM EDT (12:00 PM1:00 PM PDT)

Discover the Benefits of 24-Volt Conveying Solutions
Looking for a material handling solution that's known for its low power consumption? 24-volt DC conveyor systems may be your answer. Attendees of this presentation will learn why this innovative technology is growing at such a rapid pace in the manufacturing, packaging, and warehousing industries.
Presented by Boyce Bonham, director of integrator services, Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc.  

About GlobalSpec
GlobalSpec, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), is the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and manufacturing sector professionals. GlobalSpec provides its registered users with a domain-expert search engine to search more than 50,000 supplier catalogs by specification, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, over 15 annual online events, and more than 70 e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. For suppliers, GlobalSpec helps generate awareness, demand and engagement opportunities among the professionals they are looking to reach – from inbox to desktop, through networks and via real-time engagement.

About IHS ( IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS employs more than 6,000 people in more than 30 countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2012  IHS Inc.  All rights reserved. 


Amber Devin

Director, Marketing Communications


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