GlobalSpec Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology Online Trade Show and Event Draws More Than 900 Attendees

 GlobalSpec Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology Online Trade Show and
                     Event Draws More Than 900 Attendees

Nearly all of the engineering, technical and industrial professionals at
GlobalSpec virtual event are decision makers

PR Newswire

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2012

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Sept.27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The September 19
"Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology" online trade show and event
hosted by GlobalSpec, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), drew more
than 900 participants, with nearly all of the attendees reporting they are
decision makers within their organizations. The free virtual conference is now
available on demand to give engineers and industrial professionals easy access
to educational presentations and industry-leading supplier resources from the
live-day event.

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GlobalSpec's "Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology" event provided the
opportunity to learn about the latest supply chain strategies, software
solutions, and material handling products. Attendees were able to participate
in educational sessions offering industry expertise on innovations, trends,
and technologies across key areas of the material handling/supply chain
universe, including: conveyors & overhead handling; purchasing and logistics;
warehousing and storage; RFID, data capture, and control; lift trucks, loading
docks, and AGVs.

Industrial professionals were able to take advantage of these learning and
networking opportunities from the convenience of their desktops, without
having to budget for travel expenses or lose time away from the office.

"Our Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology online event was a valuable
opportunity for industrial professionals to hear from some of the foremost
experts in these fields and connect with leading suppliers about the latest
technologies impacting this industry," said Donna Lewis, vice president of
e-publishing and e-events for GlobalSpec. "Our exhibitors connected with a
highly engaged and captivated audience and were able to showcase their
products, innovations and technologies."

Speakers and topics at the event included:

  oLean 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
  oImproving 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 provided straight talk about the concepts of slotting
    optimization and discussed the nuts and bolts behind a clear slotting
    strategy that can increase efficiency, reduce labor costs, and improve
    warehouse space utilization.
    Presented by Dan Basmajian, president, Optricity
  oImprove Profitability with Voice-Enabled Solutions – Today's DC leaders
    face relentless pressure to improve supply chain profitability and
    performance. This session examined 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.)
  oDiscover 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.

Companies exhibiting at this event included: LEWCO, Inc.; Jamco Products,
Inc.; Sprint Communications Company, L.P.; FabEnCo, Inc.; IHS Inc.; Kardex
Remstar; and Lumberg Automation - A Belden Brand.

For more information on exhibiting opportunities for the Power Generation and
Distribution Equipment event in 2013, download an exhibitor kit or call
800.261.2052.

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 (www.ihs.com)
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.

Contact:
Amber Devin
Director – Marketing Communications
GlobalSpec, Inc.
Tel: 518.880.0200 ext. 5338
adevin@globalspec.com

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Website: http://www.globalspec.com