MHI Announces Winners of 2024 MHI Innovation and StartUp Awards

Thursday, March 14, 2024

MHI is pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 MHI Innovation and Startup Awards. 
After receiving 193 submissions for this years’ awards, judges comprised of professionals from the material handling and supply chain industry completed the initial vetting process. 
Three finalists were previously chosen and announced as the most innovative products in each category - Best Innovation of an Existing Product, Best IT Innovation, Best New Innovation, and Best New Innovation in Sustainability based on concept, value, and impact. The winners were announced on March 13 at MHI Industry Night at MODEX 2024.
The 2024 MHI Innovation Award winners are:
• Best Innovation of an Existing Product - ForwardX Robotics
• Best IT Innovation - Configura, Inc.
• Best New Innovation - Slip Robotics
• Best New Innovation in Sustainability - Avery Dennison
The MHI Innovation Award serves to educate and provide valuable insights on the latest manufacturing and supply chain products and services to MODEX attendees. MODEX 2024 exhibitors were called to submit a new product, product line, technology or service or new application of existing products or technology that create quantifiable and sustainable results in terms of ROI, cost savings, customer satisfaction, etc. 
MHI would like to thank the individuals who graciously volunteered their time as Innovation Award judges. 
To see more information and learn more about all of the Innovation Award submissions, click here to see all Innovation Award nominees.
Gig and Take Wins 2024 MHI StartUp Award
Gig and Take was the winner of the 2024 MHI StartUp Award. The StartUp Pavilion is a specialized area on the MODEX show floor where companies showcase emerging supply chain tech and innovation. This award was chosen by supply chain professionals at the MODEX event. Gig and Take impressed the judges with their software solution, showcasing a user-friendly interface and the capability to offer flexible, accessible schedules to workers, effectively mitigating concerns related to labor shortages.
About MHI
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI’s over 970 members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers and third-party logistics providers. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for their members, their members’ customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. The association sponsors the ProMat and MODEX exhibitions to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals. The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) is a division of MHI and provides education and research to the warehousing, distribution, and logistics community.
MODEX 2024 will be held March 11-14 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. Over 1,175 exhibitors will showcase their solutions on MODEX’s show floor totaling over 579,000 square feet of manufacturing and supply chain solutions. MODEX exhibits will represent all segments of the material handling and supply chain logistics industry, from traditional, manual equipment to computerized, automated systems, e-comm fulfillment and last mile logistics. MODEX 2024 will also feature a comprehensive educational conference including keynotes and show floor educational seminars led by industry experts and leading authorities. For more information on exhibiting or attending MODEX, visit



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