CICMHE is an independent organization that prepares and provides information, teaching materials and various events in support of material handling education and research. Founded in 1952, the main body of the Council is composed of fifteen college and university educators. Additional members are drawn from material handling equipment manufacturers, distributors, users and consultants, representatives of the business press, and professional staff members of organizations concerned with material handling education.

The College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) mission is to increase awareness, understanding, exploration, and development of material handling and logistics through fostering and nurturing high-value projects and events.

The College Industry Council on Material Handling Education is committed to:

  • Transforming CICMHE so its primary focus is on high-impact events and projects aiming for high-value teaching and learning and high-value research and innovation.

  • Transforming and modernizing existing educational offerings and creating new educational offerings to enable high-impact teaching and learning in material handling and related domains.

  • Identifying, fostering, facilitating, nurturing, and incubating research in MH and related domains to advance (elevate) the state of art and practice.

  • Leveraging connections between CICMHE members and councils, product sections, and member organizations in order to provide value for both MHI membership and the CICMHE community.

Through its various programs and diverse representation of membership, CICMHE facilitates the interchange of information among concerned individuals in industry, academia, and the user community to aid in improving and implementing material handling education.