Global E-Commerce: How Advanced Material Handling Systems are Changing Our World.


IEEE Cincinnati May 23 Section Meeting

Global E-Commerce

Each year, e-commerce continues to improve on its already impressive retail sales market share.  As brick and mortar stores like Sears and Toys’R’Us file bankruptcy, Amazon and Walmart are growing profits. People want their products faster, cheaper, and with more convenience. Have you ever wondered how Amazon is able to promise 2 day or faster delivery?  The key factor driving this capability is automation. To ramp up output, ensure accuracy, and limit downtime, the systems that make this possible are comprised of an increasingly diverse and sophisticated array of electrical devices and control technologies that will be explained and explored.




DINNER RESERVATIONS Members: $15.00. Non-members: $20.00. (Sorry we had to increase our dinner fees.) TWO WAYS TO PAY FOR DINNER (but you must register - use red and yellow REGISTER link below) 1) PayPal - Use the [Register and pay the fee now] button. 2) Check or cash at the door - Use the [Register and pay the fee at the meeting] button. Correct change appreciated. Make checks payable to "IEEE Cincinnati Section". Those desiring to use their bank's bill payer service to send a check, rather than paying at the meeting, should contact for details.

Members should enter your IEEE Membership number when registering in order to qualify for the discounted meal price. Please enter only the digits. Experienced members might have to add leading zeros to properly enter their membership number. Use the Drop-down box on the Registration page to select Member or Non-member Dinner. The system will not allow you to select Member Dinner if you have entered the wrong IEEE Membership number or if you have typed anything other than the digits. 

WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting and/or enjoy the dinner even if you did not register in advance. Walk-ins pay a higher $20 dinner fee. Raffel's determines our cost based on the number of plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee if you eat even if you arrive late or didn't pre-register.

DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation. Refunds for PayPal payments are complicated, and we request that you leave the funds on deposit for a future meeting.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 23 May 2019
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are America/New_York
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  • 10160 Reading Road
  • Cincinnati (Evendale), Ohio
  • United States 45241
  • Building: Raffel's Catering
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  • Starts 01 May 2019 12:05 AM
  • Ends 22 May 2019 12:05 AM
  • All times are America/New_York
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Rylan C. Maynard


Global E-Commerce: Advanced Material Handling Systems

Mr. Rylan C. Maynard


Rylan C. Maynard received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA, in 2016. He is currently a Electrical Engineer with Honeywell Intelligrated, Inc., Mason, OH, USA, responsible for designing the electrical power distribution and controls architecture for material handling systems installed across the U.S. and Canada. He is also responsible for coordinating building permits and arc flash analysis requirements for multiple concurrent projects across the company. His primary technical interests are in the areas of power distribution systems and building automation.

Address:Ohio, United States


Social Time: 5:30 - 6:00 (Cash bar, free soft beverages)

Dinner: 6:00 - 7:00 (Reservation requested)

Presentation: 7:00 - ~8:00 (You may attend the presentation without buying dinner).


Buffet Menu:

Beef Lasagna
Veggie Lasagna
Mostaccioli Marinara
Vegetable Medley
Caesar Salad
Garlic Breadsticks

Tea and soft drinks are included, and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.