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As 2015 comes to a close, MHI would like to provide the readers of the MHI Newswire a look at the most popular articles from the year. The news brief will resume publication Jan. 6, 2016.

 

MHI Blog -- Accounting for approximately 17 percent of GDP and 14 percent of employment globally, the manufacturing sector is the engine of global trade – 70 percent of the entire global trade volume stems from manufacturing companies.




Against this background, a report released by DHL titled "Engineering & Manufacturing 2025+ – Building the World" highlights that supply chain concepts need to be regionalized, interconnected, more resilient and sustainable as well as more agile to comply with trends such as shifting markets, customization and increased compliance.
 

MHI Blog -- Katherine Johnson is a space scientist, mathematician, physicist, and pioneer who spent a remarkable three decades at NASA. November 24, 2015, Katherine received the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack H. Obama.




Her work at NASA as a research mathematician had profound impact on space science. Katherine calculated the launch window for American’s first human space flight, verified the calculation for John Glen’s historic first American orbit of Earth, calculated the trajectory of Apollo 11’s flight to the moon and worked on the plan that saved the Apollo 13 crew.
 

MHI Blog -- We should embrace robotics and automation not fear it, according to the latest research by Barclays.




Investing in automation has the potential to boost the UK economy over the next decade and safeguard jobs across sectors. According to the research, than half (58%) of British manufacturers already invest in automation and 76% believe there are opportunities for further investment.
 

MHI Blog -- Market opportunities, the search for talent and business disruption concerns top the priority list when determining where to set up or expand facilities.




A new report by Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), "Footprint 2020: Expansion and optimization approaches for U.S. manufacturers," examines the trends driving global manufacturing footprint shifts and explores the next generation of locations manufacturers are considering.
 
Tauber Institute for Global Operations at University of Michigan
Vidir Inc.

MHI Blog -- Automation is creating improvements in manufacturing and supply chain efficiency that is driving up profits and employment. According to a new white paper titled "Robots Fuel the Next Wave of U.S. Productivity and Job Growth" there is a strong correlation between automation implementation and employment growth.




The paper, published by The Association for Advancing Automation (A3), cites key statistics that during the non-recessionary periods – 1996-2000, 2002-2007, and 2010-2014 – general employment and automation shipments both increased.
 

MHI Blog -- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics November 6th national jobs report, Warehousing and storage companies added 5,100 jobs over the last month. Overall warehousing and storage businesses have added 18,200 jobs since June, and 46,100 jobs over the past 12 months.




The Wall Street Journal reports that this is the strongest employment growth in the sector since July and a sign of the growing impact of e-commerce in logistics hiring.
 

MHI Blog -- "I work in the supply chain" is often followed by "what’s that?" or "what do you do?" Or it can bring to mind negative stereotypes of workers spending endless hours in dark, dingy factories.




The reality is that supply chains are global enterprises led by a diverse group of professionals that utilize innovation, creativity and smart thinking to not only drive operational efficiency but to keep the economy going. Supply chain careers are some of the most rewarding and highly-compensated jobs that are now being seen as the new path to the C-suite. To increase awareness of this reality, MHI is launching a new awareness campaign where manufacturing and supply chain professionals can share their story and help promote the industry.
 
MHI Blog -- CBRE recently issued a report, "Global and Emerging Logistics Hubs," that identifies 30 logistics hubs that play a key role regional and global supply chains. The report also points to 20 emerging hubs that may become global hubs over the next decade.
 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
International Business Systems

MHI Blog -- Revealing what will be possible in the not-to-distant future, Amazon released a new video of one it’s drones in action.




This drone has a new more streamlined look and boasts a special square compartment for packages.
 
MHI Blog -- A study by Loyola University’s Supply and Value Chain Center, West Monroe Partners and BearingPoint found that more than half (51%) of North American supply chain executives say having a green supply chain is a strategic priority. While an additional 36% plan to address green supply chain in the short-, mid- or long-term, there are still 12% that place no importance on green supply chain.
 

MHI Blog -- Today authenticity is more than just a buzzword, it’s the cultural movement of the new millennium. Oxford Dictionaries defines authenticity as, "Of undisputed origin; genuine." Society devalues "fake" and is drawn to what is true in every part of life such as food, product reliability, environment and animal welfare, pricing and finances, leadership, communication, etc. 




An article from Stanford Business, Glenn Carroll: The Value of Authenticity, explains "One of the biggest trends driving consumer consumption during the past decade is the demand for "real," or authentic, items. Farmers markets, microbreweries, and all kinds of artisanal crafts, to name a few examples, have jumped in popularity." The question is why is this happening and how does this effect personal and company brands?
 

MHI Blog -- Today technology careers are largely male dominated, however we are seeing a movement to close the gender gap by major tech companies, public figures and pop culture icons. Girls Who Code is one of the leading organizations in this movement and aims to provide computer science education and exposure to one million young women by 2020. Their programs work to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
 
Engineering Innovation
Infor Global Solution
MHI’s new Career Forum  enables manufacturing and supply chain professionals to view current job postings of MHI member companies. Go to http://www.mhi.org/careers to find the perfect opportunity for you.
 

MHI Blog -- A new report by DHL titled ’Fair and Responsible Logistics’ asserts that by embedding fair and responsible logistics at the core of the business model, logistics providers ensure profits grow hand in hand with sustainability, creating lasting competitive advantage.




In the report, the key drivers of the fairness and responsibility transformation are analyzed, most importantly the growing expectations of consumers to ‘go fair.’ It also highlights that while many companies today are relying on digitalization and new technologies as key sources of business rejuvenation, they should not overlook the movement toward fair and responsible business as this is becoming an important source of future growth and lasting competitive advantage.
 

MHI Blog -- Supply Chain Insights recently announced the winners of the Supply Chains to Admire for 2015. This research identifies companies that outperformed their industry peer group in four key metrics: year-over-year growth, inventory turns, operating margin, and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) while driving improvement.




This analysis for the period of 2006-2014 rates companies on the supply chain metrics which have the highest correlation to market.
 

MHI Blog -- Introverts and Leadership. At face value, these appear to be two distinct characteristics that do not complement each other. When one hears the word introvert, terms like shy or reserved come to mind, and while these may be overarching generalizations of the trait, introversion is generally not something we equate to leadership.




To be successful in today’s extroverted business culture, the thought that effective leaders have to be outgoing and outspoken isn’t necessarily true. Perhaps quite the opposite, in fact. In a recent report, nearly 40% of executives surveyed identified themselves as introverts, including some of the world’s most successful executives – names like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Charles Schwab. Below are five key characteristics that play to introverts’ favor in becoming a successful leader.
 
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
 

 

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