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MHI Blog—In these days of rapidly advancing technology, Big Data can be seen one of two ways: as a vehicle for simplification or the speed bump that makes things more complex.



The difference? In terms of the supply chain, the experts say it’s understanding big data’s new business case, using it to automate processes and discover end-to-end supply chain visibility and flexibility, and to expand an organization’s ecosystem well beyond its four walls.
 

EBN—Some people think that the supply chain is behind in terms
of technology. The technology, though, is available. As an industry, we should
start looking at the best ways of leveraging these technologies for benefit.
 

CoStar—Industrial real estate's unprecedented bull run is expected
to continue well into 2017 as both importers and exporters continue to seek
warehouse and distribution centers close to major seaports and inland hubs,
while increasingly venturing out to secondary markets.
 
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Tech Crunch—Ford CEO Mark Fields was at CES this year, and talked about
what Ford’s doing with its Smart Mobility business, why it made sense to
acquire Chariot, to partner with Amazon for in-car Alexa integration, and to
generally build out its services portfolio.
 
Computer World—Recently Samanage, a vendor that offers an enterprise service management platform, released the results of a survey that looked into the use of technology within organizations and specifically how impactful technology is on organizational productivity.



The survey, fielded to nearly 3,000 U.S. working adults, found that workers spend an average of 520 hours a year -- more than one full day’s work each week -- on repetitive services and tasks that could be easily automated.
 
RevCycle Intelligence—From gauze and paper gowns to implantable medical devices and prescription drugs, provider organizations must implement efficient healthcare supply chain management processes to cut overall costs and standardize care delivery.
 
As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on: The Future of Delivery: Drones Versus Wheeled Autonomous Vehicles.

Recent excitement around drone delivery has drawn a lot of industry attention. However, we may be ignoring the more realistic opportunity to use a hybrid of both drones and wheeled autonomous vehicles to deliver packages.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO.

 

MHI Blog—"Consumer-centric" is the key to success in today’s omni-channel
environment. As retailers strive to meet consumer demand for a seamless
shopping experience across all channels—brick and mortar locations and
online—the winners will be material handling professionals who understand the
need for new approaches to distribution and fulfillment centers.

 
MH&L—From major retailers' increased influence over every aspect of logistics to the opening (finally!) of the Panama Canal expansion to the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President and the promise of a whole new regulatory environment in Washington, 2016 was a remarkable year in the supply chain.
 
MHI Blog—While the term "Industry 4.0" is appearing more frequently both in mainstream media and on the minds of corporate leaders worldwide, its meaning—or its ultimate impact—aren’t well understood.



To help companies gain a better grasp on the coming of the fourth industrial revolution, MHI Solutions sat down with Markus Lorenz, partner and managing director of The Boston Consulting Group’s industrial goods and operations practices in Munich, Germany.
 

Forbes—There have been a number of confusing and contradictory reports today speculating on the future of Apple’s supply chain. Following the election of Donald Trump as the new President of the US, many companies are beginning to review their international exposure to overseas manufacturing. Apple is just the latest that is looking to create more manufacturing jobs back in the US, according to qq.com.
 
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Supply Chain Dive—Mexico is aflame in protest. Supply chains are suffering. It was supposed to be a routine price hike by the Mexican government, but when the government announced late last year it would remove its remaining price subsidies, which raised the price of gasoline by up to 20% in some cases, citizens took to the streets to protest the policy.
 

Global Trade Mag—According to the latest market study released by Technavio,
the global rail logistics market is expected to grow at a compound annual
growth rate (CAGR) of nearly four percent between 2017 and 2021.
 
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.
 

EBN—Ellen MacArthur,founder of Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and a global
expert on circular economy, gave a keynote during the first European Circular
Economy Summit, held in Barcelona together with the Smart City Expo World
Congress. After describing her experience as a sailor, and how going solo
around the world taught her about finite resources, she gave a comprehensive
explanation of the Circular Economy concept and why we need to embrace a new
way to manufacture and consume products.
 
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Transport Topics—Autonomous truck technology holds the potential to enhance safety, efficiency and productivity in the trucking industry, but its successful deployment will depend on regulation that supports it rather than hinders it, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said.
 
The Hill—Toll roads may surge under a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal being floated by Donald Trump. The president elect’s idea for rebuilding the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges relies on private companies instead of the federal government to back transportation projects. Experts say that means investors will be attracted to projects that can recoup their investment costs using some sort of revenue stream, such as through tolls or user fees.
 
CNBC—Amazon has been awarded a patent for a giant flying warehouse that acts as a launchpad for drones to deliver items within minutes. The U.S. e-commerce giant described plans for an "airborne fulfillment center" (AFC) such as an airship or blimp that would float at an altitude of around 45,000. 
 
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