Emulate3D Ltd.
 
   
MHISolutionsmag.com—The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are concepts that are impacting supply chains. MHI’s 2017 Annual Industry Report-- titled "Next-Generation Supply Chains: Digital, On-Demand and Always-On" –addresses them and explains how they are delivering on the promises of efficiency, agility and visibility.
 

MHI Blog—Manufacturing is often a part of the supply chain process because we bring them raw materials, they make stuff, and then we move the stuff. While manufacturing and supply chain are distinct and discrete processes, what happens in one will often affect the other.
 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.

ZD Net—This year is turning out to be a tipping point for how companies manage e-commerce fulfillment. Worldwide sales of warehousing and logistics robots hit a respectable $1.9 billion in 2016. By 2021, according to a forecast by research firm Tractica, the market will hit a whopping $22.4 billion.
 

Supply Chain Digital—Logistics giant DHL has warned the supply chain industry that more must be done to combat the growing talent gap crisis in the sector.
 

Readwrite—A bill to standardize self-driving across all states and exempt tens of thousands of cars every year from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rules has unanimously passed a House panel vote, paving the way for a full House vote in after the August recess.
 
Facility Safety: When a Doorway Isn't a Doorway
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.
Upper levels of enclosed elevated platforms often feature a set of doors that appear to be a doorway to another area of the mezzanine. However, if you were to open these doors you would discover that they do not lead to a room or a hallway, but instead lead to open space and the ground level below. This is an instance when a doorway isn’t a doorway, but rather a pallet drop area where a lift truck would load material up to these upper levels. Many times, swinging doors are put in place to enclose the mezzanine for climate or air control, and because there is a door in place, it’s often considered safe, but it is not, and can pose great risk to employees.
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Triple Pundit—You have heard a lot about self-driving cars lately, and perhaps some noise about the occasional autonomous semi-truck; after all, autonomous shipping along U.S. highways is reportedly Tesla’s next venture. Now two companies in Norway are joining forces to launch what they say will be the first zero-emissions ship that will also navigate the Scandinavian country’s waters driver-less, or should we say, captain-less.
 

National Real Estate Investor—Institutional investors are now competing for small, previously obsolete class-B, -C and -D industrial buildings in urban locations.
 

As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on Big Trends in Sustainability.

More and more, manufacturing and supply chain industry leaders are looking for ways to streamline operations and better manage resources such as energy. Learn how some are adopting sustainable business practices that reduce their environmental impact and ultimately improve their bottom lines.


 

CNN Money—The world's largest rice producer is hungry for more and looking to the U.S. for supplies.
 

Material Handling & Logistics—Despite the obstacles of implementing blockchain, the food industry and its supporting supply chains represent one of the most important applications of the technology.
 
Tri-Boro Storage Products
Vada, LLC

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.
 

BBC News—Tesco is launching a same-day delivery service across the UK to compete with online retail giant Amazon.
 

Advanced Manufacturing—Manufacturers are accelerating use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, according to a survey of 66 companies.
 
Engineering Innovation
Columbia Machine, Inc.
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EBN—Even though I like old movies, I am a 21st century supply chain professional who advocates a situational blend of personal and digital communication.
 

Material Handling & Logistics—A new warehouse robot known as Chuck has been developed to speed up split case picking operations.
 

MHI Blog—Supply chain, like any other job, can get repetitive, and occasionally that is... less than stimulating and you might find your motivation lacking. So we did some HQ research (we Googled like maniacs) to find some tips and tricks for staying motivated at work. Here are our favorites.
 

Air Cargo World—Market momentum for airfreight is carrying into the summer of 2017, with rates across 21 major east-west trade lanes up by 1.1 percent, year-over-year, to reach US$2.81 per kilogram. The latest Drewry’s East-West Airfreight Price Index indicates that, as load factors increase, demand for airfreight is outstripping new capacity coming onto the market.
 
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
 

 

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