Emulate3D Ltd.
MHI Blog—Virtual reality has joined trucking simulators and augmented reality systems for the ultimate driver training. This new technology is interactive and hand-ons, giving drivers the ability to develop muscle memory and experience a 360-degree street view inside the virtual reality headset.
 
Modern Materials Handling—Dimensioning systems are enabling warehouse and distribution operations to reduce shipping charges as well as increase storage capacities and more accurately measure and weigh products. In addition, some are more portable and can assess sizes of irregular objects.
 
EBN—More tech companies are focusing on the environmental aspects of the shipping process, and there are some tools that can help. Consider these options when making plans to minimize your carbon footprint.
 
The Wall Street Journal—Several ports were affected -- and temporarily closed – due to Hurricane Irma, but many are reopening soon, allowing the delivery of much-needed supplies to Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
Fox Business—Home-improvement stores, such as Lowe’s and Home Depot, are rushing supplies into Florida to help with rebuilding efforts. Some of the supplies are coming from distribution centers that are based near hurricane-prone areas and were stocked with extra supplies before hurricane season began.
 
CNBC—Petrochemical facilities, rail companies and plants that produce plastics/chemicals are all feeling debilitating effects from Hurricane Harvey, and inventories of plastics and specialty chemicals could start running short soon.
 
Ergonomics of Facility Safety
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.
Safety equipment is paramount in any facility, especially those in material handling, distribution or manufacturing industries. But, make sure that your safety equipment doesn’t create new hazards while guarding against others. In this regard, the famous quote “First do no harm” applies to material handling safety.
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MHI Blog— MHI recently announced the launch of a Transportation & Logistics Solution Center at MODEX 2018. This Solution Center is part of the MODEX 2018 Georgia World Congress Center C hall exhibition that also includes the MODEX Smart City Logistics and Connected Supply Chain Solution Center and the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit.
 

As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this episode focuses on Robotics and Software.

In this video, see how some companies are leveraging a combination of automation and software to stay ahead in the digital supply chain. View the video to learn more about these important developments for digital, always-on supply chains.


 
Modern Materials Handling—Improving ergonomics in your material handling equipment can help keep workers safe while also boosting your productivity.
 
WDRB—UPS was planning to hire drivers who would use their own vehicles to make deliveries, but is encountering resistance from the union. The Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee said it rejects "in the strongest possible terms" the June 30 proposal by UPS.
 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Vada, LLC
McKinsey&Company—To fully capture all of the benefits of technology, including automation systems used for production facilities, companies need to align their automation strategy and growth plan, and take a holistic and systematic approach.
 
Digiday—The Transparency program at Amazon, which was launched in March, is open to everyone that sells products through Marketplace, Amazon’s third-party sales platform.
 
CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—Results published in a recent report, "Supply Chain Hot Trends Q2 2017," show that blockchain and chatbot technologies will have a significant impact on supply chain operations within the next year or two.
 
Engineering Innovation
Columbia Machine, Inc.
Times Free Press—Every parcel that goes through the high-tech FedEx Ground distribution center in Chattanooga is photographed -- on all sides. "It's the highest technology we have at the moment," said Travis Asberry, senior manager at the facility.
 
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.
 
Deloitte University Press—Smart factories, ones that use a full connected system, are the new frontier of manufacturing systems.
 
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Digiday—Online brands are opening their own stores, at a much faster rate. "In the past year, it’s become more noticeable," said Jill Dvorak, senior director for digital retail at the National Retail Federation. "Much bigger players are making huge moves."
 
 

 

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