Emulate3D Ltd.
 
   
MHISolutionsmag.com—The Q4 issue of MHI Solutions focuses on sustainable business practices. As more customers, investors and employees demand them, sustainable business practices are becoming an integral part of what makes a company and its products unique and valuable. Today, best-in-class supply chains are collaborating to use sustainability as a strategic weapon for gaining competitive advantage by reducing costs and risk while increasing brand reputation.
 
MHI Blog—The Conveyor and Sortation Systems (CSS) group of MHI is launching a campaign to increase awareness about the group and their products. The campaign launch includes an infographic discussing some of the basics of conveyor and sortation systems that can be downloaded, as well.
 
Modern Materials Handling—A Pittsburgh startup company, IAM Robotics, was awarded a patent that will be issued Oct. 10, 2017, related to piece-picking or put-away with a mobile manipulation robot.
 
EBN—About 90 percent of the data that exists in the world today was created in the last two years alone. Procurement systems can capture a vast amount of these numbers, but how can businesses leverage the analytics to boost opportunities?
 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
USA Today—There are nearly 50 pharmaceutical plants in Puerto Rico, and many, if not all, have halted production – at least until power is restored. This may equate to short-term drug shortages.
 
MHI Blog—The magical world of Harry Potter is very much alive in the transportation, logistics, and supply chain industries. The Owl Post, Flight, Enchanted Ford Anglia, Hogwarts Express, the Ministry Toilet Network and Instant Transport all have real world equivalents.
 
Entrepreneur—Jason Ackerman, the CEO and founder of FreshDirect, a Long Island City, N.Y.-based company, has spent the last 18 years growing his company. During that time, he has continuously met the needs of investors, employees and customers, and has some tips to share on how he has accomplished this feat.
 
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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Crain’s Cleveland Business—A robot produced by Fetch Robotics of San Jose, Calif., is autonomous and can help human workers locate and pull products. It can also scan radio-frequency identification, or RFID, tags on containers and transmit location data to a cloud-based management system.
 

As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this episode focuses on the MHI Executive Summit: Built for You.

Getting business leaders in one place is the only way to maximize their time and their schedule. That’s what MHI does at the Executive Summit, a c-level gathering for leaders only.


 
Modern Materials Handling—The idea of dimensioning solutions, also known as cubing solutions, is gaining in popularity as DCs and warehouses have zeroed in on operational efficiencies. These solutions consist of devices that enable data capture and cubing of objects and items.
 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Vada, LLC
EBN—Merger and acquisition strategies are changing, just as the industry is changing and adapting to new technologies, global-market forces and channels. M&A has been the answer for some companies, as they look to expand and extend their strategic capabilities.
 

As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this episode focuses on the MHI Annual Conference., which is taking place next week. Almost everyone knows about ProMat and MODEX, but MHI’s Annual Conference is the place to be for those looking for a deeper dive into improving the supply chain for their own business and the industry as a whole./p>

 
CNBC—Decreasing consumption of milk combined with increasing milk production has led to a domestic dairy glut. Also, milk is being thrown away as production is exceeding the capacity to process it.
 
WPRI.com—The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will be installing gantries to collect truck tolls. The first toll may be up by the end of 2017.
 
Engineering Innovation
Columbia Machine, Inc.
USA Today—Mercedes-Benz is planning on investing $1 billion in expansion of its plant in Tuscaloosa and to build a 1 million-square-foot battery factory. The expanded plant will be devoted to the production of electric vehicles.
 
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.
 
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