Emulate3D Ltd.
 
   

MHISolutionsmag.com—Last-mile deliveries to consumers and merchants in urban areas pose a variety of challenges for logistics companies. Today’s consumers have very high expectations when it comes to product deliveries. But, increased traffic congestion in urban areas makes hard to meet those expectations. Added to that, cities and their citizens intent on improving air quality and quality of life are demanding that logistics carriers do their part by finding more sustainable, less intrusive ways to make urban deliveries.
 

MHI Blog—The LIVING Supply Chain: The Evolving Imperative of Operating in Real Time by Robert Handfield and Tom Linton is a guide to keeping up with the accelerating realities of supply chain.
 

Modern Materials Handling—Business is changing faster than ever, and the materials handling industry is looking at where it can play a role.
 

CNBC—The supply chain that had been suffering serious logistical issues late last week showed some positive signs of improvement over the weekend.
 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.

EBN—Top-notch data collection processes in the warehouse are critical to accurate inventory counts – with this, organizations can fulfill orders quickly, avoid shortages, reduce mispicks, and deliver the highest levels of customer service.
 

Material Handling & Logistics—The nearly 100-kilometer pilot run was completed without a driver on board, making it the first fully autonomous heavy haul train journey ever completed in Australia. 
 

Reuters—Daimler AG’s trucks division said it would test a new technology called "platooning" on U.S. roads. The technology allows large digitally-connected trucks to save fuel by driving closely together, with one vehicle following the other. 
 
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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The Washington Times—According to a new survey by the National Association of Manufacturers, about two-thirds of U.S. manufacturers say they are more likely to expand their businesses if Congress approves President Trump’s tax-reform plan.
 

Bloomberg Politics—Eleven tankers are bound for Puerto Rico, bringing fuel crucial to the emergency generators that provide power to hospitals and water-purification plants.
 

Fleet Owner—The American Trucking Associations sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer calling on the federal government to maintain the cross-border plan with Mexico as part of the ongoing renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
 
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Calgary Herald—The North American Free Trade Agreement could have devastating effects on Canadian retailers. Officials want to raise the duty-free limit from $16 to $800, which would expand the number of untaxed consumer goods flowing north.
 

CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—Nike, Blue Apron, and Peloton executives discussed how they are adapting their supply chains for their direct-to-consumer business models at the CSCMP EDGE Annual Conference.
 

Tech Target—Getting real-time information on where goods are in a supply chain is commonplace with sensors and big data, but some firms use machine learning to predict more accurate ETAs.
 

Material Handling & Logistics—A major obstacle in delivering aid to Puerto Rico is in restoring 600 miles of major roads so that much-needed goods can be distributed.
 
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Columbia Machine, Inc.
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MHI Blog—Days before MHI was prepping to throw open the North and South Halls at McCormick Place in Chicago at ProMat 2017 this past spring, a Board of Governors’ member casually noted that multiple exhibitors—and indeed several MHI member companies—would be represented at ProMat by one or more generations of the same family. 
 

Maritime Executive—The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), a non-profit group that represents West Coast terminal operators and shipowners, has called for changes to the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) put forward by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
 
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