Emulate3D Ltd.
MHIsolutionsmag.com—We’ve discovered roughly a dozen companies among our membership ranks - and suspect there may even be more – that are multi-generational family businesses. Four of these companies include Flexcon Container, Hamilton Caster & Manufacturing Co., Southworth International Group and UNEX Manufacturing. Each shares insights into what makes their generation-spanning business operations continually successful.
 
MHI Blog—The MHI Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, in partnership with Dr. David DeLong of Smart Workforce Solutions, released a new white paper addressing the skills gap in supply chain workforce.
 
Modern Materials Handling—Voice-directed mobile applications and work execution software helps Imperial Distributors with its 12 piece- and case-picking zones.
 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
IndustryWeek—Hernàn Luis y Prado, a U.S. Navy officer with combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq,founded Workshops for Warriors to provide training to veterans and others who are looking to be involved in advanced manufacturing.
 
CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—According to data released by Freightos, container shipping rates are falling, even though volumes into U.S. ports remain solid.
 
MHI Blog—In the 2017 MHI Annual Industry Report, "Next-Generation Supply Chains: Digital, On-Demand and Always-On" 55 percent of respondents from corporations throughout the supply chain said IoT technologies would be a source of disruption or competitive advantage. That time is already here for certain areas of supply chains when it some to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)—or the devices embedded within industrial equipment—which already is making an impact on both operational intelligence and sustainability.
 
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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Logistics Management—Start-ups and established businesses are shaking up the industry with innovative strategies, and hardware and software solutions that continue to shift and transform the supply chain industry.
 
MIT Technology Review—A new nonprofit Energy Web Foundation, has launched a blockchain that is "purpose built for the energy sector," according to Jesse Morris, an energy expert at Rocky Mountain Institute.
 

As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this episode focuses on theNorman L. Cahners Industry Award 2017 Winner.

Established in 1990 The Norman L. Cahners Industry Award is presented to individuals who have continually made extraordinary contributions to the industry throughout their lifetime. This video covers the achievements of Lewis Cabot. 

 

 
Trucks.com—The hydrogen fuel cell electric truck by Toyota is finally a reality. The class 8 drayage truck prototype will be part of a test program called "Project Portal."
 
Fox Business—Retailers are becoming large players in the milk processing and bottling business."Everybody is getting closer to the producer and everybody wants that control," said Brad Rach, dairy director at the National Farmers Organization.
 
MHI Blog—When crude oil prices began rising in 2006, natural gas was seen as a cost-effective fuel alternative for members of the supply chain. The subsequent drop in oil-based fuel prices slowed the purchase of transportation that relies on compressed natural gas, but the trend toward natural gas is expected to increase for a number of reasons.
 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Vada, LLC
Digital Journal—Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will enable aerial drones to read RFID tags from farther distances, opening up the potential of using them in large warehouses for inventory purposes and the locate items.
 
EBN—Machine will be playing a vital role in transforming the legacy system to modern enterprise applications. For example, Siemens is leveraging ML technology to monitor its steel plans and improve efficiencies.
 
Engineering Innovation
Columbia Machine, Inc.
CNBC—According to The Wall Street Journal, a General Motors factory in Detroit will close down for six weeks starting in mid-November due to weak sales.
 
Supermarket News—Kroger unveiled a series of initiatives as part of its "Restock Kroger" plan, which include reducing its investments in new stores and leveraging technology to help with changes and to improve customer service.
 
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.
 
MHI Blog—The key to success in sales (even for an introvert) is in building relationships. In other words, it’s not the most extroverted that can sell best, it’s the ones that can win the client’s trust. Here are five everyday tools from Dave Mattson from Sandler Training that will help you build trust with your clients and become more successful.
 
EBN—While artificial intelligence is working its way into every supply chain, is it the answer to all of the challenges encountered in our search for the ideal smart factory?
 
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