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MHIsolutionsmag.com—Industry 4.0—incorporating the Internet of Things (IoT) into intelligent industrial machines—is set to transform the fulfillment process, greatly boosting visibility, efficiency and accuracy of shipments, and in turn, customer satisfaction and everyone’s bottom line. "The horse is out of the barn regarding IoT devices," says Kevin Reader, director of business development and marketing at MHI member KNAPP US.
 
MHI Blog—We’re gearing up for MODEX, which means over the next couple of months, we’re going to be posting about all the different opportunities you can take advantage of at MODEX 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Here’s the first of many.
 
Modern Materials Handling—According to a 2017 study, 86 percent of industrial organizations are currently adopting IoT solutions and 84 percent believe those solutions are very or extremely effective. The Bsquare study, called the IIoT Maturity Study, explores the current IoT adoption progress of business buyers in manufacturing, transportation, and oil and gas (O&G).
 
EBN—A report published by the Business Continuity Institute and supported by Zurich Insurance Group shows that organizations with business continuity arrangements are eight times more likely to report greater supply chain visibility, twice as likely to insure for supply chain losses, and three times more likely to display top management commitment.
 
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SupplyChainBrain—The term "cognitive sourcing" is becoming a well-used term in the technology world. This cloud-based platform is based on the precepts of A.I. and is being used for direct sourcing.
 
EBN—Greenpeace has released its Guide to Greener Electronics 2017, which looks at 17 companies, including the top names in electronics like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google.Its findings show that some are doing a good job but many have not earned top marks in terms of environmental efforts.
 
Food Production Facility Safety: A Case Study
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When applications or processes change within the facility, it’s a good idea to re-evaluate safety practices and equipment. A food-based company's facility really illustrates this: a food-based company was changing its production processes in a mixing area. In this application, employees work on elevated decks with pallet loads of ingredients, opening the material and dumping it into a hopper. The reason for the change was to increase productivity. When reviewing the layout for the new area, the facility manager realized they needed in incorporate proper safety guarding to keep the employees safe while they worked up on this redesigned platform, but there were specifics for the application that would make safety challenging.
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VentureBeat—Augmented reality has the potential to increase productivity in warehousing by optimizing processes across the entire supply chain. It is poised to dramatically improve manufacturing, logistics and skilled trades.
 
Supply Chain Digital—Supply chains are harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain to integrate data from multiple sources, devices and systems. This enables organizations to optimize every aspect of their supply chains.
 

As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this episode focuses on the Four Key Pillars of Unified Commerce.

Retailers aspiring to reach a unified commerce model need to adhere to these four essential elements to effectively deliver on their promise. 

 

 
MHI Blog—Did you know MHI helps facilitate the development of material handling related standards? MHI has several product and service specific committees dedicated to developing standards within Material Handling. Download a list of standards and learn more at MHI.org.
 
Transport Topics—In addition to Tesla’s semi truck that will be revealed Nov. 16, other manufacturers such as Daimler and Bosch are working on big rigs and buses that leave diesel behind.
 
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Vada, LLC
Bloomberg—Many long-standing chains are overloaded with debt—often from leveraged buyouts led by private equity firms. There are billions on the balance sheets of troubled retailers, and sustaining that load is only going to become harder—even for healthy chains. The is being referred to as a "retail apocalypse."
 
ATRI—The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released its much anticipated assessment of the nation’s transportation investment options. The report entitled A Framework for Infrastructure Funding concludes that the only meaningful mechanism for attaining the administration’s vision for a large-scale infrastructure program is through a federal fuel tax increase.
 
Bloomberg—The U.S. has proposed another difficult change to the North American Free Trade Agreement that could eventually restrict long-haul Mexico trucks from being driven in the U.S.
 
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The Washington Post—A driverless bus made its debut in Las Vegas last week, but had its run cut short just 2 hours after getting started. A delivery truck backed into the front of the shuttle, and even though the shuttle stopped, the collision was inevitable.
 
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.
 
CNBC—"Bitcoin [and other cryptocurrencies] are not for the faint of heart," said Ian Weinberg, CEO of Family Wealth & Pension Management. "I expect a lot more upside and downside volatility... I don't consider it an investable asset class yet," he added.
 
MHI Blog—MHI is preparing the 2018 MHI Annual Industry Report focused on innovations that are driving supply chains. By taking this survey, you will help develop leading insights on the impact of emerging innovation in supply chains and find out what companies can do to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving marketplace.
 
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