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MHISolutionsmag.com—The safe use and application of a hoist will go a long way to reducing workplace injuries. All too often, hoist-related accidents could have been prevented by providing comprehensive training to the operators and through proper hoist inspection and maintenance. In recognition of this, the Hoist Manufacturing Institute (HMI) is working diligently to educate the industry on the importance of hoist safety.
 
Modern Materials Handling—With holiday sales commonly viewed as make or break time for retailers, companies are consistently exploring different ways to brace for the rush. That is a major theme of research recently issued by Chicago-based industrial real estate firm CBRE in its 2017 U.S. Holiday Trends Guide.
 
MHI Blog—Join us for live music, food, drinks and entertainment by comedian Jim Gaffigan at MHI Industry Night at MODEX 2018.
 
EBN—The industry’s trend toward connected machines, automation software and data analysis has shortened product development cycles and made the manufacturing process more efficient, thus altering the economics of the supply chain.
 
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Bloomberg—Robot manufacturers and fulfillment houses are working faster than ever, trying to meet increasing demands—and beat out competitors.
 
McKinsey—Combining digital applications with operational changes helps yield significant performance improvements that stand the test of time.
 
Forbes—With skilled labor in high demand and low supply, some logistics service providers are coming up with creative ways to incorporate autonomous mobile robots in warehouses.
 
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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CBCnews—After Tesla unveiled its all-electric semi-truck last week, J.B. Hunt and Walmart sign on the dotted line, while others are debating the feasibility.
 
Bloomberg—Despite being hacked earlier this week and seeing a theft of $31 million, bitcoin has hit a record high.
 

As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this episode focuses on Sustainability Improvements in Aircraft Manufacturing and Design.

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing shares some of its newest research initiatives into improving the sustainability of both its planes and the manufacturing processes.


 
Global Trade—Technological advances in supply chain management make processes faster, cheaper and more efficient. A look at some of the key technologies that will be transforming supply chains.
 
Associations Now—The Women in Trucking Association wants to help get 150 women truckers on the road in the next 12 months with connections and loan assistance.
 
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The New York Times— According to CB Insights, companies and investors are on pace to put just over $1 billion into self-driving and other trucking technologies this year. This is leading some to believe that these technologies are going to be a reality sooner than most people think.
 
CSCMP Supply Chain Quarterly—New carrier groupings and industry consolidation not detrimental to shippers, but problems remain, according to speakers at Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) conference.
 
EBN—Those involved in the supply chain consistently face the challenge of effectively selling and proving end-to-end supply chain transformation and supply chain value to C-level executives.
 
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McKinsey—Worldwide sales of electric vehicles are growing exponentially. Here are some stats on 10 EV models and how they stack up.
 
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.
 
Global Trade—The global economy has stretched into virtually every city in the United States, no matter the size. This list of top U.S. cities for global trade pinpoints the ones that made the cut for this year’s compilation by Global Trade.
 
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