Emulate3D Ltd.
 
   
MHISolutionsmag.com—Amazon’s emergence as a retail powerhouse has transformed the entire consumer shopping industry and its supply chain. Omni-channel has become the rule; no matter how consumers shop for their goods—online, in store, by phone, at home or on the move—they expect visibility and a consistent experience throughout the entire shopping, ordering and delivery process. Now retail customers are bringing their expectations for that omni-channel, Amazon-quality experience to their workplace.
 
EBN—A new cybersecurity regulation will go into effect at the beginning of 2018, and it has suppliers on defense contracts a little concerned.
 
Modern Materials Handling—This list of Top 20 Lift Supplier Truck Suppliers has some familiar names, but the top two might come as a surprise as they have changed substantially since this time last year.
 
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Logistics Management—Labor accord on United States railroads has been reached, with the National Railway Labor Conference announcing this week that U.S.-based major freight railroads have come to tentative agreements.
 
Transport Topics—Hydrogen-electric heavy-duty trucks are being tested by truck maker Scania and a Norway goods wholesaler, Asko. The trucks have a range of around 300 miles and the hydrogen gas will be produced locally using solar cells.
 
MIT Technology Review—Self-driving trucks are likely to be the first autonomous vehicles to realize true integration, but what will that do for the nearly 1.7 million people who are involved in the most common profession in the U.S.?
 
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Forbes—Identical alcohol trade restrictions are being simultaneously challenged In Canada and U.S. The lawsuits would allow consumers to order wine from any state. Currently, only 13 states plus Washington, DC, allow consumers to order wine online from an out-of-state retailer.
 

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Bloomberg—Improving profit margins is a priority for brands this year, even if it means some revenue is lost. Tracking apparel and accessories through the supply chain using high-tech tools is top on the list of ways to up the margins and lower the post-Christmas inventory.
 
EBN—Banning the sale of gas-powered cars by 2040 is one of the ambitious CO2 reduction goals overseas. This goal will mean that OEMs and auto supply chains have some lofty goals cut out for them as well.
 
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Vada, LLC
CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—More companies are using supply chain analytics software to alert them to the possibility of supply chain fraud before it happens, says Deloitte, a global consulting company.
 
Modern Materials Handling—Both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors are looking at positive growth in 2018, according to the Semiannual Economic Forecast released in December by the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM).
 
 
   
MHIsolutionsmag.com—The Q1 2018 issue of MHI Solutions focuses on the smart, connected supply chains of the future. Where is your firm in its journey to take advantage of IIoT to create the kind of competitive advantage you need to survive and thrive in today’s on-demand, always-on economy? This issue of MHI Solutions tackles this important topic, including best practices and real-world examples of how leading firms are creating smart, connected supply chain operations.
 
Transport Topics—Installing solar panels on the tops of truck cabs and trailers is a growing trend for fleets. The energy generated by the panels is being used to power auxiliary needs, including liftgates, refrigeration and trailer tracking devices.
 
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United Material Handling, Inc.
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.
 
DC Velocity—A footwear retailer, Clarks Americas, built a 450,000-square-foot distribution center in Hanover, Pa. that uses high-speed automated equipment to solve the logistical issues associated with distributing shoes.
 
SDCexec.com—Another tool in the supply chain toolbox, on-demand additive manufacturing, promises lower inventories and costs, plus less waste.
 
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