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In MHI's weekly NewsWire, some articles stand out well above the rest when it comes to open-rates. If you're curious, here is a sampling of the most-read stories in the latter part of 2017. If you missed a week or want to browse through the major headlines of 2017, click below to access the MHI NewsWire archives. Enjoy! 
 
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.
 
MHI Blog—The Overhead Alliance (OA), a marketing vehicle for trade association MHI’s overhead lifting product groups, will launch an interactive, virtual reality (VR) game next month (September), designed to engage students and others keen to learn about the technologies they represent.
 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
ZD Net—This year is turning out to be a tipping point for how companies manage e-commerce fulfillment. Worldwide sales of warehousing and logistics robots hit a respectable $1.9 billion in 2016. By 2021, according to a forecast by research firm Tractica, the market will hit a whopping $22.4 billion.
 
MHI Blog—The Red Cross has to track each donation very carefully because if they discover something wrong with the blood, they have to be able to find it and destroy it. But, following the consumer market, they are making that information known to the customer (donator) to connect them to the product (saving lives).
 
MHI Blog—Supply chain has been scrambling to reroute after Hurricane Harvey devastated south Texas. Because supply chain across the country is so interconnected, one link in the chain being down can have a ripple effect.
 
MHI Blog—Virtual reality has joined trucking simulators and augmented reality systems for the ultimate driver training. This new technology is interactive and hand-ons, giving drivers the ability to develop muscle memory and experience a 360-degree street view inside the virtual reality headset.
 
Meet the Dock-Lift Safety Gate
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.
It’s no secret we love creating custom-design safety gates. We were contacted by a national grocery chain to help make their operations safer, but their need was not inside the facility; it was in their loading docks, a busy area in which many deliveries are made daily. Our team developed a new style of safety gate that would protect workers using dock lifts; introducing the Dock-Lift safety gate.
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MHI Blog—When we first heard that MHI would be transitioning to an open office environment there were mixed feelings among staff. After all, it was a big change and with change comes uncertainty. Now, after a long summer of construction the renovation is finally complete and it’s hard to deny how beautiful our new office space turned out. Let’s take a tour.
 
MHI Blog—The Conveyor and Sortation Systems (CSS) group of MHI is launching a campaign to increase awareness about the group and their products. The campaign launch includes an infographic discussing some of the basics of conveyor and sortation systems that can be downloaded, as well.
 
MHI Blog—Join us for live music, food, drinks and entertainment by comedian Jim Gaffigan at MHI Industry Night at MODEX 2018.
 

As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this episode focuses on the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, and was one of the most-viewed videos of 2017.

Industry 4.0 and the Internet of things is one of the most pervasive technologies identified by the 2017 MHI Annual Industry Report. Industry 4.0 signals the arrival of IT on the shop floor, and stands to be as big a disruptor of the industry as the steam engine, linear assembly and automation were before it.  

This is episode four of our 2017 Annual Industry Report Update Series. Find the previous three episodes here.  

 

 
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.
 
EBN—Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are being increasingly used to transport semi-finished and finished items at warehouses and DCs, especially as they can run nonstop, 24 hours a day, five days a week.
 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Vada, LLC
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.
 
MHI Blog—We did some daily recaps (you can check them out here and here), but for those of you opposed to multiple clicks, here’s the final rundown.
 
MHI Blog—At the 2017 MHI Annual Conference, keynote Josh Linkner will speak on the entrepreneurial fire it takes to think and act like a startup (even if you’re not). Linkner is a NY Times Bestselling Author, 4-time tech entrepreneur, and hyper-growth CEO Chairman at Fuel Leadership, LLC.
 
Engineering Innovation
United Material Handling, Inc.
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.
 
Automation World—Just as collaborative robots (cobots) are beginning to offer more flexibility than their stationary counterparts in manufacturing, so too are autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) providing more flexibility than more traditional automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
 
MHI Blog—The demand for supply chain management talent continues to be an issue for many organizations, including consumer products and goods, transportation, manufacturing, logistics and services.
 
MHI Blog—Michael J. Casey, senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative, just wrote a thought-provoking article on how blockchains will turn supply chains into demand chains. He argues that the value blockchain technology offers to supply chains will come once other technologies bring major disruption to global manufacturing and delivery networks. He also says that failure to properly strategize and to consider the widest range of design possibilities could eventually prove fatal for many firms.
 
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Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
 

 

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