Emulate3D Ltd.
 
   
MHISolutionsmag.com—Although still very much in its infancy, developments within Smart City Logistics continue to occur as municipalities, businesses and academia explore the ways connected technologies can help urban areas address the increasing challenges of congestion, noise and pollution associated with more frequent last mile deliveries to their growing populations.
But let’s back up a second. You might be wondering what exactly Smart City Logistics is, and why you should care. Don’t worry—you’re not alone in those sentiments. In developing MHI’s fourth Annual Industry Report, Thomas Boykin, leader of strategy and operations for Deloitte Consulting’s Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operations practice, discovered that 50 percent of the 1,100 manufacturing and supply chain industry leaders surveyed weren’t aware of Smart City Logistics either.
 
Modern Materials Handling—The industry's momentum continues to build, even as it changes shape to adapt to technology; acquisitions across technology competencies have heralded the arrival of Consolidation 2.0, while automation and cybersecurity shake up the way players throughout the supply chain do business.
 
EBN—Taking a look back at the trends of 2017 can provide direction for the coming year, especially when looking at innovation, digitalization and disruption.
 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
Association for Advancing Automation—The North American automation market set new records through the first nine months of 2017 in the areas of robotics, machine vision, motion control and motor technology, according to theAssociation for Advancing Automation.
 
The Washington Post—Retail businesses are evolving and adapting to stay competitive and viable, even as consumers’ shopping patterns change, real estate costs go up and digital competition gets even stronger.
 
Facility Safety: Prepared or Lucky?
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.
If you are like most safety managers in material handling and manufacturing operations, you likely take pride in your safety record. Having no incidents on your watch is great, and what should happen. But, just because you haven’t had an incident doesn’t mean that your facility has the proper safety guarding in place. It could just mean that you’ve been lucky.
Read more on what one company did to make sure its luck didn't run out.
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Modern Materials Handling— Older measures like productivity, quality and service still apply, but digital transformation promises to 'change everything' about how manufacturers and retailers plan, procure and fulfill, according to the report,IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Supply Chain 2018 Predictions.
 

As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this episode focuses on Coordinating Change Management.

Dr. Randy Bradley shares some tips on how best to effectively guide your organization though enacting major supply chain technology, process and workforce changes.

 

 
The Maritime Executive—Ports are logistical hubs collecting filtering and organizing massive amounts of data – many times from competing businesses. These are some of the reasons ports are a target for cyber crimes.
 
SupplyChainBrain—Joseph Selle, IBM's executive in charge of cognitive transformation and operations, weighs in on artificial intelligence and how this technology is affecting decisions made in the supply chain.
 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Vada, LLC
Forbes—While the Tesla Semi is being added to the budgets of some larger companies for 2019/2020, when it is scheduled to launch, competitors are unveiling other options in this space.
 
Global TradeBusinesses are using the phrase "supply chain sustainability" without exactly highlighting what they’re doing or what supply chain sustainability actually means.
 
Engineering Innovation
United Material Handling, Inc.
EBN—In many cases, automation creates more efficient operations, opening the door for expansion and job creation – jobs that entail more technology, supervisory talents, skill and higher pay.
 
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.
 
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SupplyChainBrain—The "gig worker" is simply an independent contractor, which is nothing new. But, how the gig worker is being incorporated into the larger picture and into the material handling industry is causing companies to rethink their approach to gig work.
 
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
 

 

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