Emulate3D Ltd.
 
   
MHIsolutionsmag.com—Given the rapid recent development of driverless vehicle technologies, it is interesting to speculate as to what their impact will be with respect to the last mile delivery of goods to homes in urban environments. Ultimately, the combination of driverless delivery vehicle and airborne drone delivery should make it possible eliminate the need for all non-recreational shopping by allowing general merchandise, hot meals and groceries to be delivered to the home at a low cost. However, while drones make it possible to quickly deliver products to a home, there are difficulties associated with providing enough clearance to make a delivery. 
 
MHI Blog—There are many reasons to be optimistic about growth in the year ahead. Data in the latter half of 2017 were generally positive, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised its global growth forecasts, and leading indicators—like global purchasing manager indices—were indicative of future growth. There is only one major downside risk, and it’s a big one: U.S. fiscal policy disappointment.
 
Modern Materials Handling—While the 2017 holidays are in the rear view mirror, that does not mean that it has gotten up and gone away. How? Well, in the supply chain management world we live in, it really comes down to two simple words: reverse logistics.
 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
Bloomberg—Intel, one of the world’s largest chipmakers, recently released information about Meltdown and Spectre, which can be used to hack into the chips powering most of the world’s computers.
 
EBN—Digital twins may be the answer for manufacturers looking to innovate supply chain practices, monitor remote assets and improve overall decision-making, according to ABI Research.
 
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Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.
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Industry Week—From IoT efficiencies to cobots, manufacturing is poised for a "technology renaissance."
 
Material Handling & Logistics—Next-generation asset tracking solutions based on Bluetooth Low Energy and Ultra-wideband could end up replacing more expensive legacy systems such as RFID.
 

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.

 

 
MIT Technology Review—Baidu, China’s largest search company, may one day have an even bigger business: making the detailed high-definition maps needed for autonomous cars to get around safely.
 
Forbes—Big data processing of data is the crucial component of extracting business value from modern analytics and location plays an essential part of this. Spatial analytics technology gives us the ability to tie these massive amounts of information together by placing them within the critical context of "where."
 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Vada, LLC
Bloomberg—The Symbioz is Renault’s take on tackling the technical challenges of autonomous driving, and a series of experiments was conducted to show regulators self-driving cars are safe.
 
The Wall Street Journal—Due to the high freight demand, some companies are delaying nonessential shipments rather than scramble to find a truck.By the end of last week, just one truck was available for every 12 loads needing to be shipped, according to online freight marketplace DAT Solutions LLC.
 
Engineering Innovation
United Material Handling, Inc.
Institute for Supply Management—Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in December for the 96th consecutive month, according to the report, Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.
 
Reuters—General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra has made a bold promise to investors that the Detroit automaker will make money selling electric cars by 2021.
 
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Logistics Viewpoints—A review of Amazon’s activities over the past year will shed some light on the answer to this question.
 
EBN—According to recently launched research by the Frontier Strategy Group, 2018 key planning assumptions are changing fast.
 
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