Emulate3D Ltd.
 
   
MHISolutionsmag.com—The skilled labor shortage phenomenon has been gaining traction in the news lately. A perfect storm of demographics and changes in educational initiatives are creating conditions where employers are having a difficult time finding job candidates with the skills or credentials needed to fill their job openings. MHI, in partnership with Smart Workforce Strategies, published a white paper documenting the successes that supply chain companies and local schools have had with collaborations.
 
Forbes—The ability to match technological solutions with existing business problems in innovative ways is the key to capitalizing on the digital revolution and its technologically enhanced options. Here are five trends worth considering when looking for solutions that might be good fits for your challenges.
 
Material Handling & Logistics—"Prime logistics is an attractive asset class for investors that provides a high return and stable cash flow due to the strong user fundamentals, which is largely fueled by e-commerce growth and demand for last-mile logistics," says CBRE report.
 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
MHI Blog—Imagine if the next time you request a ride on your phone, a driverless vehicle pulls up. Not only that, but the car has no steering wheel or pedals. You get in the car and the car door shuts by itself automatically. This is the future of transportation and it’s coming to us sooner than we thought.
 
Supply Chain Digest—The transportation analysts at investment firm Stifel released a list of what they call "game changers" – the top 10 major strategic changes occurring throughout the freight transportation and logistics universe.
 
Industry Week—Are you doing everything in your power to ward off cyberattacks? Even if you think you are, you could always be doing more. Each year, 71% of all cyberattacks target small to mid-sized businesses.
 
Facility Safety Gate Selection
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.
While most safety gate models are designed and built for specific applications, certain models lend themselves to a specific type of facility. For example, Open Top safety gates are rarely found in distribution centers, but they are popular in production facilities. We took a look at four types of industrial facilities and put together a guide to help you choose the best fall protection system for each one.
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MHI Blog—Personal safety is important. We can pretty much all agree on that. If you feel endangered or are injured, quality of life takes a pretty steep dive. Personal safety in the workplace is the responsibility of both workers and companies, and most companies make it a priority to ensure that their employees remain injury free.
 
EBN—The importance of brand unity in sales materials, proposals, vendor contracts, and anything a potential partner sees can drastically impact your brand image.
 

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Bloomberg—The U.S. dropped out of the top 10 in the 2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index for the first time in the six years the gauge has been compiled. The index scores countries using seven criteria, including research and development spending and concentration of high-tech public companies.
 
Global Trade—E-commerce is driving retailers to rethink their strategies from the ground up. Gone are the days when all products were distributed in bulk, with cases or containers of goods being picked, packed, shipped, and transported.Now single items must be picked and packed then shipped in small volumes or as individual pieces. This translates into dramatic changes in warehousing and distribution.
 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Ideal Warehouse Innovations
EBN—Canadian smelter RNC (formerly Royal Nickel) is in negotiations to build a $1 billion nickel and cobalt project next year in Quebec. These are both components used for Li-Ion batteries, which are in high demand due to their use in electric vehicles and renewable energy storage.
 
Logistics Management—Trade and transport analysts see rates rising across all modes in accordance with continued expansion of domestic and international markets. Economists, meanwhile, say shippers can expect revenue growth in transport verticals to remain in the 3%-plus range.
 
Material Handling & Logistics—Executives in a new survey, 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%).
 
Engineering Innovation
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.
 
The Guardian—A small hydrogen-fueled car company based in mid-Wales unveiled its first production-ready car in 2016: the Rasa, a radical, ultra-light two-seater powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. This year, the company will roll out a beta test of 20 cars and if all goes well, hopes to have the car on the market in 2019.
 
MHI Blog— The Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), an independent trade association affiliated with MHI, will host a one-day overhead crane safety-themed conference at MODEX 2018, which takes place April 9-12 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.
 
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Modern Materials Handling—After extensive research into warehouse automation solutions geared toward helping with efficiency and safety, Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe selected a combination of high-density pallet storage and retrieval along with a robotic picking system for totes and trays.
 
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