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MHISolutionsmag.com—Sometimes it seems like we’re living in the world of The Jetsons, the 1960s television cartoon series that predicted robotic maids, flying cars, drones and 3-D printed food. But as change sweeps across the supply chain, many innovations are actually a replay of successful strategies of the past—only much, much faster. This is especially true of last mile delivery, that final leg of the journey from manufacturer to end user.
 
 
   
MHI Blog— With January ending, it is all speed ahead on MODEX 2018 this April in Atlanta. To start prepping, we’re going to tease some of the educational things that will be happening at MODEX 2018. First? A look at the Keynotes...
 
Modern Materials Handling—The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), which represents the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, has revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2018.
 
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EBN—Finding the right tasks for collaborative and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) is a bit of a challenge. But, as AMRs have an open interface, it is possible to put them to work in automated settings that could be both cost-effective and efficient.
 
Logistics Management—In a world awash in cyber threats, partners and suppliers can be the vulnerable points that cyber criminals exploit to gain access to systems. Those challenges will get worse before they get better as supply networks become ever more complex.
 
MHI Blog— Amazon has applied for a patent for an autonomous ground vehicle that picks up your packages. In this patent published January 25, "Autonomous ground vehicles (AGVs) are utilized to retrieve items from transportation vehicles (e.g., delivery trucks) for delivery to specified locations (e.g., user residences, etc.)."
 
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Inbound Logistics—These three innovative ideas related to transportation may be worth a second look: unified platforms for full operational visibility, big data and machine learning to mitigate risk, and e-marketplaces.
 
Material Handling & Logistics—Projects include a major electrical transmission line bringing wind power to the middle of the country, and an underground pipeline transporting fresh water to the parched southwest.
 

As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this episode focuses on Future-Proof Your Supply Chain at MODEX 2018.

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The Guardian—From voting to healthcare, music to energy production, blockchain may just change the way we run our lives.
 
CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—Innovation happens when people are allowed to take risks and test new ideas. They have to be free to devote their energies to problem solving, too.
 
Bloomberg News—JD.com Inc. is preparing to make its U.S. debut with a beachhead in Los Angeles, seeking to best arch-rival Alibaba and challenge Amazon.com Inc. on its home turf.
 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
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MHI Blog—The #metoo campaign movement’s explosive growth has also led to clearing the path for beginning to speak about other issues women face in the workplace, such as pay gaps and the glass ceiling.
 
EBN—Technology distributors are pursuing new markets and the result is a rosy financial outlook for the industry, the 2018 Outlook report released recently by the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) found.
 
Engineering Innovation
United Material Handling, Inc.
SupplyChainDigest—Is much of current stock of land and DCs becoming functionally obsolete in face of eFulfillment?
 
Progressive Grocer—In as few as five to seven years, 70 percent of consumers will be grocery shopping online, according to the second-year findings of the "Digitally Engaged Food Shopper" study by the Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen.
 
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MHI Blog—Robotics and automation are pretty hot topics in industrial B2B right now, for both good and bad. They are taking the hard and dangerous jobs, like heavy lifting and painting, but they aren’t smart or dexterous enough to do it all.
 
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Material Handling & Logistics—A new survey shows that 60% of businesses haven't adopted blockchain and that could be because 40% said they don't understand the technology, or don’t see how it could be useful for their company.
 
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