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MHISolutionsmag.comIf you’re in manufacturing, supply chain, material handling or logistics, you’ve probably heard the terms "Internet of Things (IoT)," "Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)" and "Industry 4.0" bandied about with increasing frequency over the last 24 to 36 months. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, they aren’t the same. In this article, six experts provide answers to five key questions about IIoT and cyber security.
 
 
   
MHI Blog—At MODEX 2018 you’ll have the chance to learn from five keynotes on leading supply chain topics. Among these keynotes, George W. Prest, CEO of MHI and Scott Sopher,Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Supply Chain practicewill share insights from the 2018 MHI Annual Report.
 
Inbound Logistics—These four, simple key performance indicators (KPIs) focus on reducing unnecessary and often avoidable fees encountered by logistics departments.
 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
Bloomberg—The demand for last mile storage space in the U.S. is rising. A new report identifies 10 cities, most of them far from the coasts, ready to cash in on that demand.
 
Logistics Management—Managing shipment visibility, coordinating transit details and enabling efficient management of administrative activities will be key objectives for both shippers and 3PLs this year. Here are some tips for optimum execution from an expert panel.
 
SupplyChainBrain—Blockchain, the technology underlying bitcoin, has some challenges to overcome. But the potential applications are so compelling, supply chain managers should quickly learn more about it and begin to conceptualize how it can be applied to their businesses.
 
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Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.
What products do you have that are 15 years old or more? We tried to come up with a list, but it was short...not much is built to last these days. We've looked at the built to last concept lately because we heard from two customers that have had our gates in their facilities, each for over 15 years; one for a single part replacement, and one to make sure the gates were working properly.
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MHI Blog—Attendance at MODEX 2018 can make the difference between your manufacturing and distribution operations stalling, surviving or even thriving during these challenging economic times. If you need senior management’s approval for travel and training expenditures, it’s worth it to develop a proposal so you can attend MODEX 2018.
 
SupplyChainDigest—The changes to the US tax code in December – lowering rates for many companies, as well as increasing and decreasing deduction timing in several areas– is having an effect on the US economy, and certainly the stock market. Less obvious is how those changes may impact business decisions, especially in the manufacturing sector.
 

As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this episode focuses on Reverse Logistics: The Other Side of the Supply Chain.

Organizations are beginning to see reverse logistics as an untapped source of revenue, and a vehicle for driving increased sustainability goals.

 

 
Dachser—China’s busiest time of year is fast approaching. Chinese New Year (CNY) is celebrated nationwide meaning all businesses around the country will close, including all factories. During this time all workers will travel across the country to return to their families and celebrate the New Year, with all manufacturing shutting down for the duration.
 
Reuters—An increase in truck rates over the next 12 months implies a 15-18 basis point gross margin headwind for U.S. food companies on average, Bernstein analyst Alexia Howard said in a note recently.
 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Ideal Warehouse Innovations
MHI Blog—Over the last decade we’ve seen the power of social media and we’re all trying to figure out how to leverage it for business. The most important part is participation. You have to participate for social media to work. Here are three and a half easy ways to be social before, during and after MODEX 2018.
 
Bloomberg—A startup in Silicon Valley has unveiled its new delivery vehicle – one that doesn’t have doors or windows because it will be carrying packages, not people.
 
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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 New York Times—A wristband that tracks workers’ every move is being explored by Amazon, which has secured two patents along those lines recently. The wristband would vibrate if a task was performed incorrectly and keep supervisors apprised on your activities.
 
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CCJdigital.com—Transportation companies are feeling the impacts of e-commerce, and there is no slowing in sight. Forrester, a research firm, projects that 17 percent of all U.S. retail sales will move online by 2022.
 
CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—To respond to growth in e-commerce sales and increasing channel fragmentation, CPG companies must increase efficiencies and collaboration while also exploring new technologies, a new report recommends.
 
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