Emulate3D Ltd.
 
   
MHISolutionsmag.com—The complexity of business—as retailers and manufacturers in all industries compete in an e-commerce, global world—has led to the emergence of new member of the C-suite: the chief supply chain officer, or CSCO. This move is more than re-titling and rewarding a valuable employee—it is a reflection of the importance of the supply chain to all aspects of a business.
 

As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on Goods-to-Man Picking.

Goods-to-man picking is the new wave of warehousing and distribution. As more and more retailers shift toward e-commerce, the need for efficient picking of individual items will continue to grow.

 
MHI Blog—MHI just released the list of finalists for the 2018 MHI Innovation Award. After receiving 111 submissions for this year’s awards, five judges comprised of professionals from the material handling and supply chain industry completed the initial vetting process.
 
EBNA recent LevaData survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults revealed that while about two-thirds of Americans believe that AI will eliminate certain jobs, 21% are confident that AI won’t replace their job in the next 10 years, and 41% say they are confident that AI will never replace their job. Regardless of the percentages, there’s no question that AI is changing the nature of supply chain jobs.
 
RFID Journal—New IoT data sources are allowing companies to apply tried-and-true methodologies, from the manufacturing world to supply chain management.
 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
MHI Blog—This year at MODEX, we’ve created a special theater dedicated to Smart City and Connected Supply Chain. Here is where you get all things smart cities: IoT, augmented reality, digital supply chain, e-commerce, connected warehouse, and more!
 
\Medium—With mounting returns strangling the bottom line for retailers and etailers, artificial intelligence is being explored as the possible key to revolutionizing the reverse logistics route of addressing this issue.
 
Bloomberg—The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port ("LOOP") said in a statement it had successfully completed the first loading of a very large crude carrier heading to the Chinese port of Rizhao.
 
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Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.
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Automation World—From cobots to augmented reality, new technologies are enhancing rather than replacing factory floor workers, empowering them to shift time and energy to more value-added work.
 
EBNSome supply chain organizations are not prepared for a digital future or are not aware of its benefits, thus are missing out on opportunities that might positively impact their business. Here are some of the common digital transformation hurdles and how supply chain leaders can overcome them.
 
MIT Technology Review—UPS will be using advanced analytics as part of an initiative to compete with Amazon’s upcoming low-cost package delivery service. Currently, there are about 25 projects based on that data, grouped under the acronym EDGE ("enhanced dynamic global execution").
 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
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Material Handling & Logistics—The U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) implemented a new process to allow shippers to submit original vehicle export documentation electronically in lieu of delivering physical copies to their local CBP trade office. This electronic validation program is the first of its kind anywhere in the country.
 
Supply Chain Management Review—Innovation in the supply chain will only happen if organizations take specific steps to enable it. Being resilient is one of the most important attributes, but collaboration, connectivity and agility are also big players.
 
Progressive Grocer—Blockchain, a type of technology that enables users to create shared ledgers of data, is starting to gain steam in the food industry. Blockchain ensures a "single truth," as data that’s entered on the ledger can’t be manipulated.
 
Engineering Innovation
United Material Handling, Inc.
DC Velocity—You may think of the humble electronic logging device (ELD) as a tool for tracking truck drivers' hours of service (HOS). But the technology's developers have a much grander vision.
 
Glossy—Online apparel sales now represent 20 percent of total industry dollars, according to data by market research company NPD Group. And 30 percent of clothing and shoes bought online are returned, a rate that’s double that of pieces bought in store, as stated in a report by Bold Metrics.
 
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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Material Handling & Logistics—A warehouse execution systems can help with talent retention by making employees’ work more productive and fulfilling.
 
ZiplineLogistics.com—Every industry has its own list of unique logistics challenges. And issues can arrive from a multitude of sources – product type, mode, receiver, market conditions, etc. Here are the top five issues faced in the consumer goods sector, according to Zipline Logistics.
 
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