Emulate3D Ltd.
 
   
MHIsolutionsmag.com—Electric chain hoists have been mass produced since the early 1900s to lift and lower items in industrial facilities. Maximum capacity for electric chain hoists is typically determined by the manufacturer, with the majority of chain hoist units sold in the 2 ton and less range. Above 5 tons, wire rope hoists, which can lift very heavy loads, are more generally used.
 
MHI Blog—Millennials have been in the news a lot lately. They’ve also taken over as the dominant generation in terms of their numbers in the workforce (as of 2015), and their numbers in the U.S. population at large (as of 2016). As it turns out, there’s an ideal match between the unique generational characteristics of Millennials and the types of challenges and rewards offered by supply chain careers.
 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
 
   
MODEX 2018 is April 9-12 in Atlanta. With 850 exhibitors, four keynotes, 100 educational sessions and nearly 30,000 attendees, MODEX is a big show, so plan your trip now. Here are 10 things you need to know before you attend.
 
MHI Blog—In many cases, rack collapses are caused by unsafe mixing and matching of incompatible components from different manufacturers (also known as "intermembering"). If a rack column or beam is damaged, an owner might erroneously believe that it can be replaced with any other upright or beam that appears similar in construction. This risky practice can lead to connecting incompatible members that can potentially fail, causing the rack system to collapse.
 
As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on Developing Talent.

How can material handling and supply chain managers foster the growth of high-potential employees in their company so that their businesses can be prepared for future role changes?

 
Supply Chain Digital—The overwhelming majority of companies are failing to realize the full benefits of digitalization technologies for their supply chains, new research has revealed.
 
WIRED—By offshoring its drug and medical supply manufacturing, the U.S. has put patients and hospitals in a frighteningly precarious position.
 
Safety: Built to Last
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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Fortune—Innovations in artificial intelligence and distributed ledger technology known as blockchain are leading to augmented reality being poised to transform the software used to manage supply chains.
 
Transport Topics—With the help of coordination via the Uber Freight app, shippers are conducting freight hauls in Arizona using Uber’s self-driving commercial trucks.
 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Ideal Warehouse Innovations
The Science Page—California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is making it easier for carmakers to test their driverless cars on state roads. On February 26, the DMV’s Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved new regulations allowing companies to test fully driverless vehicles without a human behind the wheel.
 
AAA Foundation—Equipping large trucks with advanced safety technologies has the potential to prevent up to 63,000 truck related crashes each year, according to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
 
CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—New research examines how crowd logistics differs from traditional logistics service models and which type of crowd logistics might be the most disruptive.
 
Engineering Innovation
United Material Handling, Inc.
IT Innovators Bulletin—Ransomware was the tool of choice for attacking businesses in 2017, but as the year came to a close, so did the number of attacks. Criminals have moved on and are now diversifying their payloads with banker Trojans and cryptocurrency miners instead. This year-in-review report looks at the most popular attack methods and distribution techniques, and makes some predictions about what new forms of malware we can expect.
 
TechTarget—Companies with the logistics industry can differentiate themselves by investing in technologies, such as IoT-enabled devices, machine learning and smart machines. These technologies can benefit logistics providers by upping warehouse capacity, optimizing transportation schedules and options, and helping with labor management and safety.
 
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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Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America
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Logistics Management—The 2018 Warehouse/Distribution Center Equipment Survey conducted by Logistics Management reveals a bullish outlook for continued material handling investments, with enthusiasm extending into newer technologies such as robotics as well as warehouse control system software and the closely related category of warehouse execution systems.
 
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