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MHISolutionsmag.com—It doesn’t take a crystal ball to see that it’s critical to shift your focus to Millennials and Generation Z (GenZ) now in order to future-proof your supply chain workforce. By 2030, Baby Boomers—who are currently retiring at a pace of every nine seconds—will be scarce in the workforce. There simply aren’t enough members of Generation X to replace them. What can companies within our industry do to ensure a steady supply of skilled workers and ensure future operational stability and success over the next dozen years and beyond?
 
MHI Blog—We’re now officially one week past the end of MODEX 2018, so it’s time for the big daddy recap. ‘Twil be a long post, but a lot happened! We saw lots and lots of movement toward fully embracing digital supply chain. Many exhibitors were featuring solutions like automation, robotics, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, augmented reality, the Internet of Things and data analytics.
 
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MHI Blog—Here’s MODEX 2018 by the numbers: Our attendee number was 30,944, which is a 25% increase over 2016 and had 140 different countries represented. We had 925 exhibitors, covering 283,025 square feet in 2 show halls.
 
Plastics News—Auxiliary equipment is getting smarter, as the machines gain the ability to analyze process variables and make decisions, and even predict when maintenance should be done.
 
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EBN—Previously impossible product designs are now possible with 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing or AM).Additive manufacturing is also transforming product development.
 
IndustryWeek—At least four Chinese carmakers and three Chinese-owned startups plan to sell cars in the U.S. starting next year.
 
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AirCargoWorld.com—DHL and IBM released a joint report on the development of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) technology and its potential to change the logistics industry – noting that, in many ways, A.I. is already making profound changes to the retail environment, not all of which are positive.
 
Transport Topics—Transportation systems are ripe targets for cybercriminals, according to cybersecurity experts, and many state and local government officials are only now waking up to the threat and realizing they need to beef up their defenses.
 
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Modern Materials Handling—OpenPort, the digital logistics platform that uses blockchain technology to transform domestic distribution in emerging markets,announced the launch of the Open Enterprise Logistics (OEL) Foundation, a non-profit organization open to enterprises in the supply chain and logistics industry.
 
Supplychain247.com—The first 3 months of 2018 have been somewhat predictable on the international transportation front. However, we see three significant trends taking shape that will impact shippers for the remainder of 2018.
 
SupplyChainDive—Not only are 95% of drivers struggling to deliver loads on time, their job satisfaction is dropping, and they're struggling to get higher pay, according to a Zipline survey. The driver shortage and the capacity crunch only exacerbates the issue.
 
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EBN—Set to be worth more than $9 billion by 2020, predictive analytics is poised to open up business intelligence doors for manufacturers, and also have a dramatic impact on productivity. And, both artificial intelligence and machine learning are set to revolutionize productivity for electronics manufacturers and their supply chains.
 
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Reuters—Not content to stop at slipping packages inside customers’ front doors, Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday started a new program to deliver packages to its members’ parked cars.
 
LogisticsManager—A new survey by YouGov for Infor supports the idea that consumers are demanding higher supply chain performance across a broad array of product categories -- and the penalty for failure is that consumers will switch brands if supply chain performance doesn’t keep pace with their ever-increasing expectations.
 
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