Emulate3D Ltd.
 
   
MHIsolutionsmag.com—The promise of Big Data will almost certainly help transform our industry and help bring about new technologies, such as autonomous vehicles. But how much of those "improvements" will actually help to predict future activities? Will more data computation capabilities help us make better forecasts, or simply provide us with more confidence in the forecasts we would have otherwise made with existing data?
 
MHI Blog—MHI is donating the proceeds from the MODEX baggage check to the Atlanta Community Food Bank as a way to give back to the community that has so wonderfully hosted us. The revenue, totaling $7,188, will go to food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters, and senior centers in Atlanta and northern Georgia.
 
As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this episode focuses on 3 Considerations to Justify the Cost of Automation.

Before committing your warehouse to an automated system, there are three major factors to consider.


 
Transport Topics—The I-95 Corridor Coalition and the Delaware Department of Transportation announced May 1 that they are leading a pilot study to examine the feasibility of a mileage-based user fee, or MBUF.The study is meant to determine if such a fee could serve as a replacement for the state’s fuel tax.
 
Supply Chain Digital—APICS’s inaugural annual survey reveals a healthy outlook for those employed in supply chain, with wage increases and high job satisfaction reported across the profession.
 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
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MHI Blog—This week is the National Safety Stand-Down, the event that hopes to prevent falls in construction by providing education and encouraging workplace discussion of safe practices for workers exposed to fall hazards.
 
Inbound Logistics—As closer supply chain ties are forged with vendors, logistics managers must increasingly collaborate with procurement. To provide insight, a new study illuminates today's procurement process, and the many challenges purchasing managers face.
 
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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The Wall Street Journal—Anheuser-Busch’s order with Nikola to buy up to 800 vehicles for beverage distribution adds energy to a competition with Tesla and others to bring alternative-fuel big rigs to trucking.
 
Truckinginfo.com—The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, announced it will push for congressional passage of a new drug testing law to require anyone who applies for a safety-sensitive job in the trucking industry to verify no opioid addiction or illegal drug use for at least 30 days prior to employment.
 
Material Handling & Logistics—"The appetite for new transformative technological approaches is hearty, yet confusion within the market continues to impact velocity," said Stuart Carlaw, chief research officer at ABI Research.
 
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Reuters—General Motors is working with design software company Autodesk Inc to manufacture new, lightweight 3D-printed parts that could help the automaker meet its goals to add alternative-fuel vehicles to its product lineup.
 
EBN—In the Institute For Supply Management’s Semiannual Economic Forecast, 62% of manufacturing respondents expect their revenue in 2018 will be 11.6% higher than in 2017. Overall, the industry forecasts an average of 6.6% revenue growth for the year.
 
Engineering Innovation
United Material Handling, Inc.
Inbound Logistics—If you want to attract the next generation of young workers who have completed their undergraduate studies and are ready to enter the workforce, then you need to appeal to what they’re interested in. What exactly is that? By and large, this generation is interested in technology and creating things.
 
Reuters—Aerospace suppliers are starting to explore blockchain technology to keep tabs on their supply chain, potentially tracking parts such as that at the center of a Southwest Airlines accident last month.
 
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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Los Angeles Times—Employers are encouraging their staffers to get "up-skilled" in tech so they can stay relevant (and keep their jobs!) in the event automation is incorporated at their facility.
 
EBN—Digital document solutionscan enhance resources, save time and money, ensure brand consistency, improve accuracy and improve the vendor experience. But implementation can feel overwhelming and become a roadblock. So before you make your decision, think about these questions.
 
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