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MHIsolutionsmag.com—Graduates of vocational logistics programs may come to an employer with an impressive academic record. But unless they understand the basics of how to conduct themselves on the job, and of how to interact with their supervisors and their coworkers, they’re unlikely to do well in their new positions. Students with soft skills training make smoother, more successful transitions from the classroom to the workplace.
 
MHI Blog— The Boston Consulting Group surveyed 1,000 executives and managers across many industries to examine the status and expectations of artificial intelligence adoption. The survey revealed that AI was particularly useful in generating more sales when used to produce products tailored to specific customers and with faster delivery times.
 
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GP.com—A new center geared toward supply chain innovation is in the works in Atlanta. Georgia-Pacific is investing $5 million to $7 million in the center, which will open in June and will bring together supply chain companies to develop solutions.
 
Modern Materials Handling— This is no longer your father’s materials handling industry. Leading suppliers are developing a culture of innovation, leading to new solutions for new challenges.
 
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CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—Early talent development programs that rotate young professionals into different positions across the supply chain can provide valuable cross-functional skills. But participants do have advice on how to make the experience even better.
 
Forbes—Real-time visibility tools are being used to improve delivery reliability at BASF as well as improve the productivity of the company’s transportation providers being used to service the North American market.
 
CNBC—Supplies of critical auto components are being threatened after a fire at a Meridian Lightweight Technologies plant knocked out its production.
 
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Bloomberg—At a blockchain conference in New York on Monday, FedEx CEO Fred Smith said, "It’s the next frontier that’s going to completely change worldwide supply chains."
 
Sustainable Brands—Awareness and education can help your small business allocate resources wisely and make the biggest impact possible, especially when it comes to sustainability initiatives. As you plan your own initiatives to reduce your carbon footprint, keep these four hidden costs in mind.
 
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FedScoop.com—Blockchain’s potential as a technological game-changer has extended to many applications, from employee records to physical asset management. Now the Department of Homeland Security is partnering with industry to see if it can tame the supply chain process.
 
Logistics Viewpoint—There are a variety of myths that surround supply chain management, but these five are some of the most common fallacies.
 
Industry Week—Any manufacturer, no matter what size, may the target of an attack or a vehicle used to get to another target, says cybersecurity expert Roel Schouwenberg.
 
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CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—The transport and logistics company XPO Logistics Inc. has launched a pilot program in its Easton, Pennsylvania, distribution center that places people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in warehouse jobs.
 
EBN—Hiring the right employees is expensive, and hiring the wrong people is even more expensive. The key to success, especially in the supply chain where talent is particularly tight, is to find and keep the right people.
 
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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TruckingInfo.com—Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) signed an executive order on May 9 that authorizes autonomous vehicle testing and provides a blueprint for how automotive and technology companies can test self-driving vehicles in the state.
 
Logistics Management—Advancements in operational technology and robotics are becoming key differentiators for our nation’s leading ocean cargo gateways. At the same time, increasing numbers of port terminals are using higher levels of automation to improve productivity and efficiency.
 
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