Emulate3D Ltd.
MHIsolutionsmag.com—The lead acid battery has been the mainstay for reliable electrical storage for over 116 years, with more than 65 percent of all forklifts in the U.S. relying on lead batteries, but do they still fit a material handling operation’s need for increased efficiency, improved productivity and focus on corporate responsibility for the environment?
MHI Blog—Each year, MHI member companies have the opportunity to submit their employees for the MHI Outstanding Young Professional of the Year Award and the MHI Mentor Award. We were proud to announce at MODEX 2018 the winner of the MHI Mentor Award is Jim Radous from the UniCarriers. We were recently able to catch up with Jim to learn more about him.
As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this episode focuses on Blockchain & Cybersecurity.

In the 2018 MHI Annual Industry Report, MHI and Deloitte identified 11 NextGen technologies that have the potential to disrupt supply chains. This video is the first of a four-part NextGen Supply Chain Update series that will take an in-depth look at the most relevant topics and case studies from the 2018 report. 

In the report, cyber security was identified as one of top barriers to NextGen supply chain innovation adoption. Blockchain is also highlighted, not only for its potential to address cyber security threats but also for its unique ability to establish trust and transparency in supply chains. 

MHI Blog—Gartner, Inc. released the results of its annual Supply Chain Top 25, identifying supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices. Unilever scored the top spot for the third year in a row in Gartner’s annual Supply Chain Top 25, followed by Inditex, Cisco, Colgate-Palmolive and Intel. Home Depot rejoined the ranking after a three-year hiatus, while Novo Nordisk and Adidas joined the Supply Chain Top 25 for the first time. McDonald’s joined Apple, P&G and Amazon in qualifying for the "Masters" category. 
Deloitte Insights—AI is driving the evolution of interconnected digital supply networks. This change can help supply chain managers be more dynamic, flexible and efficient in their planning and execution.
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
Modern Materials Handling—In a wide-ranging statement, the White House said that under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the United States will impose tariffs on goods containing industrially significant technology, including those related to the ‘Made in China 2025’ program.
Inbound Logistics—The use case for social media has significantly evolved as supply chain managers are using AI and complex algorithms to stay informed of real-time information.Here are some additional ways leveraging social data through AI helps supply chain managers.
Facility Safety Gate Selection
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.
While most safety gate models are designed and built for specific applications, certain models lend themselves to a specific type of facility. For example, Open Top safety gates are rarely found in distribution centers, but they are popular in production facilities. We took a look at four types of industrial facilities and put together a guide to help you choose the best fall protection system for each one.
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MIT Technology Review—If blockchains are really going to give us the Internet of money, they’ll need to work together.
The Washington Post—Shipping costs have skyrocketed in the United States in 2018. Higher transportation costs are beginning to cause prices of anything that spends time on a truck to rise.
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Ideal Warehouse Innovations
LA Times—Each time a food-borne illness breaks out investigators have to work their way backward, one link at a time, from victims to fields, tracing multiple paths across separate companies and sometimes across international borders. Food safety advocates and industry insiders say it may be time to borrow the encrypted accounting platform that drives cryptocurrency: blockchain.
DC Velocity—Storage solutions that maximize space don't just improve operations in the warehouse and distribution center. They can help you put more money to the bottom line too.
Environmental Leader—Adapting and incorporating sustainability into your business isn’t enough anymore. Now, the goal is "net positive."
Engineering Innovation
United Material Handling, Inc.
TED magazine—Millennial workers (which number about 56 million) make up about 35% of the U.S. labor force and outnumber their Gen X (53 million) and Baby Boomer (41 million) counterparts, according to Pew Research Center. But, what’s the key to courting this age 22-37 age group?
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.
3 Months Free On Your Next Cat® Forklift.
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America
Through August 31, 2018, you can get “3 Months Free” on your next Cat® lift truck lease. Offer includes all IC and electric sit-down counterbalanced lift truck models - up to 12,000 lb. capacities.
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Inbound Logistics—There are four key actions that can help prepare for the unknowns that accompany any implementation of a technology tool.
Electronics 360—Suning Logistic completed its driving tests of a Level 4 autonomous heavy-duty truck that features AI and LiDAR.
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