Emulate3D Ltd.
 
   
MHISolutionsmag.com—According to the recently released 2018 MHI Annual Industry Report, "Overcoming Barriers to NextGen Supply Chain Adoption," eight out of ten survey respondents believe these supply chains will be the predominant model within just five years. However, the report found that the adoption of some of these technologies was slower than originally reported when MHI started the annual report in 2014. The report cites three top barriers to adoption of these technologies: 1. Making the business case for NextGen supply chain investments. 2. Tackling the supply chain skills gap and workforce shortage. 3. Building trust and security in digital, always-on supply chains. This issue of MHI Solutions focuses on the adoption of these digital solutions, from best practices in robotics and artificial intelligence to blockchain and innovations in last mile delivery.
 
MHI.org—MHI recently announced its speaker lineup for the 2018 MHI Executive Summit and Annual Conference, October 14-17, 2018 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL. The 2018 MHI Annual Conference will explore the NextGen supply chain innovations, leading trends and best practices explored in the 2018 MHI Annual Industry Report. The Conference will feature four keynotes and twelve education sessions.
 
As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on Opportunities in Virtual Training.

With the considerable cost of training employees, manufacturing and supply chain firms are turning to technology for tools that save time, money and increase productivity. The use of smart glasses and virtual reality simulators to assess the skill level of new hires and provide ongoing employee training are making a big impact on the bottom line. 

 

 
MHI Blog (CSS)—Sustainability is a term we often hear in business. We hear many times how a certain practice or implementation is sustainable. Yet sustainability can be so much more. If we take a holistic approach, many break down sustainability into three equal parts: People, Planet, Profit. This is often called the Triple Bottom Line (TBL).
 
Modern Materials Handling—New automation methods are being developed in order to keep pace with the growing complexities of the pharmaceutical supply chain.
 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
Supply Management—Employers are struggling to find procurement talent. Here’s how to stay one step ahead when building your team.
 
EBN—Autonomous transportation is coming, and with it, concerns about job security. Yet advances in self-driving technology can actually augment trucker jobs—if logistics leaders adopt new skills.
 
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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Bloomberg—The Trump administration’s China tariffs spared some finished goods like smartphones and washing machines, while charges on parts and components could drive up costs in the U.S. supply chain.
 
PYMNTS.com—In a survey conducted by CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly, most professionals said they are at least moderately satisfied with the availability and integrity of their data. Making use of that data, however, is another story.
 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Ideal Warehouse Innovations
Supply & Demand Chain Executive—As punitive tariffs threaten to upset various industries, supply chain orchestration (SCO) can soften the blow and also enable them to gain a competitive edge and better serve their customers.
 
 
   
MHISolutionsmag.com—MHI released the final numbers for MODEX 2018, which ran from April 9-12 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. MODEX 2018, the 4th edition of the expo, saw a 25 percent jump in the number of registrations for a total of 30,944. The net square footage at MODEX 2018 also set a record, topping out at 283,025 square feet and featuring 925 exhibits. Reflecting the global nature of the expo, 140 countries were represented at this year’s MODEX.
 
Transport Topics—A group of companies and associations launched the Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity, a collaboration committed to exploring how autonomous vehicles will impact American workers as well as identifying opportunities and developing solutions to address future challenges.
 
Engineering Innovation
United Material Handling, Inc.
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.
 
Supply Chain Dive—Airlines will have to submit information on their cargo to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before loading it onto the aircraft, under the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program that went into effect Tuesday.
 
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Daily Mail (London)—Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has constructed a fulfillment center that handles as many as 200,000 orders each day – and it only has four employees. That's because the roughly 100,000 square foot facility is run almost entirely autonomously, with human employees solely on site to tend to the robots.
 
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Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
MHI Blog (RMI)—If a piece of decking is rated for a capacity of 1,000 pounds or more, that rating is specifically calculated assuming a uniformly distributed load—a static load that is evenly distributed over the entire surface of the rack deck. A person stepping on a deck creates a point load that puts a concentrated weight on a specific area of the decking. This can be very dangerous.
 
The Wall Street Journal—Retailers and manufacturers are taking stock of their transportation costs and exploring alternatives as a capacity crunch in freight is driving up prices and causing shipping delays.
 
How lean is your sales process?
Atlatl Software
Thanks to new lean manufacturing best-practice technologies, the quoting process has arrived at the doorstep of a lean journey. While it seems like an obvious segue from the shop floor, the quoting, bidding, and engineering modifications needed have been overwhelmingly ignored. If your shop floor is running as lean as possible shouldn't your front office activities?
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Inbound Logistics—Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize workflows. So, what are some points to consider and present to the decision-makers in order to support its adoption and implementation?
 
 
   
MHISolutionsmag.com—The people who work at MHI are the gears that keep the association rolling. They ensure MHI continues to be a valuable association and resource for people involved in the industry, and do so with wit, competence and a smile on their face. The goal of this column in MHI Solutions magazine is to give readers an introduction to the professional staff at MHI as well as present some fun questions that reveal a little bit about their personality and personal goals. Last issue, you got to meet Anupam Berry Bose and Joey Holt. For this issue, Morgan Cruz, Marketing Content Coordinator, and Laurie Walker, Senior Membership Coordinator, give us a peek into what they do, how they do it and what makes them happy.
 
 

 

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