Emulate3D Ltd.
BBC—Breaking into a shipping firm's computer systems could allow attackers to access all kinds of sensitive information. There are more than 51,000 commercial ships in the world. Together, they carry the vast majority -- 90% -- of the world's trade. Maersk has already experienced significant disruption thanks to a piece of particularly virulent malware.
MHIsolutionsmag.com—More and more end-customers are demanding that automated material handling solutions be integrated to address the "full stream" of order fulfillment and bridge the gaps created by the islands of automation.
EBN—Manufacturing, e-commerce and marketing, and gaming and entertainment are set to be the high-growth applications in the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) market.
Safety+ Health Magazine—In the latest attempt to push back a federal mandate requiring commercial motor vehicle drivers to use electronic logging devices in place of paper logs to track hours of service, Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) has proposed legislation that would delay the rule’s implementation for two years. The ELD final rule is scheduled to go into effect Dec. 18.
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
Modern Materials Handling—Randstad US has released new research findings that contradict many reports that American workers fear losing their job due to automation. The 2017 Randstad Employer Brand Research found that only 14% of U.S. employees worry that automation will take their job away, and nearly one-third (30%) say they think automation will make their job better.
MHIsolutionsmag.com—The 2017 MHI Executive Summit & Annual Conference is an exclusive event for manufacturing and supply chain executives. It is taking place October 2-4, 2017, in Boca Raton, FL. The conference will focus on key themes identified by the US Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics 2.0 and the MHI 2017 Annual Industry Report, and will feature four keynotes and 12 education sessions. Learn more at MHI.org/Conference and MHI.org/Summit.
The Columbus DispatchDistribution centers and warehouses, including those belonging to L Brands, Amazon, UPS, DHL and Radial, are looking for seasonal employees — lots of them — in preparation for the sprint toward the holiday shopping season. In Central Ohio, the numbers are staggering. L Brands, for example, wants to hire 4,000 workers. DHL isn’t far behind, seeking 2,500 for its 12 central Ohio operations.
Facility Safety Gate Selection
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.
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CSCMP Supply Chain Quarterly—The supply chain research firm Supply Chain Insights and the software company LLamasoft are releasing a simulation game that helps businesses teach their employees about market-driven supply chains.
EBN—As awareness of the value of data-driven decision making grows, companies in every sector of the global economy are pushing to gain a competitive advantage through analytical means. In the high-tech electronics industry, where product life cycles are shrinking and time to market is critical, this trend may be even more marked.

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LA Times—Prices of solar panels would roughly double should two bankrupt U.S. manufacturers get the relief they are seeking, several independent analysts warn. This unorthodox trade case involves the possibility of punishing tariffs being imposed on foreign competitors - mostly in China and other Asian countries - whose cheap panels have fueled the massive growth in U.S. solar installations.
Transport Topics—While the growth of e-commerce is widely viewed as a boon for last-mile deliveries, customer returns of the merchandise that’s delivered also are forcing change across carriers’ and shippers’ supply chains, industry experts said.
MHI Blog—The Overhead Alliance (OA), a marketing vehicle for trade association MHI’s overhead lifting product groups, will launch an interactive, virtual reality (VR) game next month (September), designed to engage students and others keen to learn about the technologies they represent.
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Vada, LLC
Bloomberg—Wal-Mart has applied for a U.S. patent for a floating warehouse that could make deliveries via drones, which would bring products from the aircraft down to shoppers’ homes. The blimp-style machine would fly at heights between 500 feet and 1,000 feet (as much as 305 meters), contain multiple launching bays, and be operated autonomously or by a remote human pilot.
SupplyChainDigital—UPS has announced its embrace of virtual reality, with the company rolling out its own training software for employees using the HTC Vive at its platform. The VR training ground will reproduce real life scenarios and hazards that drivers will have to deal with on a daily basis, dedicated to ensuring UPS staff are well versed before they get behind the wheel of a truck.
New York Post—Overstock.com is in advanced talks with a logistics company about outsourcing distribution and delivery — a move that would enable the e-tailer to provide two-day delivery on furniture and other bulky items.
Engineering Innovation
Columbia Machine, Inc.
Food Manufacturing—Across the food and beverage industry, there is a focus on avoiding or limiting recalls. However, according to the USDA, the amount of food recalled nationally increased by 37 million pounds between 2015 and 2016. Food manufacturers are reducing risk with an assortment of new techniques.
Bloomberg—A panel that included manufacturers agreed Aug. 17 to flesh out four ideas to simplify EPA requirements companies face when providing information about chemicals in waste streams they recycle.
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.
ASME—Wearable powered or unpowered robotic suits—metal frameworks fitted with motorized muscles to multiply the wearer’s strength—are set to dramatically change the manufacturing industry.
CSCMP Supply Chain Quarterly—Western Michigan University programs will teach unemployed area residents warehousing and inventory control skills while providing management and supervisory opportunities for the university's undergraduates.
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