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Material Handling Industry

 
   
MHISolutionsmag.com—When crude oil prices began rising in 2006, natural gas was seen as a cost-effective fuel alternative for members of the supply chain. The subsequent drop in oil-based fuel prices slowed the purchase of transportation that relies on compressed natural gas, but the trend toward natural gas is expected to increase for a number of reasons.

Visit https://www.mhisolutionsmag.com/index.php/2017/09/15/natural-gas-updates-on-cost-and-environmental-benefits/ to view the full article online.

 
MHI Blog—Supply chain leaders must expect their organization to collaborate both internally and externally to win in today’s complex business and supply chain environment, this according to a white paper by the University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business Supply Chain Management.

Visit http://s354933259.onlinehome.us/mhi-blog/creating-supply-chain-value-working-together/ to view the full article online.

 
Modern Materials Handling—The 10thannual Salary Survey by Modern Materials Handling reveals that materials handling professionals continue to be satisfied with their work and their rewards, although more than a few wish their employers would also invest in updated technology.

Visit http://www.mmh.com/article/10th_annual_salary_survey_the_price_of_performance to view the full article online.

 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
Inbound Logistics—Fleet expansions are expected, partially due to the need for faster shipping and freight demands. Companies in need of shipping solutions should evaluate their fleet needs and understand their equipment and financing options.

Visit http://www.inboundlogistics.com/cms/article/resurgence-in-trucking-investments/ to view the full article online.

 
EBN—Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are being increasingly used to transport semi-finished and finished items at warehouses and DCs, especially as they can run nonstop, 24 hours a day, five days a week.

Visit https://www.ebnonline.com/author.asp?section_id=4079&doc_id=283140& to view the full article online.

 
Supply Chain Dive—While a number of companies have been trying to break into the grocery space with e-commerce for over a decade, their success has been mixed. Industry leaders weigh in on the subject of grocery e-commerce, and their thoughts on its future.

Visit https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/influencers-roundtable-ecommerce-grocery-hype-disruptor/512306/ to view the full article online.

 
Food Production Facility Safety: A Case Study
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.
When applications or processes change within the facility, it’s a good idea to re-evaluate safety practices and equipment. A food-based company's facility really illustrates this: a food-based company was changing its production processes in a mixing area. In this application, employees work on elevated decks with pallet loads of ingredients, opening the material and dumping it into a hopper. The reason for the change was to increase productivity. When reviewing the layout for the new area, the facility manager realized they needed in incorporate proper safety guarding to keep the employees safe while they worked up on this redesigned platform, but there were specifics for the application that would make safety challenging.
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Penske Logistics—What do young professionals want from their career? Penske Logistics and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) sought to answer this question in the inaugural "2018 CSCMP/Penske Young Professionals Survey."

Visit https://www.penskelogistics.com/newsroom/2017_09_25_pl_inaugural_young_professionals_survey.html to view the full article online.

 
Transport Topics—Advances in connected, autonomous and truck platooning technologies are expected to dominate the discussions during a Dec. 7 House transportation policymakers roundtable scheduled with executives from the trucking industry.

Visit http://www.ttnews.com/articles/autonomous-technology-dominate-house-roundtable-trucking-execs to view the full article online.

 
Supply Chain Dive—A plant being built by Toyota in California will have a hydrogen fueling station at the Port of Long Beach. The plant will be powered by bio-waste and will generate water, electricity and hydrogen.

Visit https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/hydrogen-plant-port-of-long-beach-toyota-sustainability-renewable-energy/512245/ to view the full article online.

 
Logistics Management—Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c, director of economic research and forecasting at Mercator International, observes that oil prices have been rising steadily since late June.

Visit http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/logistics_managers_should_brace_for_higher_energy_costs_in_2018 to view the full article online.

 
MHI Blog—MHI, in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting LLP, would like to request your participation in the annual survey to develop leading insights on the impact of emerging innovation in supply chains and what companies can do to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving marketplace. An iWatch Series 3 will be raffled off as part of this survey as well. The survey will close on December 8, 2017.

Visit http://s354933259.onlinehome.us/mhi-blog/win-iwatch-series-3-by-completing-this-quick-survey/ to view the full article online.

 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Vada, LLC
MHI Blog—We’re coming up on the end of the year, and when we come back from the break, it will be all speed ahead on MODEX. To start prepping, we’re going to tease some of the educational things that will be happening at MODEX 2018. First? Keynotes.

Visit http://s354933259.onlinehome.us/mhi-blog/modex-2018-keynote-preview/ to view the full article online.

 
Cerasis—Before you break ground on a new building/annex, hire and train new workers, or invest millions into new software, consider some other proven ways to get more throughput and capacity in distribution centers.

Visit http://cerasis.com/2017/12/01/throughput-and-capacity-in-distribution-centers/ to view the full article online.

 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—In an era of hand-picked clothing shipped to your door, meal kits dropped off on the stoop and a hunger for instant gratification, there’s a new-age demand for deliveries to show up yesterday. Rushing orders to the customer quickly is no longer an option, but a mandate.

Visit http://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2017/11/27/supply-chain-technology-pittsburgh-iam-robotics-lucas-systems-4c-technologies-fedex-supply-chain/stories/201711190002 to view the full article online.

 
Engineering Innovation
United Material Handling, Inc.
Transport Topics—Electric tricycles will soon be used in Fort Lauderdale, FL, as package delivery vehicles. UPS will be incorporating eBikes into some of its routes beginning Dec. 11.

Visit http://www.ttnews.com/articles/ups-switching-three-wheel-deliveries-florida-town to view the full article online.

 
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.

Visit http://www.mhi.org/careers to view the full article online.

 
EBN—When it comes to disruptive technologies – such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and machine learning – it’s no surprise that many of us initially view them as challenges. However, in an era of digital transformation, these technologies must be seen for what they are: opportunities

Visit https://www.ebnonline.com/author.asp?section_id=4055&doc_id=283135& to view the full article online.

 
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
Material Handling Industry
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