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Material Handling Industry

 
   
MHIsolutionsmag.com—Given the rapid recent development of driverless vehicle technologies, it is interesting to speculate as to what their impact will be with respect to the last mile delivery of goods to homes in urban environments. Ultimately, the combination of driverless delivery vehicle and airborne drone delivery should make it possible eliminate the need for all non-recreational shopping by allowing general merchandise, hot meals and groceries to be delivered to the home at a low cost. However, while drones make it possible to quickly deliver products to a home, there are difficulties associated with providing enough clearance to make a delivery. 

Visit https://www.mhisolutionsmag.com/index.php/2017/12/11/smart-city-logistics-and-home-delivery/ to view the full article online.

 
MHI Blog—There are many reasons to be optimistic about growth in the year ahead. Data in the latter half of 2017 were generally positive, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised its global growth forecasts, and leading indicators—like global purchasing manager indices—were indicative of future growth. There is only one major downside risk, and it’s a big one: U.S. fiscal policy disappointment.

Visit http://s354933259.onlinehome.us/mhi-blog/material-handling-economic-market-analysis-2018-outlook/ to view the full article online.

 
Modern Materials Handling—While the 2017 holidays are in the rear view mirror, that does not mean that it has gotten up and gone away. How? Well, in the supply chain management world we live in, it really comes down to two simple words: reverse logistics.

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

 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
Bloomberg—Intel, one of the world’s largest chipmakers, recently released information about Meltdown and Spectre, which can be used to hack into the chips powering most of the world’s computers.

Visit https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-08/-it-can-t-be-true-inside-the-semiconductor-industry-s-meltdown to view the full article online.

 
EBN—Digital twins may be the answer for manufacturers looking to innovate supply chain practices, monitor remote assets and improve overall decision-making, according to ABI Research.

Visit https://www.ebnonline.com/author.asp?section_id=1061&doc_id=283196& to view the full article online.

 
Safety: Built to Last
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.
What products do you have that are 15 years old or more? We tried to come up with a list, but it was short...not much is built to last these days. We've looked at the built to last concept lately because we heard from two customers that have had our gates in their facilities, each for over 15 years; one for a single part replacement, and one to make sure the gates were working properly.
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Industry Week—From IoT efficiencies to cobots, manufacturing is poised for a "technology renaissance."

Visit http://www.industryweek.com/technology-and-iiot/four-digital-trends-manufacturers-should-watch-2018 to view the full article online.

 
Material Handling & Logistics—Next-generation asset tracking solutions based on Bluetooth Low Energy and Ultra-wideband could end up replacing more expensive legacy systems such as RFID.

Visit http://www.mhlnews.com/technology-automation/next-gen-asset-tracking-technology-could-replace-rfid-coming-years to view the full article online.

 
MIT Technology Review—Baidu, China’s largest search company, may one day have an even bigger business: making the detailed high-definition maps needed for autonomous cars to get around safely.

Visit https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609936/baidu-sees-maps-for-self-driving-cars-as-bigger-business-than-web-search/ to view the full article online.

 
Forbes—Big data processing of data is the crucial component of extracting business value from modern analytics and location plays an essential part of this. Spatial analytics technology gives us the ability to tie these massive amounts of information together by placing them within the critical context of "where."

Visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/esri/2018/01/09/how-location-technology-and-iot-data-are-transforming-business/ to view the full article online.

 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Vada, LLC
Bloomberg—The Symbioz is Renault’s take on tackling the technical challenges of autonomous driving, and a series of experiments was conducted to show regulators self-driving cars are safe.

Visit https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-10/cruising-with-no-hands-at-80-mph-in-renault-s-self-driving-car to view the full article online.

 
The Wall Street Journal—Due to the high freight demand, some companies are delaying nonessential shipments rather than scramble to find a truck.By the end of last week, just one truck was available for every 12 loads needing to be shipped, according to online freight marketplace DAT Solutions LLC.

Visit https://www.wsj.com/articles/tight-trucking-market-has-retailers-manufacturers-paying-steep-prices-1515150000 to view the full article online.

 
Engineering Innovation
United Material Handling, Inc.
Institute for Supply Management—Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in December for the 96th consecutive month, according to the report, Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

Visit https://www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org/ISMReport/NonMfgROB.cfm?SSO=1 to view the full article online.

 
Reuters—General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra has made a bold promise to investors that the Detroit automaker will make money selling electric cars by 2021.

Visit https://www.reuters.com/article/us-gm-electric-insight/gm-races-to-build-a-formula-for-profitable-electric-cars-idUSKBN1EY0GG 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.

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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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Logistics Viewpoints—A review of Amazon’s activities over the past year will shed some light on the answer to this question.

Visit https://logisticsviewpoints.com/2018/01/08/amazon-supply-chain-innovative-world/ to view the full article online.

 
EBN—According to recently launched research by the Frontier Strategy Group, 2018 key planning assumptions are changing fast.

Visit https://www.ebnonline.com/author.asp?section_id=3815&doc_id=283197& to view the full article online.

 
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
Material Handling Industry
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