MHI Newswire

Material Handling Industry

 
   
MHIsolutionsmag.com—Long gone are the days of believing the personal doesn’t bleed over into the professional. Recent years have proven that solid relationships are key to business success. Call it partnership. Call it collaboration. Regardless, today’s companies are learning the importance of working with others not just to increase scale and efficiency, but also to discover new processes, explore different expertise and maximize offerings in our increasingly fast-paced world. And nowhere is that more evident than in last mile delivery.

Visit https://www.mhisolutionsmag.com/index.php/2017/12/11/bringing-it-home-fostering-partnerships-for-the-last-mile/ to view the full article online.

 
MHI Blog—80% of firms are concerned about digital disruptions and competition, this according to a new report by Accenture and HfS Research titled "See More, Do More, Be More – The Future Belongs to Intelligent Operations." The report identifies digital disruption, data explosion and customer experience as the driving forces behind the need for companies to transform how they do business.

Visit http://s354933259.onlinehome.us/mhi-blog/80-companies-concerned-digital-disruption/ to view the full article online.

 
Modern Materials Handling—In a competitive and fast-changing environment, distributors are implementing a new suite of weapons in the war on waste.

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

 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
MH&L—Here are seven talent trends that will help to shape the material handling and logistics workforce this year.

Visit http://www.mhlnews.com/labor-management/material-handling-talent-trends-2018 to view the full article online.

 
Transport Topics—Surging transportation demand is spurring trucking companies to charge as much as 30 percent more for long-distance routes compared with prices a year ago, and they’re hard pressed to add capacity because of a long-standing shortage of drivers.

Visit http://www.ttnews.com/articles/there-arent-enough-truckers-and-thats-pinching-us-profits to view the full article online.

 
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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MHI Blog—The pros of training using virtual reality are not just being realized by athletes competing in the Olympics, it is being seen in supply chain, as well. Similar technology is being used to train forklift drivers for work in material handling, using certified instructors to move through a standardized lesson set in a controlled environment, all while training on actual forklift controls.

Visit http://s354933259.onlinehome.us/mhi-blog/vr-training-used-2018-olympics-forklift-driving/ to view the full article online.

 
EBN—In 2017, the United States was—for the first time–the most impacted region in the world in terms of natural disasters. This was one of the key findings of 2017 EventWatch Supply Chain Disruption Annual Report released by Resilinc, a provider of supply chain resiliency solutions.

Visit https://www.ebnonline.com/author.asp?section_id=3219&doc_id=283246& to view the full article online.

 
Bloomberg—Maersk, the world’s biggest container shipping line, is combining its port operator, shipping line and freight-forwarding services into a single integrated service. The goal is to prevent customers such as Amazon.com and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. from becoming competitors.

Visit https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-12/amazon-threat-has-maersk-racing-to-stop-clients-becoming-rivals to view the full article online.

 
CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—Teaming up with Wall Street Blockchain Alliance will allow BiTA to be logistics industry "help desk," group says.

Visit http://www.supplychainquarterly.com/news/20180208-blockchain-in-transport-alliance-partners-with-finance-trade-group/ to view the full article online.

 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Ideal Warehouse Innovations
Modern Materials Handling—Take a quick look around our environment, and you’ll see a market of end users that know they need to invest to stay relevant and compete.

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

 
Logistics Management—Industry experts agree that costs across all sectors worldwide will continue to rise in 2018, and the most successful shippers will be those that are able to mitigate their impact on profitability. And, the right technology will play an increasingly vital role in driving efficiencies across the global logistics network.

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

 
Engineering Innovation
United Material Handling, Inc.
USA Today—President Trump’s recent infrastructure proposal includes the idea of using tolls to help finance more highway and bridge projects, by lifting the federal prohibition against such fees on interstate highways.

Visit https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/02/12/trump-infrastructure-proposal-would-allow-tolls/330959002/ to view the full article online.

 
Whitehouse.gov—President Donald J. Trump released his legislative goals to rebuild our Nation’s crumbling infrastructure. There are six key principles.

Visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/building-stronger-america-president-donald-j-trumps-american-infrastructure-initiative/ 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.

 
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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CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—Imports at the nation's major container ports are projected to grow 4.9 percent during the first half of 2018 compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the "Global Port Tracker" report published recently by the National Retail Federation and consultancy Hackett Associates.

Visit http://www.supplychainquarterly.com/news/20180212-sea-container-imports-expected-to-grow-49-percent-in-first-half-of-2018-nrf-hackett-report-says/ to view the full article online.

 
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
Material Handling Industry
8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201 | Charlotte, NC 28217-3957