MHI Newswire

Material Handling Industry

 
   
MHISolutionsmag.com—Using psychic powers to predict sales figures is not the answer. Artificial intelligence (AI) programs,however, may be. These programs can use real-time sales data to increase margins and eliminate lost sales—those times when a customer wants to buy a sold-out item or when that item is warehoused so far from the shipping destination that the margin is eroded and the company might as well have lost the sale. This shift to more widespread use of AI and machine learning promises to streamline supply chain operations.

Visit https://www.mhisolutionsmag.com/index.php/2018/03/23/beyond-analytics/ to view the full article online.

 
Modern Materials Handling—A predictable fold in the supply chain sees more manufacturers - at the behest of their top retail customers -pursuing direct-to-consumer fulfillment capabilities, a trend that is as challenging as it is rewarding.

Visit https://www.mmh.com/article/made_from_scratch_manufacturers_set_sights_on_direct_to_consumer_d2c_fulfil to view the full article online.

 
Trucks.com—While there's little evidence so far that truck drivers are leaving the industry in response to the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, but the mandate already seems to be having an effect on freight rates and productivity. Experts predict that insurance rates are likely to increase for those not in compliance.

Visit https://www.trucks.com/2018/03/26/electronic-logging-device-changing-trucking/ to view the full article online.

 
Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
Supply Chain Dive—Compliance with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is high, with an estimated rate of 97 percent. The question now is what the long-term effect of the mandate will be across industries, experts say.

Visit https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/eld-compliance-CarrierLists-DOL-regulation/520903/ to view the full article online.

 
The Wall Street Journal—Historic pact aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2050; the U.S. and Saudi Arabia offer only objections to otherwise unanimous agreement.

Visit https://www.wsj.com/articles/shipping-regulators-reach-deal-to-cut-carbon-emissions-1523639309 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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EBN—Omnichannel commerce is being used by retailers and business-to-business (B2B) merchants to deliver a seamless customer experience regardless of channel, device or location. Those same principles can and should be applied across the supply chain. Small and mid-market (SMB) manufacturers and distributors in particular have ample room for improvement in how well they manage inventory and/or production, fulfill orders, collaborate internally, and work with partners.

Visit https://www.ebnonline.com/author.asp?section_id=4086&doc_id=283373& to view the full article online.

 
MIT Technology Review—An ambitious project by Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs could reshape how we live, work, and play in urban neighborhoods.

Visit https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610249/a-smarter-smart-city/ to view the full article online.

 
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Ideal Warehouse Innovations
American Trucker—Drones, 3-D printers, and self-driving trucks will transform trucking and the logistics industry that it serves.

Visit http://www.trucker.com/technology/innovation-changing-supply-chain to view the full article online.

 
NWAlliance.net—NW Alliance for Clean Transportation, which focuses on the benefit of natural gas vehicles for medium and heavy duty transportation, announced its launch on April 17.

Visit https://www.nwalliance.net/2018/04/09/announcing-the-northwest-alliance-for-clean-transportation/ to view the full article online.

 
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.

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

 
CSCMP Supply Chain Quarterly—New MHI industry report identifies the five key technologies necessary for the next generation of supply chain management and the three biggest barriers standing in the way.

Visit http://www.supplychainquarterly.com/news/201804113-the-three-biggest-barriers-impeding-digital-supply-chain-adoption/ to view the full article online.

 
Food Processing—April 6 was the deadline for complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act's Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule. Fortunately, the number of options available for tools geared toward cleaning and sanitizing refrigerated trucks has grown in response to the requirements.

Visit https://www.foodprocessing.com/articles/2018/cleaning-sanitizing-food-plants-trucks/ to view the full article online.

 
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Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America
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The New Food Economy—Amazon has claimed that because it is a retailer, it is not required to register its Lexington, Kentucky warehouse with the Food and Drug Administration under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Visit https://newfoodeconomy.org/a-whole-amazon-fda-food-facility-registration-lexington-kentucky/ to view the full article online.

 
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
Material Handling Industry
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