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The blockchain supply chain market is expected to generate $3,492.52 million in revenue by 2025, with an average annual growth rate of +87% over the forecast 2025, according to a new report. This growth is fueled by the increasing demand for transparent and secure supply chains.
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The Raymond Corporation
It takes a lot to be a global leader. It takes a proud history of engineering material handling solutions that lead the way in innovation. It takes skilled and talented people committed to constant improvement. It requires a level of service that offers end-to-end solutions that anticipate customers’ needs.
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MHI Updates
  
The biggest manufacturing and supply chain event of the year is coming to Chicago from April 8-11. With nearly 1,000 exhibits and 140 educational sessions, this is your best opportunity this year to see what's new and what's next when it comes to the latest innovations that can move your business forward.
Innovation and evolution don’t just happen. They are a result of continually challenging the boundaries and testing the unknown. That is where MHI’s Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) Industry Group comes in—as far as automated solutions are concerned. The companies in this group are repeatedly questioning and challenging the limits in order to come up with innovative and cutting-edge technologies that will help everyone in the supply chain impacted by the capabilities of AS/RS equipment.
MHI recently released the list of finalists for the 2019 MHI Innovation Awards. After receiving 108 submissions for this year’s awards, six independent judges comprised of professionals from the material handling and supply chain industry completed the initial vetting process. Four finalists were chosen as the most innovative products in each category – Best New Innovation; Best Innovation of an Existing Product; and Best IT Innovation based on concept, value, and impact.
The Storage Manufacturers Association (SMA) Industry Group of MHI announces a newly released infographic on SMA technology. The infographic serves to inform readers quickly and easily key facts about industrial storage equipment, including benefits and types of industrial storage solutions.
The Institute of Caster and Wheel Manufacturers (ICWM) Industry Group of MHI has released a video titled “How Wheels and Casters Move the World.” The video outlines how objects become easier to move in an industrial environment when they are mounted on wheels and casters.
The Overhead Alliance—a marketing arm for the Monorail Manufacturers Association, the Hoist Manufacturers Institute and the Crane Manufacturers Association of America—has been busy. Most recently, they have been promoting items ranging from the Overhead Crane Safety Conference at ProMat 2019 as well as activities designed to solidify these groups’ relationships with OSHA.
The Conveyor and Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group of MHI is pleased to announce completed updates to their Application Guidelines for Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors document.
   
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FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
   
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Berner International Corporation
Keep it cozy this winter with Berner Air Curtains. Do your clients struggle with keeping costs down and productivity up when it’s cold outside? Learn how Royal Wine in New Jersey saves energy and provides warmer working conditions in the shipping area of their food processing and distribution center using Berner.
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Technology and Innovation
  
In April 2019, MHI will release the 6th edition of its Annual Industry Report. Compiling responses from thousands of manufacturing and supply chain professionals, this year’s report has a special focus on artificial intelligence and digital supply chains.
With e-commerce continuing to grow, customers increasingly expecting orders to be delivered yesterday and a shortage of talented labor, it’s no secret that supply chains are being pushed to the max. Adding new automation technologies to warehouses and distribution centers is essential to streamline processes and increase capacity. But it also is a daunting undertaking that poses considerable risk in terms of capital investments and disruptions to operations.
   
Karcher Industrial
      
Lean Factory America, LLC
   
Education & Professional Development
  
The MHI Young Professionals Network invites you to join them for a webinar on March 21: Mastering Everyday Negotiations. This interactive webinar will focus on negotiation strategy and getting the best possible deal. Igor Gorlatov, principal of the Successful Negotiators Club, along with Brian Formato of Groove Management & Leadersurf will introduce a broad view of negotiation and focus on the basic goal of helping you strengthen your negotiation power.
If you’re in the supply chain business, then you know it’s important to stay current on the latest and future trends in artificial intelligence (AI). Research from the Global Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Market report predicts global artificial intelligence in the supply chain is expected to exceed $6,548 million by 2024.
   
Baumfolder Corporation
      
HMS Industrial Networks
   
Workforce
  
Within two years, more than 60 percent of the workforce will be Millennials and Nexters. How do we spark interest for this new generation to choose careers in material handling? Simple. Start developing and exposing them to the industry to explore the different career paths that the material handling, supply chain and logistics industries have to offer.