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While safety has always been a priority in our industry, the pandemic has added additional layers to safety and health protocols that are now necessary. Personal protective equipment, social distancing measures, deep cleaning protocols, sanitization stations, temperature checks, flexible work schedules, staggered work shifts, and adjusted facility floor plans are now all on the table as tools to put worker safety first.
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Not all concrete floors are created equal, and not every floor has been designed to withstand the effects of uniformly distributed or concentrated point loads that are applied to the slab when a storage rack is installed on the floor.
As lithium-ion batteries continue to grow in popularity, lead-acid battery manufacturers are now offering thin plate pure lead batteries (TTPL) in response, an offspring of the absorbed glass mat (AGM) technology, as an alternative.
Managing a variety of non-standardized devices across a diverse enterprise is a complex task. Gone are the days when IT only had a couple of desktop models to look after. Nowadays you’re talking about a range of form factors and the rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Mobile Device Management (MDM) can simplify all of this as well as increasing efficiency and security, improving your bottom line.
   
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FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
   
Depending on the types of vehicles currently used in a facility, deploying cranes, hoists and monorails can greatly reduce an operation’s environmental impact while simultaneously enhancing overall throughput and performance. This video explores the many ways overhead handling technologies can support sustainability initiatives while enhancing the bottom line.
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Berner International Corporation
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Technology and Innovation
Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) can offer a lot of benefits in terms of increased efficiency, enhanced worker safety, and reduced material handling costs, but there are some pitfalls that you should avoid when you embark on your journey into AGV technology.
Transportation
  
The supply chain has always operated behind the scenes as the secret agent that makes our way of life possible. Before COVID-19, consumers, policy makers and even corporate leaders were surprisingly oblivious to the global complexity of supply chains. Now eight months later after the pandemic’s onset, transportation systems are still not back to normal.
   
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.
      
Lean Factory America, LLC
   
A new white paper funded by MHI’s Solutions Community and the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) finds that one in three small businesses do not have the resources to protect themselves against the dynamic and perpetually changing nature of cyberattacks. Yet they must find a way to do so, as these disruptions threaten to upend both operations and competitive advantage.
Supply Chain Trends
  
This year, 11 accomplished women working in supply chain presented at the AWESOME Mini-Symposium held virtually on October 13. They shared what they believe in, how they manage the demands of leadership, and how they plan to play an active role in the future.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having an enormous impact on the grocery and retail industry. While some stores have shown incredible agility in keeping consumers supplied with goods and services, the emerging challenge for these stores is to prepare for business after the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an influence on both e-commerce and distribution centers. All aspects of e-commerce have seen unprecedented growth since the beginning of the pandemic. Combined with record unemployment rates, there has been a tremendous need for more labor. What can employers do to attract and retain employees in the middle of a pandemic?
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Leadership
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) is pleased to present two awards for 2020 to leaders within the material handling community who are pushing material handling education forward. The Exceptional Contribution Award was presented to the late Dan Clapp and the Reed-Apple Award was presented to Dr. Sunderesh Heragu of Oklahoma State University.
Workforce
While all workplace movements related to physical stress and injuries likely cannot be prevented, many of the body strains associated with these activities can be significantly reduced. This can be accomplished by changing work design, utilizing equipment designed for ergonomics, or applying a combination of the two.