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The events of the past several months have made it very clear how difficult it can be to predict what supply chains will look like in one year, let alone 10 years from now. Despite the unknowns, however, there are some technologies and trends that will be shaping the supply chain as we move through the next decade. Here are 10 examples.
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MHI has made the difficult decision to cancel its in-person ProMat event in Chicago in April of 2021. However, because supply chains are more vital to global commerce than ever before, ProMat will continue to deliver the unrivaled solution-sourcing, education and networking it is known for through a state-of-the-art digital expo – ProMat Digital Experience (ProMatDX).
The MODEX 2022 exhibit space draw, held in November in Charlotte, NC, attracted 604 exhibitors who have reserved a record 350,800 net square feet of show floor space at the industry's premier U.S. supply chain event. The first booth selection in the space draw, based on MHI loyalty points, was awarded to Vanderlande Industries, Inc.
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to the Board of Directors. Beginning January 1, 2021, Brian Reh of Gorbel Inc., Joel Thomas of Carter Control Systems, Arthur H. Stroyd Jr. with Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd, and Sebastian Titze of BEUMER will join the MHEFI board and begin their terms.
   
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The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) has developed a document, Guidelines for the Assessment and Repair or Replacement of Damaged Rack, Version 2, to provide a reference for owners and operators of industrial pallet rack systems to define the proper steps for conducting assessments and surveys of rack damage and installing repairs or replacements.
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Technology and Innovation
  
The turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a kind of perfect storm in warehouse and distribution centers, skyrocketing the already growing demand for e-commerce to new heights while exacerbating the existing labor shortage and making it more difficult to meet that demand. Consequently, they also are navigating how to safely incorporate automation in the middle of a pandemic and to use it to improve overall safety in their operations.
Warehouses, whether wholly owned or 3PLs, are constantly getting measured for success on productivity. One key item that is looked at more and more is lift truck batteries. It is absolutely critical to match the power you want, with the productivity you need, while maintaining the safety of your operations. Here are four steps to make sure you optimize your fleet, save time and money and be in the best position to succeed.
   
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The COVID-19 pandemic devastated the supply chains of many sectors, and many companies are still feeling the aftershocks. As they try to get back to normal operations, businesses are pondering what they need to do to build supply chains that are, if not quite invincible, at least more resilient. These six strategies could increase their chance of success.
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Supply Chain Trends
  
Supply chain disruptions took on a whole new dimension in 2020 with the emergence and worldwide spread of COVID-19. The simultaneous challenges of overseas supplier shutdowns, domestic shelter-in-place mandates, and an unprecedented uptick in demand for the basics initially left the world’s supply chains reeling. Here, nine supply chain leaders offer advice, experiences and observations about weathering the pandemic, the “next normal” and coming out ahead.
   
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From the moment news of the coronavirus reached the U.S., manufacturing facilities, warehouses and distribution centers and transportation providers began exploring measures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of their employees. Here are 11 measures companies have adopted to keep workers throughout the supply chain safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  
Having an ergonomically designed warehouse and training workers how to safely perform physical tasks can improve their wellbeing and productivity—as well as potentially minimize workers’ compensation costs.