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There are more women working in the supply chain field—at all levels—than ever before. These six women have been bringing the supply chain industry a wealth of diverse expertise and experiences. Here’s how they’ve navigated a traditionally male-dominated field.
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If we have learned anything from this past year, it’s that people need to feel safe to be productive. Protecting people in their workplace has never been more important than it is today. In industrial environments, a large part of protecting people involves keeping people and machines safely separated. Please join the Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association of MHI for a July 21 webinar on this important topic.
The Material Handling Education Foundation recently awarded a total of $137,600 in scholarships to students pursuing careers in the industry as engineers, project managers, management, researchers and professors. Many will be employed in manufacturing and the supply chain.
   
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FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
   
This 14-week virtual leadership program helps emerging and new leaders connect with peers and leaders, gain a broader perspective of the supply chain and material handling industry, and grow their leadership skills and expertise.
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Technology and Innovation
  
Batteries and battery charging technology are often overlooked as a way to improve productivity and reduce costs because of their historical reliability and consistent technology. However, the last five years have seen dramatic changes in battery technology that make it necessary to evaluate new solutions for powering facility equipment.
A true optimization game-changer is quite possibly within reach with the promise of quantum computing. Given their unique capabilities, quantum computers can optimize supply chains by quickly considering a wide range of intersecting variables.
New innovations in location technology could revolutionize how orders are fulfilled. By taking advantage of these technologies both inside and outside the warehouse, supply chain professionals can continue to build stronger, more efficient processes.
   
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Lean Factory America, LLC
   
Sustainability
  
In today’s corporate landscape, sustainability has fast developed into a necessary point of emphasis. A key ingredient to pursuing sustainability in a meaningful way is transparency in the supply chain, where much of a company’s environmental impact lies.
Supply Chain Trends
  
During the pandemic, the shifts to e-commerce were significant. While the numbers certainly are there, what isn’t clear—yet at least—is exactly what the long-term impact on retail supply chains will be.
Advances in software have allowed material handling professionals to build a digital warehouse using predictive analytics. New software helps to predict trends in inventory and sales, allowing for more accurate planning for seasonal and other demand changes. This MHI view video demonstrates how to build a digital warehouse and optimize your operations.
Historically, having a Lean, just-in-time, cost effective manufacturing or distribution supply chain was a point of pride for many chief supply chain officers. Unfortunately, that model isn’t the most resilient when it comes to the unforeseen pandemic disruptions that exposed multiple supply chain vulnerabilities. Yet, some companies were able to flexibly respond, quickly recover and subsequently thrive amid the pandemic; they’ve since emerged even stronger and more competitive than ever before. How did they do it?
   
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Workforce
  
Remote work, barely on our radar 16 months ago and still considered an accommodation to special circumstances, is rapidly becoming a defining feature of the post-pandemic business landscape—and perhaps one of COVID-19’s most enduring legacies.