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Read the new issue of MHI Solutions to learn how supply chains are transforming to improve worker productivity, experience and safety.
—Technology's Role in Safer Operations
—Robots Talking to Robots
—Creating a Culture of Safety Excellence
—Teleoperations Enabling Remote Options for Warehouse Workers
—Augmented and Virtual Realities: Transforming Supply Chains
—How Diverse Workplaces Outperform Industry Norms
MHI Updates
  
MHI recently announced the dates for ProMat 2023. ProMat 2023 will be held March 20-23, 2023 at Chicago's McCormick Place. ProMat is the largest international material handling, logistics and supply chain show and conference. The first opportunity to reserve exhibit space is in the ProMat 2023 Exhibit Space Draw. The deadline for leases for the Space Draw is November 3.
To help protect rack columns from forklift and other vehicle impacts, there are a number of optional rack guard accessories that can be added to aisle-side or end-facing rack columns. These modifications safeguard rack uprights against impact and minimize the amount of damage such a collision can cause.
   
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To ensure both the safety and the optimal functionality of hoists, it is critical to inspect a variety of components and operating functions at specific intervals. The Hoist Manufacturers Institute has developed content solely as a means to supplement/summarize hoist inspections.
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Technology and Innovation
  
Learning about elephants, in particular their trunks, could lead to breakthroughs in robotics. In fact, it’s the way that elephant trunks handle materials that is the crux of this research. They are at the same time incredibly powerful, but capable of extreme delicacy – able to carry 600 pounds or pluck a single blade of grass.
The pandemic exposed how fragile the world’s supply chain can be, but material handling professionals learned valuable lessons during the pandemic. As operations slowly return to normal, several new technological innovations are being implemented in warehouses all over the world to promote touchless exchange and minimize the risk of future disruption.
Investing in and implementing a collaborative robot solution — whether that be autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), or robotic arms — is not a unilateral undertaking. Rather, to ensure the success of the installation, there are a variety of additional areas beyond the robotic technology that should be considered, as they contribute to the overall safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of the solution.
Wearable devices are quickly creeping into all aspects of our lives. From smart watches to smart glasses, and even fitness tracker and pedometer apps on the smart phones in our pockets, wearables are tracking our location, the distance we travel, our speed and more. So, it’s no surprise that there are an increasing number of industrial wearable devices offered to companies seeking to improve the ergonomics and safety of their workforce.
Transportation
  
The 50-foot problem is one of the most expensive challenges in home delivery. As cities become more urbanized, couriers struggle to find places to stop, and face the inconvenience of customers not being home to receive deliveries.
   
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Supply Chain Trends
Cold chain management is all about making sure products keep the right temperature at all times – from the site of production to the final destination. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, cold chain management has been much talked about, as some of the COVID-19 vaccines require very cold temperatures throughout the entire product lifecycle. How to handle these vaccines highlights many of the cold chain challenges.