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Attendees are looking for more automation, tech and e-commerce solutions to move their supply chains forward amid continued disruption.
Intralogistics made easy
Cimcorp®
Where ever you are – we’re there with you. Robotics and high-tech are in our heritage, after all, we are part of Murata Machinery, Ltd., one of the world's biggest logistics automation companies.
Our mindset is to empower you in turning your business into a more profitable one. This is a journey that we want to accompany you on as a long-term strategic partner. Let’s start by getting to know each other! 
 
 
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MHI Updates
MHI just released the list of finalists for the 2022 MHI Innovation Award. After receiving 121 submissions for this year’s awards, 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.
Join us for MHI Solutions Community’s free education session at MODEX 2022 on Monday, March 28. Learn about the latest and greatest advances on display at MODEX presented to you in a short 25 minutes.
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) and MHI member Agile Business Media, publishers of DC Velocity Magazine and CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly, recently announced the successful launch of “The Jim Indelicato Material Handling Scholarship.”
   
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When the doors are open
Berner International Corporation®
Are your clients looking to protect their shipping and receiving areas from flying insects and summer heat? Berner Industrial Air Curtains support Warehouses, Distribution Centers, and Food Processors with chemical-free flying insect control.  When the doors are open, maintain interior temperatures, protect products, and save energy while goods are transferred through the doorway.  Simple to install, operate, and maintain.  Made in USA.
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Technology and Innovation
Investing in an automated guided vehicle (AGV) or autonomous mobile robot (AMR) program is a serious decision. To avoid expensive mistakes and maximize the return on investment, it is important to assess your options carefully. Asking potential suppliers the following nine questions should ensure you make an informed choice.
Transportation
A variety of factors are contributing to the talent shortage ranging from pay, time, age restrictions, high turnover rates and an aging workforce to lifestyle issues such as the time spent away from home and more.
   
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Education & Professional Development
In addition to 850 exhibits from leading material handling and supply chain solution providers, MODEX 2022 will include four keynotes and over 100 show floor educational seminars covering leading trends, best practices and state-of-the-art equipment and technology solutions that can make manufacturing and the entire supply chain work more resiliently, efficiently and profitably.
Supply Chain Trends
With less than two months until MODEX 2022, now is the time to register and start preparing to attend the largest supply chain event of the year in Atlanta, Georgia March 28-31. Find how MODEX will elevate your supply chain operations with these seven ways you’ll discover more at MODEX.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) has assumed a role unimaginable five years ago. Setting and achieving ESG goals is no longer a nice-to-have but an urgent necessity for companies battling to win over customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders. Strong leadership, effective communication, authenticity and a shared sense of ownership are keys to building an ESG culture that can help differentiate your company and gain a competitive edge.
Ascent Warehouse Logistics Doubles Productivity with Less Workers
Intek Integration Technologies, Inc.®
Ascent Warehouse Logistics creates and implements automated warehouse solutions. Ascent upgrades warehouse performance by reviewing current baselines, identifying and quantifying areas of concern, and proposing cost effective solutions. By leveraging the expertise of both Intek and Minerva Associates, Ascent Warehouse Logistics delivers comprehensive software and hardware material handling solutions and automation.
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Sustainability
Despite the economic shock and supply chain disruptions from the pandemic, most companies continued their efforts to become more sustainable last year, according to the MIT State of Supply Chain Sustainability report.
Moving toward more sustainable operations is no longer an option for corporate supply chains—it’s a necessity. The push for sustainability is coming from many different sources including investors, customers, workers and governments.
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Resilience has become the buzzword these past 18 months. Of course, we have already used it in some capacity in leadership, business and personal contexts. However, the dramatic pivots made during the pandemic have moved this character trait to the top of the list. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from stressful challenges and even discover opportunities from the challenges. The good news is that resiliency is a learned skill.
Workforce
While we’ve all heard the corporate line—”The safety of our employees is our No. 1 priority”—in this industry safety is more than just a slogan or a poster on the break-room wall. It’s the the set of norms, behaviors and expectations—a culture of safety excellence—that has been developed over years or decades until it is completely engrained in a company’s way of doing business.
The future of our work environment is going to be highly influenced by several technological advancements such as automation, artificial intelligence (AI), robots, big data and data analysis. These significant technological changes are referred to as “Industry 4.0” or the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Industry 4.0 has positive impacts on our lives through increased productivity and new economic opportunities. However, it can create additional burdens and challenges for managers and employees.