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The 45th Annual WERC Conference is coming in early May to Louisville. The conference features over 60 sessions including two keynotes from Laila Ali and Andrew Busch. The event also includes networking opportunities and facility tours for logistics professionals.
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MHI Updates
Investment in supply innovation over the next two years is expected to rise dramatically, according to the 2022 MHI Annual Industry Report, “Evolution to Revolution: Building the Supply Chains of Tomorrow.” The report provides new insights into trends and technologies that are transforming supply chains and the priorities of the people who run them, with 87% saying the pandemic has altered the strategic importance of supply chains and 64% increasing tech investments.
The manufacturing and supply chain community came together for a return to in-person trade shows with a record-setting MODEX event. Over 37,047 visitors connected with over 857 exhibitors across 405,000 square feet of exhibit space at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.
Stow US Inc.
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
The Storage Manufacturers Association Industry Group of MHI (SMA) recently announced revisions to two American National Standards: ANSI MH28.2-2022, Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Boltless Shelving and ANSI MH28.3-2022, Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Work Platforms. The revision of these standards aligns with SMA’s continued commitment to develop, maintain and publish standards for design, performance and safe operation of industrial steel work platforms and shelving products.
Technology and Innovation
After receiving 121 submissions for the 2022 MHI Innovation Awards, winners were announced on March 30 at MHI Industry Night at MODEX.

--Best New Product: Phantom Auto for Remote Operation Platform Logistics
--Best IT Innovation: Veryable, Inc. for On-Demand Labor Marketplace
--Best Innovation of an Existing Product: Ancra Systems B.V. for Skateloader System.
It has now been 60 years since the opening of the first “automated” high bay warehouse (HBW). Since then, thousands of HBWs and other automated warehouses have been built and some of them have been going for decades. After years of operation though, very few systems still exist in the same format as they were installed. When product ranges, volumes or customer demands change, modernization and expansion become necessary.
When the doors are open
Berner International Corporation®
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Bishamon Industries Corp
BASF Corporation
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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Supply Chain Trends
Two things driving adoption of automation, data analytics and emerging technology in supply chains are on-going disruptions and customer demands. With all this technology investment, companies are looking for innovative ways to balance the benefits of digital supply chains with the growing need for cybersecurity risk management.
For years, the terms “big data” and “artificial intelligence (AI)” in supply chains were just words. A few early adopters began exploring the potential of these technologies, but the majority of supply chain operations struggled to figure out how they could be applied to solve daily business challenges. Now big data and AI are being used in a multitude of forms could help leaders better manage and adapt to unforeseen disruptions.