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The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) recently announced the launch of the new DC Measures Benchmarking Tool. This new digital resource is designed to help supply chain professionals leverage benchmark data to measure and improve the operational performance of their warehouse and distribution center operations.
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MHI Updates
The Conveyor & Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group of MHI is conducting a survey to measure the needs of users of these solutions as they evaluate new systems. The results will allow CSS members to better serve the needs of the industry moving forward.
MHI's Industry Leadership Program helps emerging and new leaders connect with industry peers and leaders, gain a broader perspective of the supply chain and material handling industry, and grow their leadership skills and expertise. The program is a multi-week program that provides a learning and growth community to connect and network with peers while learning from experts and senior industry leaders.
Pflow Industries, Inc.
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
The Board of Directors of the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) recently announced its 2022-2023 Scholarship Winners. A total of $177,100 in scholarships was issued.
Three MHI Industry Groups, the Ergonomics Assist Systems & Equipment Council (EASE), the Lift Manufacturers Product Group (LIFT), and the Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturers Group (LODEM), are humbled and honored to announce the creation of the James Galante Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship for the amount of $3,600 will be awarded to a deserving scholar pursuing studies related to the supply chain-material handling industry.
Technology and Innovation
Deloitte recently released a case study sharing its insights through its involvement in delivering a complete end-to-end 5G edge computing solution for a 45,000-square-foot warehouse.
At warehouses and distribution centers, the migration toward automation is taking on greater urgency in 2022, and late adopters are realizing they can’t afford to sit on the sidelines any longer.
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Supply Chain Trends
Gartner, Inc. recently released the results from its annual Global Supply Chain Top 25, identifying leading supply chains and highlighting their best practices.
Tightening up your aisles typically means going from a standard aisle width of about 10.5 feet and shrinking it down to something closer to 5-7 feet. This isn’t a good fit for a more traditional, counterbalanced lift truck, which is where bringing in VNAs becomes important.
One way to mitigate the workforce shortage and other challenging factors in today’s environment is to automate. Warehousing work can be highly repetitive—search, find, pick, place, repeat. These are tasks easily managed by machines. ASRS can do all the above and track items as they enter and exit the system, remind users when items should be replaced or restocked, and create more space and time for improving overall operations.
Just as overhead cranes and hoists should be equipped with an emergency stop (E-STOP) or safety disconnect switch that independently cuts off the power to the equipment independently of the regular operating controls, powered below the hook devices should also be likewise outfitted.
When an operation is evaluating the addition of one or more ergonomic solutions into its workflows, the Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment (EASE) Council of MHI recommends managers take three key considerations into account to ensure a successful deployment.