MHI Industry News
Beumer Corporation
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MHI and Deloitte recently launched the MHI Annual Industry Report Survey. The industry-leading survey will uncover insights into trends and emerging tech and their impact on supply chains. On completion, you will be entered into a draw for a $500 gift card and can access a customized Sustainability Readiness Assessment Report for your operations. The full report will be available in March 2023 at ProMat. 
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MHI Updates
With over 900 of the world’s leading manufacturing and supply chain solution providers under one roof, you can see hands-on demonstrations, connect with peers and learn in 150 educational seminars and four exciting keynote speeches including José Andrés, Ron Howard and the unveiling of the MHI Annual Industry Report. ProMat will be the can’t miss supply chain event of 2023.
During the 2022 MHI Annual Conference, the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) presented the Norman L. Cahners Industry Award to David Lippert, President of Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Company. 
While both products, by definition, are material handling structures with similar purposes, racking and shelving differ in characteristics. An important concept to understand when choosing between racking and shelving is knowing the difference between these two storage solution types.
Pflow Industries, Inc.
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
In this podcast, ASRS Industry Group Members Aaron Lambe from AutoStore and Rupesh Narkar from Swisslog Logistics discuss the topic: as mobile automation gains acceptance on the market some companies are trying to implement AGV’s and AMR’s into their facilities instead of an ASRS.
With the shortage of truck drivers hitting a historic high in the past 12 months, chances are that any driver making a delivery or arriving to pick up a shipment at a facility’s dock is going to be stressed, in a hurry, or possibly very new to the profession. All of those factors can contribute to backing accidents in which your building can be struck and damaged by a trailer as it is reverses into its position on the dock.
Technology and Innovation
Recent research from Gartner found that 66% of supply chain organizations point to labor availability constraints as the primary driver behind their investments in robotics. Using robotic solutions, like autonomous mobile robots in assisted picking and staging operations, is one of the most flexible and scalable solutions. 
From pharmaceutical equipment to e-commerce merchandise, effectively packaging pallets for transit demands solutions as unique as your product. Stretch hooding is a common wrapping solution. Learn the benefits and latest advancements.
Intralogistics is changing rapidly, with more and more organizations looking to automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to increase efficiency and ‘drive’ greater resilience into operations. But, if you are considering investing in this technology, where should you start?
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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BASF Corporation
Education & Professional Development
With 50 percent of employees leaving their job because of their manager, strong leadership can make or break talent retention. The MHI Leadership Program is dedicated to help you build strong leaders within your organization and ultimately retain and nurture top talent. The 14 week-long cohort program starts on March 2, 2023 and combines tools, assessments, live virtual cohort learning, online courses, one-on-one coaching, peer mentoring, and senior industry leader connections.
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
In response to the challenging business environment, food and beverage companies are changing their operations in numerous ways. Here’s a snapshot of four industry trends from supply chain experts helping firms boost their throughput.
Generix Group
According to Liberty Mutual, non-fatal workplace injuries where employees lose more than five days of work cost these industries nearly $4.67 billion annually in direct costs such as workers’ compensation payments, employee’s medical expenses and legal fees. But the indirect cost of such incidents, although more difficult to quantify, are usually even higher. 
To reduce the risks of workplace injuries — and the associated costs — there are a variety of overhead handling technologies that can be deployed to replace manual labor for lifting, transporting, and positioning loads.