Emulate3D Ltd.
MHISolutionsmag.com—In the drive to address the skills gap in the supply chain sector, companies have a strong ally in academia. While community colleges and trade schools are adjusting their curricula to produce work-ready graduates for entry-level jobs, the universities are training people for high-level positions and working with industry to reduce the hiring pressure through implementing new technology, increased efficiencies and other solutions.
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MHI Blog—MHEDA and MHI are proud to present the 2018 Emerging Leaders Conference, July 12 at The Gwen Hotel in Chicago. Gain tools and insight to propel your leadership skills to star status. Don’t miss the hottest event of the summer, register today!
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Working directly with members, this video has been created by MHI & MHEDA for our member companies to use on your own website. It is intended to help communicate to students and recent graduates the vast opportunities and career paths available in the Material Handling and Supply Chain industry – and will help you attract the young, skilled talent you need to grow and succeed! CLICK HERE to order this video now.

 

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Material Handling & Logistics— Technologies like robotics, ML and AI may substitute specific tasks previously carried out by humans, allowing employees to focus on more value-added tasks.
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Modern Materials Handling—Implementing and reinforcing simple safety guidelines can reduce the risk of injury, as can keeping an eye on batteries and chargers.
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Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
MIT Technology Review—Copying the features of a neural network in silicon might make machine learning more usable on small devices like smartphones.
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Global Trade Mag—GlobalData Thematic Research reveals that every industry is facing game-changing disruption from AI.
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Facility Safety Gate Selection
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.
While most safety gate models are designed and built for specific applications, certain models lend themselves to a specific type of facility. For example, Open Top safety gates are rarely found in distribution centers, but they are popular in production facilities. We took a look at four types of industrial facilities and put together a guide to help you choose the best fall protection system for each one.
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Transport Topics—Solid freight rates and tight capacity, aided by beneficial tax changes, have contributed to an uptick in trailer orders. According to ACT Research Co., the preliminary estimate for May 2018 is 23,300 units. In May 2017, the net total was 18,026.
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NY Times—China is experimenting with solar panels and figuring out ways to best incorporate them for maximum benefit. Their latest idea: Use them on roads.
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FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Ideal Warehouse Innovations
Modern Materials Handling—Health care supply chains are looking to direct-to-consumer, tracking and goods-to-person to solve their toughest distribution challenges.
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SupplyChain247—An investment firm run by Bill Gates has put down $80 million to develop a planned community in Arizona, the community will integrate technology and high-speed data into its "smart city" infrastructure.
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United Material Handling, Inc.
Global Trade Mag—A recent study by the Institute of Supply Chain Management found that the median salary for women in the supply chain sector was $88,000, while men made an average of $108,000. That’s 81.48 cents on the dollar in the case of the progressive supply-chain industries.
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Supply Chain Digest—Research by distribution staffing firm ProLogistix shows a steep rise in the U.S. consumer price index since 2000, but there has been an almost flat growth in distribution center wage rates over the same period—until just recently.
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MHI’s new Career Forum enables manufacturing and supply chain professionals to view current job postings of MHI member companies. Go to http://www.mhi.org/careers to find the perfect opportunity for you.
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EBN—The threat of tariffs sparking a trade war between the U.S. and China opens up the potential for multiple, unexpected disruptions along the supply chain.
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Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
Inbound Logistics—The aftermath of the overhaul of U.S. customs admissibility program – Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) – has created a heavy administrative burden on importers.
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New Year, New Products, New Tools
Atlatl Software
Historically sales technologies have been passive and reactive. For example, have you ever said my CRM helped me close a deal? Manufacturers who are embracing digital change and technology are moving towards sales enablement tools to achieve excellence in their new business opportunities, more specifically CPQ technology. Where are you investing to become a more proactive sales team?
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ABCNews—Science advisers to the federal government say safety regulators are hindering the spread of commercial drones by being too cautious about the risks posed by the flying machines.
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