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MHISolutionsmag.com - It’s generally understood that the digital, "NextGen" supply chain will be the predominant way of operating in coming years. Still up for debate, however, is when that expectation will finally become reality.
Facility Safety Gate Selection
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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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As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on the Impact of Location on Workforce Scarcity.
 
Workforce shortages are compounded by the trend of building warehouses in only a few major distribution hubs.

 

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Technology and Innovation
Modern Materials Handling—Innovation in the design, functionality and maintenance of conveyors and sortation systems is changing the fundamentals of distribution to meet unprecedented demands.
Logistics Management—Drones are finding their niche in the supply chain, says Matt Yearling. It just might not be where you expected to find them.
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Supply Chain Trends
  
MHISolutionsmag.com—As the automobile industry ramps up testing of self-driving vehicles at facilities like University of Michigan’s Mcity and the American Center for Mobility, next generation autonomous vehicles are already being deployed across the retail fulfillment chain—and one day, up to consumers’ doors. They are not being embraced without going through "boot camps," though, at all different kinds of material handling and supply chain companies.
   
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Manufacturing
Modern Machine Shop—Not only is there a growing need for robots and automation in manufacturing, but there is also a growing desire from companies to make it happen.
Material Handling & Logistics—This is a sharp reversal of the glimmers of hope seen in 2016 in regard to manufacturers moving operations back stateside, the group says.
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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Leadership
EBN—Supply chain professionals should be on a quest to evolve their processes and technology stack to achieve each successive level of visibility, as each level of achievement represents a dramatic unlocking of value to their organization.
Transportation
CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—Companies involved in ocean freight will need to embrace emerging technologies such as big data analytics, blockchain, and automated operations in order to stay afloat, says ABI Research.
Material Handling & Logistics—The exemption was based on the premise that "small-business truckers that have already proven their ability to operate safely should not be subject to purchasing costly, unproven and uncertified devices," said the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.
   
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Workforce
The Wall Street Journal—Growing payrolls in logistics sector come as truckers, warehouse operators are stepping up recruiting efforts in a tight labor market.
Global Trade
Reuters—China accused the United States of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in their trade dispute, threatening 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods in a move that rattled global markets.
Logistics Management—Earlier this month, The National Retail Federation told its members that with tariffs against China taking effect, American consumers are "one step closer to feeling the full effects" of a trade war.