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Supply Chain Management Review—These nextgen technologies promise to improve maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) efficiencies while reducing costs and downtime quite noticeably. Already, predictive maintenance is touted for being minimally disruptive and smart glasses may be able to decrease that downtime even more. Experts are saying that glasses used in MRO applications may be in the hundreds of thousands by 2021.
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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MHI Updates
As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on Reducing Costs with Repurposed Materials.
 
Sustainability is increasingly a concern for many manufacturing and supply chain companies. With that in mind, rather than simply recycling waste or unused, outdated materials, many companies are choosing to sell these materials reducing their carbon footprint while increasing their bottom line. 

 

  
The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), a product group within MHI, has launched an awareness campaign to improve protective guarding for pedestrians in warehouses, distribution centers and other industrial facilities – and just released a new video along those lines.

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Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
      
Vidir Inc.
   
Technology and Innovation
  
WIRED—3-D printers are now making metal parts, which may catapult this invention back into the spotlight. “During first 20 years of 3-D printing, the technology was too slow and expensive, so its primary use was prototyping. Today, 3-D printing is finally starting to be used for high-volume, mass production,” said Desktop Metal CEO Ric Fulop.
Material Handling & Logistics—Companies need to come clean and eliminate common supply chain offenses to deliver the greatest value to their customers.
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Supply Chain Trends
  
Inbound Logistics—Logistics issues such as end-to-end transport, shipment conditions other than location, stolen cargo recovery and overall accuracy are all necessary parts of a true supply chain visibility, and need to be figured into the solution. And the Internet of Things is not the sole answer. The key is to connect to the cargo itself to establish complete visibility and control over your own logistics.
Logistics Management—Industry experts agree that costs across all sectors worldwide will continue to rise in 2018, and the most successful shippers will be those that are able to mitigate their impact on profitability. And, the right technology will play an increasingly vital role in driving efficiencies across the global logistics network.
   
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
      
Ideal Warehouse Innovations
   
Manufacturing
  
MHISolutionsmag.com—The updated OSHA fall protection rules let employers select the fall protection system that works best for them, choosing from a range of accepted options including personal fall protection systems. Use of these systems has been allowed in construction under 29 CFR 1926 since 1994. The final rule makes fall protection requirements for general industry more aligned with the construction rule. 
Manufacturing.net—When incorporating automated machinery into your facility, steps must be taken to make sure safety is a key part of the process. Sensors are one way to make automated equipment safer for your workers and others who come in contact with this type of equipment.
How does your customer’s experience stack up?
Atlatl Software
Consumers have changed and that means as businesses we need to adapt. With giants like Amazon changing the landscape of the B2C buying experience, B2B experiences need to follow suit. What does that mean for you and your manufacturing business? It means you MUST provide an unmatched and differentiated buying experience to survive.
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Transportation
Coast Autonomous—On July 17, a driverless vehicle graced the roads at New York’s famously hectic Times Square for the first time. The self-driving, low-speed, electric vehicle was part of a demonstration by COAST Autonomous.
Trucks.com—Though some drivers decry using Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) as unreliable and problematic, the number of violations for those stopped and who use the device is less than 1 percent. Industry insiders believe the ELD system puts all drivers on a level playing field, and may well provide the data necessary to craft a more flexible hours of service model.
   
Engineering Innovation
      
United Material Handling, Inc.
   
Education & Professional Development
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.
EBN—Being active on social media used to be an option. But no longer. If supply chain companies are not active participants, they are putting themselves at a disadvantage.
Workforce
FreightWaves—UPS and the Teamsters have reached agreement on a new five-year agreement covering the UPS Freight division. The contract will be effective August 1.
TechCrunch—Amazon is set to clear almost $260 billion in U.S. retail sales in 2018, which would equate to about 49% of all online retail spend in the country and 5 percent of all retail sales. The next-closest competitor is eBay, followed by Apple.
   
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.