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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 With that in mind, rather than simply recycling waste or unused, outdated materials, many companies are choosing to sell these materials reducing their carbon footprint while increasing their bottom line.
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Technology and Innovation
Material Handling & Logistics—Companies need to come clean and eliminate common supply chain offenses to deliver the greatest value to their customers.
Supply Chain Trends
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.