MHISolutionsmag.com— As the definition of last mile is changing, so are the solutions and options. This transition phase is opening up opportunities for innovative thinkers to give their companies a competitive edge. If there was any doubt just how important the last mile was throughout the supply chain, consider this cautionary note from the 2018 MHI Annual Industry Report: “An inability to solve the riddle of the last mile has driven many promising companies out of business,” the report’s authors write.
The 2018 MHI Annual Industry Report found that a growing number of companies are increasingly concerned about finding and keeping a qualified workforce. In the next five years, they predict that more and more supply chain operations will be looking to supplement their workforce with a robotics component, allowing their employees to focus on higher level or more innovative tasks.
MHI Blog—Held October 14, 2018, the MHI Executive Summit will give you the opportunity to explore NextGen supply chain trends and disruptive technologies and learn what’s coming in the next five years—especially how it will impact and disrupt you, your customers and your operations.
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SupplyChainBrain—The latest market share data from Gartner, Inc. shows that adoption of supply chain management (SCM) software accelerated significantly in 2017. Total worldwide market revenue grew 13.9 percent to reach a total of $12.2bn in 2017.
MIT Technology Review—A reinforcement-learning algorithm allows Dactyl to learn physical tasks by practicing them in a virtual-reality environment.
GlobalTrade—Since 2011, the majority of growth in US goods exports to China occurred in a few manufacturing sectors. US aviation, semiconductor machinery and medical devices led this export growth.
Inbound Logistics—As we move beyond traditional deliveries and into a world where entire ecosystems of things must move seamlessly to any location, on-demand and regardless of ownership, supply chain and logistics professionals must be aware of emerging trends and the challenges and opportunities that come along with them.
Material Handling & Logistics—Discrete and process manufacturing will spend $54 billion on robots this year, while enterprise drone sales will be $9.3 billion.
MHI Blog—There are five places in a facility that pose great risk for falls and injury if left unprotected, from outside the facility to elevated surfaces within the building: loading docks, elevated workstations, pick modules, pallet flow lanes and doorways. While each of the five areas is different and can vary greatly from one facility to another, each is a common hazard that can easily be secured.
Modern Materials Handling—According to a new report by ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on transformative technologies, hybrid industrial cloud adoption will more than double over the next five years at a respectable 21.1% CAGR.
Transport Topics—The transportation industry is not immune to cyber attacks, as ocean-shipper A.P. Moller Maersk is now all too aware after they were targeted in a malware attack. The so-called NotPetya cyberattack hobbled Maersk’s worldwide fleet-management IT systems last year, and details about the magnitude of the attack and the collateral damage began to unfold several months following the incident.
MHISolutionsmag.com—The global aerospace and defense sector revenues grew by 2.4 percent to $674.4 billion in 2016, slightly above the estimated global domestic product growth of 2.3 percent, according to a report by Deloitte. Although commercial aerospace manufacturers have been the major driver in industry growth for several years, the defense sector is trending upward.
NACS—A new study shows that these ride-sharing services are making traffic worse, not better.
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The Wall Street Journal—From tires to cabs, big rigs are getting smarter with new systems aimed at getting trucks to run safer, more efficiently and with lower operating costs.
GlobalTrade—Manufacturers in the Western world have moved up the value chain to concentrate on more technically advanced industries or products. They compete with low-wage economies by competing on meeting customer needs, and on innovation and flexibility.