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MHI Updates
As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on Enhancing Service with Customer Experience Design.
 
Enhancing your organization's customer service isn't just a concern for front-facing staff. By taking a front-end approach to the design and build of your products, you can ensure the best overall experience for your customers.

 

  
MHISolutionsmag.com—For MHI’s Solutions Community, there were no lazy days of summer, as the group continued its progress on several key projects. Chief among them is a partnership with the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) aimed at producing a series of white papers on important topics such as cybersecurity and Big Data for MHI members and the user community.

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MHI, in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting LLP, is conducting a survey about the future of supply chains, but there is limited time left to participate! The objective of this survey is to develop leading insights on the impact of emerging innovation in supply chains and what companies can do to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving marketplace. As an added incentive, indicate in question 1A whether you are interested in being enrolled in a lucky draw to win an Apple Watch Series 4. We appreciate your time and input!

 

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MHI Blog—Feeding the Gulf Coast is committed to providing relief to the communities impacted by Hurricane Michael as they rebuild their lives. They are in need of some specific equipment at their Panama City location, if you can help? The wishlist includes: forklifts, pallet jacks, propane heaters. To donate, contact Stephanie Dragatsis at 312.641.6844 x5100 or sdragatsis@feedingamerica.org.
   
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Technology and Innovation
Modern Materials Handling—Providers of voice solutions see potential for smart glasses as multi-modal devices that can support a combination of voice, vision and scanning. Here’s how smart glasses can be used in DCs as well as where augmented reality technology is headed.
Supply Chain Dive—Procurement and IT are increasingly working together to source new technology, according to a survey of 150 executives conducted by ProcureCon IT and Insights World Business Research.
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Supply Chain Trends
  
MHISolutionsmag.com—More products, more customization, more regulatory scrutiny and more public outcry over price increases. That’s where pharmaceutical manufacturers find themselves in 2018. Nov. 27, 2018, another phase takes effect—the FDA's enforcement of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act requiring manufacturers to affix or imprint product identifiers, known as “serialization.” Over the next few years, products will be traced down to the package level.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive—The platform will establish a digital baseline that will connect all stakeholders to enable collaborative innovation and digital transformation in the supply chain.
   
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Manufacturing
Inbound Logistics—Peak season is a great opportunity to determine where your warehouse priorities should lie. Here are the biggest stories to watch this holiday season.
Leadership
MHI Blog—Conflict and disagreements are inevitable in the workplace. And if left unresolved, they can waste time and negatively impact productivity. That’s why MHI’s Young Professionals Network is bringing you webinar “How to Disagree Agreeably” on November 15 from Dale Carnegie. In this webinar, you will gain insights into your personality and reactions when dealing with differences of opinion surrounding your “hot buttons.” You will learn to give others the benefit of the doubt and how to practice expressing yourself in a way that promotes acceptance, agreeable outcomes, and improved productivity.
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Transportation
Transport Topics—Intermodal shipments grew 4.7% in the third quarter as companies stepped up imports ahead of promised U.S. tariffs on foreign goods and domestic shippers shifted from highway to rail in response to rising freight rates and constraints on truck capacity.
Material Handling & Logistics—A majority of transport companies view geopolitical uncertainty as the biggest threat facing the sector – from escalating international trade wars to growing concerns around Brexit.
   
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Workforce
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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Global Trade
Supply & Demand Chain Executive—The Shipping and logistics businesses are preparing for increased volume during what used to be a slower period of the year.
CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—Majority of companies surveyed say autonomous trucks will be a “viable option” within the next 10 years, the most-current International Road Transport Union (IRU) study shows.