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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!
SupplyChainBrain—Blockchain started out as the way to record the exchange of cryptocurrencies, specifically bitcoins. But, now the technology is seeing advancements that may not include “coin” counting, essentially “delinking” it from cryptocurrency realm altogether.
MHISolutionsmag.com—With analysis of the obvious key performance indicators collected within big data now well understood to be a source of competitive advantage, companies are beginning to wonder what else might be hidden in their vast stockpiles of bits and bytes. Hence the dawning of awareness about “dark data.”
Transport Topics—Amazon.com Inc. will build new offices in New York City and Arlington, VA, ending months of jockeying between potential locations across the country vying for a $5 billion investment that promises 50,000 high-paying jobs over almost two decades.
Deloitte—As companies begin to use digital supply networks, they face challenges in scaling pilots to an enterprise level. Moving beyond the mantra of “fail fast” to a more customized approach may be the solution.
Modern Materials Handling—The fastest-growing trend in warehousing could be smaller and smaller facilities. Small box facilities are those under 200,000 square feet, with many as small as 50,000 square feet.
FreightWaves—To mitigate risks, companies with exposure to supply chain shocks are automating workflows and creating artificially intelligent assistants to help human workers make better decisions faster and stay focused on strategy.
Modern Materials Handling—Materials handling professionals are as committed as ever to advancing the industry— although there is still plenty of room for young faces in this lucrative and fulfilling career.
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
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Material Handling & Logistics—Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have slowed down from their pre-holiday peak but remain at unusually high levels as retailers continue bringing in merchandise before tariffs increase in January, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released on Nov. 9 by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Business Insider—UK Prime Minister Theresa May will put a draft Brexit deal to her Cabinet on Wednesday after UK and EU negotiating teams made a crucial breakthrough in talks.