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MIT Technology Review—This company, 24M, is reducing manufacturing costs by stripping out extraneous materials—and just got $22 million to begin building its first commercial factory. The battery could cut electric vehicles costs substantially. 
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As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on MHI NextGen Supply Chain Update: Integrated Technology & Workforce Solutions.
 
In its 2018 Annual Industry Report, MHI identified 11 emerging technologies that have the potential to disrupt the supply chain. The MHI Digital, Always-On Supply Chain Update series takes an in-depth look at the most relevant topics and case studies from the report. In many past episodes, MHI has taken in-depth looks at many individual technologies and solutions for the NextGen supply chain. But these technologies should not be evaluated in a vacuum; instead, supply chain operations should examine how these technologies can work together to create a single solution.

 

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Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
      
Vidir Inc.
   
Technology and Innovation
Modern Materials Handling—This is no longer your father’s materials handling industry. Leading suppliers are developing a culture of innovation, leading to new solutions for new challenges.
  
GroceryDive—Using robots to fill and deliver orders promises to save retailers money and boost consumer demand, but with the technology still in its test phase, the broader impact remains unclear.
EBN—The use of order processing automation software that leverages artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA) can remove many of the headaches caused by manual processes in the electronics supply chain.
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Supply Chain Trends
Supply & Demand Chain Executive—As new tariffs are put in place between the U.S. and its global trading partners, uncertainty about the impact on supply chain networks is growing.
Industrial Distribution—As the development and deployment of the Internet of Things continues to expand, transportation and logistics companies could eventually have visibility into every operation across the entire supply chain, from the source of the raw materials to the end use of the product.
   
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
      
Ideal Warehouse Innovations
   
Manufacturing
Inbound Logistics—The growing presence of start-up companies offering robotic solutions for warehouse automation, the increasing popularity of automated material handling (AMH) equipment among leading industries, significant recovery in global manufacturing, and rising labor cost and safety concerns are among the key factors driving the growth of the AMH market, according to a new study from industry analyst firm Research and Markets.
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Transportation
Mckinsey—As logistics goes digital, profound changes are coming to industry structure, operations, and profits. In the first of a series, we examine the impact of autonomous trucks.
   
Engineering Innovation
      
United Material Handling, Inc.
   
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.
Material Handling & Logistics—Companies are discovering the best solution to the labor shortage is to look beyond the traditional workforce.
SupplyChainBrain—In what many are calling one of the tightest labor markets in U.S. history, few sectors are having a tougher time finding enough workers than warehousing.
   
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
   
Sustainability
SupplyChainBrain—MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi discusses his new book, “When to Embrace Sustainability in a Business — and When Not To.” The question at issue: When is sustainability an investment? And when is it a cost?
Global Trade
ThomasNet—The tariffs imposed on Chinese goods by President Donald Trump have caused sharp increases in expenses for some companies, and even businesses that have yet to feel the sting of the duties on imported Chinese goods are taking a closer look at their supply chains to see how they can minimize the damage.
  
Supply & Demand Chain Executive—Tariffs on American-made cars and auto parts will drop to just 15 percent for three months starting on Jan. 1.
CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—In November, 832,331 20-foot equivalent units passed through the Port of Los Angeles as imports and exports, and although that’s a 9.9% drop year over year, it marks the fifth consecutive month of volumes above 800,000 TEUs. Container trade is expected to drop in 2019 as tariffs bring higher prices and lower consumer sentiment, according to the National Retail Federation.