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MHISolutionsmag.com—AGV technologies of the future are going to offer more flexibility in a variety of ways and environments, especially when it comes to their ability to support customization through their standardized modules, such as servos, motors, drives, sensors, computers and attachments.
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MHI Updates
As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on Urban Logistics Strategies
As delivery service is becoming more common in densely populated urban areas, cities are collaborating with logistics providers on solutions to challenges such as loading zone usage, time limits and traffic. 

 

MHI Blog— Every holiday season MHI makes a point to give back to our local community here in Charlotte, NC. This year MHI helped the homeless children of Charlotte by volunteering at Bright Blessings.
 
  

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Technology and Innovation
Bloomberg—Machine-learning algorithms watch hackers’ behavior and adapt to their evolving tactics.
SupplyChain247—Unlike the original definition of Omnichannel, Omnichannel 2.0 is about bringing the entire enterprise together, not just enabling support within legacy systems for an omnichannel approach, retailers and supply chain leaders must increase proficiency across all channels, engaging with consumers and personalizing the shopping experience.
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Supply Chain Trends
Supply & Demand Chain Executive—Major companies are moving supply chains out of China as it has become too expensive to manufacture there.
Transport Topics—As the continued rise of e-commerce increases the number of product returns, retailers and shippers are working to ease the returns process to boost customer satisfaction. They’re doing so by turning to logistics providers for technology and services that can optimize their reverse logistics networks and keep costs low.
   
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Ideal Warehouse Innovations
   
Manufacturing
MHI Blog—As RMI’s representative on the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 13 committee that’s tasked with the creation and revision of national standards specific to the safe design of sprinkler systems, member Gary Smith knows warehouse fire sprinkler codes. He shared some of his insights about sprinkler system design approaches, system installation and component options to prevent fire deaths and property loss during a seminar, “Warehouse Fire Sprinkler Codes and Impact on Storage Racks,” at MODEX 2018 , which was recorded and is available online.
Material Handling & Logistics—According to the National Safety Council, fatigue costs U.S. employers more than $130 billion a year in health-related lost productivity.
New Year, New Products, New Tools
Atlatl Software
Historically sales technologies have been passive and reactive. For example, have you ever said my CRM helped me close a deal? Manufacturers who are embracing digital change and technology are moving towards sales enablement tools to achieve excellence in their new business opportunities, more specifically CPQ technology. Where are you investing to become a more proactive sales team?
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Leadership
SupplyChainBrain—Many companies have adopted a haphazard approach to supplier relationship management. Dennis Snyder, general managing of lighting and decorative hardware with Kohler Co., shares what is needed to correct that oversight.
Transportation
Bloomberg—A heavy-duty truck that’s able to brake, accelerate and steer at all speeds on its own will be for sale in the U.S. this year by Daimler AG. This will coincide with the planned launch of Tesla Inc.’s Semi truck.
   
Engineering Innovation
      
United Material Handling, Inc.
   
Workforce
Supply & Demand Chain Executive—While many companies are struggling to recruit and retain talent, Walmart hired 1,400 new drivers in 2018.
   
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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.
Global Trade
Global Trade Mag—The 2018 Semi-Annual Global Cargo Theft Intelligence and Advisory Report reveals violent truck hijackings account for 24 percent of cargo theft incidents globally. Additionally, this report–a joint effort from BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions and TT Club–provides a detailed Regional Overview spotlighting cargo theft trends in China and India.
  
MHISolutionsmag.com—The U.S. economy and most material handling equipment manufacturers enjoyed solid growth in 2018. But the outlook for 2019 and 2020 is not as strong. This does not mean a Great Recession is brewing. But after many years of positive U.S. economic expansion, slower growth appears likely in coming quarters.