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Top Story—Next generation (NextGen) technologies are being explored for their potential to bring competitive advantage to supply chains as companies cope with the leading operational challenges of increasing customer demands and a shortage of qualified workers. In this article, MHI Solutions shares four examples of NextGen technology deployments from a handful of top supply chains, with insights from corporate leaders about lessons learned and successes achieved.

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Modern Materials Handling—ProMat 2019, the materials handling industry’s premier trade show and educational conference sponsored by MHI, is expected to attract more than 45,000 visitors to Chicago’s McCormick Place, April 8-11. In addition, this year’s show will co-locate with Automate 2019, upping the number of exhibitors to more than 1,350 and bringing the total exhibitor space to 535,000 square feet – a new record.
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MHI Blog—The Storage Manufacturers Association (SMA) Industry Group of MHI announces a newly released infographic on SMA technology. The infographic serves to inform readers quickly and easily key facts about industrial storage equipment, including benefits and types of industrial storage solutions.


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The CMAA Overhead Crane Safety Conference is an annual event produced by members of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) and the Material Handling Industry (MHI), and will deliver technology information and experiences from leading crane manufacturers, crane component suppliers, and engineering consultants for the safe and reliable operation of electric overhead traveling (EOT) cranes. This year’s event is April 10, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, at ProMat 2019 in Chicago.


MHI Blog—Marcus Lemonis is a self-made billionaire and is widely recognized for his hit CNBC reality series, “The Profit.” He has a large fan base and is admired for more than his TV personality. He is also a featured keynote speaker at ProMat 2019. But, those are not the only reasons to love Marcus Lemonis. Here are five more….

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Technology and Innovation—Material handling and supply chain systems are becoming markedly vulnerable to cyberattacks. Over time, material handling devices are connected with corporate network, so they can integrate and share information across the enterprise. This helps the companies to monitor and manage operations remotely, but it also increases the chances of cyberattacks.

MHI Blog—The blockchain supply chain market is expected to generate $3,492.52 million in revenue by 2025, with an average annual growth rate of +87% over the forecast 2025, according to a new report. This growth is fueled by the increasing demand for transparent and secure supply chains.

Supply Chain Dive—Blockchain offers promise for traceability in the supply chain, but only if users can trust the data entered into its ledgers are accurate and trustworthy.

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Supply Chain Trends

Supply & Demand Chain Executive—A report from Transparency Market Research on the Industrial Internet of Things market expects the sector to grow with a CAGR of 24.3 percent by 2026, attaining a value of $991 billion.


MHI will preview the 2019 Annual Industry Report-Elevating Supply Chain Digital Consciousness during the April 10 keynote at ProMat. During the keynote, Scott Sopher, the principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP's Supply Chain practice will join George W. Prest, CEO of MHI, to present the findings of the 2019 report that details the innovations that are driving this change from traditional to digital supply chains. This is the sixth MHI Annual Industry Report released by MHI in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting.

Material Handling & Logistics—Companies must be constantly ready to adapt their supply chains to reflect changing market conditions and customer demands.

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Supply Chain Management Review—E-commerce and logistics companies claimed a larger share of the 100 largest industrial-and-logistics leases signed in 2018 than they did a year earlier, according to a new report from CBRE. Many of the largest leases are in established logistics hubs, including Inland Empire, Eastern Pennsylvania, Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta.


SupplyChainBrain—Chief executive officers can minimize and react to disruptions quicker and easier by forging a greater synergy with supply-chain managers and fully understanding an organization’s supply chain strategy.


SupplyChain247—Leadership is often and mistakenly thought of as the quality of your resume and of the quality of your accomplishments. Instead, true and lasting leadership is how well you treat and develop others.

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Transport Topics—Autonomous mobility experts say that this technology can open up new opportunities for drivers, noting that as progress on greater levels of automation expands over time, drivers will have chances to capitalize on that change.

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Material Handling & Logistics—Lawmakers in the Senate and House introduced on Feb. 26 legislation to address the urgent shortage of truck drivers. The DRIVE-Safe Act expands the trucking candidate pool and updates safety training.

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ThomasNet—The tariff hikes that were scheduled to begin on March 1 will be delayed, according to a tweet by President Trump. "Assuming both sides make additional progress, we will be planning a Summit for President Xi and myself, at Mar-a-Lago, to conclude an agreement.” The announcement came on the heels of a weeklong series of discussions held between U.S. and Chinese officials.

MHI’s new Career Forum enables manufacturing and supply chain professionals to view current job postings of MHI member companies. Go to to find the perfect opportunity for you.