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MHI Blog—The future of manufacturing is evolving in response to the changing needs of their customers. This means the stereotypical view of manufacturing jobs (hot, sweaty, located in industrial suburbs) is flipping upside down.

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MHI Blog—ProMat is located in Chicago, and while we’re all going for ProMat, we do have time at night to eat and relax and explore. So if you’re a Chicago novice, we’ve put together a short list of things that you can go and do and see. (Food is its own separate beast and will get its own post later.)

As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on How NORD Is Saving Time, Money and Energy for Material Handling Facilities Worldwide.
 
NORD can improve conveyor and elevator applications with smoothly synchronized gearmotors driven by our modular drive electronics. Do your drive solutions need an upgrade? Get in contact with the NORD pros that will be at ProMat 2019 ready to discuss drive solutions.

 

 

  

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Technology and Innovation

ThomasNet—Digitization makes it easier to meet customer demand by tracking inventory in real time and minimizing the potential for human error. Like any technological advance, though, digitization in the warehouse can create problems as well as solve them.

  

SupplyChainBrain—The data intelligence provided by drones is a large contributor to the reason they are creating such an impact in the transportation and logistics industries. PwC estimates drone services to be worth over $127bn globally, with the market for the drone-powered transport industry about $13bn alone.

AndNowYouKnow—New homegrown blockchain software has been released by ITrade Blockchain that captures food supply chain data right at the source.

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Supply Chain Trends

EBN—Effective inventory management has the potential to maximize profits and sales, lower operating costs, as well as introduce better controls and management processes.

  

CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly online—E-commerce and logistics companies are claiming a growing share of the country's largest warehouse leases, a trend which gives them more leverage in choosing the optimal sites for locating their DCs, according to a study by CBRE Group Inc.

SupplyChain247—The DHL Resilience360 report examines last year's major supply chain challenges and identifies trends that will shape the risk landscape in 2019.

   
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
      
Ideal Warehouse Innovations
   
Manufacturing

Material Handling & Logistics—Warehouses of 1 million square feet accounted for a fifth of total square footage started in 2017 and a record 23 percent in 2018.

Industrial Distribution—Speed and accuracy are imperative in today’s retail DCs, which are ever-changing due to the competitive retail environment, the rise of e-commerce, omnichannel fulfillment and the growing trend of buying fresh food online.

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Transportation
  

Supply & Demand Chain Executive—A report by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics casts serious doubts about the current drive shortage in the trucking industry, claiming that any perceived shortage is isolated to long-haul truckload fleets.

Supply Chain Dive—Sections of major trucking arteries I-29 and I-680 in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska have been closed for nearly a week, but some parts are beginning to reopen. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha said much of the levy systems in these areas are still "compromised." Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a handful of executive orders to keep freight and relief supplies flowing.

   
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United Material Handling, Inc.
   
Workforce

Logistics Viewpoints—E-commerce continues to rapidly grow, placing high demands on warehouse throughput and labor requirements. How does this growth relate to warehouse labor demands and the sources of labor? And are these transient or secular trends?

   
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
   
Sustainability

Modern Materials Handling—This REI Arizona distribution center has 280,000 square feet of solar panels, 'hypershairs' for employees and robotic fulfillment technologies, which are all helping cut energy costs and environmental impact.

  
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.