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MHI.org—Digital technologies and innovations continue to fuel escalating customer expectations for service that is better and faster, creating relentless pressure for supply chains to perform flawlessly, efficiently and transparently. Only a digital supply chain that is agile, fully automated and self-learning will likely be able to meet these demands and compete/thrive in the future.
 
In this year's survey report, which was released April 10 during ProMat 2019, MHI and Deloitte Consulting are once again collaborating to generate clarity and insight about supply chain innovations—and how to adopt them.
  
Hopefully, you are reading this from Chicago at ProMat 2019. But, whether you made it to ProMat or not, this guide that printed in MHI Solutions is sure to be helpful. It includes all the details about ProMat 2019, and then some. Check out the list of exhibitors, the keynotes and some of the leading presenters, in addition to a full listing of the education sessions at ProMat 2019. Also, all of our daily on-site newsletters are viewable here.
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MHISolutionsmag.com—Robotics and other types of advanced technology not only can serve to improve the efficiency and productivity of supply chain operations but can “supercharge” the productivity of workers.

As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on the Imagining the Future of the Supply Chain.

The true value of emerging supply chain technologies is their ability to work together to create a fully connected, transparent ecosystem - that is holistic rather than sequential. The system has become more valuable than the technology.
 

 

  

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Industrial Distribution—Some companies are taking a page out of Uber’s book to improve time and cost efficiency in their material handling processes with fleets of responsive autonomous vehicles.

ThomasNet—According to industry trade groups AIA and the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), North American sales of machine vision components and systems, which are typically used in conjunction with robots and other automation equipment, exceeded $2.8 billion last year. Not only is that amount a new record for the industry, but it also represented a 9.2% increase over the previous year.

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Supply Chain Trends
  

CNBC—The total market share of sales done with “non-store” retailers, or online, was higher than general merchandise, including department stores sales, in February.

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SupplyChainBrain—Achieving great success is about three things: Delivering exceptional service levels at the lowest cost possible and managing complexity.

   
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Manufacturing

Supply Chain Dive—Greater bandwidth can accommodate up to a million sensors and grease the skids for technology adoption in warehouses.

Supply Chain Digest—A look at manufacturing output, the PMI and value-added data, which paint a picture of conflicting news.

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Transportation

NACS—Norway has become the first country where electric cars have outsold gasoline and diesel vehicles, according to a report in EEnews. Of the news cars sold in the country last month, 58.4% were battery-powered.

BizJournals.com—Lowe’s Cos. Inc. and FedEx Corp. are teaming up to test same-day deliveries made by robots in a few markets this summer. The boxy-shaped robot on wheels will be rolled out in Memphis, Tennessee, and other select markets.

   
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Global Trade
  

Reuters—Online marketplaces were put on notice recently when President Donald Trump signed a memorandum that aims to curb the sale of counterfeit products on third-party online marketplaces.

  
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