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Forbes—Uber will start delivering food with drones in San Diego this summer, aiming to test out ways to connect a payload to customers in a dense urban environment where there’s no easy way to fly to their front door. The results of their experiment could have a big impact on trends in last-mile deliveries in the supply chain, as well.

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As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on Elevating Your Supply Chain Digital Consciousness at the 2019 MHI Annual Conference.
 
Attaining elevated digital consciousness means identifying and implementing the technology and processes that will enable cost reduction, risk mitigation and improved customer experience. Attend the 2019 Annual Conference and take the first step toward transforming your supply chain. To learn more about MHI's 2019 Annual Conference, visit www.mhi.org/conference.
 
 

MHI Blog—Ready to start the Leadership Revolution? It’s time to be part of something bigger than yourself. How do you begin? By registering for the 2019 Emerging Leaders Conference. MHEDA & MHI are proud to present a one-day experience—July 18 in Chicago—designed for young leaders in material handling. Gain leadership advice, connect with other young leaders and challenge yourself to think differently about what it really means to be a leader in our industry.

  

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Technology and Innovation

Supply & Demand Chain Executive—Target has entered the blockchain space, creating a digital ledger for supply chain management, known as ConsenSource.

CSCMP Supply Chain Quarterly—Fast-changing customer needs require digitally networked and autonomous supply chains, but just a quarter of supply chains currently have such advanced capabilities, according to a recent Supply Chain Reinvention Survey by consulting firm EY Americas.

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Supply Chain Trends

Supply Chain Management Review—This MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics research project sheds light on consumer attitudes in the U.S. towards the traceability of seafood products.

  

MIT Technology Review—A new, inexpensive robotic arm—that is also light enough to carry in a backpack and compact enough to sit on a desk—is making its debut overseas. This robotic arm is also being touted as being easy to learn how to use and program. The robotics firm behind it hopes its inexpensive devices can bring automation to companies that usually wouldn’t be able to afford high-end robotics.

SupplyChain247—For the growing business that finds their supply chain and fulfillment workflows limited by operational or financial bottlenecks, the question becomes; how can I manage costs while still acquiring the tools necessary to support expansion?

   
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Manufacturing

Modern Materials Handling— The rapid adoption of voice-directed warehousing solutions in the retail industry to reduce training time, increase customer satisfaction and high return on investment are among factors that are significantly boosting the retail industry in the voice-directed warehousing market.

SupplyChainBrain—Managers and workers are embracing digital technologies as the fourth industrial revolution reshapes the global economy. The trend has led to the merging of the internet and factories, giving rise to smart factories and more efficient and cost-effective manufacturing.

Transportation

ars TECHNICA—ChargePoint and Electrify America, two of the leading US EV charging networks, just announced a roaming partnership. Starting later this year, if you're a ChargePoint member, you can use that account to charge at Electrify America chargers, and vice versa.

  

Auto Industriya—Called Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V), Nissan will be revealing a new mind-reading technology at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia 2019. It is a device worn by the driver that measures brain wave activity, which is then analyzed by the onboard autonomous system. The system then recognizes whether a driver is about to brake, swerve or perform any maneuver, and begin those actions by 0.2 to 0.5 seconds faster than the driver. According to Nissan, this system improves reaction time and even 'enhance manual driving.'

Inbound Logistics—Transportation market volatility stems from an inevitable pendulum swing between a buyer's and a seller's market. Here are some innovative ways to reduce transport costs.

   
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Education & Professional Development
  

MHISolutionsmag.com—While at the University of Minnesota, Shelby Koskela received a scholarship from the Material Handling Education Foundation Inc., which has awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships and grants since its inception in 1976. She said she was grateful for the scholarship because it allowed her to spend the summer of 2016 in Prague, where she had an internship with a 3D printing startup named MakersLab.

Workforce

Logistics Management—How are companies faring in the race to recruit and train high-level supply chain talent in a market with a national unemployment rate at a 50-year low?

  
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.
   
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Sustainability
  

ThomasNet—recent survey highlighted that although 74% of companies say water usage is an increasing priority and 59% note it to be a growing business risk, 44% of the respondents said they had no plans in place to achieve strategies relating to water management. This is a major problem, as water is just as vital a resource for an organization as for the people working there. 

Global Trade

Material Handling & Logistics—Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to continue to grow this summer as retailers stock up inventory to get ahead of higher tariffs, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report recently released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

  
SupplyChain247—The inexorable advance of Amazon is creating new challenges for logistics managers who must meet heightened shipper expectations while navigating today’s complex third-party logistics, 3PL marketplace.