MHI Newswire
Emulate3D Ltd.
Top Story—Interest in automatic solutions is rising and there’s a perception that this is where the industry is headed. But questions about ROI, applications and integration are slowing down adoption.

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The stand-up counterbalanced lift truck delivers power in a compact package. Designed for productivity and operator comfort, the Jungheinrich ETG 214-318 series forklift allows operators to move loads up to 4,000 lbs in confined spaces.
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MHI Updates
As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on Developing Successful Material Handling and Supply Chain Internship Programs.
The current supply chain workforce is shrinking as baby boomers retire. Companies are facing employee shortages and need to start developing a talent pool from which to recruit.


MHI Blog—Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event to celebrate the successes of businesses that have implemented safety and health programs in the workplace. Each August we invite businesses to celebrate their safety successes and efforts to be #SafeAndSoundAtWork.

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Western Pacific Storage Solutions, Inc.
Vidir Inc.
Technology and Innovation

ThomasNet—When used correctly, blockchain can improve both efficiency and transparency in a warehouse or other similar settings. But if this system is more efficient, why do so many supply chains experience blockchain fatigue? Here’s a closer look at blockchain fatigue and how it impacts the supply chain.

Supply Chain Dive—Nestlé has announced the launch of a new open blockchain pilot with OpenSC, a blockchain platform that provides verified product sourcing and sustainability information directly to customers. While Nestlé has experimented with blockchain track and trace initiatives internally in the past, namely IBM's Food Trust, according to the press release, this is the first time it has piloted a completely open blockchain data platform.

Supply Chain Trends

Supply Chain Management Review—The findings also demonstrate that those surveyed don’t believe that their business leadership understand how different factors could dramatically impact their supply chain.

Global Trade Mag—In addition to autonomous vehicles, predictive maintenance and chatbots responding to customer inquiries, AI can help companies select suppliers that provide goods and services.

FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Ideal Warehouse Innovations

Supply & Demand Chain Executive—Warehouse construction in the United States has reached 255 million square feet at the end of the first quarter, driven largely by the rise in e-commerce.


SupplyChain247—A study by Software Advice, a company that provides research and user reviews on software applications, revealed many shippers are still using “manual methods," which often means that buyers are still using pen and paper to manage their transportation operations.

Engineering Innovation
United Material Handling, Inc.

Material Handling & Logistics—The U.S. labor market is showing further signs of a slowdown, according to new data from Glassdoor. Job openings in the U.S. increased just 1.4% from the same period last year, according to the employment site’s June 2019 report.  The transportation and logistics sector saw by far the biggest growth, increasing 49% from last June and bringing the total number of open jobs over 300,000, according to Glassdoor.

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Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
Global Trade

Supply & Demand Chain Executive—The United States and China have agreed to move forward with trade talks, pushing the Trump administration to not add new tariffs on remaining Chinese imports. The countries came to a trade truce during a meeting at the Group of 20 summit in Japan.


Transport Topics—They may still be six months away, but new rules on marine fuels are already sending shock waves through the little-known world of refinery feedstocks. The price of these low-sulfur, heavier oils — that refineries make and then reprocess into transport fuels such as gasoline and diesel — has jumped in Europe in recent weeks because the shipping industry is starting to drive up demand for the products.