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Top Story—MHI Solutions asked nearly a dozen industry thought leaders from the research and education fields (high schools, two-year trade and community college programs and four-year universities with undergraduate and graduate programs) two questions:
1.            WHY is working the supply chain cool?
2.            HOW can the industry better communicate how cool it is?
Here, we share their thoughts about how they and the industry can more widely deliver its message to attract students and others to our field.
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MHI Updates
As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on Digital Business Transformation Part 1: People.
The rise in e-commerce has customers expecting more from the supply chain industry. To meet these expectations, organizations must continue to adapt and leverage digital solutions to transform your business. Having the right people in your organization can help you integrate new technologies and complete a digital business transformation.


MHI Blog—At the 2019 MHI Annual Conference you will have the opportunity to gain insights and learn best practices from four inspiring keynotes and multiple education sessions. The conference is an interactive thought leadership event for manufacturing, material handling and supply chain professionals that focuses on the digital supply chain equipment and technology, leading trends and best practices explored in the 2019 MHI Annual Industry Report.


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Technology and Innovation

MIT Technology Review—With fundeding by the U.S. Defense Department, Todd Austin, a professor at the University of Michigan, is working on an approach known as Morpheus that aims to frustrate hackers trying to gain control of microchips by presenting them with a rapidly changing target.

Material Handling & Logistics—Robots that can see, learn and grip different items are advancing quickly into the retail, food-and-beverage and consumer-packaged-good industries.

Global Trade Mag—A successful pilot test just concluded that incorporated the use of drones for the reliable delivery of life-saving temperature-controlled medications required in emergency situations. But, there are still concerns on how to overcome global regulations.

Supply Chain Trends

Supply Chain Dive—A proactive approach to water sustainability in the supply chain is a growing strategy among CPG players who recognize the dire consequences of water shortages.

Modern Materials Handling— Whether they’re looking for hard or soft ROIs, forklift users are evaluating and adopting technology that seemed far-fetched just a few years ago.

FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Ideal Warehouse Innovations

Logistics Viewpoints— Product recalls affect not only the consumers, but also manufacturers, retailers, transportation providers and others throughout the supply chain. However, with a reliable technology platform and transportation network, shippers can mitigate the impact of widespread issues across supply chain functions and get operations back on track more quickly.


Supply & Demand Chain Executive—The Small Business in Transportation Coalition, according to decision, failed to prove safety would be achieved in exemption from the ELD mandate. “FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) has analyzed the exemption application and public comments, and has determined that it cannot ensure that granting for the requested exemption would achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.”


Supply Chain Management Review— Amazon is putting pressure on retailers, and failure to provide competitive shipping options is costing online them business, according to a new survey of merchants and consumers conducted by e-commerce platform BigCommerce. Half of the nearly 3,000 consumers surveyed said they avoid retailers that do not offer free shipping, and 84% said they’ve specifically made a purchase because shipping was free.

Engineering Innovation
United Material Handling, Inc.
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.
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.

EBN—Sustainability is on-trend in the business world. But, how do you view sustainable initiatives—a debilitating upfront investment or an exciting opportunity to enhance your company’s bottom line? Many small businesses find themselves in the former camp. However, new strategies are emerging that may change that.

SupplyChainBrain—About 5.8 million tons of trash was exported between January and November last year, led by shipments from the U.S., Japan and Germany, according to Greenpeace. Now governments across Asia are saying no to the imports, which for decades fed mills that recycled waste plastic. As more and more waste came, the importing countries faced a mounting problem of how to deal with tainted garbage that couldn’t be easily recycled.

Global Trade

Material Handling & Logistics—This summer imports at the nation’s major retail container ports will remain at high levels, but are expected to grow only modestly compared with last year’s rush to bring merchandise into the country ahead of scheduled tariff increases, according to a report from Global Port Tracker that was released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.