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As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this new episode focuses on Student Days at ProMat 2019.
With presentations from industry professionals and tours of the show floor, Student Days at ProMat is the ideal place to explore the supply chain industry.
MHI Blog—As a part of 2019 MHI Annual Industry Report, we developed a Supply Chain Digital Consciousness Index (DCI), a tool to help companies understand their current level of digital adoption and then identify gaps and next steps to boost digital consciousness and supply chain performance by measuring where they are on their digital adoption journey. The Supply Chain Digital Consciousness framework characterizes a supply chain on four levels of awareness – from dormant to elevated – and across five digital categories.
Technology and Innovation
CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly—IBM Corp.'s blockchain-based product tracing platform for the food sector is gaining traction in the marketplace with the announcement July 11 that it will be adopted by Organo, a global provider of food, personal care, and cosmetic products.
Supply Chain Trends
ThomasNet—Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) is the latest acronym to start flooding the material handling media outlets. With RaaS, businesses lease robots on the cloud or rent the devices. Both options are quickly becoming popular, cost-effective options for businesses.
New Equipment Digest—When a business is global, it’s essential to optimize logistics to ensure that products are delivered efficiently and on time. Mark Howard, sales manager for EU automation, explains the things to consider to improve logistics in the maintenance sector, to keep downtime to a minimum and guarantee customer's satisfaction.
Modern Distribution Management —Inventory sharing is a way to increase the amount and variety of inventory available to your end customers without increasing the breadth or depth of your inventory. By pooling each other’s finished goods into one big virtual pile of inventory, networks of peer wholesaler-distributors can have access to more inventory and expand their territory.
USA Today—An Israeli startup is working to close the information gap with a medical artificial intelligence system designed to alert first responders in real time about the kind of internal injuries they may find. The technology, being researched by MDGo, uses one of the car's existing sensors that measure acceleration to attempt to predict what kind of internal injuries likely occurred.
Global Trade Mag—Bosses might want to take notice if employees view their jobs as “the daily grind.” A disgruntled and disengaged workforce can undermine production and harm customer relations, while a happy, engaged workforce does the opposite. One of the first steps toward cultivating such an environment is to communicate openly with employees.