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MHISolutionsmag.com— Remember when taking inventory meant manually counting everything in the warehouse? Or, when fast delivery was counted in weeks instead of hours? Or, when the latest, high-tech, must-have robots weighed as much as a car but couldn’t move and computer memory was referenced in kilobytes instead of terabytes? Pressures on the supply chain have changed over the years. It is partially because of these pressures that the supply chain industry has evolved as much as it has—and continues to do so.

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MHI Updates
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—The MHI Annual 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. Here are seven reasons you must attend this premier event. 
  

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Technology and Innovation

Robotics Business Review—When it comes to developing an AI strategy, organizations need to remember that their decisions need to be driven by the expected return on investment. The key question to ask while developing any AI strategy is what type of benefit – whether it’s a reduction in costs, improvement in performance, or the ability to unlock new growth opportunities – the company aims to achieve.

  

Progressive Grocer—A digital transformation is currently underway in the food supply chain. By leveraging the internet of things (IoT) and connected technologies, business leaders are beginning to achieve much tighter integration among stakeholders along every step of food’s journey to consumers.

SupplyChainBrain—Creating an end-to-end business network that enables demand-driven supply capabilities includes various steps, one of which is identifying and addressing the five stages of the maturity model for achieving digital transformation of the supply chain.

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Supply Chain Trends

Robotics Industry Association—The food supply chain is facing a crisis. Population growth, labor shortages and centuries of over-farming and environmental abuse threaten one of our most basic needs. The issue of agriculture sustainability is a people problem. But it might be the robots that save humanity.

TED Magazine—Resisting change is just human nature, and it’s particularly onerous for the distributor that’s been doing things the same way for a long time, and whose employees and leaders have followed suit. Fortunately, there are ways to push everyone out of that groove and get them focused on the future.

   
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Manufacturing

Modern Materials Handling—A latest research study, by Future Market Insights, delineates growth of pallet wraps market from 2019 to 2029 and outlines overarching trends upholding growth. According to the report findings, pallet wraps sales reached approximately 3,123.1 ‘000 Tons in 2018, and are likely to grow by 3.2% YOY in 2019.

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Global Trade Mag—Are leaders born or are they developed? It’s a subject that’s long been debated. And in the workplace, can an employee who holds no supervisory job title be an effective leader — before being entrusted with managing people? Actually, it’s almost mandatory if someone hopes to be ready as a leader when promoted to a bigger role in an organization.

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Transportation
  

Transport Topics— More than 60,000 truck drivers were needed by the end of last year — the most ever — to meet the country’s demands for freight services, according to a new driver shortage report by American Trucking Associations.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive—Since the government placed a mandatory 30-minute rest break for all drivers in 2012, the trucking industry has been working to end it and allow states more flexibility in how CDC licenses are issued. The Transportation Department is now working with drivers, quietly aiming to make the hours of service rules more flexible - something that the industry is welcoming
   
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Education & Professional Development

Modern Materials Handling—A 100% online master’s program by MIT and Arizona State University will soon be offered on the edX platform. The online Master of Science in supply chain management from ASU will launch in January 2020. The program is open only to students who have completed the MITx MicroMasters program credential from the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. After completing the five MicroMasters courses with MIT, students will take an additional six courses from Arizona State.

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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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Global Trade
Global Trade—Blockchain is a promising technology that, if widely adopted by shippers and customs agencies, could reduce the current mounds of paperwork and costs associated with import and export licenses, cargo and shipping documents and customs declarations.