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MHISolutionsmag.com—Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ultimate evolution of business intelligence and analytics as it uses data to generate smart insights. At the same time, it gets smarter by learning from patterns, behaviors and feedback from various digital and human interfaces. Supply chain executives are aware of AI’s potential: 88% of those surveyed for the 2019 MHI Annual Industry Report, “Elevating Supply Chain Digital Consciousness,” believe that AI will allow an organization to manage risk and improve predictability, while 79% said that AI will become a core competency within three years.

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As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this episode is focused on Improving the Safety and Efficiency of Your Loading Dock.
 
A loading dock that’s tailored for your unique business can be a huge contributor to your productivity, but choosing the wrong equipment can result in a loading dock that is a major bottleneck and safety hazard.

  

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, leading trends and best practices explored in the 2019 MHI Annual Industry Report. This year’s event will take place October 13-16 in Palm Springs, CA and will include 14 education sessions and 4 inspiring keynotes. Meet the 2019 MHI Annual Conference Speakers!

  

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Robotics Business Review—Today’s mobile robots are loaded with sensors, vision systems and many other safety protocols. But it’s not just a situation of putting them in a warehouse, manufacturing or other facility and turning them on. Plant staff, robotics manufacturers and integrators need to work together to ensure the robots are deployed and used safely.

  

Supply & Demand Chain Executive—A new bi-partisan bill would secure the U.S. technology supply chain's cybersecurity defenses against hacks and attacks. Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the Manufacturing, Investment and Controls Review for Computer Hardware, Intellectual Property and Supply (MICROCHIPS) Act that would establish a National Supply Chain Security Center.

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Material Handling & Logistics— In the face of skyrocketing supply chain costs, smart shippers and their logistics providers have come to realize that close collaboration is no longer simply a worthy ideal but a vital necessity, according to the 2019 State of Logistics Report from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

Supply Chain Dive— Employees are more upset about losing their jobs to other workers than to robots, according to a new study. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Erasmus University in Rotterdam found that people generally favor people replacing others on the job over robots, except when it comes to their own jobs. Respondents would rather be replaced by technology than humans but have a greater fear of robots taking over their jobs in the long run.

   
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
      
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ConstructionDive—U.S. consumers' zeal for nearly instantaneous access to groceries and other items has upended the design and construction of facilities like warehouses and distribution centers.

ThomasNet—With jurisdiction over about 7 million workplaces, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) could conduct an unexpected visit at your facility at any time. It pays to be prepared, not only to avoid citations and fines but to keep your workers as safe as possible.

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SupplyChainBrain— Supply chain planning is undergoing a major transformation, as companies adopt digital strategies to replace manual processes, according to Shaun Phillips, global product manager with QAD DynaSys, in this Q&A.

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Logistics Management—Even with a fresh round of tariffs set to kick in on September 1, imports at United States-bound retail container ports are pegged to come in at near-record levels through the remainder of 2019, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report published this week by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

   
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United Material Handling, Inc.
   
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Supply & Demand Chain Executive—IBM and Chainyard are teaming up to develop a blockchain platform that simplifies supply chain management. The Trust Your Supplier program will improve supplied qualification, validation, onboarding and lifecycle information management.

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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.
  

MHISolutionsmag.com—ProMat 2019 Student Days provided real-world opportunities and even jobs during this record-setting event. Started 16 years ago, MHI partners with the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE), Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) and the Material Handling Education Foundation (MHEFI) to present Student Days at ProMat 2019. With sponsorships from MHI members Bastian Solutions, Hanel Storage Systems, The Raymond Company, Toyota Material Handling USA and Vanderlande Industries, Student Days showcases not only the solutions and technology but the possibilities and future of a rapidly growing industry for young professionals.

   
Kinetic Technologies,Inc.
   
  

World Shipping Council—The World Shipping Council released the list of Top 50 World Container Ports for 2018, and Asia is still leading the pack, dominating the top spots. The top U.S. port is Port of Los Angeles in 17th, followed by Port of Long Beach in 20th.