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ALAN—This summer, American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) has been actively monitoring several disasters, including Hurricane Dorian, the California earthquake and hurricanes Barry, Erick and Flossie. Updates on active logistics needs and disaster details are posted at www.alanaid.org.

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Security is essential to any business. People don’t question security precautions for the people, building, or machines in an organization. But what about your data?
 
 
  

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Technology and Innovation

Supply Chain Dive—The past few years have seen growing adoption of predictive analytics within the supply chain, but maintenance, repair and operations may not be the right place just yet.

  

Global Trade Mag—With the new IoT-powered supply chain, the industry can now track goods from anywhere, at any time, on a global scale, transforming the modern supply chain as we know it.

MIT News—MIT’s fleet of robotic boats has been updated with new capabilities to “shapeshift,” by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of configurations. These new capabilities allow “roboats” to change configurations to form pop-up bridges, stages and other floating structures.

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MHISolutionsmag.com—Recently, the Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA) created two videos: “Pick Module Safety” and “Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor (VRC) Safety.” Both videos have received praise from across the industry. Aaron Conway, president of Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc. and the vice chair of the ProGMA, feels industry professionals should take the time to watch the videos.

   
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Manufacturing

Global Trade Mag—These 10 states have an edge over the rest when it comes to manufacturing. From incentives to low tax rates to education programs that encourage students to consider manufacturing careers, these states are leading the country in manufacturing. Here’s why.

ThomasNet—AI is upgrading the way textile manufacturers are doing business. Every element of the process, including textile production, product cost, quality control, data collection, statistical process control, just-in-time manufacturing, and computer integrated manufacturing, is getting an AI makeover.

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Transportation

Supply Chain Management Review—In addition to overcoming the weight penalty of all-battery power, the concept engine is significantly cheaper than diesel units and performs just as well in most operating conditions.

  

SupplyChain247—The most crucial part of the shipping journey, final mile logistics, remains susceptible to big problems, but to maintain success and avoid unnecessary costs, shippers and carriers alike need to understand why effective final mile logistics management is important in every transaction.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive—The number of jobs in the U.S. has grown over 50% in the last 35 years, causing the nationwide cost of gridlock to grow to $166 billion a year. Could states leverage this problem into a solution for infrastructure funding?

   
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MHI Blog—If you’ve clicked on this article, perhaps you’ve wondered the same thing. Does workplace culture really matter? Sure, we’ve heard that a company can profit from happy employees, but does it really make that much of a difference and is it even possible to have a workplace full of happy people? Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work has the latest data that proves, yes company culture does have a major impact on your company’s performance. Simply put, happy people equals more revenue.

  
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— Seyed Shahab Mofidi builds mathematical models and algorithms to make automated warehouses and distribution centers run more efficiently. Austin Buchanan is involved in research that focuses on solving optimization problems, especially those relating to networks and connectivity over distance.

   
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Global Trade

Material Handling & Logistics—The new 15% tariff on about $112 billion of goods imported from China will start pushing up prices of clothing, shoes and other consumer goods arriving at U.S. ports this week.

Supply Chain Dive—The US-China Business Council (USCBC) recently released the results of its annual member survey, finding 80% of its 220 constituent companies had been adversely affected by the trade war with China, up 8% from last year. Only 20% of the respondents expressed optimism about their prospects in China five years in the future.