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Top Story—Those who have been in the retail industry for any length of time no doubt remember the transition from single channel to multichannel, so retailers could sell via the internet. Multichannel gave way to omnichannel, which promised a seamless experience no matter how the shopper encountered the retailer. So, where does unified commerce figure in?
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MHI Updates
As part of MHI view's ongoing video program, this episode focuses on Designing Robotics with the Workforce in Mind.

Robotics and automation have quickly become the supply chain and manufacturing industries' top choice to update systems and increase productivity.   With smaller options now available, some robotics designers are adopting new philosophies: that these mobile robots are a tool to be used by employees, and should be designed as such.

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Technology and Innovation

Global Trade Mag—The anxiety over automation hindering trade is not supported by the data and evidence. We’re experiencing the opposite phenomenon to what so many are worried about.

Material Handling & Logistics—Investment in technologies include the adoption of targeted technology solutions that allow fleets to track drivers, vehicles, and other assets including cargo in near real-time.

MIT Technology Review—Don’t expect electric cars and trucks to get as cheap as their gas-powered rivals anytime soon. A new report from the MIT Energy Initiative warns that EVs may never reach the same sticker price so long as they rely on lithium-ion batteries, the energy storage technology that powers most of today’s consumer electronics.
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Supply Chain Trends

SupplyChain247—White-glove service is a trending buzzword in logistics and transportation, however, while every other logistics and delivery company claims to handle shipments with the utmost care, it is the white-glove attitude that sets this special delivery service apart from the rest.

FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Ideal Warehouse Innovations

Modern Materials Handling—A recent survey from PwC found 93% of executives believe the benefits of using internet of things (IoT) technology outweigh the cyber security risks. Likewise, 68% of manufacturers surveyed plan to increase their investment in IoT integration over the next two years.


Material Handling & Logistics—Distribution is often an unrecognized and underappreciated element of strategy, yet it is almost always an important factor in a winning strategy.

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Modern Materials Handling—Home delivery of the big stuff, like appliances and furniture, has always been a challenge for the seller and consumer—and the performance during that last 50 feet can make all the difference between a happy or unhappy customer.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive—California Trucking Association filed the first lawsuit challenging a new labor law that seeks to give wage and benefit protections to gig economy drivers, which include rideshare drivers at companies like Uber and Lyft.

Engineering Innovation
United Material Handling, Inc.
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Transport Topics—Artificial intelligence is coming for America’s high-paid professions as it creates winners and losers across the labor market like never before. White-collar jobs and better-educated occupations along with production workers are among the most susceptible to AI’s spread into the economy, according to a Brookings Institution report that draws on a new analysis of patent data by Stanford University graduate student Michael Webb.


Supply Chain Management Review—Supply chain sustainability – as the ultimate engineering goal – to help sustain our planet is a great idea and a worthy endeavor; but supply chain sustainability as a means of changing behavior and increasing consumption in order to increase profit is much less appealing.