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MHEFI SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS: Where Are They Now?

Paying It Forward

LEILY FARROKHVAR, West Virginia University

Leily Farrokhvar is giving the Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. a solid return on the investment it made in her. Farrokhvar, a 32-year-old native of Tehran, Iran, received a scholarship from MHEFI as a doctoral student at Virginia Tech and for the past two years has been an assistant professor at West Virginia University, where she teaches industrial and management systems engineering. She said researching ways to improve the material handling and supply chain industry is her passion, and her enthusiasm is proving contagious.

With Farrokhvar’s encouragement, two of her students applied for scholarships this spring from the MHEFI, an independent charitable organization that has handed out more than $2.5 million in scholarships and grants since its inception in 1976.

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Emerging technologies such as IIoT, robotics and artificial intelligence provide exciting opportunities for supply chains. They also mean an exponential growth in the amount of data these supply chains generate. When properly utilized, this data can provide crucial information to improve efficiency, reduce costs, enhance transparency and customer service. But it comes with risk. The more digitized a supply chain becomes, the more it is at risk of cyberattack. Hackers are constantly finding new ways create data breaches they can exploit. The reality that most supply chains require third-party suppliers down the chain only heightens this threat. No matter the scale of your supply chain, it is essential to have solid cybersecurity processes in place to manage and mitigate the growing risk of cyberattack. That’s what this issue of MHI Solutions is all about, from cybersecurity threats in an IIoT world to dark data to the human factor in cybersecurity to blockchain as a potential solution.

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