Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

MHI NEWS

Catch up on all of the latest MHI News, including: CSS Launching New Awareness Campaign; Material Handling Manufacturer HSC Marks 25th Anniversary Milestone; Gorbel Celebrates 40 Years of Manufacturing; In Memorium: J Sherman Mclaughlin; MHI Adds Two Staff Members to the Industry Group Team; MHI Announces New Transportation & Logistics Solution Center at MODEX 2018; MHI Announces New Leadership Appointments for 2018; MHI’s Overhead Alliance Launches New ...

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Q1 2018, MHI Solutions: SMART, CONNECTED SUPPLY CHAINS

CEO UPDATE: Smart, Connected Operations Are the Future of Supply Chains — By George W. Prest Let’s talk about your company’s futureproof strategy to meet the challenges and opportunities of implementing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into your manufacturing and supply chain operations. Oh, wait. You’re not sure where to start? You’re not alone. According to preliminary results from ...

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Omni-channel—Not Just for Retail Anymore

How the amazon effect is transforming B2B supply chains. By Mary Lou Jay— Amazon’s emergence as a retail powerhouse has transformed the entire consumer shopping industry and its supply chain. Omni-channel has become the rule; no matter how consumers shop for their goods—online, in store, by phone, at home or on the move—they expect visibility and a consistent experience throughout ...

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Smart City Logistics at the Crossroads of Emerging Collaborations

As traffic in cities increases, strategic urban logistics planning that leverages technology to combat congestion, noise and pollution will be key. By Brian Reaves— Although still very much in its infancy, developments within Smart City Logistics continue to occur as municipalities, businesses and academia explore the ways connected technologies can help urban areas address the increasing challenges of congestion, noise ...

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Cyber Security and the Industrial Internet of Things

Six experts provide answers to five key questions about IIoT and cyber security. By Carol Miller— If you’re in manufacturing, supply chain, material handling or logistics, you’ve probably heard the terms “Internet of Things (IoT),” “Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)” and “Industry 4.0” bandied about with increasing frequency over the last 24 to 36 months. Although the terms are often ...

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Back to the Future: Current Innovations in Last Mile Delivery Echo Successful Strategies of the Past

Current innovations in last mile delivery echo successful strategies of the past. By Sarah B. Hood— Sometimes it seems like we’re living in the world of The Jetsons, the 1960s television cartoon series that predicted robotic maids, flying cars, drones and 3-D printed food. But as change sweeps across the supply chain, many innovations are actually a replay of successful ...

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Real Genius: The Machines Are Getting Smarter

The machines that move material and product along supply chains are getting smarter—increasing efficiency, eliminating monotony and collecting mountains of useful data. By Amy Drew Thompson— The Internet of Things (IoT) may sound a bit like just another industry buzz word, but it’s not. Nor is it above your tech-knowledge pay grade. Not really, anyway. The phrase was actually coined ...

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Bringing It Home: Fostering Partnerships for the Last Mile

When it comes to last mile delivery, partnerships are helping organizations of all sizes compete. By Fiona Soltes— Long gone are the days of believing the personal doesn’t bleed over into the professional. Recent years have proven that solid relationships are key to business success. Call it partnership. Call it collaboration. Regardless, today’s companies are learning the importance of working ...

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Ready to Transform Your Business? Add Supply Chain to the C-Suite

The emergence of the chief supply chain officer reflects the importance of the supply chain to all aspects of a business. By Sheryl S. Jackson— The complexity of business—as retailers and manufacturers in all industries compete in an e-commerce, global world—has led to the emergence of new member of the C-suite: the chief supply chain officer, or CSCO. This move ...

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Industry Focus: Retail

Today’s retail industry has, and is, undergoing a fundamental shift. Five retail trends are particularly impacting the supply chains as well. By Sandy Smith— There is no doubt that today’s retail industry has, and is, undergoing a fundamental shift. Trying to get one’s arms around these changes may feel a little like traveling through a mall, laden down with packages. ...

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