Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

Augmented Reality Smart Glasses

This Emerging Technology Making Inroads within Specific Supply Chain Processes If seeing is believing, then manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities throughout the supply chain can expect to be taking a closer look at the latest wearable technology emerging as a viable competitive advantage in operations: smart glasses leveraging augmented reality. Augmented reality (AR) is a term often used interchangeably with ...

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2017 MHI Annual Industry Report: Think Big, Start Small, Act Fast

Fourth MHI Annual Industry Report Says Digital Supply Chain Will Be Predominant Model Within Five Years After four years of surveying supply chain executives, MHI and report partner Deloitte have seen the original predictions about disruptive technologies changing traditional supply chain models from the initial Annual Industry Report in 2014 come to fruition. “A full 80% of the 1,100 manufacturing, ...

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5th Annual Innovation Awards Honors ProMat Exhibitor Products, Solutions in Three Categories

For the fifth year, MHI honored their event exhibitors who have created the most innovative products and solutions in our industry. Prior to ProMat 2017, exhibitors were invited to submit entries in three different categories: Best New Innovation, Best Innovation of an Existing Product and Best IT Innovation. We received a record 153 total submissions spread between the three categories, ...

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A Calculated Approach to Predictive Analytics

When Each Piece Complements the Whole and ‘Failure’ Isn’t a Bad Thing It wasn’t that long ago that the concept of predictive analytics was the stuff of thought leadership pieces and futuristic white papers. The recently released 2017 MHI Annual Industry Report, “Next-Generation Supply Chains—Digital, On-Demand and Always-On,” however, places predictive analytics squarely in the category of here and now. ...

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Three Individuals Making an Impact Recognized at ProMat 2017

Three individuals were honored for their contributions to the material handling and supply chain industry during MHI’s Industry Night at ProMat 2017: Peter Saladis, Tyler Schmakel and AriAnne Sproat. MHI’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) awarded separate honors recognizing both an industry veteran who generously advances the development of others and a rising professional under the age of 40 making a ...

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Textiles: Two Technology-Related Trends Surface as Market Grows

The textile industry in the United States is in the midst of a phoenix-like rise from the ashes. After 650 textile plants closed in the U.S. between 1997 and 2009, jobs and profits are coming back. According to the National Council of Textile Organizations, the value of shipments for textiles and apparel in the U.S. in 2016 was $74.4 billion—up ...

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Expanded CTE Attendance at ProMat Mirrors Growth of Program

ProMat 2017 marked the fourteenth consecutive year that MHI has welcomed students and their instructors to Student Days. Since 2015, the event includes an extensive schedule of Classroom Day activities within the walls of McCormick Place on Wednesday, and a second day of off-site distribution center tours hosted by companies within the Chicagoland area. The event is sponsored and underwritten ...

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2017 MHI Executive Summit & Annual Conference Preview

The 2017 MHI Executive Summit & Annual Conference is an exclusive event for manufacturing and supply chain executives. It is taking place October 2-4, 2017, in Boca Raton, Florida. It is an exclusive, senior level, one-day event for manufacturing and supply chain executive leadership. Visit MHI.org/Summit for more info. The 2017 MHI Annual Conference will focus on key themes identified ...

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MHI News and Scholarship Winners

Read about some of the other exciting MHI updates detailed in the latest issue of MHI Solutions, including interesting follow-up on two scholarship winners: MHI Annual Industry Report CLARK Material Handling Company Celebrates 100 Years in Material Handling MHI Announces 2017 MHI Executive Summit Speakers MHI Announces Speakers for the 2017 MHI Annual Conference MHI Announces Plans for New Solution Center ...

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