Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

PRODUCT/SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT: RMI Launches New Blog

RMI Launches New Blog By Stephen Murdoch— For 60 years, the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) has been the leading voice for the industry’s suppliers of industrial steel storage racks and related structural systems. As the national voice for those who supply industrial rack solutions in the United States, the group works tirelessly to share relevant industry related information with its ...

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SOLUTIONS COMMUNITY: Implementing a Fulfillment Warehouse

MHI Solutions Community Sponsoring MODEX Seminar on the Top 10 Tips for Implementing a Fulfillment Warehouse By Brian Reaves, MHI Executive Vice President— The top 10 list I’m about to tell you about won’t make you laugh like the ones that were read each night for decades by David Letterman, but for executives and operations managers at order fulfillment warehouses, ...

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Where Are They Now? Catching up with MHEFI Scholarship Recipient Esmaeel Moradi

Catching up with an MHEFI Scholarship Recipient: Using Analytics to Determine Walmart’s Future DC Operations Esmaeel Moradi brings a lot of academic firepower to his role as logistics planning manager for Walmart, and that’s a good thing because it’s a pretty demanding job. Since November 2015, Moradi has worked at the company’s headquarters in Bentonville, AR, focusing on distribution network ...

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Q4 2017, MHI Solutions: Sustainability

CEO UPDATE: Sustainable Supply Chains Are Driving Competitive Advantage — by George W. Prest. As more and more customers, investors and employees demand them, sustainable business practices are becoming an integral part of what makes a company and their products unique and valuable. Today, best-in-class supply chains are collaborating to use sustainability as a strategic weapon for gaining competitive advantage by reducing ...

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SMART CITY LOGISTICS: TRENDS IN SUSTAINABLE LAST-MILE DELIVERIES

These Integrated, Smart Transportation Systems Use Data, Applications and Technology to Help Move Goods More Quickly, Cheaply and Efficiently — By Mary Lou Jay — Last-mile deliveries to consumers and merchants in urban areas pose a variety of challenges for logistics companies. Today’s consumers have very high expectations when it comes to product deliveries. “There are a lot of customers ...

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SOLAR PANELS SHINE FOR SUPPLY CHAINS WHETHER THROUGH PURCHASE, LEASE OR PPA

As the Industry Matures, Costs Are Coming Down, Interest Levels Are Going Up and Companies Are Making the Commitment — By Fiona Soltes — Compared to new and flashy technologies, solar has enjoyed a fairly lengthy day in the sun. Photovoltaic solar energy has been around for roughly 50 years now. But it has continued to gain efficiencies—and acceptance in ...

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ALL IN THE FAMILY: LEADERSHIP LINKS MULTIPLE GENERATIONS

These MHI Member Companies Share What Makes Their Generation-Spanning Business Operations Successful — By Brian Reaves, MHI Executive Vice President — Days before MHI was prepping to throw open the North and South Halls at McCormick Place in Chicago at ProMat 2017 this past spring, a Board of Governors’ member casually noted that multiple exhibitors—and indeed several MHI member companies—would ...

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LIGHTENING PHYSICAL THERAPY LOADS

Gorbel’s Load Handling Technology Reimagined to Improve Patient Outcomes — By Carol Miller, MHI Vice President of Marketing and Communications — After watching her daughter endure painful gait and balance rehabilitation during her recovery from a motorcycle accident in 2011, one of MHI member Gorbel’s employees approached President and CEO Brian Reh to suggest the company adapt its G-Force® overhead ...

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PLATINUM REWARDS: REDUCING CARBON FOOTPRINT MAKES BOTTOM-LINE SENSE

Sustainability Is Providing a Competitive Edge and Adding Value Well Beyond Its Environmental Benefits By Sarah B. Hood I would argue that 2017 is the year of supply chain sustainability,” says Lisa Geason-Bauer, chief communications and sustainability officer for MHI member Eco-Latch Systems, makers of Box Latch Products. She point out that sustainability has become a key theme at venues ...

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FORKLIFT REVOLUTION: SUSTAINABLE, EASIER TO MAINTAIN AND AUTONOMOUS

Revolutionary New Features and Trends in Lift Truck Design Are Benefitting the Supply Chains That Rely on Them By Greg Baer, MHI Director of Sales Even a casual browser passing through the lift truck exhibits at ProMat 2017 could clearly see that today’s load handlers are packing every bit as much technology as today’s consumer cars. And not just operator ...

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