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MHEFI: Helping High-Tech Companies Solve High-Tech Problems

Catching up with an MHEFI Scholarship Recipients: Catherine Ninah, University of Central Florida Silicon Valley is the birthplace of many of the gadgets and..

December 16, 2019

SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT: Ergonomic Workstations—It’s Not a One-Size-Fits-All Approach

* By Katie Kuehner-Hebert * Numerous options exist for ergonomic workstations, but there are also numerous keys to selecting the proper equipment to the job,..

December 16, 2019

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: CMAA—Substantial Changes to Technical Standards Coming Soon

* By Stephen Murdoch * The Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), an independent trade association affiliated with MHI, has had a busy 2019. CMAA,..

December 16, 2019

SAFER HANDLING: AS/RS—Safety and Ease of Use in Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems

* By Jean Feingold * Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) combine equipment and controls to handle, store and retrieve materials as needed with..

December 16, 2019

ECONOMIC MARKET ANALYSIS: What Can We Expect from 2020? One Word: Volatility

* By Jason Schenker * 2018 was a big year and optimism from 2018 carried over into the start of 2019. Then tax cut tailwinds faded against a..

December 16, 2019

MHI SOLUTIONS COMMUNITY: The Case for Flexible Automation

* By John Paxton * For managers of warehouses and distribution centers, the nation’s 3.5% unemployment rate heading into peak ordering season seems downright..

December 16, 2019

Need for Social and Emotional Skills Growing Along with More Automated Supply Chains

While these skills have always had their place in the toolbox of employees and leaders, the need for mastery will be crucial in the new future of work. These..

December 16, 2019

HIGHER EDUCATION: Digital Twins

Improving the Material Handling Industry Workforce through Digital Representations of Human-Based Operations * By Jesus A. Jimenez * This year, I was part of a..

December 16, 2019

Industry Focus: Volatility, Ripple Effects Shaping Intermodal Trends

By its very definition, intermodal is a web of deeply connected functions. As one part is impacted, it often creates a ripple effect. Heading into 2020,..

December 16, 2019

Supply Chains Are Finding a Market Full of Skilled, NextGen Talent. Why Can’t They Hire Them?

An Interview with Randy V. Bradley, Ph.D., CPHIMS, FHIMSS Associate Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, The University of Tennessee *..

December 16, 2019

This issue of MHI Solutions tackles the important topic of digital technologies in the supply chain industry, especially as it relates the transportation and logistics. Transportation plays a central role in supply chains, whether they are local or global enterprises. And just like the overall supply chain, transportation is facing a digital revolution including new solutions for tracking road, rail, sea and air freight and parcel transportation. These digital technologies are disrupting the industry, but they are also providing im-portant new solutions for transportation inefficiencies and urban logistics challenges. They are also creating new digital business models that enhance transparency and sustainability and contribute to end-to-end supply chain visibility. Like the innovations impacting supply chains, these trends are being driven by the growth of e-commerce and the consumers’ never-ending need for better, faster and cheaper. Ignoring them is done at your own peril.

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