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MHI Surpasses 1,000-Member Milestone

MHI, the leading international trade association representing the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry, is proud to announce a milestone in its journey. For the first time in history, the organization surpassed 1,000 members, marking a significant achievement in its dedication to advancing the supply chain and supporting members. The material handling industry has experienced unprecedented growth and transformation ...

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Murata Machinery USA Celebrates 50 Years of Automation in North America

Murata Machinery USA (Muratec), a leading manufacturer of game-changing industrial automation, celebrates its 50th anniversary across North America. Various activities are planned throughout 2024 to commemorate Muratec’s golden year. Operating as a subsidiary of Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery Ltd., Murata Machinery USA provides sales, service and support for the Muratec brand. Muratec has a rich history of innovation and leadership ...

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Navigating the First, Middle and Last Mile

CEO Update The efficient movement of goods and products is the lifeblood that fuels supply chain operations. Each stage of this process carries its own set of complexities and challenges. One thing that is true for all stages is that speed, accuracy, efficiency and transparency are paramount. Meeting the challenges of first, middle and last mile logistics is no easy ...

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People, Process and Technology (But Mostly People)

Executive Viewpoint BY ARCH THOMASON, CEO, SUNLAND LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS AND CHAIR, WERC ADVISORY COMMITTEE Over the past 15 years, Sunland Logistics Solutions has grown from a small, local company with 75 total employees—most of them temporary—to a national third-party logistics provider serving Fortune 500 organizations in warehousing and transportation. We now have 14 sites and a high-performance team of about ...

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Full Spectrum Supply Chain Visibility Starts with Software

BY CHRISTIAN DOW, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP, MHI If you’re managing a warehouse or distribution center, then you’ve got many questions on your mind. Do I have the products and manpower I need to get all these orders out the door? Are this week’s deliveries still on schedule? Am I meeting my customers’ expectations? Where are my ...

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Economic Risks and Opportunities Ahead for Supply Chains

BY JASON SCHENKER, PRESIDENT OF PRESTIGE ECONOMICS®, CHAIRMAN OF THE FUTURIST INSTITUTE® The global economy has also been slowing, but the U.S. economy continues to post solid growth. Our U.S. economic outlook is modestly positive, although we expect a slowing in U.S. growth, U.S. job gains and U.S. inflation this year. Meanwhile, European, Chinese and emerging market growth have been under ...

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MHI Industry Leadership Program Announces In-Person Session for April 2024

The MHI Industry Leadership program is pleased to announce the opening of registration for its in-person cohort in Charlotte, NC. Held April 16-18, 2024, the program is dedicated to nurturing emerging and evolving leaders. A team building session is scheduled for the week preceding the program, setting the stage for collaborative learning. During the three-day boot camp in Charlotte, the ...

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Increased Use of Sophisticated Safety Tools an Important Trend on the Loading Docks

SAFER HANDLING BY TOM GRESHAM The loading dock is a flashpoint for safety, with approximately 25% of warehouse accidents happening in the space, according to OSHA. That makes it essential for the material handling industry and every organization with a loading dock to prioritize loading dock safety. “It’s important for us to do what we can to prevent those accidents and ...

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ACE Rebrand Signals New Era in Automation and Material Handling

SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT BY KATIE KUEHNER-HEBERT MHI’s Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association (ECMA) rebranded in 2023 as the Automation, Controls and Electrification Association (ACE), signifying a new era of innovation in industrial automation and material handling. ACE members are at the forefront of delivering automation solutions across the globe, spanning significant manufacturing and distribution sectors. This includes a range of cutting-edge offerings ...

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