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The Scan Label Apply Manifest (SLAM) Industry Group of MHI Announces a Newly Released Infographic on SLAM Technology

The infographic serves to inform readers of key facts and information about the scan, label, apply and manifest areas of the last 100 feet of fulfillment. The infographic can be downloaded at mhi.org/slam. SLAM members are the industry’s leading suppliers of technologies and solutions for the last 100 feet of fulfillment. The mission of the group is to provide thought ...

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MHI Industry Leadership Program Launches New Cohort This Summer

The MHI Industry Leadership Program will launch a new cohort on August 3. Through the program, new and emerging leaders will have the opportunity to connect with peers and executives to broaden their perspective of the supply chain and material handling industry. Highlights of the virtual program include eight workshop sessions, working with a team on simulations, and three leader ...

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Durable Corporation Celebrates 100 Years of Business

Local small business Durable Corporation is celebrating 100 years of being in business this year. Durable Corp. employs 43 people and manufactures a wide array of products from used bias-ply tires, making them a long-time steward for the community and the environment. “To survive 100 years most definitely requires a group of dedicated individuals—our employees go above and beyond every ...

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Alba Manufacturing Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Half a Century of Manufacturing Heavy-Duty Pallet Handling Conveyor Systems Alba Manufacturing is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Alba incorporated in February 1973. Initially a small machine shop under 6,700 square feet, Norman Inderhees purchased the Alba facility and its assets located in Oxford, Ohio to become a regional manufacturer of custom conveyors and equipment. In 1978, Tom Inderhees (Norman Inderhees’ ...

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Automation, AI and the Future of Supply Chains

CEO Update One important lesson learned from the pandemic was the need to address the fragility of global supply chains. To mitigate the risk of future disruption, it’s become clear that firms need to automate and invest in technology to keep up. According to the newly released 2023 MHI Annual Industry Report: The Responsible Supply Chain, 86% of the manufacturing ...

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Tremendous Dividends Through Investing in Employee Satisfaction

Executive Viewpoint BY BRYAN JENSEN, CHAIRPERSON AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, ST. ONGE COMPANY AND MHI PRESIDENT As an independent engineering logistics consulting firm, MHI member St. Onge is different from many companies in the material handling industry. We don’t produce specific products like conveyors, lift trucks, pallet racking or software. Instead, our people—their capabilities and skills—are our product. Our people ...

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New, Self-Paced E-learning Course Targets Persons New to Warehousing Industry

Distribution Logistics Fundamentals is the first in a series of six stackable e-learning courses that culminate in a new Distribution Logistics Leader Micro-Credential and Certification. BY MICHAEL MIKITKA, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MHI’S KNOWLEDGE VALUE CENTER AND WERC Offering educational resources that deliver the critical knowledge warehouse, distribution and fulfillment professionals need to excel in their careers is at the heart ...

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Open Communication Critical to Successful Partnerships

Solutions Community BY CHRISTIAN DOW, MHI EXECUTIVE VP OF MEMBERSHIP AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP ISTOCK.COM/JAY YUNO As the rate of change in the logistics industry continues to grow exponentially, companies across the supply chain are increasingly partnering to find solutions that allow every aspect of the market to perform more effectively and efficiently. Industrywide collaboration is necessary, but ensuring a successful partnership ...

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Economic Outlook Hinges on Inflation

BY JASON SCHENKER, PRESIDENT OF PRESTIGE ECONOMICS AND CHAIRMAN OF THE FUTURIST INSTITUTE® Everything hinges on inflation The Fed has a dual mandate to keep the economy at full employment and prices low and stable. While jobs were strong in 2022, inflation has been worryingly high. At the end of 2022, unemployment returned to an impressive pre-COVID low of 3.5%, while ...

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Rack Systems Safety Starts with Recognition that Every Installation Is Different

Safer Handling BY TOM GRESHAM Photo provided by Rack Builders Videos of rack failures in warehouses and distribution centers are a staple of some corners of social media. Both horrifying and mesmerizing, the worst of the rack-related accidents are chain reactions of collapse that are dangerous to workers and lead to massive financial losses of lost product. “Failures don’t happen very ...

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