Education

Don’t Miss WERC’s 47th Annual Conference

Attendees can expect inspiring guidance to help address today’s warehousing and logistics challenges, plus a fun venue in host city Dallas. BY MICHAEL MIKITKA, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MHI’S KNOWLEDGE VALUE CENTER AND WERC If you’ve got whiplash from the continuous and rapid supply chain changes that seem to happen daily, you’re not alone. Warehousing, distribution and logistics professionals have ...

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Cloud Material Handling Systems

BY DR. FABIO SGARBOSSA, PROFESSOR OF INDUSTRIAL LOGISTICS, LEADER OF THE PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT GROUP, HEAD OF THE LOGISTICS 4.0 LABORATORY, DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Efficient utilization of Material Handling Equipment (MHE) significantly impacts the productivity, profitability and flexibility of production systems. For instance, machine performance could be impacted when a forklift driver is ...

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MHEFI Announces Two New Endowments Sponsored by SIGI

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) is honored to receive two endowments that will benefit students. The new endowments were announced during an October 3rd ceremony at the MHI Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Southworth International Group, Inc. (SIGI) is funding the endowments for $100,000 each. SIGI is the parent company of several leading manufacturers of ergonomic work ...

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New Distribution Logistics Equipment Course Now Available in the WERC Distribution Logistics Learning Program

The Warehousing Education & Research Council (WERC) is pleased to announce the release of an online Warehousing Equipment course. This course follows the successful launch of the Distribution Logistics Fundamentals module earlier this year. These two courses are part of a series of six that lead to a WERC certificate for warehousing education. The new Distribution Logistics Equipment course is ...

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MODEX 2024

MARCH 11-14, 2024 ATLANTA, GA MONDAY, MARCH 11TH 10 AM – 5 PM TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH 10 AM – 5 PM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH 10 AM – 5 PM THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH 9 AM – 1 PM ∗MODEX A Hall will open at 9 AM each show day. WHEN YOU REGISTER, YOU GET FREE admission to MODEX exhibits, MODEX keynotes ...

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Balancing Demand and Capacity to Meet Customer Expectations

Where Are They Now? Catching Up with an MHEFI Scholarship Recipient WILL BLACK, CAPACITY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, MERCEDES BENZ Consumers expect fast service—at their favorite restaurants, in retail shops, and especially from the service department of their car dealership. The expectation for quick turnaround on service and repairs is what makes Will Black’s job both rewarding and challenging. When he graduated ...

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Unlocking the Future of Material Handling with CICMHE

Higher Education BY JOANNA LEON, CICMHE MANAGING DIRECTOR In today’s fast-paced world, efficient material handling is crucial for thriving industries. Whether it’s manufacturing, warehousing or logistics, organizations rely on effective handling and management of materials to streamline operations, reduce costs and improve productivity. MHI’s College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) plays a vital role in driving advancement in ...

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MHEFI Awards $200,000 in Scholarships to Material Handling, Logistics and Supply Chain Students

The Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. (MHEFI) has awarded $200,000 in scholarships to 56 students for the 2023/2024 academic year. This is the largest amount of financial support MHEFI has ever awarded. The scholarships were given to 56 undergraduate students who have a focus on material handling, logistics and/or supply chain management. All recipients were required to be full-time students ...

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MHEFI Announces Formation of Al Wurz Scholarship Fund

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) is pleased to announce the formation of the Al Wurz Scholarship Fund. This fund was made possible from generous contributions totaling $176,621 from Jane, Ron and Dave Wurz, his loving family. The Al Wurz Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student studying at universities and colleges in the United States in the ...

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