Education

Higher Education: From Student to “You’re Hired”

From Student to “You’re Hired” ProMat 2019 Student Days provided real-world opportunities and even jobs during this record-setting event. * By Maria Leggett * Imagine going from university student to supply chain employee at one of the hottest 100 retailers in a matter of two days. That was Libby Weaver’s experience when she attended the annual Student Days event at ...

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CTE Program: Applying the P-TECH Education Model

CTE Program: Applying the P-TECH Education Model P-TECH schools have established a model for how to empower young people with the skills required by both “new collar” jobs and continuing education. * By Maria Leggett * A few years after MHI’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program was established as an approach to addressing both the current and future shortage ...

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MHEFI Scholarship Winners: Where Are They Now?

MHEFI Scholarship Winners: Where Are They Now? Finding Answers in Algorithms: Seyed Shahab Mofidi, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Seyed Shahab Mofidi envisions a time in the not-too-distant future when online shoppers click their mouse and take delivery of their purchases just minutes later. And as a senior data and operations research scientist at MHI member Honeywell Intelligrated in Atlanta, he is ...

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Spread the Word: Supply Chain IS Cool

Changing the perception of supply chain—and the types of careers within the industry—is essential to successfully attracting and retaining the workforce of the future. * By Carol Miller * Changing the perception of supply chain—and the types of careers within the industry—is essential to successfully attracting and retaining the workforce of the future. This much is both clear and universally ...

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Educating Students for Supply Chain Success

U.S. graduate and undergraduate supply chain programs are adapting their curriculums and introducing new programs to meet industry needs and offer real-life experiences. * By Mary Lou Jay * What skills do companies look for when hiring an early-career supply chain professional? Beyond a basic knowledge of the industry, desirable characteristics include technical and analytical abilities, problem-solving experience, good soft ...

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VR Training Finding Its Niche in Supply Chains

Because it provides a safe, yet highly realistic, environment in which to train employees, virtual reality training is increasingly being embraced within supply chains. * By Morgan Pettrone * Because it provides a safe yet highly realistic environment in which to train employees—particularly those learning to safely execute potentially dangerous tasks—virtual reality (VR) training is increasingly being embraced within specific ...

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Humans + Machines = Exponential Improvements

Robotics and other types of advanced technology not only can serve to improve the efficiency and productivity of supply chain operations but can “supercharge” the productivity of workers. * By Tom Gresham * When MHI member Vecna Robotics first went to a FedEx facility to introduce its robots there, a worker reacted less than enthusiastically to the arrival of the ...

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Attracting, Training and Retaining the NextGen Workforce

Understanding NextGen’s expectations and what motivates them is helpful when brainstorming on ways to attract, train and retain them, and figuring out where their skills might best be utilized in your company. * By Mike Ogle * Next generation workforce. What do those words mean to you? The first thought is usually young people about to graduate from college or ...

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HIGHER EDUCATION: Cybersecurity and Its Implication on Material Handling and Supply Chains

Material handling and supply chain systems are becoming markedly vulnerable to cyberattacks. * By MD Sarder and Matthew Haschak * Cybersecurity is the ability to prevent, defend against and recover from disruptions caused by cyberattacks from adversaries. Cyberattacks have been classified as passive attacks and active attacks. Passive attacks are difficult to detect and are mainly used on confidential data. ...

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10th Annual CTE Educators Summit Attendees Collaborate, Share Best Practices

The theme of this year’s event was “People, Programs and Partnerships,” and also debuted the new MHI Career & Technical Education growth model focused on program growth and sustainability. * By Viché Thomas * Every summer, MHI’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) program presents the CTE Educators Summit. This event brings together educators from the universities, community colleges, technical schools, ...

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