Education

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 technological breakthroughs that play central roles in modern life, but even the smartest of techies need to call in reinforcements from time to time, and that’s where Catherine Ninah comes in. Based in Dallas, where she now ...

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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 are skills that machines cannot replace, at least not yet. * By Maria Leggett * According to the report, “Skill Shift: Automation and the Future of the Workforce,” by the McKinsey ...

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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 group of professors who traveled to Europe to participate in what we designated as the “Industry 4.0 Tour.” We had one goal in mind: to find the latest developments in Industry 4.0. We visited several ...

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MHEFI Scholarship Winners: Where Are They Now?

Choosing—And Achieving—A Perfect Path: Kirstin Olesen, University of Oklahoma Kirstin Olesen has a very challenging job, but her accomplishments in college suggest that she’s more than up to the task. Olesen, 23, is a software engineer for Boeing working in the B-52 Weapons division, where she focuses on systems work such as writing requirements and tests for software programs and maintaining ...

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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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