Education

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 Next-Gen Workforce

Understanding Next-Gen’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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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Catching up with MHEFI Scholarship Recipients

Keeping Those Red Pallets Moving Across the Country Eric Sobanski enjoys a good round of golf but fully expects his clubs to be collecting dust for a while. In addition to his job as senior vice president of operations for MHI member PECO Pallet Inc., he teaches courses in material handling and supply chain logistics to graduate students, helps deliver ...

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Fostering a Culture of Innovation, Self-Disruption, Creativity

MHI’s Executive Summit to Feature FIRST® Robotics Competition Team and Ways to Introduce STEM Students to Supply Chain Careers By Viche Thomas, MHI Career & Technical Education Program Coordinator As part of MHI’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) program and our focus on developing the workforce of the future, we continuously look for opportunities to build awareness of the varied ...

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HIGHER EDUCATION: Intralogistics 4.0 as Part of the Efficient Supply Chain

  An important part of the logistics function is the production and warehouse activity that takes place within the four walls of a facility called intralogistics. * By Tone Lerher, University of Padova, Italy *  The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals has defined logistics as “… that part of supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, ...

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PREVIEW: 2018 MHI Executive Summit and Annual Conference

The 2018 MHI Executive Summit and Annual Conference will focus on the NextGen technology, leading trends and enterprise-level best practices explored in the 2018 MHI Annual Industry Report. The Summit and Conference, being held October 14-17 in Orlando, will feature presentations geared to helping businesses take proactive steps geared toward continued competitive growth. Read more here and here…

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Regional Stem Awareness Programs Introduce Middle School Students to Careers in Supply Chain

* By Delana Hopkins, MHI Career and Technical Education (CTE) Senior Coordinator * If the many approaches to tackling the current—and mitigating the future—shortage of skilled workers needed throughout supply chains are programs focused on introducing students as early as middle school to careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. These efforts include special daylong events spearheaded ...

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