Current Features

Autonomous Planning

Feature Now is the time to prioritize data and visibility BY NICOLE NELSON BLUE PLANET STUDIO/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Autonomous planning is increasingly being embraced as a supply chain solution to augment the ongoing worker shortage. Requiring a closed-loop planning approach utilizing a fully automated technology platform, autonomously integrated systems have the ability to oversee and control supply chains from end to end, ...

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Bringing Valuable Service and Innovation: Third-Party Logistics

Industry Focus BY TOM GRESHAM ISTOCK.COM/1933BKK The third-party logistics (3PL) industry is a complex and varied one that includes a wide range of operators. 3PLs serve as crucial partners in the supply chain for manufacturers who opt to outsource some, or all, of their logistics operations, such as warehousing, fulfillment and distribution. The role of 3PLs can differ greatly, but ...

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Sustainability is the Future

Feature BY JASON SCHENKER, PRESIDENT OF PRESTIGE ECONOMICS AND CHAIRMAN OF THE FUTURIST INSTITUTE® BILLION PHOTOS/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM The call for sustainability in business has been growing in recent years. If your company hasn’t yet been called on to share sustainability metrics, it likely will be soon. In fact, sustainability is poised to become a key part of almost every business. Sustainability ...

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Enabling Data-Driven Decision-Making in Smart Supply Chain Environments

Higher Education BY LAUREN B. DAVIS, DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY AND STEVEN X. JIANG, DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY ISTOCK.COM/GORODENKOFF Advances in technology have made it easier for companies to amass extensive amounts of data about every aspect of their supply chain, in real-time. Using this technology ...

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Employee Resource Groups Enhance Workplace Inclusion, Belonging Through Connection

DEI Feature BY CHRISTIAN DOW, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP Connection through commonalities is the linchpin of belonging, which is why companies seeking to foster a more inclusive business culture increasingly support the creation of employee resource groups (ERGs) among their ranks. “An employee resource group (ERG) is a supportive, inclusive network of employees who share knowledge, ...

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2023 MHI Innovation Award Finalists Announced

MHI released the list of finalists for the 2023 MHI Innovation Award. After receiving 156 submissions for this year’s awards, judges comprised of professionals from the material handling and supply chain industry completed the initial vetting process. Four finalists were chosen as the most innovative products in each category—Best New Innovation; Best Innovation of an Existing Product; and Best IT ...

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ProMat 2023

With over 1,000 of the world’s leading manufacturing and supply chain solution providers under one roof, you will see firsthand what the future holds – and find the tools you need to shockproof your operations and move your business forward. From hands-on demonstrations to 150 educational seminars and four exciting keynote speeches, attending ProMat is your unrivaled opportunity in 2023 ...

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As Cyber Threats Grow, Companies Adopt Cybersecurity as a Service

Feature BY MARY LOU JAY ANDREY SUSLOV/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM How good is your company at detecting intrusions into your computer network? Even if you aren’t aware of any problems, hackers may already be in your system and accessing your data. “It’s not at all uncommon that the first time a company knows they’ve been attacked is when the FBI comes and tells ...

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Cybersecurity, By the Numbers

By the Numbers In September, Keeper Security released its second annual U.S. Cybersecurity Census, polling 516 information-technology decision-makers at U.S. companies. Here are some key findings. 22% Percentage of U.S. businesses subjected to more than 250 attacks annually, while 12% experience more than 500 attacks per year. 57% Percentage of respondents saying it’s now taking longer to identify and respond ...

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MHI's New Docuseries Introduces Viewers to the Supply Chain Jobs of Tomorrow

Feature Inaugural 12 episodes spotlighting the unique value and skills of material handling and supply chain jobs will air on MHIView. BY CAROL MILLER, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, MHI GROUND PICTURE/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM For decades, supply chains have clandestinely performed anonymously and unrecognized in spite of their criticality to delivering the goods and supplies we rely on to live our daily lives. As ...

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