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Leverage Tech and Data to Achieve Supply Chain Sustainability

Feature Utilizing the latest supply chain innovations to boost productivity, efficiency and throughput can also deliver a range of environmental benefits that enhance the bottom line while protecting the planet. BY CAROL MILLER, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, MHI As technology advances have taken supply chain management from art to science, organizations can now analyze, tweak, measure and optimize operational processes across ...

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Designing the Sustainable Facility of the Future

Feature Companies are realizing the benefits of environmentally friendly warehouses and DCs and are embarking on both new builds and renovations that are earning LEED accreditation. BY SANDY SMITH ISTOCK.COM/GWYCECH The idea of environmentally friendly warehouses took off a few years back. Big brands announced plans—and many of them have since come to fruition. The United States Green Building Council, ...

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Measuring Risk and Disclosing Data

More materials suppliers than ever are disclosing the environmental impact of their operations and their efforts to offset them, according to the Consumer Data Platform (CDP). Despite pandemic-related disruptions, 8,000 suppliers disclosed their environmental data through CDP in 2020, an increase of 16%. Those suppliers are addressing requests for transparency from 154 major buyers that are members of the CDP ...

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Sustainability on the Rise

BY THE NUMBERS LEADERS SEE SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY AS A GROWING PRIORITY Despite the economic shock and supply chain disruptions from the pandemic, most companies continued their efforts to become more sustainable last year, according to the 2021 State of Supply Chain Sustainability report. Researchers from the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and the Council of Supply Chain Management ...

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Supply Chains Taking Action

Each year, a list of 75 supply chain companies that are showing a real commitment to going green are spotlighted in a report. Here’s a snapshot of 10 major players from the most recent one.

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MODEX Is Coming to Atlanta, March 28-31

MHI News In-person event to feature keynotes from Marriott’s Erika Alexander, Sanjay Gupta and Shaquille O’Neal. When the largest manufacturing and supply chain trade event of 2022, MODEX, returns to Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on March 28, it will include over 900 exhibits from leading solution providers and a comprehensive Educational Conference of over 100 sessions focusing ...

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Green Initiatives Support Both Corporate and Customer Sustainability Goals

WERC Matters BY MICHAEL MIKITKA, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MHI’S KNOWLEDGE VALUE CENTER AND WERC As global warming continues and world leaders negotiate regulations to minimize the damage humans have inflicted on Earth, multiple global corporations have already established sustainability initiatives that support internal goals, as well as those of their customers. Three such companies include third-party logistics (3PL) services ...

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Future-Ready Capabilities for the Industrial Distribution Workforce

Higher Education BY DR. MALINI NATARAJARATHINAM, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY IURII MOTOV/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM The future of our work environment is going to be highly influenced by several technological advancements such as automation, artificial intelligence (AI), robots, big data and data analysis. These significant technological changes are referred to as “Industry 4.0” or the Fourth Industrial ...

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Building Resilience Makes Us All Winners

Education BY MARIA LEGGETT, MHI DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION Recently, an executive for a global material handling company shared a story with me about his daughter. She had attended a week-long camp that culminated with an awards ceremony. Her prize for the week was the award of being the most resilient. Thrilled with the prize, she excitedly displayed it to her ...

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The Connected Worker

Supply Chains Transforming to Improve Worker Productivity, Experience and Safety BY JOHN PAXTON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MHI Link to digital version of article in MHI Solutions. With the rapidly growing workforce challenges of recruiting and retaining talent, firms are continuing to look for solutions by implementing automation, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and other technologies. These tools not only empower and ...

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