MHI Solutions

Fulfillment

Supply Chains Are Finding a Market Full of Skilled, NextGen Talent. Why Can’t They Hire Them?

An Interview with Randy V. Bradley, Ph.D., CPHIMS, FHIMSS Associate Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, The University of Tennessee *..

December 16, 2019

Moving Through the Middle Mile

To truly understand e-commerce’s impact on supply chains, follow the movement of goods through the middle mile, e.g. from port to warehouse/DC, between..

December 16, 2019

Sustainable Last Mile Deliveries

Supply Chains Worldwide Are Coming Up With Innovative Solutions to Address the Environmental, Financial and Logistical Aspects of Parcel Delivery * By Sheryl..

September 24, 2019

Turning Pressure Into Inspiration

Turning Pressure Into Inspiration Pressures on the supply chain have changed over the years. It is partially because of these pressures that the supply chain..

June 19, 2019

Outsource or In-House? How, When and Why 3PLs Are Selected

Retailers and manufacturers are evaluating the pros and cons of handling tasks in-house versus outsourcing to a third-party logistics partner. * By Sheryl S...

March 27, 2019

FULFILLMENT UPDATE: Safety, Workforce Concerns Drive Further Testing with Autonomous Vehicles

*  By Katie Kuehner-Hebert * As the automobile industry ramps up testing of self-driving vehicles at facilities like University of Michigan’s Mcity and the..

June 14, 2018

FULFILLMENT UPDATE: Fulfillment Ideas Catching Fire, Sparking Flames of Innovation

A number of improvements to the fulfillment process are now catching fire industrywide, while early adopters are exploring other innovations, MHI members say...

March 23, 2018

FULFILLMENT UPDATE: Distribution Centers “Popping-Up” Closer

Distribution Centers “Popping-Up” Closer to the Customer to Meet eCommerce Demand By Katie Kuehner-Hebert— When it comes to ecommerce fulfillment, it’s..

December 11, 2017

FULFILLMENT UPDATE

The Industry 4.0 ‘Horse Is Out of the Barn’ By Katie Kuehner-Hebert Industry 4.0—incorporating the Internet of Things (IoT) into intelligent industrial..

September 15, 2017

Automated Material Handling Needs ‘Full Stream’ Fulfillment

More and more end-customers are demanding that automated material handling solutions be integrated to address the “full stream” of order fulfillment and..

June 9, 2017

This issue of MHI Solutions tackles the important topic of digital technologies in the supply chain industry, especially as it relates the transportation and logistics. Transportation plays a central role in supply chains, whether they are local or global enterprises. And just like the overall supply chain, transportation is facing a digital revolution including new solutions for tracking road, rail, sea and air freight and parcel transportation. These digital technologies are disrupting the industry, but they are also providing im-portant new solutions for transportation inefficiencies and urban logistics challenges. They are also creating new digital business models that enhance transparency and sustainability and contribute to end-to-end supply chain visibility. Like the innovations impacting supply chains, these trends are being driven by the growth of e-commerce and the consumers’ never-ending need for better, faster and cheaper. Ignoring them is done at your own peril.

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