Global Trends

Next-Gen Technologies in Action

Next generation (Next-Gen) technologies are being explored for their potential to bring competitive advantage to supply chains as companies cope with the leading operational challenges of increasing customer demands and a shortage of qualified workers. * By Carol Miller * As covered in the fifth annual MHI Annual Industry Report—released at MODEX 2018 last April—11 different next generation (NextGen) technologies ...

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In Search of the Supply Chain Holy Grail

Just as the “Holy Grail” has long been sought after for its great significance, supply chain leaders are eternally looking for a Holy Grail specific to their needs—real time, end-to-end visibility for making decisions. * By Doug Reed * Merriam-Webster defines the term “Holy Grail” as “an object or goal that is sought after for its great significance.” And what ...

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Flexibility in a Robotic World

AGV technologies are going to be more adaptable and better able to improve efficiency, especially when it comes to their ability to support customization. * By Nick Fortuna * Working in a refrigerated warehouse or distribution center should not mean employees have to be as tough as NFL players who take the field in the middle of winter wearing short ...

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INDUSTRY FOCUS: Food and Beverage

Blockchain is starting to make its way into the food industry, and it is making a big impact. * By Sandy Smith * In recent years, fruits, vegetables and meat products have all been susceptible to some sort of scare. And for good reason. Each year, one in 10 Americans is sickened by food, and 400,000 die. Tracking down the ...

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ProMat 2019 Preview

Get a preview of the largest manufacturing and supply chain event of 2019—ProMat—coming to Chicago’s McCormick Place April 8-11. Read More…

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2018 MHI Annual Conference

At the 2018 MHI Executive Summit and Annual Conference, attendees heard from industry visionaries including Gerd Leonard, Ritchie Etwaru, John Sileo, Eric Chester and John Ellis on topics ranging from cybersecurity, blockchain and the workforce crisis. MHI Industry Group meetings and conference sessions gave attendees insights into the latest trends and NextGen technologies impacting our industry. Networking Events Attendees enjoyed ...

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Q3 2018, MHI Solutions: The Case for Next-Gen Supply Chain Innovation

CEO UPDATE: Next-Gen Supply Chain Technology — By George W. Prest, Chief Executive Officer, MHI Anyone who attended MODEX 2018 will tell you, technology is disrupting supply chains and early adopters are successfully combining NextGen innovations to improve speed and agility and increase efficiency and visibility. These trends and technologies are having a dramatic business impact on supply chains, their ...

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Plan to Be Disrupted

2018 MHI Annual Industry Report Highlights NextGen Innovations and How to Overcome Top Barriers to Their Adoption * By Carol Miller, MHI Vice President of Marketing and Communications * For the fifth consecutive year, MHI and the Deloitte Consulting LLP research team—led by Scott Sopher, principal and leader of the Global Supply Chain Practice—queried more than 1,100 manufacturing and supply ...

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MODEX 2018 Coverage

MHI released the final numbers for MODEX 2018, which ran from April 9-12 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. MODEX 2018, the 4th edition of the expo, saw a 25 percent jump in the number of registrations for a total of 30,944. The net square footage at MODEX 2018 also set a record, topping out at 283,025 square feet and ...

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MODEX 2018

Futureproof your business at MODEX 2018, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, April 9-12. Includes all the details you need to start mapping out your trip, and then some. Check out the list of exhibitors, the keynotes and some of the leading presenters, in addition to a full listing of the education sessions planned at MODEX 2018. Read More…

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