Global Trends

2022 MHI Innovation Award Finalists Announced

Click here to view the full MHI Solutions feature. MHI released the list of finalists for the 2022 MHI Innovation Award. After receiving 121 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 ...

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Consumer Goods Industry Seeing Some Big Numbers

The consumer packaged goods industry can expect 2022 to be another year of “strong financial performance,” according to an annual report on the industry. Just don’t expect it to be easy.

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Q1 2022 MHI Solutions: The Future of Supply Chains Is Sustainable

To view the Q1 2022 issue of MHI Solutions, click here. CEO Update by John Paxton The pandemic significantly accelerated many supply chain trends and technology adoptions. Sustainability is no different as the drivers shifted from risk management and compliance to the opportunity for new supply chain efficiencies and market differentiation. As manufacturing and supply chain professionals face demand from ...

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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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Ports Eye Drones for Bigger Role in Keeping the Supply Chain Moving

BY DAVID COBURN ULY_P30/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Container ship backlogs and other disruptions to port operations around the world can result in long and costly delays for logistics providers and their customers, but research on several fronts points to one promising technology that could help keep the supply chain moving. From Corpus Christi to Hamburg to Singapore, public- and private-sector initiatives are under ...

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Port and Intermodal Freight Disruptions Continue to Impact Supply Chains

Industry Focus Widespread Supply Chain Congestion Has Practitioners Looking at New Practices to Ease Delays BY TOM GRESHAM POTOWIZARD/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Ships sit for days offshore as they wait for an open berth at their destination port. Terminals and warehouses are stacked with containers with no one to pick them up. Shippers get turned away for service by overwhelmed, understaffed carriers. The ...

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