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2020 MHI Innovation Award Finalists Announced

MHI released the list of finalists for the 2020 MHI Innovation Award. After receiving 155 submissions for this year’s awards, judges comprised of professionals from the material handling and supply chain industry completed the initial vetting process.

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You Chose! These Are the Top MHI Newswire Articles of 2019

Source: MHI Newswire 2019 was an exciting year in the MHI Newswire realm. Not only was an artificial intelligence (AI) Newswire introduced on Dec. 4—which already has a loyal following and multiple subscription requests each week—the stats and interest levels from the first 11 months of the year were incredible, as well. The Newswire, which is sent to more than ...

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Partnering with a 3PL: Best Practices for a Successful Relationship

Learn some of the key ingredients needed as companies and their 3PL service providers define and create win-win partnerships, as well as how they measure success. * By Sara Pearson Specter * Engaging a third-party logistics (3PL) service provider for outsourced logistics and supply chain services has become a common practice among companies of all sizes. Indeed, research from 3PL ...

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It’s Faster and It’s Fancier. It’s The 2020 Supply Chain

These nine technological advances are reshaping supply chains, and allowing projects to be completed quicker and with a higher level of accuracy. * By Nick Fortuna * Autonomous Trucking Jason Gillespie is looking forward to a time when autonomous trucks can handle the lonely part of truck driving, the grinding long-haul trips that keep drivers away from their families and ...

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Freight Goes Digital

Fresh industry faces and sophisticated new tools are making automation a crucial piece of the freight brokerage field. * By Tom Gresham * Spurred on by innovative new industry players and the increasingly ambitious investments in technology by the field’s more traditional companies, freight brokerages have taken a major step toward more fully embracing the digital in their processes, leading ...

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The Future of Urban Freight

How will digital, connected technologies address the challenges posed by urban freight in an e-commerce world? * By Sara Pearson Specter * Four years ago, the 2016 MHI Annual Industry Report explored the emergence of Smart City Logistics and the potential for digital, connected technologies to address the significant challenges posed by urban freight in an e-commerce world. Fast forward ...

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Sustainable Supply Chains Making Big Strides Across Multiple Corporations, Industries

Sustainable Supply Chains Making Big Strides Across Multiple Corporations, Industries * By Sara Pearson Specter * Companies worldwide are putting innovation behind their sustainability mandates, deploying technology, collaborations, innovation and partnerships to work both for the preservation of the planet and to enhance their bottom lines. Here are six real-life case studies featuring green solutions implemented across multiple supply chains ...

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