Global Trends

Creating Customer Value with Supply Chain Sustainability

Sustainable supply chain programs appeal to customers, boost efficiency and provide crucial, far-reaching bottom-line benefits. * By Tom Gresham * Toshiba America Business Solutions imports a range of products from Asia. In a recent product cycle, the company determined that its product packaging didn’t allow for the double stacking of the packages in shipping containers because the top stack would ...

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Supply Chain Sustainability Goes High Tech

Supply Chain Sustainability Goes High Tech * By Mary Lou Jay * The promise of improved efficiencies and reductions in operating expenses are usually the major drivers when supply chain companies adopt digital technologies. But there’s another benefit that they should consider. Tech advances like the Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, robotics and blockchain ...

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Competing for Talent? Better Take a Closer Look at Your Supply Chain Brand

Competing for Talent? Better Take a Closer Look at Your Supply Chain Brand * By Sara Pearson Specter * Attracting and recruiting the talent needed to run the digital supply chain has become one of the top priorities of many chief executives and chief supply chain officers (CSCOs). With the most heavily recruited of that talent being Millennials (and the ...

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Industry Focus: Retail

Defining and Embracing Unified Commerce * By Sandy Smith * Those who have been in the retail industry for any length of time no doubt remember the transition from single channel to multichannel, so retailers could sell via the internet. Multichannel gave way to omnichannel, which promised a seamless experience no matter how the shopper encountered the retailer. Enter unified ...

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A System of Systems to Guide the Development of Sustainable Solutions

A System of Systems to Guide the Development of Sustainable Solutions * By Bill Ferrell, Ph.D., PE, Fluor Professor of Industrial Engineering, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Clemson University * When you saw that this issue of MHI Solutions was focused on sustainability, what thought first crossed your mind? Reducing your carbon footprint? Adopting the right technology to effectively ...

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Women in the Supply Chain Are Embracing Its Opportunities

Women in the Supply Chain Are Embracing Its Opportunities * By Maria Leggett, MHI Director of Education * In April, Gartner released its fourth annual report on women in supply chain, produced with Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education (AWESOME). Among its findings, more supply chain organizations have been setting goals and launching initiatives specifically to ...

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What’s Your Level of “Supply Chain Digital Consciousness”?

What’s Your Level of “Supply Chain Digital Consciousness”? Sixth MHI Annual Industry Report Explores Stages, Growth of Digital Technology Adoption MHISolutionsmag.com—The sixth MHI Annual Industry Report explores the stages and growth of digital technology adoption and, new this year, includes a self-assessment tool for measuring your supply chain digital consciousness index (DCI). * By Carol Miller * After six consecutive ...

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2019 MHI Innovation Awards: Technological Marvels Honored

2019 MHI Innovation Awards: Technological Marvels Honored The seventh annual Innovation Awards recognizes head-turning ProMat exhibitor products across three categories. * By Greg Baer * For the seventh year, an expert panel of industry insiders has evaluated and selected the most innovative products and solutions created in our industry. Prior to April’s installment of ProMat 2019, exhibitors were invited to ...

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MHI Annual Conference Preview

MHI Annual Conference  Preview See what’s in store at the Annual Conference, which will be held at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, CA, Oct. 13-16. Read More….

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ProMat 2019 Coverage

ProMat 2019 Coverage Did you find your wow? Networking, ideas, opportunities, innovations and advantages were shared at ProMat 2019 in Chicago, which was the largest expo in ProMat’s 34-year history with nearly 50,000 manufacturing and supply chain executives in attendance. * By MHI Staff * Manufacturing and supply chain professionals gathered in record numbers in Chicago for ProMat 2019, the ...

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