Global Trends

6 Steps to a More Resilient Supply Chain

BY MARY LOU JAY The COVID-19 pandemic devastated the supply chains of many sectors, and many companies are still feeling the aftershocks. As they try to get back to normal operations, businesses are pondering what they need to do to build supply chains that are, if not quite invincible, at least more resilient. These six strategies could increase their chance ...

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Industry Focus: Apparel

BY SANDY SMITH As the spring 2020 season was upon us, magazines were touting some interesting new apparel trends: white dresses, neon colors, bootcut jeans and warm-weather leather. Then COVID-19 shut down retailers, sending us all to our sweatpants and T-shirts and leaving those white, leather, bootcut items unsold. A study by Boston Consulting Group, released by the Sustainable Apparel ...

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75-Year Historical Timeline for Material Handling

From 1850 when Sir William Fairbairn patented the industrial crane to 2020 when COVID-19 tested every joint in the supply chain, these are some of the milestones in the material handling industry.

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The History and Future of College-Industry Collaboration

Since 1952, the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE), an independent organization founded by MHI, has provided the structure to help develop connections between industry and academic leaders that have allowed for a deep appreciation across the divide and a sharp understanding of the ways university-industry partnerships can lead to valuable insight and benefits to the material handling field.

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MHI Leadership (1943 to 2020)

While MHI came about in 1945, it got its start in 1943 under the leadership of Larry J. Kline. See who else has been part of MHI's leadership over the years.

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ALAN Aids in Times of Crisis and Need

Since January, Kathy Fulton has been tracking the novel coronavirus with trepidation. “We saw what was happening in Asia and asked ourselves, ‘If the ports shut down and the warehousing and the manufacturing shuts down in China, what’s that going to do to the world?’” Now living, breathing and working through the answers to these queries as they evolve both ...

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