Workforce

New Role Materializing: Communicator-in-Chief

By David Coburn Over the span of a few days last March, COVID-19 created an urgent need for organizations of all kinds to communicate critical information to their employees. Suddenly, the economic and operational challenges presented by the virus had workers fretting about everything from new sanitizing and social distancing protocols for offices, distribution centers and factory floors to the ...

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The Power of Partnerships

By Nick Fortuna Modern supply chains are too complicated for any one company to do everything well, so strategic partnerships are key to solving the big problems facing the material handling industry and its customers. The right partnerships make business relationships more transparent, resilient and sustainable because customers get to work with best-of-breed providers working in their individual areas of ...

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Preparing for the Future of Work in Supply Chain

By Maria Leggett COVID-19 forced everyone to experience what a rapid pivot required. The crisis gave visibility to the discrepancies between current and future skill sets of employees and the momentous task ahead preparing for the future of work. According to a recent McKinsey report, pre-COVID, 59% of company leaders prioritized building skill proficiencies. Post-COVID, that number changed to 78% ...

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WERC MATTERS: Progressing Toward Greater Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

By Michael Mikitka Amidst the backdrop of COVID-19 and the political uncertainty of 2020, widespread protests drew attention to our country’s racial and cultural inequities. For many business leaders, 2020 was a year of reckoning. Not only about surviving the challenges of a global pandemic and its impact on their supply chains and customers, but also about improving employee diversity, ...

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Scholarship Winners: Where Are They Now?

Devan Dunneback doesn’t have a pet of his own, but he plays an important role in feeding millions of dogs and cats each day. As assistant logistics manager for Nestlé Purina North America, he’s responsible for the truckloads of pet food that leave the company’s manufacturing plant in Clinton, IA, and arrive at retail locations and distribution centers across the ...

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Q&A: Inside MHI

The people who work at MHI—and its new division, Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)—are the gears that keep the association rolling. They ensure MHI continues to be a valuable association and resource for people involved in the industry, and do so with wit, competence and a smile on their face. The goal of this column in MHI Solutions magazine ...

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The Rise of the Collaborative Superteam

Why “Humans + Automation + AI = The New Supply Chain Workforce” is the optimal formula for operational success. By Sara Pearson Specter Multiple surveys have confirmed that—as a result of COVID-19—companies worldwide are accelerating their investments in digital technologies as a means to better anticipate and forestall future disruptions. KPMG’s 2020 CEO Outlook, for example, found that 74% are ...

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Inside MHI

The people who work at MHI—and its new division, Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)—are the gears that keep the association rolling. They ensure MHI continues to be a valuable association and resource for people involved in the industry, and do so with wit, competence and a smile on their face. The goal of this column in MHI Solutions magazine ...

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Q4 2020 MHI Solutions

The Q4 2020 Issue of MHI Solutions takes a deep dive into a subject that has always been a priority in our industry, but has seen added layers over the past year: Safety. These additional layers of safety and health protocols are necessary to ensure worker safety continues to be a top priority during the pandemic.  Leading firms are accepting ...

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By the Numbers: Supply Chain Workforce

U.S. workforce percentages, truck drivers’ compensation numbers, labor issues and the pandemic, and robots in manufacturing are all given a statistical look in this “By the Numbers” infographic. Read More…

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