Industry Trends

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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Q3 2019, MHI Solutions: Supply Chain Innovation

CEO UPDATE: The Time to Invest in Supply Chain Innovation Is Now * By George W. Prest, Chief Executive Officer, MHI  * Investment in supply chain innovation is at a critical inflection point, with a trend of declining investment from 2015 to 2018 being more than countered by a 95% increase in projected spending for 2019, according to the 2019 ...

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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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Competing in the Age of AI-centric Supply Chains

Competing in the Age of AI-centric Supply Chains Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ultimate evolution of business intelligence and analytics as it uses data to generate smart insights. At the same time, it gets smarter by learning from patterns, behaviors and feedback from various digital and human interfaces. * By Mary Lou Jay * Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ultimate ...

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Confront Barriers to Innovation to Keep Pace with Innovation

Confront Barriers to Innovation to Keep Pace with Innovation Manufacturing and supply chain operations continue to invest heavily in innovation, but even the most successful companies are still struggling to understand how and when to adopt them. * By Tom Gresham * Interest in next-generation supply chain innovations has never been higher. However, barriers to innovation are keeping some organizations ...

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Data Quality and Timeliness Drive Better Supply Chain Decisions

Data Quality and Timeliness Drive Better Supply Chain Decisions High-quality supply chain infrastructure engines need high-quality, timely data for best performance, but more doesn’t always mean better. * By Mike Ogle * Shipments for production, distribution or sale must be the right stuff, at the right place, at the right time, in the right condition, with the right information. Simple ...

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Teaching the Workforce of the Future About Cool Supply Chain Opportunities

Teaching the Workforce of the Future About Cool Supply Chain Opportunities Eleven educators provide insight into communicating the virtually limitless possibilities the supply chain field offers to students at all levels by answering the questions of “why” and “how.” * By Doug Reed * Educators interface with the workforce of the future regularly—recruiting young people to their classrooms and curriculum, ...

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Industry Focus—Health Care

Industry Focus—Health Care Many are looking to the supply chain for solutions to the health care industry’s challenges, including rising health care costs and dropping hospital profit margins. * By Sandy Smith * Sometime in early 2020, Obamacare will turn 10. But that does not mean anyone is finished talking about health care—or health care reform. In recent months, there ...

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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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