Industry Trends

Truck Takeovers?

Cybersecurity concerns roll into the roadways as transportation vehicles become more high-tech and computerized. * By Fiona Soltes * As the journey toward connectivity, mobility, new technology and the Internet of Things continues to gather speed, it can be tempting to accelerate the search for solutions at the same time. This especially can be the case when it comes to ...

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INDUSTRY FOCUS: Pharmaceutical

More products, more customization, more regulatory scrutiny and more public outcry over price increases. That’s where pharmaceutical manufacturers find themselves in 2018. * By Sandy Smith * There are early indicators of what the pharmaceutical industry may hold in the near future—and the impact on supply chains is at the forefront. “The biggest challenge facing pharmaceutical manufacturers is the stringent ...

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MHI NEWS: Q4 2018

John Paxton Joins MHI as Chief Operating Officer Alan Primack Named Director of Membership for MHI CSS Group Releases New Video and Introduction to Conveyors Guide Educators Build Curriculum and Connect With Their Peers During the Annual MHI CTE Educators Summit ProGMA Video Highlights Safety Solutions to Falling Objects from Overhead Conveyors ProMat 2017 Honored on TSE Fastest 50 List ...

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Q3 2018, MHI Solutions: The Case for Next-Gen Supply Chain Innovation

CEO UPDATE: Next-Gen Supply Chain Technology — By George W. Prest, Chief Executive Officer, MHI Anyone who attended MODEX 2018 will tell you, technology is disrupting supply chains and early adopters are successfully combining NextGen innovations to improve speed and agility and increase efficiency and visibility. These trends and technologies are having a dramatic business impact on supply chains, their ...

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Plan to Be Disrupted

2018 MHI Annual Industry Report Highlights NextGen Innovations and How to Overcome Top Barriers to Their Adoption * By Carol Miller, MHI Vice President of Marketing and Communications * For the fifth consecutive year, MHI and the Deloitte Consulting LLP research team—led by Scott Sopher, principal and leader of the Global Supply Chain Practice—queried more than 1,100 manufacturing and supply ...

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I, Co-Bot

They’re collaborative, they’re autonomous, they’re intelligent. Fast-evolving technology in robotics—now often called “co-botics”—is allowing machines to pick, pack, tug and transport in ways they haven’t in the past. Cheaper than ever, more flexible than ever, they’re offering sensible solutions to the supply chain’s increasing need for speed. * By Amy Drew Thompson * Valvoline. Volleyball nets. Vegan cookbooks. Viagra. A ...

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6th Annual MHI Innovation Awards Honor Cutting-Edge Solutions in Three Categories

By Greg Baer, MHI Director of Sales For the sixth year, MHI honored the MODEX exhibitors deemed by an expert panel of industry insiders to have created the most innovative products and solutions in our industry. Prior to MODEX in April, exhibitors were invited to submit entries in three different categories: Best New Innovation, Best Innovation of an Existing Product ...

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Making The Business Case for Next-Gen Supply Chain Investments

* By Fiona Soltes * It’s generally understood that the digital, “Next-Gen” supply chain will be the predominant way of operating in coming years. Still up for debate, however, is when that expectation will finally become reality. “The adoption rate has not been progressing as fast as everybody anticipated five years ago,” admits Scott Sopher, principal and leader of the ...

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Innovations in Last Mile Delivery

The Definition of Last Mile Is Changing and So Are the Solutions and Options * By Sandy Smith * If there was any doubt just how important the last mile was throughout the supply chain, consider this cautionary note from the 2018 MHI Annual Industry Report: “An inability to solve the riddle of the last mile has driven many promising ...

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2018 MHI Executive Summit and Annual Conference

Thought Leaders to Turn MHI Annual Industry Report Findings into Actionable Strategies * By Doug Reed, MHI Executive Vice President of Strategic Development * When MHI plans the content for the yearly Executive Summit and Annual Conference events (to be held on October 14-17, 2018 at JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL), we build the agenda of speakers and ...

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