Solutions Spotlight

MHI SOLUTIONS COMMUNITY: Enhancing Connectivity Between Software, Machine and Worker

BY CHRISTIAN DOW, MHI EXECUTIVE VP OF MEMBERSHIP AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP It’s not flashy like the version pioneered by coach Phil Jackson and the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, but the material handling industry has its own take on the triangle offense, and in a fully optimized warehouse, it can be just as impressive to watch. When software and control ...

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Connecting at the Loading Dock

CREDIT: BLUE GIANT EQUIPMENT CORP. MHI’s Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturers (LODEM) Industry Group helps protect workers from potential hazards that could cause severe injuries and even deaths. Loading dock safety took “a completely different turn” in 1980 with the advent of the vehicle restraint industry and, now, all of the major manufactures in the LODEM group offer vehicle restraints, said ...

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Rack Safety, Design Pivotal in Growth of MHI’s Oldest Industry Group

The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), officially the oldest Industry Group in MHI, has seen its share of changes through the years—especially when it comes to rack safety and design. With 2020 being its 62nd anniversary, that equates to decades of knowledge compounded and built upon each year in order to ensure the safety of racks used in the material handling ...

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MHI Solutions Community: Looking Forward to 75 More Years of Collaboration

On a timeline representing MHI’s rich 75-year history, the MHI Solutions Community doesn’t appear until almost the very end. But the group has made significant contributions to the industry in its short history, bringing together a variety of stakeholders and fostering an environment of collaboration.

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Scholarship Winners: Where Are They Now?

Entrepreneur Finds Success in Industrial Engineering and Side Businesses Eric Gilbert, Oklahoma State University Between his entrepreneurial spirit and his brainpower, Eric Gilbert is well positioned to be a very successful guy. He started a thriving ice cream shop in Oklahoma City with four buddies from college, recently purchased two rental properties and has begun selling wall clocks on Amazon, ...

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