Solutions Spotlight

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: E-Commerce, Selectivity Spurring Innovation in AS/RS

* By Katie Kuehner-Hebert * Innovation and evolution don’t just happen. They are a result of continually challenging the boundaries and testing the unknown. That is where MHI’s Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) Industry Group comes in—as far as automated solutions are concerned. The companies in this group are repeatedly questioning and challenging the limits in order to come up with ...

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SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT: Overhead Alliance Renews and Refreshes Its Member Value

* By Stephen Murdoch * The Overhead Alliance—a marketing arm for the Monorail Manufacturers Association, the Hoist Manufacturers Institute and the Crane Manufacturers Association of America—has been busy. “The Overhead Alliance has concentrated on numerous initiatives since its inception a decade ago,” explained Rob Beightol, director of marketing for MHI member Gorbel. “Most recently, we have been promoting items ranging ...

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SOLUTIONS COMMUNITY: Crawl, Walk, Run Approach Helps Overcome Barriers to Implementing New Technology

* By John Paxton, COO, MHI * With e-commerce continuing to grow, customers increasingly expecting orders to be delivered yesterday and a shortage of talented labor, it’s no secret that supply chains are being pushed to the max. Adding new automation technologies to warehouses and distribution centers is essential to streamline processes and increase capacity. But it also is a ...

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SOLUTIONS COMMUNITY: Focusing on Solutions for MHI Members, User Community

For MHI’s Solutions Community, there were no lazy days of summer, as the group continued its progress on several key projects. Chief among them is a partnership with the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) aimed at producing a series of white papers on important topics such as cybersecurity and Big Data for MHI members and the user ...

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PRODUCT/SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT: Safe Guarding Group Using Education to Address Biggest Challenges

Member companies of the Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA) Industry Group of MHI have been working diligently to review and revise the standards for design and performance of protective guarding products used in the material handling industry. For the last year, the group has committed themselves to the development, maintenance and publishing of industry standard specifications for these systems. * ...

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PRODUCT/SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT: AGVS: The Voice of an Industry

*  By Stephen Murdoch * The Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) Industry Group of MHI has been busy. Working alongside member companies, the leadership team has been meeting regularly to review and discuss the standards for the design, performance and safe operation of automatic guided vehicle systems (AGVs). The team, made up of industry stakeholders, is making every effort to ...

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PRODUCT/SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT: Improving the End-User Experience

The Conveyor and Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group of MHI has been working diligently to promote the best and largest markets for their members. The group also has been focusing their efforts on strengthening end-user focus and providing membership value. By Stephen Murdoch— Sebastian Titze, marketing manager at MHI member BEUMER Corporation and CSS co-vice chair, is proud of the ...

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PRODUCT/SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT: RMI Launches New Blog

RMI Launches New Blog By Stephen Murdoch— For 60 years, the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) has been the leading voice for the industry’s suppliers of industrial steel storage racks and related structural systems. As the national voice for those who supply industrial rack solutions in the United States, the group works tirelessly to share relevant industry related information with its ...

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SOLUTIONS COMMUNITY: Implementing a Fulfillment Warehouse

MHI Solutions Community Sponsoring MODEX Seminar on the Top 10 Tips for Implementing a Fulfillment Warehouse By Brian Reaves, MHI Executive Vice President— The top 10 list I’m about to tell you about won’t make you laugh like the ones that were read each night for decades by David Letterman, but for executives and operations managers at order fulfillment warehouses, ...

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SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT

The Importance of Hoist Safety By Stephen Murdoch The safe use and application of a hoist will go a long way to reducing workplace injuries. All too often, hoist-related accidents could have been prevented by providing comprehensive training to the operators and through proper hoist inspection and maintenance. In recognition of this, the Hoist Manufacturing Institute (HMI) is working diligently ...

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