Tag Archives: Christian Dow

How Diverse Workplaces Outperform Industry Norms

Many organizations have embraced the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for a variety of reasons, one of which being the belief that doing so will positively impact the bottom line.

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Rethinking Retail Stores’ Footprint in the Age of Curbside Pickup

By Christian Dow The wall separating the front of a retail store from the back of the building is the line of scrimmage, and due to the pandemic, the back of the store is marching downfield with momentum while the front of the store gives up ground. That’s the message from supply chain experts who are helping retailers adjust to ...

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MHI SOLUTIONS COMMUNITY: Automation Can Alleviate Growing Pains in E-Grocery Segment

By Christian Dow For high-end grocery chains seeking to provide a premium customer experience, it’s always a bad thing when customers are outnumbered in the aisles by fast-moving order pickers who often outcompete them for the same product inventory. Whether those order pickers are representing third parties such as Instacart or Shipt or are store employees hired during the pandemic ...

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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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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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Inside MHI

The people who work at MHI are the gears that keep the association rolling.

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Need for Social and Emotional Skills Growing Along with More Automated Supply Chains

While these skills have always had their place in the toolbox of employees and leaders, the need for mastery will be crucial in the new future of work. These are skills that machines cannot replace, at least not yet. * By Maria Leggett * According to the report, “Skill Shift: Automation and the Future of the Workforce,” by the McKinsey ...

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