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Supply Chain Reset

Feature New Global Realities Heighten the Need for Sustainability, Visibility, Resilience BY NICK FORTUNA In retrospect, the just-in-time, single-source, ultra-streamlined supply chain was never built to last. Wages in developing nations can rise, and labor disputes can bring manufacturing and shipping to a halt. Values of international currencies fluctuate, tax and environmental policies change, and fuel prices are historically volatile. ...

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Balancing Demand and Capacity to Meet Customer Expectations

Where Are They Now? Catching Up with an MHEFI Scholarship Recipient WILL BLACK, CAPACITY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, MERCEDES BENZ Consumers expect fast service—at their favorite restaurants, in retail shops, and especially from the service department of their car dealership. The expectation for quick turnaround on service and repairs is what makes Will Black’s job both rewarding and challenging. When he graduated ...

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Challenges Continue for the Retail Industry

Industry Focus The retail supply chain has weathered a major transition jumpstarted by COVID. But what’s next? BY TOM GRESHAM Like many industries, retail experienced a major transition during the COVID-19 pandemic as its customers’ shopping preferences and behaviors underwent radical changes. Now, the industry is weighing what the lessons of the pandemic were—and what should come next. For retailers, ...

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Funding Sustainability Projects in a High Interest Rate Environment

Feature BY JASON SCHENKER, PRESIDENT, PRESTIGE ECONOMICS AND CHAIRMAN, THE FUTURIST INSTITUTE® With record-breaking hot temperatures this summer, the focus on climate change, emissions reduction and sustainability will likely face renewed pressure. This focus could engender increasingly stringent environmental regulations for the supply chain, material handling and logistics industries. We expect these regulations will increasingly promote emissions transparency, the adoption ...

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Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

DEI Feature BY CHRISTIAN DOW, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP, MHI Unconscious biases (also called implicit biases) are the engrained social stereotypes about other people or groups that everyone carries without being aware of them. These attitudes can be related to age, race, gender, religion, culture, sexual orientation, appearance, political affiliation and many other attributes. Why does ...

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Unlocking the Future of Material Handling with CICMHE

Higher Education BY JOANNA LEON, CICMHE MANAGING DIRECTOR In today’s fast-paced world, efficient material handling is crucial for thriving industries. Whether it’s manufacturing, warehousing or logistics, organizations rely on effective handling and management of materials to streamline operations, reduce costs and improve productivity. MHI’s College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) plays a vital role in driving advancement in ...

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New Resources to Help Build Industry Knowledge

Experience three new opportunities to learn through access to research-driven industry information from WERC. BY MICHAEL MIKITKA, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MHI’S KNOWLEDGE VALUE CENTER AND WERC Key to the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) is our mission to create unparalleled learning experiences, networking opportunities and access to research-driven industry information. To that end, I wanted to make sure you ...

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Q&A: Maurice Rahman, Katie Dean

Inside MHI The people who work at MHI and its WERC division are the gears that keep the association rolling. They ensure MHI continues to be a valuable association and resource for people involved in the industry and do so with wit, competence and a smile on their face. The goal of this column in MHI Solutions magazine is to ...

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Dates Set for ProMat 2025

MHI recently announced the dates for ProMat 2025. In 2025, ProMat will be held March 17-20 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. ProMat is the largest international manufacturing and supply chain show and conference held in the United States. ProMat brings together solution providers who demonstrate their equipment, systems and services to over 50,000 manufacturing and supply chain professionals from around the ...

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MHI’s MODEX Named to TSE’s Gold 100 Honoree List

MHI’s MODEX has made Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) Gold 100 honoree list. This recognition is given to the “100 largest trade shows in the U.S. that took place in 2022,” according to TSE. Additionally, MODEX, has achieved a finalist distinction in two categories of the TSE 2023 Gold 100 Grand Awards program: Best Attendee Acquisition Model and Greatest Trade Show ...

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