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MHEFI Awards $200,000 in Scholarships to Material Handling, Logistics and Supply Chain Students

The Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. (MHEFI) has awarded $200,000 in scholarships to 56 students for the 2023/2024 academic year. This is the largest amount of financial support MHEFI has ever awarded. The scholarships were given to 56 undergraduate students who have a focus on material handling, logistics and/or supply chain management. All recipients were required to be full-time students ...

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MHEFI Announces Formation of Al Wurz Scholarship Fund

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) is pleased to announce the formation of the Al Wurz Scholarship Fund. This fund was made possible from generous contributions totaling $176,621 from Jane, Ron and Dave Wurz, his loving family. The Al Wurz Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student studying at universities and colleges in the United States in the ...

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New Distribution Logistics Equipment Course Now Available in the WERC Distribution Logistics Learning Program

The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) is pleased to announce the release of an online Distribution Logistics Equipment course. This course follows the successful launch of the Distribution Logistics Fundamentals module earlier this year. These two courses are part of a series of six that lead to a WERC certificate for warehousing education. The new Distribution Logistics Equipment course ...

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MHEDA Names CEO as Liz Richards Retires

The Board of Directors of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) recently announced the hiring of Jeannette Walker as incoming CEO. Jeannette will serve immediately as interim CEO during which time, the knowledge transfer phase will take place until the current CEO, Liz Richards, retires on December 31, 2023. Liz Richards Jeannette brings a wealth of experience to MHEDA ...

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Responsible, Data-Driven Supply Chains

CEO Update Supply chain technology investment is growing as it enables firms with more resilient, transparent and data-driven operations that are providing a key competitive advantage. In fact, nearly 74% of supply chain leaders are increasing their supply chain technology and innovation investments, according to the survey results from the 2023 MHI Annual Industry Report, “The Responsible Supply Chain: Transparency, ...

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On a Mission to Improve People’s Lives

Executive Viewpoint BY BRIAN REH, CEO, GORBEL INC. AND MHI VICE PRESIDENT As the second-generation leader of a business with solid values and entrepreneurial spirit, I know I’ve been blessed. Since 1977, Gorbel Inc. has been known for great culture and great products. But we also abide by a great mission: to build a business that improves people’s lives. About ...

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New Innovations Awarded Top Honors for Their Potential to Transform Supply Chains

Feature The 11th Annual MHI Innovation Awards’ 12 finalists—four in each of three categories—brought strong competition to ProMat. BY GREG BAER, VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES, MHI Of the hundreds of transformative, game-changing technologies that filled each and every aisle at ProMat, three supply chain and material handling solutions stood out among the 156 entries to MHI’s 11th Annual Innovation Awards ...

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ESG Metrics Begin Making Inroads in the Warehouse

For the first time, WERC’s annual DC Measures Study and Report surveyed the current application of Environmental, Social and Governance frameworks in warehousing. BY MICHAEL MIKITKA, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MHI’S KNOWLEDGE VALUE CENTER AND WERC For 20 years, the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) has conducted an annual benchmarking study of the key warehousing and distribution metrics operations professionals ...

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Cloud Material Handling Systems

BY DR. FABIO SGARBOSSA, PROFESSOR OF INDUSTRIAL LOGISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (NTNU) Efficient utilization of material handling equipment (MHE) significantly impacts the productivity, profitability and flexibility of production systems. For instance, machine performance could be impacted when a forklift driver is unavailable, or unit loads in the unloading station are still waiting ...

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