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Q1 2022 MHI Solutions: The Future of Supply Chains Is Sustainable

To view the Q1 2022 issue of MHI Solutions, click here. CEO Update by John Paxton The pandemic significantly accelerated many supply chain trends and technology adoptions. Sustainability is no different as the drivers shifted from risk management and compliance to the opportunity for new supply chain efficiencies and market differentiation. As manufacturing and supply chain professionals face demand from ...

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Taking Sustainability Down the Supply Chain

Feature Realizing ESG goals and science-based emission reduction targets takes commitment and cooperation along the full length of the supply chain. BY MARY LOU JAY DOME LIFETHIBAAN/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Moving toward more sustainable operations is no longer an option for corporate supply chains—it’s a necessity. Although restructuring supply chains to make them more sustainable can cause some short-term pain points for businesses, ...

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Environmental Aspects of Sustainability Are Just Part of the Picture for RMI Members

Solutions Spotlight BY KATIE KUEHNER-HEBERT Sustainability within the supply chain is a hot topic these days across all industries—and very much on the minds of the members of the MHI Industry Group, Rack Manufacturing Institute Inc. For RMI members, the focus is not only on the environmental aspects of sustainability, but also on the social aspects: How to operate in ...

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The Return to Trend: A High-Stakes Policy Balancing Act

Economic Market Analysis BY JASON SCHENKER, PRESTIGE ECONOMICS To say that 2021 was a strong year for U.S. and global economic growth would be quite an understatement. Coming out of the 2020 COVID-19 recession, growth in 2021 reflected a massive rebound as stimulative fiscal policies and accommodative monetary policies pushed the U.S. economy to post some of the strongest real ...

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Integration Makes Industrial Lifts ‘A Piece of the Overall Machine’

Safer Handling BY TOM GRESHAM Operators of factories and warehouses increasingly are seeking to integrate industrial lift devices with other components of their spaces. No longer do lifts operate in relative isolation. In that way, lifts are “a piece of the overall machine now,” said James Johnston, director of engineering at MHI member Autoquip and chair of Lift Manufacturers Product ...

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Helping Clients Near and Far Implement Autonomous Mobile Robots

Where Are They Now? Catching up with an MHEFI Scholarship Recipient JOSH LINE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Before beginning his career, Josh Line had been on an airplane only once and rarely strayed far from his home state of Pennsylvania. A native of Carlisle, he went to the University of Pittsburgh, a three-hour drive west, and fell in love with the ...

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Port and Intermodal Freight Disruptions Continue to Impact Supply Chains

Industry Focus Widespread Supply Chain Congestion Has Practitioners Looking at New Practices to Ease Delays BY TOM GRESHAM POTOWIZARD/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Ships sit for days offshore as they wait for an open berth at their destination port. Terminals and warehouses are stacked with containers with no one to pick them up. Shippers get turned away for service by overwhelmed, understaffed carriers. The ...

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E-commerce Packaging Options Support Sustainability Goals

Feature With end consumers more aware of the environmental impact of online shopping and the tremendous amount of packaging waste it creates, manufacturers and suppliers are responding with a variety of design and material innovations. BY SARA PEARSON SPECTER PHOTO: STOROPACK Consumers who embraced the necessity of shopping online in 2020 due to the pandemic have continued to do so ...

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MHI Solutions Community Forms Software Subcommittee

MHI Solutions Community Software Subcommittee Will Help MHI Members Identify Software Solutions and Share Best Practices BY CHRISTIAN DOW, MHI EXECUTIVE VP OF MEMBERSHIP AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP In high school, they were sometimes called “software nerds” or “tech geeks,” but in the modern supply chain industry, software experts just might be the coolest kids in class. The digitization and automation ...

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Leverage Tech and Data to Achieve Supply Chain Sustainability

Feature Utilizing the latest supply chain innovations to boost productivity, efficiency and throughput can also deliver a range of environmental benefits that enhance the bottom line while protecting the planet. BY CAROL MILLER, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, MHI As technology advances have taken supply chain management from art to science, organizations can now analyze, tweak, measure and optimize operational processes across ...

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