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Making the Case to the C-Suite for a New Warehouse Management System

MHI Solutions Community BY CHRISTIAN DOW, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP, MHI If warehouse workers are constantly bumping into each other while navigating high-traffic aisles, then hiring more manpower likely would add to the chaos instead of boosting throughput. Likewise, moving into a bigger warehouse, a tremendous undertaking with a hefty cost, is no quick fix for businesses ...

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Revving up Renewables: Clean Energy Supply Chains

Feature As the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions climbs toward the top of the corporate agenda and clean energy technologies become more available and cost-effective, more companies are looking to renewable and clean energy technologies as a key to decarbonizing their own facilities and vehicle fleets and working with their supply chain partners to do the same. BY DAVID ...

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Easing Inflation and Slowing Growth Seen as 2023 Closes

BY JASON SCHENKER, PRESIDENT OF PRESTIGE ECONOMICS, CHAIRMAN OF THE FUTURIST INSTITUTE® The economic outlook for the end of 2023 is mixed. Global growth data has weakened, while data in the United States has remained resilient. Global GDP growth and manufacturing have slowed. But the U.S. labor market has been relatively resilient even though U.S. manufacturing has slowed. The U.S. economy ...

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Reshoring on the Rise: Manufacturing Returns to the U.S.

Feature Spurred by a desire for greater supply chain resilience, companies are increasingly reshoring and investing in new and updated manufacturing operations in North America. BY SARA PEARSON SPECTER For the past decade, global management consulting firm Kearney has produced an annual Reshoring Index report to uncover the mindset of top U.S. executives surrounding reshoring. This year—for the first time—the ...

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No Matter the Load, Worker Training is a Priority for Hoist Equipment Makers

Safer Handling BY TOM GRESHAM The hoist equipment that falls under the umbrella of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute, an independent trade association affiliated with MHI, covers a wide spectrum of lifting needs—from smaller hoists with capacities of up to two tons to higher-capacity hoists that can lift up to 250 tons and above. Still, no matter the lifting requirements, the training ...

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The Reshoring Rebound

BY THE NUMBERS   According to Kearney’s annual Reshoring Index, U.S. gross manufacturing output rose at a faster pace than the U.S. manufacturing imports from 14 Asian low-cost countries and regions, resulting in a positive score. The U.S. manufacturing import ratio was as follows:     The Kearney Reshoring Index found that, among the CEOs surveyed: 96% report they are evaluating ...

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Sustainability Practices in Manufacturing Makes Good Business Sense, Say CSS Members

Solutions Spotlight BY KATIE KUEHNER-HEBERT Everyone is focusing on sustainability these days, including the manufacturers of conveyor and sortation systems. Members of MHI’s Conveyor and Sortation Systems (CSS) industry group are making their products—and operations—more sustainable. It’s good for all stakeholders, including their customers and end-users—as well as for the good of the planet overall. MHI member Hytrol Conveyor Co. ...

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Building Your Green Team

Feature Overcoming the Sustainability Skills Shortage BY MARY LOU JAY Companies that commit to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving the sustainability of their operations usually understand that this will be a complex, years-long task. What they may not realize until they begin the process, however, is just how big a challenge it will be to find the skilled ...

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Developing Smarter Lift Tables, Tilters and Other Lift Equipment

Product Spotlight BY NICK FORTUNA Back in the day, most lift tables, scissor lifts and tilters came with just a single control: a button or switch allowing the user to move the equipment up or down. These days, however, manufacturers and distributors are demanding smarter lift equipment that integrates with other material-handling products to increase efficiency and reduce labor costs. ...

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Prepare Now to Comply with Coming Sustainability Reporting Requirements

Feature BY SHERYL S. JACKSON Climate-related disclosures that provide investors with consistent, comparable and decision-useful information are the goal of a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulation that is currently scheduled for publication in October 2023. The regulation requires specific publicly traded companies to disclose information about: Governance of climate-related risks and relevant risk management processes. Material impact or likely ...

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