Tag Archives: MHI Solutions

Inside MHI

The people who work at MHI 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 give readers a glimpse into what ...

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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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Catching Up with an MHEFI Scholarship Recipient

Helping Doctors Give Patients the Gift of Better Eyesight Every manufacturer needs someone like Douglas Sullivan, whose mission is to acquire everything needed for production and then to get the finished products out the door. It’s all in a day’s work for Sullivan, who’s in his second year as the supply chain manager at Sight Sciences Inc., a California-based medical-device ...

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Keeping Supply Chain Workers Safe During the Pandemic

BY SARA PEARSON SPECTER From the moment news of the coronavirus reached the U.S., manufacturing facilities, warehouses and distribution centers and transportation providers began exploring measures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of their employees. In addition to following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), insurance providers and local ...

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Safe Passage

BY TOM GRESHAM The turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a kind of perfect storm in warehouse and distribution centers, skyrocketing the already growing demand for e-commerce to new heights while exacerbating the existing labor shortage and making it more difficult to meet that demand. As a result of the pressures that have accompanied the pandemic, automation is seeing ...

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Safety Training

The Best Practices, Approaches and Technologies that Reduce Injury Risks  BY SARA PEARSON SPECTER “Safety first.” It’s something all supply chain organizations strive for, yet some facilities have better safety records than others. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, annual warehouse fatalities doubled—from 11 to 22—in 24 months between 2015 and 2017. Further, the warehouse injury rate is ...

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Coming Together During COVID-19

BY NICOLE NELSON During COVID-19, so many companies and people have gone the extra mile to help out where help is needed. Whether it is providing PPE, a financial donation, a fundraiser, or a random act of kindness, these people are looking out for the greater good of both the industry and the people involved in it. Financially, physically and ...

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6 Steps to a More Resilient Supply Chain

BY MARY LOU JAY The COVID-19 pandemic devastated the supply chains of many sectors, and many companies are still feeling the aftershocks. As they try to get back to normal operations, businesses are pondering what they need to do to build supply chains that are, if not quite invincible, at least more resilient. These six strategies could increase their chance ...

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Industry Focus: Apparel

BY SANDY SMITH As the spring 2020 season was upon us, magazines were touting some interesting new apparel trends: white dresses, neon colors, bootcut jeans and warm-weather leather. Then COVID-19 shut down retailers, sending us all to our sweatpants and T-shirts and leaving those white, leather, bootcut items unsold. A study by Boston Consulting Group, released by the Sustainable Apparel ...

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Forklift Operator Training Remains Key Focus for Safety

CREDIT: DOOSAN INDUSTRIAL VEHICLE AMERICA CORP. BY SHERYL S. JACKSON When the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) launched the first national forklift safety day seven years ago to raise awareness of the importance of forklift operator training programs, the media coverage reached 20 million people, based on the circulation or audience numbers of the press outlets running articles or airing coverage. ...

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