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Building Blocks of ESG

Feature Strong leadership, effective communication, authenticity and a shared sense of ownership are keys to building an ESG culture that can help differentiate your company and gain a competitive edge. BY DAVID COBURN VALEX/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM ABCITY3D/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM ANDRII ZASTROZHNOV/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM YEAMAKE/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Just over two years ago, in August 2019, a prestigious group of American CEOs known as Business Roundtable announced a change to ...

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Green Initiatives Support Both Corporate and Customer Sustainability Goals

WERC Matters BY MICHAEL MIKITKA, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MHI’S KNOWLEDGE VALUE CENTER AND WERC As global warming continues and world leaders negotiate regulations to minimize the damage humans have inflicted on Earth, multiple global corporations have already established sustainability initiatives that support internal goals, as well as those of their customers. Three such companies include third-party logistics (3PL) services ...

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ASRS Helps Companies Achieve Sustainability Goals

Product Spotlight BY MICHAEL SENECAL The key to understanding sustainability in any industry is understanding the direct relationship between efficiency and the environment—improvements in one also mean improvements in the other. As enterprises with material handling needs strive to become more productive and efficient, they turn to members of MHI’s Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) Industry Group for tools ...

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Future-Ready Capabilities for the Industrial Distribution Workforce

Higher Education BY DR. MALINI NATARAJARATHINAM, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY IURII MOTOV/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM The future of our work environment is going to be highly influenced by several technological advancements such as automation, artificial intelligence (AI), robots, big data and data analysis. These significant technological changes are referred to as “Industry 4.0” or the Fourth Industrial ...

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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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Building Resilience Makes Us All Winners

Education BY MARIA LEGGETT, MHI DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION Recently, an executive for a global material handling company shared a story with me about his daughter. She had attended a week-long camp that culminated with an awards ceremony. Her prize for the week was the award of being the most resilient. Thrilled with the prize, she excitedly displayed it to her ...

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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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Q&A – Heather Taylor and Rose Haire

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 give readers ...

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How to Change Company Culture: Insights from MHI Members

BY CHRISTIAN DOW, MHI EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP Organizational culture is increasingly recognized as a strategic and competitive advantage, both for operational performance and to attract the best talent. According to McKinsey & Company, culture “is the common set of behaviors and underlying mindsets and beliefs that shape how people work and interact.” It matters, note ...

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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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