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Designing Pandemic Resilient Healthcare Facilities

Higher Education A Unit-Level Case: Radiology Emergency Viewpoints BY SADAN KULTUREL-KONAK, PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, PENN STATE BERKS AND MICHAEL A. BRUNO, PROFESSOR OF RADIOLOGY & MEDICINE, PENN STATE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, HERSHEY HXDBZXY/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM For over two and a half years, the world has been fighting COVID-19, with the total death toll passing 6.5 million, and there has been ...

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Core Values: A Powerful Two-Way Contract

Executive Viewpoint BY KEVIN O’NEILL, PRESIDENT AND CEO, STEELE SOLUTIONS INC. AND MHI CHAIRMAN Core values are a big buzzword in business today. They can be very powerful—but not if they’re just a phrase on a plaque or piece of artwork in the conference room. At Steele Solutions, our core values guide what we do every day. They’ve helped us ...

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Overcome the Fears Preventing Your Company From Embracing DEI Initiatives

DEI Feature BY CHRISTIAN DOW, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP FIZKES/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM At October’s Annual Conference, MHI’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Committee presented “Discussions about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs.” Moderated by Dr. Shanthi Muthuswamy of Northern Illinois University, the panel included: Edward Lada Jr., president & CEO of Goodwill Keystone Area and the Goodwill Keystone ...

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WERC’s 46th Annual Conference Coming to Orlando in June

WERC Matters Trio of keynote speakers to focus on “Growth Through Disruption” theme across three areas BY MICHAEL MIKITKA, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MHI’S KNOWLEDGE VALUE CENTER AND WERC There’s been plenty of disruption over the past three years, particularly in our field of supply chain. But at the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)—a division of MHI—we see opportunities ...

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After Peak Season, Take a Deep Dive into Your Data

MHI Solutions Community BY CHRISTIAN DOW, MHI EXECUTIVE VP OF MEMBERSHIP AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP RYMDEN/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM In a sense, managing a warehouse or distribution center is like coaching a football team. First, you prepare for the big game, then you play it, and then you watch film to evaluate the team’s performance. Hopefully, small improvements over time result in many more ...

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Economic, Inflation and Material Handling Outlook for 2023

Economic Market Analysis BY JASON SCHENKER PRESIDENT, PRESTIGE ECONOMICS, CHAIRMAN, FUTURIST INSTITUTE® A year of shifting forces The year ahead is one of significant risk but also opportunity. While backlogs of unfilled orders have been a hindrance to revenue since mid-2020, those same backlogs could help keep manufacturing and material handling activity somewhat buffered from the persistent rise in interest ...

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Storage Manufacturers Association Raises the Standard for Safety

Safer Handling BY TOM GRESHAM PHOTO PROVIDED BY STEEL KING INDUSTRIES In 2024, the Storage Manufacturers Association (SMA) will celebrate 50 years of representing the leading suppliers of industrial storage equipment. For the SMA, a trade group within MHI whose members supply everything from steel shelving and industrial work platforms to modular drawer equipment and movable base storage equipment, safety ...

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Working to Create Connectivity Among All Smart Devices

Product Spotlight: ECMA BY NICK FORTUNA PHOTO PROVIDED BY BOSCH REXROTH For the supply chain industry to harness the full power of Industry 4.0, stakeholders must come together to increase the connectivity of material handling equipment and the uniformity of the data it produces. Only then can end users realize the full potential of artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and other ...

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Working Together to Promote Overhead Safety

Solutions Spotlight: Overhead Alliance BY KATIE KUEHNER-HEBERT The latest specifications and standards for cranes, monorails and hoists are coming out from the industry groups within the Overhead Alliance to help customers design, install and operate the most reliable, most dependable and safest equipment possible. The Overhead Alliance promotes the efforts of three industry groups, the Crane Manufacturers Association of America ...

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Schooling the Next Generation of Industrial Engineers

Where Are They Now? Catching up MHEFI Scholarship Recipient SREENATH CHALIL MADATHIL, BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY Sreenath Chalil Madathil enjoyed the two years he spent as a research scientist at Binghamton University, so when a faculty position opened up, he jumped at the opportunity. Now, he’s teaching the next generation of industrial engineers and researching how to improve the experience for patients ...

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