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MHI Receives Record Number of Award Submissions

MHI received 193 submissions for this year’s Innovation Award. Finalists were chosen as the most innovative products in each category based on concept, value and impact, including the inaugural Best Innovation in Sustainability category. The MHI Innovation Award serves to educate and provide valuable insights on the latest manufacturing and supply chain products and services to MODEX attendees. MODEX 2024 ...

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Murata Machinery USA Celebrates 50 Years of Automation in North America

Murata Machinery USA (Muratec), a leading manufacturer of game-changing industrial automation, celebrates its 50th anniversary across North America. Various activities are planned throughout 2024 to commemorate Muratec’s golden year. Operating as a subsidiary of Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery Ltd., Murata Machinery USA provides sales, service and support for the Muratec brand. Muratec has a rich history of innovation and leadership ...

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Food and Beverage Field Is Ready to Adopt a Growth Mindset

Industry Focus BY TOM GRESHAM The food and beverage industry is a complex one. In the words of Bobby J. Martens, associate professor of economics at Iowa State University, “Food is both global and uniquely local and personal.” It also carries with it distinctive demands that are fast evolving in a rapidly changing world, and the supply chain is at ...

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MHI Annual Conference 2024: The Collaborative Supply Chain

MHI.ORG/CONFERENCE OCTOBER 13-16, 2024JW MARRIOTT MARCO ISLAND BEACH RESORTMARCO ISLAND, FL START CONNECTING The 2024 MHI Annual Conference is an interactive thought leadership event for manufacturing, material handling and supply chain professionals that focuses on the technology innovation taking place across the supply chain industry—and the associated workforce challenges highlighted in the 2024 MHI Annual Industry Report. By attending, you will ...

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Supply Chain Sustainability Remains Top Priority

BY JASON SCHENKER, PRESIDENT OF PRESTIGE ECONOMICS®, CHAIRMAN OF THE FUTURIST INSTITUTE® Critical sustainability developments have occurred this year for companies in the supply chain, logistics and material handling industries. At the top of the list is the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule on emissions, which after being approved was put on hold while litigation plays out. Additionally, global ...

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Gartner Survey Finds Significant DEI Advances in Supply Chains

DEI Feature BY CHRISTY DULA, CHIEF EXPERIENCE & DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, MHI If you read the headlines over the past year, you might have believed that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts had fallen out of favor with corporations. “Pop Goes the DEI Bubble,” pronounced The Wall Street Journal. “DEI is Dead,” declared Fortune. “DEI Goes Quiet,” asserted The New ...

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MHI Industry Leadership Program Equips New Leaders with Tools for Career Success

WERC Matters Designed to help emerging leaders hone their management skills, the program builds confidence and connections with industry peers and seasoned mentors. BY MICHAEL MIKITKA, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MHI’S KNOWLEDGE VALUE CENTER AND WERC Most companies consider their employees to be their biggest asset. With the ongoing workforce hiring and retention challenges facing supply chains, many are realizing ...

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Omnichannel Services

Higher Education A logistical challenge for retailers and a business opportunity for the material handling industry BY JENNIFER PAZOUR AND JOYJIT BHOWMICK, RESEARCHERS, RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE In 2020, about 40% of Americans tried an online grocery service, resulting in a year-over-year increase of 193%.1 While not all these customers kept shopping this way, many people did. Consequently, omnichannel services, such ...

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Using Automation to Optimize Labor in the Cold Chain

MHI Solutions Community BY CHRISTIAN DOW, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP, MHI When professional football players take the field in subzero weather conditions wearing short-sleeved jerseys and no extra layers, they’re touting their toughness. But in reality, they’ve got nothing on the dedicated warehouse workers who handle refrigerated and frozen products day in and day out. It’s ...

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Navigating the First, Middle and Last Mile

CEO Update The efficient movement of goods and products is the lifeblood that fuels supply chain operations. Each stage of this process carries its own set of complexities and challenges. One thing that is true for all stages is that speed, accuracy, efficiency and transparency are paramount. Meeting the challenges of first, middle and last mile logistics is no easy ...

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