Tag Archives: supply chain

RPA Poised To Transform Supply Chains?

Robotic Process Automation Serves as an Intelligent Automation Tool Capable of Increasing Efficiency, Accuracy Feature   BY SARA PEARSON SPECTER SERGEYBITOS/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Intelligent automation technologies—artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, cloud computing, and more—are increasingly being leveraged within supply chains to help manage the tremendous complexity associated with getting goods into the hands of the ...

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Building Out Your Net-Zero Team

Just like safety, productivity and other key business imperatives, reaching your net-zero emissions goals won’t happen without a dedicated team pulling together, and the best way to deploy your human capital will look different depending on the nature and size of your organization. Feature BY DAVID H. COBURN When Michelle Tarry joined American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) in 2013, her work ...

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Redefining Cross-Department Collaboration

Feature BY TOM GRESHAM G-STOCK STUDIO/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM As supply chain organizations grow increasingly complex, many workers are serving in highly specialized roles. In that environment, the inclination can be to keep everyone operating in their lanes, focused on narrowly defined responsibilities. However, companies following that game plan will struggle to innovate, according to experts. Instead, they say, companies should choose a ...

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By The Numbers: Using Technology To Address Labor Issues

The persistent labor shortage is forcing many companies to accelerate the automation of their manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers. This past spring, ABB and Guidance Automation each surveyed executives in the supply chain industry to see how they’re using technology to address manpower issues. Here are some key findings: AUTOMATION TRENDS IN THE LABOR MARKET 62% Respondents who expect ...

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Q&A: Kia Schmit, Chelsea Fairweather

Inside MHI 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 ...

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MHI Industry Groups Announce New Memorial Scholarship

Three MHI Industry Groups, the Ergonomics Assist Systems & Equipment Council (EASE), the Lift Manufacturers Product Group (LIFT), and the Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturers Group (LODEM), are humbled and honored to announce the creation of the James Galante Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship for the amount of $3,600 will be awarded to a deserving scholar pursuing studies related to the supply ...

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Using Mathematics to Find Efficiencies and Inform Decisions

Where Are They Now? Catching up with an MHEFI Scholarship Recipient BAILEY WHITMAN BONJOUR, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY In high school, Bailey Whitman Bonjour was such a talented math student that she studied calculus, trigonometry and advanced algebra at the local junior college. Math wasn’t her favorite subject, but cutting class wasn’t an option since her mom was the professor. It ...

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The Hidden Costs of Workplace Injuries

Transportation and warehousing companies that are serious about reducing costs need to take a good look at the effectiveness of their workplace safety programs. Feature   BY MARY LOU JAY BIGPIXEL PHOTO/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM   According to a 2022 report from Liberty Mutual, non-fatal workplace injuries where employees lose more than five days of work cost these industries nearly $4.67 billion annually ...

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Upping the Quality of Your Talent Pool

From remote training to in-house training and innovative search platforms, companies are creatively addressing staffing needs. Feature   BY NICOLE NELSON ANDRII YALANSKYI/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM   Quality over quantity has always been a prevalent measure of excellence in the workforce. But just what happens in these trying economic times when neither of these two gauges is necessarily at an employer’s disposal? According ...

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Choosing the Right Casters Can Prevent Workplace Injuries

Product Spotlight: ICWM BY NICK FORTUNA When choosing casters for material handling equipment, manufacturers sometimes are surprised to learn that there are thousands of different options, and many factors go into selecting the right one, including ergonomics. Narrowing down those options can seem overwhelming, but the Institute of Casters and Wheels Manufacturers, an MHI Industry Group, helps companies pair the ...

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