Tag Archives: supply chain

Closing the Gap

Supply chains are rethinking their sourcing distances, with some opting to try a more localized approach to manufacturing and distribution.

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Q4 2019, MHI Solutions: Sustainability—On the Fast Track

CEO UPDATE: A New Era of Supply Chain Sustainability Is Rising * By George W. Prest, Chief Executive Officer, MHI  * Consumers are becoming more interested in making environmentally friendly decisions when it comes to their buying habits and the brands to which they are loyal. Studies have found anywhere from 80-85% of consumers are more likely to buy from ...

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Zero Waste Supply Chains: A Winning Business Strategy That’s Good for the Earth and for the Bottom Line

A Winning Business Strategy That’s Good for the Earth and for the Bottom Line * By Carol Miller, MHI Vice President of Marketing and Communications  * With the recent media focus (both traditional and social) on pollution, global warming, resource depletion, landfill limitations and food waste, the concept of zero waste is creeping increasingly into the public’s awareness. Likewise, companies ...

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Industry Focus: Retail

Defining and Embracing Unified Commerce * By Sandy Smith * Those who have been in the retail industry for any length of time no doubt remember the transition from single channel to multichannel, so retailers could sell via the internet. Multichannel gave way to omnichannel, which promised a seamless experience no matter how the shopper encountered the retailer. Enter unified ...

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A System of Systems to Guide the Development of Sustainable Solutions

A System of Systems to Guide the Development of Sustainable Solutions * By Bill Ferrell, Ph.D., PE, Fluor Professor of Industrial Engineering, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Clemson University * When you saw that this issue of MHI Solutions was focused on sustainability, what thought first crossed your mind? Reducing your carbon footprint? Adopting the right technology to effectively ...

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SAFER HANDLING: Building a Safer Loading Dock

Building a Safer Loading Dock * By Jean Feingold * Raw materials, goods and finished products enter and exit manufacturing and warehouse facilities through loading docks. Since materials, transfer and transport vehicles and people are moving around regularly, making loading docks safer is important. The goal is to prevent injury to workers while avoiding damage to products and the building. ...

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MHI SOLUTIONS COMMUNITY: Damage Control

Defending Against and Responding to Cyberattacks * By John Paxton, MHI COO/CEO Designate * If your company hasn’t sustained damage from a cyberattack, then you’re one of the lucky ones. According to a survey from the cybersecurity company Tenable Inc., over just the past two years, 90% of companies in the energy, health care and manufacturing sectors have suffered a ...

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