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Q1 2022 MHI Solutions: The Future of Supply Chains Is Sustainable

To view the Q1 2022 issue of MHI Solutions, click here. CEO Update by John Paxton The pandemic significantly accelerated many supply chain trends and technology adoptions. Sustainability is no different as the drivers shifted from risk management and compliance to the opportunity for new supply chain efficiencies and market differentiation. As manufacturing and supply chain professionals face demand from ...

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Taking Sustainability Down the Supply Chain

Feature Realizing ESG goals and science-based emission reduction targets takes commitment and cooperation along the full length of the supply chain. BY MARY LOU JAY DOME LIFETHIBAAN/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Moving toward more sustainable operations is no longer an option for corporate supply chains—it’s a necessity. Although restructuring supply chains to make them more sustainable can cause some short-term pain points for businesses, ...

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Leverage Tech and Data to Achieve Supply Chain Sustainability

Feature Utilizing the latest supply chain innovations to boost productivity, efficiency and throughput can also deliver a range of environmental benefits that enhance the bottom line while protecting the planet. BY CAROL MILLER, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, MHI As technology advances have taken supply chain management from art to science, organizations can now analyze, tweak, measure and optimize operational processes across ...

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Designing the Sustainable Facility of the Future

Feature Companies are realizing the benefits of environmentally friendly warehouses and DCs and are embarking on both new builds and renovations that are earning LEED accreditation. BY SANDY SMITH ISTOCK.COM/GWYCECH The idea of environmentally friendly warehouses took off a few years back. Big brands announced plans—and many of them have since come to fruition. The United States Green Building Council, ...

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Measuring Risk and Disclosing Data

More materials suppliers than ever are disclosing the environmental impact of their operations and their efforts to offset them, according to the Consumer Data Platform (CDP). Despite pandemic-related disruptions, 8,000 suppliers disclosed their environmental data through CDP in 2020, an increase of 16%. Those suppliers are addressing requests for transparency from 154 major buyers that are members of the CDP ...

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Sustainability on the Rise

BY THE NUMBERS LEADERS SEE SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY AS A GROWING PRIORITY Despite the economic shock and supply chain disruptions from the pandemic, most companies continued their efforts to become more sustainable last year, according to the 2021 State of Supply Chain Sustainability report. Researchers from the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and the Council of Supply Chain Management ...

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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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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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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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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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