Tag Archives: supply chain

The Power of Partnerships

By Nick Fortuna Modern supply chains are too complicated for any one company to do everything well, so strategic partnerships are key to solving the big problems facing the material handling industry and its customers. The right partnerships make business relationships more transparent, resilient and sustainable because customers get to work with best-of-breed providers working in their individual areas of ...

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Industry Focus: Retail

By Sandy Smith One of the first casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic was in-person shopping. With mandatory shutdowns of non-essential retail and customers fearful about being in public, necessities moved to e-commerce. As the pandemic lingered, it shifted habits in ways that aren’t necessarily changing back. “People are saying, ‘When are we going to get back to normal?’ That’s like ...

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Q1 2021 MHI Solutions: The Age of Robotics and Automation in the Supply Chain

Merging these robotics and automated solutions with other digital technologies like IoT, AI, advanced analytics, AR/VR and cloud computing grows the resiliency firms need and builds in the visibility necessary to deliver on ever-changing consumer demands as well as mitigating future shocks. This issue of MHI Solutions tackles this important topic to help you answer these questions with best practices, ...

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The New Age of Supply Chain Automation

By John Paxton, CEO, MHI The pandemic has thrown many challenges into supply chains, and rarely have leaders faced such complex and changing conditions. What COVID-19 revealed is that many supply chains grew brittle in their decades-long quest for cost-savings while others that invested in emerging technologies and risk-planning proved to be agile and resilient enough to survive, and even ...

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WERC Becomes a Division of MHI

The Material Handling Industry (MHI) and the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) announced on August 3, 2020, MHI’s acquisition of WERC.

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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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