Tag Archives: supply chain

Core Values: A Powerful Two-Way Contract

Executive Viewpoint BY KEVIN O’NEILL, PRESIDENT AND CEO, STEELE SOLUTIONS INC. AND MHI CHAIRMAN Core values are a big buzzword in business today. They can be very powerful—but not if they’re just a phrase on a plaque or piece of artwork in the conference room. At Steele Solutions, our core values guide what we do every day. They’ve helped us ...

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Overcome the Fears Preventing Your Company From Embracing DEI Initiatives

DEI Feature BY CHRISTIAN DOW, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP FIZKES/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM At October’s Annual Conference, MHI’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Committee presented “Discussions about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs.” Moderated by Dr. Shanthi Muthuswamy of Northern Illinois University, the panel included: Edward Lada Jr., president & CEO of Goodwill Keystone Area and the Goodwill Keystone ...

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WERC’s 46th Annual Conference Coming to Orlando in June

WERC Matters Trio of keynote speakers to focus on “Growth Through Disruption” theme across three areas BY MICHAEL MIKITKA, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MHI’S KNOWLEDGE VALUE CENTER AND WERC There’s been plenty of disruption over the past three years, particularly in our field of supply chain. But at the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)—a division of MHI—we see opportunities ...

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After Peak Season, Take a Deep Dive into Your Data

MHI Solutions Community BY CHRISTIAN DOW, MHI EXECUTIVE VP OF MEMBERSHIP AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP RYMDEN/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM In a sense, managing a warehouse or distribution center is like coaching a football team. First, you prepare for the big game, then you play it, and then you watch film to evaluate the team’s performance. Hopefully, small improvements over time result in many more ...

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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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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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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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