Tag Archives: supply chain

Take WERC Membership for a Test Drive with Annual Conference Recordings

WERC Matters BY MICHAEL MIKITKA, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MHI’S KNOWLEDGE VALUE CENTER AND WERC As the only organization focused on providing resources to help distribution practitioners and suppliers do their jobs better, the Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC)—a division of MHI—has some of the most unique offerings in our field. Through WERC, members find both education and support ...

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Raymond Marks Its 100th Anniversary

MHI News MHI member The Raymond Corporation, a Toyota Industries Company, held a 100th anniversary celebration on June 14 at its headquarters in Greene, NY. This event kicked off a yearlong celebration of Raymond’s 100-year history of innovation. The celebration showcased Raymond’s history of innovation and highlighted its current and future innovations as it looks to its next 100-years of ...

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MHI’s DEI Committee Launches College To Career Webinars

DEI Feature BY CHRISTIAN DOW, MHI EXECUTIVE VP OF MEMBERSHIP AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP The recently released Supply Chain Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey from Gartner noted that supply chain organizations in publicly held companies employ more people of color than their privately held counterparts. Specifically, people of color comprise 35% of the overall supply chain workforce at publicly held companies, ...

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MHEFI Announces 2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients

MHI News The Board of Directors of the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) recently announced its 2022-2023 Scholarship Winners. A total of $177,100 in scholarships was issued. MHEFI’s mission is to provide financial support for educational programs to engage and retain talent for the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry. For 46 years, MHEFI’s programs have supported over ...

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Ergonomics Practices In Manual Selection Operations

What Grocery Distribution Centers Are Currently Doing to Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries Higher Education BY STEVEN LAVENDER AND CAROLYN SOMMERICH, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY TRONG NGUYEN/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Musculoskeletal injury rates in grocery and related products continue to be approximately twice the overall industry average. Most of these injuries in grocery distribution centers (DCs) are experienced by the “selectors” who are the people ...

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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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U.S. Material Handling Prepping for Potential Impact of Global, Political Developments

Economic Market Analysis BY JASON SCHENKER, PRESTIGE ECONOMICS The economic and financial market landscape has shifted sharply in the past year. In the fall of 2021, there were many reasons for economic optimism in 2022, even with anticipated high inflation and Fed rate hikes. Looking ahead to 2023, the outlook is less positive. The year 2022 has been generally good ...

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