Tag Archives: Workforce

Building the Talent Pipeline

Feature Expanding the recruitment pool, upskilling and promoting the industry BY SHERYL S. JACKSON No industry is immune to today’s workforce challenges of recruiting and retaining qualified talent to fill positions today and in the future, so supply chain members are not alone. In the 2023 MHI Annual Industry Report, 57% of companies surveyed identified hiring and retaining workers and ...

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Building Your Green Team

Feature Overcoming the Sustainability Skills Shortage BY MARY LOU JAY Companies that commit to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving the sustainability of their operations usually understand that this will be a complex, years-long task. What they may not realize until they begin the process, however, is just how big a challenge it will be to find the skilled ...

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MHI's New Docuseries Introduces Viewers to the Supply Chain Jobs of Tomorrow

Feature Inaugural 12 episodes spotlighting the unique value and skills of material handling and supply chain jobs will air on MHIView. BY CAROL MILLER, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, MHI GROUND PICTURE/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM For decades, supply chains have clandestinely performed anonymously and unrecognized in spite of their criticality to delivering the goods and supplies we rely on to live our daily lives. As ...

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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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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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Eat, Drink and Automate

Food and Beverage Industry Turns to Technology Amid Challenging Market Dynamics Industry Focus   BY NICK FORTUNA ABDUL RAZAK LATIF/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM   It’s been said that Ginger Rogers was more talented than Fred Astaire because she did everything her dance partner did but backwards and in high heels. In a sense, food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers and distributors can make a ...

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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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Inside MHI: Q&A

The people who work at MHI 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.

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