Solutions Community members are Industry’s thought leaders on automation, software, hardware, equipment and services that support a fully integrated supply chain. This includes suppliers, integrators, consultants, media, academia and users. They collaborate on solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.
The philosophy of the Solutions Community is to support MHI’s mission of providing a unique venue where suppliers of material handling equipment and technology can collaboratively work with the user community to improve the marketplace for all. All participants adhere to a safe harbor no-buy, no-sell environment to openly discuss topics of mutual interest, including best practices, lessons learned and other information.
Goals of the Solutions Community include:
A basic tenet of the Solutions Community is to create a non-commercial environment that fosters networking, relationship building and the open exchange of information.
To engage the material handling community through education, networking, and collaboration.
To advance the material handling industry.
To enable organizations to achieve material handling and supply chain excellence by facilitating the delivery of meaningful, innovative and practical information.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Industry Innovations Webinar|
The Solutions Community held a recent webinar on industry innovations.
Blockchain and Supply Chain Management|
Arman Jabbari | Philip Kaminsky
Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
University of California, Berkeley
Leading the MHI Solutions Community charge to deeper end-user engagement|
Kevin Reader, director of business development for KNAPP and chairman of MHI's new Solution Community, and Gary Master, publisher of DC Velocity and CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly, discuss one of MHI's newest and most important strategic initiatives.
SCE Impact on Supply Chain Performance|
MH10.8.2 - Data Identifier & Application Identifier Standard|
MH10.8.3 - Transfer Data Syntax for High Capacity ADC Media|
MH10.8.6 - Bar Codes & Two-Dimensional Symbols for Packaging|
MH10.8.12 American National Standard for Material Handling - Component marking|
MH10.8.15 American National Standard for Material Handling - Specification for XML Reader Output|
Life Cycle Costing Model for Integrated Systems ISC is proud to offer a free trial version of a new, EXCEL based life cycle costing model to help in justifying integrated material handling systems.
Matthew Dale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Solutions Community Honor Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 has been awarded to Matthew Dale at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the 2019/2020 academic term. Matthew will be a Master’s Degree student in the fall of 2019 majoring in Supply Chain Management. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Global Business with a 3.725 GPA. Matthew plans to enter the workforce after graduation with a major manufacturing company.
Latest & Greatest Industry Innovations
Review the exciting new developments in material handling equipment, controls, software & systems to be seen at PROMAT 2019 in a single session delivered by MHI's Solutions Community. From Augmented Reality, Autonomous Vehicles, Blockchain and Drones to Imaging and Machine Vision, The Internet of Things (IoT), Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics, and Robotics with special emphasis on anthropocentric automation, we will identify technology advances from the show floor that should not be missed! Solutions for both smaller and larger companies will be presented with details on applications, benefits and a map to guide you to provider booth locations.
How Industry 4.0 and IIoT is Transforming Material Handling and the Supply Chain
March 23, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
Vice Executive Director
Clemson Univ. / CICMHE