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
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.
|Solutions Community of MHI presents: 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!
|A Fork in the Road: Distribution Paths for a Digital World|
As e-commerce retailers strive to meet the service expectations of their customers, many struggle to determine the best way to get their products to market. Before choosing a path forward, three key questions should be answered: What are my order volume metrics and customer service requirements? How does my current fulfillment operations perform and could automation potentially improve my service levels. Does it makes sense to self-distribute or should I investigate the services of a third party logistics supplier? In this seminar e-commerce retailers will learn high level guidelines for answering these questions and determining a path forward.
|ProMat's Advancements in Automation Review|
Optimize your Promat time. See in 45 minutes a fast synopsis of the newest automation developments being presented at Promat. Fast and easy metrics on a wide array of automated products will be presented that will allow you to assess and prioritize which technologies may be helpful to your organization and where to find more information. Automation covering pick, pack & ship technologies will be covered.
How Industry 4.0 and IIoT is Transforming Material Handling and the Supply Chain
March 23, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
|Using Metrics & SC Systems to Drive Performance Improvement|
Continued refinement of supply chain metrics offers a variety of options for monitoring, improving and sustaining performance. There are myriad warehousing benchmarks and standards, but which ones will best serve your needs and how do you use them to set targets, measure results, meet service goals and contain costs? How do you assure a proper balance between key performance indicators (KPI’s) to avoid negatively impacting performance in one area by overemphasizing another? How can metrics be used to justify investments in people, equipment and systems while simultaneously building employee support, commitment and morale?
|PLUGGING THE HOLES IN YOUR EXTENDED SUPPLY CHAIN|
From compliance with security and traceability mandates to omni-channel fulfillment, market leaders are taking control of their extended supply chains by collaborating with trading partners to improve cycle times and reduce the impact of pipeline disruptions. Sponsored by MHI’s Information Systems Solutions Group, this panel discussion will look at integrated supply chain systems developments that fuel collaboration and answer customer demands for higher levels of visibility and event management from order placement to delivery.
|ISSG of MHI Presents: Harnessing the Power of Supply Chain Technology and Systems|
This session will review a silo-busting new breed of enterprise-wide supply chain systems that blend demand sensing, forecasting, predictive & prescriptive analytics and planning with automatic data collection, mobile computing and order, warehouse, workforce and transportation management.
|Top 10 Tips for Implementing a Fulfillment Warehouse|
Join select industry experts for an action packed, fast paced presentation designed to provide you with ten solid opportunities to turn your fulfillment facility into a state-of-the-art operation. Whether you are concerned about the scarcity and cost of labor, whether to automate, using robotics, order management or same day shipment, this is a must see presentation.
|Addressing Omni-Channel Through Intelligent Material Handling|
By now it is likely that you have heard the term omni-channel and have formed an opinion of what omni-channel means. This session will discuss what you should consider from the perspective of the distribution center. Current outbound demand, channel % split, strategic and growth considerations, equipment and other investment options, operating complexity, and day to day considerations are just some of the topics that will be discussed.
|Newest Order Fulfillment Pick, Pack & Ship Technologies at Promat|
MHI's Order Fulfillment Group presents the latest order fulfillment technologies in 2017 at Promat. In just 45 minutes you will not only learn about the new technologies, but see metrics and benefits to help you determine which exhibitors booths are worth your time to learn more. Every facet of order fulfillment will be covered... pick, pack & ship!
Clemson Univ. / CICMHE