All posts in Supply Chain

Apple Supply Chain

Apple’s Supply Chain From the Factory Floor to Retail Stores

Since Apple’s release of the iPhone in 2007, over one billion devices have been sold around the world. In fact, about 20 percent of the US population owns iPhones. So how does Apple’s supply chain keep up with the high […]

House Cat versus Leopard

Retailers with IT and Omni-channel Handling are Winning

By Alex Batty, MHI Marketing Communications Coordinator |@mhi_alex As places where busy shoppers could get it all at once, Sears and Kmart used to be major players in the retail industry. However, recent announcements for waves of store closings have […]


Flexibility and Agility are Essential in an Omni-Channel Business Model

Consumer-centric” is the key to success in today’s omni-channel environment. As retailers strive to meet consumer demand for a seamless shopping experience across all channels—brick and mortar locations and online—the winners will be material handling professionals who understand the need […]

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

By Carol Miller, MHI Vice President of Marketing and Communications While the term “Industry 4.0” is appearing more frequently both in mainstream media and on the minds of corporate leaders worldwide, its meaning—or its ultimate impact—aren’t well understood. To help […]

Digital Disruption is Changing Supply Chains

Make no mistake, the digital supply chain is a reality. Markets are demanding not only efficiency but also agility and flexibility from modern supply chains. Digital is the key to that. Best-in-class supply chains are successfully combining enabling technologies to drive […]

Five Mind Numbing Facts about the Supply Chain during the Holidays

Okay, so… confession time. These facts aren’t really mind-numbing. We needed a theme that fit in with the whole winter thing. But I swear I tried! I even googled “boring supply chain facts.” I just couldn’t find any. So kudos […]

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