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Students Get the Inside Look at ProMat With Student Days

Student Days is a two-day event at ProMat for academia and industry professionals to engage in real-world discussions about the technologies and the skill sets required for future influencers within the supply chain, material handling and logistics industry. Students and […]

Modern Manufacturing – Embracing the Cool of Technical Careers

By Alex Batty, MHI Marketing Communications Coordinator |@mhi_alex So there’s this stereotype that supply chain, material handling, and manufacturing is just a field for the old boy’s club. That it’s just running heavy machinery and moving boxes around. While there […]

ProMat Education Sessions: Changing Workforce

On the Tuesday of ProMat (that would be April 4), MHI is presenting a seminar on the changing workforce. Dr. David Delong, President of Smart Workforce Strategies, will speak on “Closing the Skills Gap: Innovative Talent Solutions for a Changing […]

#IWorkInTheSupplyChain is Back! Enter Today!

MHI invites you to represent the 2017 Face of Supply Chain by sharing your #iWorkInTheSupplyChain story. Let us know what you proudly do or will do in your career and how you got into the industry. Explain how a career […]


The Talent Crisis

Most will agree that the shortage of talent is impacting supply chains. The field can’t find drivers, can’t find pickers, can’t find managers—just plain can’t find the talent needed to keep systems running. For some, the answer is simple: do […]

Purple People

The Power of Purple

Wayne Eckerson, founder of the Eckerson Group, is credited with coining the term “purple people” back in 2010. Last year, in an article,* Eckerson wrote about the yawning gulf between business (blue) and information technology (red) groups in most organizations. […]

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