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MHI Releases Annual Supply Chain Report
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By Staff
Date Posted: 4/1/2014

                The Materials Handling Industry (MHI) has announced the results of its first survey of leading executives developed to understand major trends and innovations that are shaping domestic supply chains.

                Conducted in late 2013 by MHI and Deloitte, the survey found that supply chain executives want to invest in powerful new technologies and business innovations to improve their supply chains, but are hampered by a shortage of qualified talent and never-ending pressure to cut costs.

                The top two strategic priorities of executives are supply chain analytics and multi-channel fulfillment.

                The two major barriers preventing innovation in the supply chain are a talent shortage and a continuing focus on cost reduction. Three emerging innovations are sustainability, mobility/machine-to-machine technology and 3-D printing. These trends are not yet top-of-mind for executives for top executives, but they are rising in importance.

                Reviewing the survey results will give you an idea where your customers are heading and what issues will be on their radar screens in the near future.

                The survey included more than 450 respondents from large and small companies across a wide range of sectors.

                Learn more and download the complete report at https://www.mhi.org/publications/report. 

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