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SpOTLIghT ON AssOCIATIOn nEWs Hot Off the Presses! DiSC (Distributor Statistical Comparison) Survey Results Employee Compensation Survey Results MHEDA completed two of the best surveys in the Material Handling Industry and the results are now available to members. DiSC Report - The results of this survey provide the most comprehensive set of benchmarks available on financial performance for both industrial truck dealers and storage & handling/engineered systems dealers. Profit Planning Group conducted this survey and the results offer analysis and suggested action plans to the data presented that can initiate action plans to improve organization performance. Employee Compensation Report - This two volume report provides the most complete source of information available about compensation and benefit practices for distribution industries. Volume 1 - provides information about both executive and employee compensation including salaries, bonuses, commissions and perks. It also includes details about fringe benefits such as health insurance, retirement programs, and employee time off. Volume 2 - provides the analysis of all participating firms for a cross industry report If you would like to purchase these reports, visit www. or call the MHEDA office at 847-680-3500. Student Spotlight Faybiana Walker Daniel Piechnik Faybiana Walker has been working in a co-op program at UPS for nearly a year. The 20-year old Kettering University Industrial Engineering Student says, "During the time I've spent as a co-op at UPS, I've become familiar with how a package moves from a customer to a UPS facility and through the facility itself. I've often wondered how the processes used to move packages throughout the building could be improved, but I really became interested after I was given projects that dealt with package handling and transportation." That interest has really taken hold of Walker, who plans to work for UPS full time upon graduation in June 2018, implementing new automated equipment and improving operations. "I am passionate about designing effective and efficient processes and systems that create time and place utility through the handling, storage, control and distribution of materials," says the Chicago native. Faybiana is one of this year's MHEDA Honor Scholarship recipients, a program which rewards students pursuing a career in industrial distribution and logistics with a $5,000 scholarship to pursue their dreams. Two years ago, one of Daniel Piechnik's mentors suggested to him that he meet with the Senior Materials Planner of a large Canadian brewery. "What was supposed to be a 15 minute chat quickly became a two-hour conversation," says Piechnik. "He explained how he applied materials handling principles to double inventory turnover in two years, build strong supplier relationships, and save tens of thousands of dollars in the process. I then proceeded to meet with six other materials handling professionals. I could see that their work was both enjoyable and impactful." Today, the 20-year-old Vancouver native is pursuing a degree in Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management from the University of British Columbia. "To me, materials handling is where the rubber meets the road," he says. "It is a dynamic career where there will always be exciting new problems to solve." Upon his graduation in May 2017, Piechnik is considering two options. "The first path is joining the manufacturing industry in a procurement role. The second possibility is entering supply chain consulting in order to gain exposure to a wider variety of fields. After three years, I plan on continuing my education with a Master's in Supply Chain Management." Piechnik was awarded a $5,000 MHEDA Honor Scholarship for the 2016/17 school year. "The materials handling industry demands a knack for numbers, an ability to communicate and a sense of urgency. I know that as I continue to develop these skills, there will always be opportunity to apply them to solve challenging new problems and make a discernible difference. What more could one ask for in a career?" The MHEDA Journal | Third Quar ter 2 016 101

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2016

Chairman’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor’s Note
MHEDA University Calendar
Ask Your Board
MHEDA Member Profile
Women @Work
Industry Pulse
Best of the Best
MHEDA Member's Populate Dealer Recognition Lists
MHEDA's MVP Program Turns Five
MHEDA MVP and MVS Award Recipients
Happy Anniversary!
Enhancing Safety in the Warehouse
A Look at Ergonomics in the Distribution Center
How to Keep Pallet Rack Safer
Is Your Warehouse Really Safe?
2016 Emerging Leaders Conference
Building and Protecting Your Personal Brand in an Online World
MHEDA Convention Recap
Forklift Dealership Management Conference
Memo to Material Handling Millenials
New Members
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA Milestones
Index of Advertisers by Product Category
The Last Word

The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2016