MHI Solutions - Volume 3, Issue 5 - (Page 7)

CEO UPDATE Improving Supply Chain Performance MHI 2016 Board of Governors John Paxton, Chairman, MHI Terex Corporation It's Time to Collaborate to Create Transparent and Sustainable Supply Chains Gregg Goodner, President, MHI Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. Brett Wood, Vice President, MHI Toyota Material Handling USA, Inc. Jay Anderson Steel King Industries, Inc. Steve Buccella Dematic Corporation Bryan Carey Starrco Co., Inc. Brian Cohen Hanel Storage Systems David Lippert Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co. Kevin O'Neill Steele Solutions, Inc. George W. Prest MHI Larry Strayhorn WEPCO, Inc. Colin Wilson NACCO Material Handling Group, Inc. David Young EGA Products, Inc. MHI Solutions is published quarterly for MHI 8720 Red Oak Blvd., Ste. 201 Charlotte, NC 28217-3957 704/676-1190, fax: 704/676-1199 5950 NW 1st Place Gainesville, Florida 32607 352/332-1252, 800/369-6220, fax: 352/331-3525 Publisher: Jessica Semonin Editor: Robin Lamerson Project Manager: Heather McMillen Publication Director: Robert Shafer Advertising Sales: Tracy Goltsman, Alex Hammond, Wayne Jury, John O'Neil, Erin Pande, Chris Zabel, Jason Zawada Research: Brianna Martin Designer: Sharon Lynne ©2016 Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the publisher. PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2015/MHI-Q0116/1780 Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that it's 2016. The new year is always a time to reflect and, more importantly, look forward. It seems like only yesterday we were concerned about implications of Y2K, when the calendar change spooked fears of impending disaster-but in reality it's been 16 years! Today, through advances in technology and increased awareness of the impact we have and can have on environments we, as an industry, have a tremendous opportunity. By improving the environmental and social performance of supply chains, companies can improve business performance-all while promoting corporate values and creating brand equity. No one company controls their entire value chain, so collaboration between firms and their suppliers is vital for end-to-end transparency and sustainability to work. Best-in-class supply chains are collaborating with their suppliers and making sustainable supply chains a top priority. These efforts are creating cost savings, sparking innovation and creating win-win opportunities along supply chains. Bottom line, sustainability is good business-and that is what this issue of MHI Solutions is about. This issue also includes a special feature on millennials working in the supply chain. This article tells the stories of seven young supply chain professionals who are transforming our industry and changing the way the manufacturing and supply chain profession is perceived. Millennials have been called the "sustainability generation" and they have big demands and high expectations from the businesses they work for and buy from. By 2025, millennials will comprise 75 percent of the global workforce, so it would be wise to listen to what they have to say if you want to succeed in the future. We are also previewing MODEX 2016, the industry's largest supply chain expo showcasing over 800 leading solution providers. MODEX is where manufacturing and supply chain professionals come to discover the latest solutions and establish partnerships with key suppliers. They also come to learn and network with their peers in over 150 conference and networking sessions. MODEX 2016 will be held April 4-7 in Atlanta. While incorporating sustainability into a company's supply chain is complex, failure to act may indeed be the biggest risk of all. I hope you enjoy this issue, and that it inspires you to collaborate and continuously improve your manufacturing and supply chain operations. Cheers! George W. Prest Chief Executive Officer, MHI * MHI SOLUTIONS 7

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MHI Solutions - Volume 3, Issue 5

CEO Update
Ensuring Supply Chain Supplier Sustainability and Transparency
Energy Savings in the Supply Chain
The Future is Now
The Internet of Things: Connecting Supply Chains to Sustainability
Sustainable Supply Chains Requires Effective Supply Management Capabilities
The Changing Face of the Supply Chain: Under 35 and on the Rise
Building a Sustainable Supply Chain Workforce
Industry Focus: Apparel
MODEX 2016 Preview
Industry Trends
Economic Market Analysis
“It was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!”
Safer Handling
Solutions Group Update
Fulfillment Update
Solutions Spotlight
Scholarship Winners: Where Are They Now?
MHI News
Index of Advertisers

MHI Solutions - Volume 3, Issue 5