MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 2 - (Page 103)

INDUSTRY TRENDS Collaboration with Industry Associations, Educators Creates Foundation for the First-Ever Supply Chain Education Summit at MODEX BY JEFF WORONIECkI MHI CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER C ollaboration has always been a pillar of MHI's commitment to enhancing and improving the supply chain, material handling and logistics industries. Not just by creating opportunities for connections among our members, but also externally. For decades, we've built relationships with other industry associations, including (but not limited to): the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA), the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), the Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi), APICS-the professional association for supply chain and operations management, the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC), the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and its three trade associations- the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA-the global association for vision and imaging, and the Motion Control Association (MCA). Further, MHI's commitment to education has led us to establish relationships with institutions and educators at the university, community college, technical school and high school levels. We formed the College Industry Council for Material Handling Education (CICMHE) more than 60 years ago to support material handling research and education at the collegiate level. Forty years ago, we established scholarships through the Material Handling Education Foundation (MHEFI) to encourage and support the study of material handling, logistics, and supply chain. And, in the past decade, we extended our commitment to bringing industry awareness into classrooms by developing teaching materials and programming for vocational schools and community colleges through our Career and Technical Educational (CTE) program. It is through these collaborations with both sister associations and educators that MHI continues to build awareness of our industry while simultaneously tackling the supply chain talent gap. Together, we're working on a variety of initiatives to attract, train and retain the next generation of supply chain workers to our field. In addition to sponsoring and supporting research into a multitude of industry topics, we've had a hand in the development and establishment of standards for operations and certifications, hosted numerous networking and educational sessions, established and sponsored scholarships, and teamed up to exhibit and collocate at each other's trade show events-large and small. * MHI SolutIonS 103

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 2

CEO Update
Emerging Technologies Produce Business Benefits and Talent Challenges
Developing a Talent Management Strategy
Collaborating with Education
Love your Supply Chain Career?
The Power of Mentoring
Eleven Ways to Diversify the Supply Chain: Insights from the Field
How Do You Build A Successful Career in Supply Chain?
Donated Equipment Gives High School, Community College Students Hands-On Experience
Industry Focus: Retail
MODEX 2016
2016 MHI Innovation Award to be Presented at MODEX 2016
Industry Trends
Economic Market Analysis
The Jobs, Wages, Output and Taxes of the Supply Chain
Safer Handling
Solutions Group Update
Fulfillment Update
Solutions Spotlight
Scholarship Winners: Where Are They Now?
MHI News
Index of Advertisers

MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 2