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Podcast: Increasing Supply Chain Agility with WMS: A Guide for the C-Suite

MHI Industry Leadership

In today’s fast-paced business world, supply chain agility and resilience have become more important than ever. To stay competitive, businesses need to optimize their operations and minimize costs, while also ensuring their customers receive the best possible service. Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) have emerged as a key tool for achieving these goals. By automating and streamlining warehouse processes, WMS solutions can increase efficiency, accuracy, and visibility across the supply chain.

But how do you convince the C-suite to invest in a WMS solution? That’s where our 14th episode of the MHI Industry Leadership Podcast comes in. Our guests, Phil Hawbaker and Stan McLean from the MHI Solutions Community, share their insights on how to make a compelling business case for WMS to the C-suite. They discuss the benefits of implementing a WMS, including increased efficiency and accuracy, and offer strategies for calculating ROI and demonstrating the long-term value of a WMS investment.

Whether you’re a business owner, a supply chain professional, or simply curious about the latest trends and innovations in the industry, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in to the MHI Industry Leadership Podcast and learn how WMS solutions can help your organization thrive in today’s dynamic business environment.

Listen to the episode and let us know what you think on the post on our LinkedIn Page: MHI Warehouse Automation.



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Solutions Community

Solutions Community members are Industry’s thought leaders on automation, software, hardware, equipment and services that support a fully integrated supply chain. This includes suppliers, integrators, consultants, media, academia and users. They collaborate on solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.

The philosophy of the Solutions Community is to support MHI’s mission of providing a unique venue where suppliers of material handling equipment and technology can collaboratively work with the user community to improve the marketplace for all. All participants adhere to a safe harbor no-buy, no-sell environment to openly discuss topics of mutual interest, including best practices, lessons learned and other information.

Goals of the Solutions Community include:

  • Identifying, developing and disseminating forward-looking value propositions for Material Handling and Supply Chain practitioners;
  • Identifying market trends and challenges in Material Handling and Supply Chain operations in order to develop timely and relevant solutions;
  • Providing a forum for discussion of business and technology trends; and,
  • Establishing strong connections between Members of the Group with the community of Supply Chain and Material Handling product and service providers, as well as organizations and individuals interested in Solutions Community activities;

A basic tenet of the Solutions Community is to create a non-commercial environment that fosters networking, relationship building and the open exchange of information.


  • Members meet regularly to exchange ideas and develop Information Systems solutions for Supply Chains.
  • Solutions Community Programs include:
    • Engagement on an ongoing basis with:
      • The User community.
      • Adjacent communities such as: Consultants, Market Research Firms, Vertical Market Organizations, supply chain associations, academia, and regulatory agencies.
    • Developing educational and seminar materials for presentation to interested communities.
      • Providing public relations outreach on behalf of MHI relative to solutions.
      • Authoring solutions blueprints and white papers
    • Proactively responding to media to positively share information with the marketplace and position ISSG.
      • Establish thought leadership on how information system solutions support the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics..
    • Conducting surveys on technology trends and developments

For more information about the Solutions Community:

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