As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection. Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, Freight.
We will feature over the next 3 business days each category’s top 10 most viewed posts over the course of 2017. These will only contain posts written in 2017. There were approximately 220 blog posts in 2017, and over 360,000 page views on those posts alone. We added nearly 7,000 subscribers to the blog and featured over 35 guest bloggers.
The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017
This year, most were interested in logistics management trends, and transportation – specifically in the last mile and white glove services. Now without further ado, I give you the top 10 logistics blog posts of the year by page view:
6 Important Tips For Effective Logistics Management
If you wish to trump over your competitors, you should adapt the latest technology and innovative approach. The aim of effective logistics management is to improve the efficiency of the operations, ensuring customer satisfaction, and increase productivity.
These tips and strategies are necessary for process optimization. Every logistics firm that is struggling to boost their operations, they can incorporate these suggestions for logistics network optimization.
The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017
Like 2016, logistics providers will be tested for weaknesses in 2017. For organizations that do not embrace these trends in logistics, the road will quickly divert to Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Additionally, improving operations in response to the top six trends in logistics could stimulate growth and prosperity among providers. However, logistics providers must also consider the remaining six other factors in part two of this series.
[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Last Mile & White Glove Logistics
It can be hard to wrap your mind around how encompassing last mile Logistics can be. Last mile e-commerce, last mile technology, last mile metrics and white glove services make standard shipping conversations seem like child’s play, and the new focus on the last mile is anything but. Shippers must adapt to the changing consumer demands and tailor last mile strategies to mesh well with such demands. In this e-book, “The Ultimate Guide To Last Mile & White Glove Logistics”, these top lessons that shippers need to know about last-mile logistics in the modern era.
10 Skills You Should Have To Be Successful Logistics Manager
While a logistics manager has responsibilities that can vary from one company to another, we can agree that it’s not an easy task. Logistics managers have the crucial role of ensuring things go smoothly no matter what. To establish a good career in logistics, we rounded up ten skills that you must work on and keep in mind at all times.
What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?
Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. On the surface, last mile may not seem very important, but it can make up 28 percent of a shipments total cost. In addition, growth in e-commerceis radicalizing how shippers view last mile logistics. To understand wide-ranging benefits and key concerns inherent in last mile logistics, your organization needs to understand what constitutes last mile logistics, it’s challenges, how it impacts e-commerce and omnichannel supply chains, why it is evolving, and how new technology improves it.
5 Skills Necessary For Maximizing Logistics Effectiveness
Generally speaking, the skills needed to be a successful logistic expert are being meshed up with any other skills of a productive worker. The business as a whole tends to become more social oriented. Not only the service and goods providers want to know their customers but also the users set their sights on who their vendors are. To be efficient means to undergo that changes occur already today and to be open to them.
Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals
Logistics professionals require exemplary international online logistics tools to help them carry out their daily businesses with ease and deliver the best for their customers. For any developing business, adopting the widely used and affordable technologies is more economical. Mobile phones can offer incredible services in any business from inventory tracking and shipments to the execution of procurement transactions. Let’s base our discussion on online trucking logistics and mobile applications that can be used in supply chain management on a global basis by the logistic professional to control their business.
How IoT and Augmented Reality in Logistics are Moving The Industry Forward
Logistics industry trends in 2016 reflected global drives to improve efficiency and meet increasing consumer and business-to-business demands. However, there is still much to be unveiled about how the supply chain logistics entities evolved this past year, and the next post will look how collaborations and partnerships grew, why reshoring is becoming more important, especially following the election and how expanded services among third-party logistics providers (3PLs) changed what it meant to outsource operations.
Autonomous Vehicles in Logistics: What are the Impacts?
After Google’s autonomous car has crashed in Mountain View, many critics have jumped to the conclusion that the whole idea behind autonomous vehicles in logistics is unsafe. They’ve forgotten to mention that Google’s autonomous vehicles have driven more than 1,4 million miles, without a single incident.
Since drivers are responsible for 94% of car accidents worldwide, it’s not hard to conclude that replacing a human driver with a computer will reduce the number of car accidents and make roads safer. But what else will the autonomous vehicle technology change in the next few decades? They will definitely disrupt the logistics industry, which is currently facing a huge market increase.
[Interactive Infographic] The Warehouse of the Future: how will it impact efficiency?
Did you know that from as soon as 2019, new technologies could be revolutionising and improving efficiency in warehouses? Technologies including artificial intelligence, 3D printing and self-driving vehicles could be more widely used in warehouses everywhere sooner than you think.