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As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection. Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: ManufacturingSupply ChainLogisticsTransportation Management , Freight.

We will feature over the next 4 business days each category’s  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 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

This year, most were interesting in supply chain optimization – from distribution to inventory management – and Key Performance Indicators. Now without further ado, I give you the top 10 supply chain blog posts of the year by page view:


[e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017

We want to make sure that supply chain practitioners, as well as manufacturers, understand how all of these technologies are affecting the entire supply chain, including the supply chain & procurement side of a manufacturing operation.

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[e-Book] The Digital Supply Chain: The Landscape, Trends, Types, and the Application in Supply Chain Management

In this all new e-book from Cerasis, you’ll learn the following:

  • What is the Digital Supply Chain and what is the current landscape
  • What are the trends in the application of digital technologies in the supply chain
  • What are the specific technologies to understand in the digital supply chain
  • How can you apply the digital supply chain for effectiveness including going omnichannel
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Top 5 Trends to Know to Compete with Amazon’s Supply Chain

Supply chains must accept that they cannot equal the power of Amazon’s supply chain without embracing these new trends. New technologies are great, but chances are Amazon has already implemented them. Rather than falling into despair, you can use these trends to re-evaluate processes and practices in your organization, which will help you stay competitive with Amazon and overcome the possible challenges of the new administration.

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5 Tips for Warehouse and Distribution Center Management Success You MUST Instill Today

Although these distribution center management tips can help your organization succeed, you should also bring your systems together through an integrated system. This will reduce redundancy and increase productivity. For some, working with a third-party integrator (3PI) may be the best way to achieve integration with speed to market in mind.

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10 Advantages of Slotting Optimization in Warehouses

As new technology evolves, slotting optimization in warehouses will grow easier. You owe it to yourself, your team and your customers to make sure your warehouse utilizes slotting optimization. If you are still unsure about it, just think about how these benefits could boost your profit margins.

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5 Podcasts for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

I used to think that podcasts were a hip form of new media that millennials used to further their iPhone addictions. Fast forward a few years, and the benefits of having news and entertainment in your earbuds has converted me to a podcast fan. Podcasts are a series of digital audio files that listeners can subscribe to. Think of it as the DVR of your smartphone. Podcasts, like cable shows, come in all shapes and sizes. Their popularity has skyrocketed since the smartphone became as necessary as car keys, giving you to-the-minute facts and information, right in the palm of your hand. If you’re looking to increase your podcast listening, here are five that highlight topics of interest to supply chain and logistics professionals.

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Download: The Impact of Big Data in the Supply Chain & Transportation Management Industry Webinar Replay, Transcript & Presentation

For this 60 minute webinar, join Adam Robinson, Marketing Manager at Cerasis, as he discusses how Big Data provides actionable insight to truly affect business outcomes, resulting in reduced supply chain costs and a more strategic approach to transportation management. 

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Emerging Trends in Automation: What it Means to Supply Chains

The potential applications of this type of technology can include real-time traffic condition monitoring and warnings, redirecting traffic before pile-ups and accidents occur, similar to Google Maps’ capacity to show traffic congestion in real-time.

Data through such systems can automatically feed back into transportation planners’ systems to automatically change signal phase and timing and enable immediate rerouting or adjustment of traffic flow on a broader scale.

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Omnichannel Supply Chain Metrics: What Should Supply Chain Leaders Measure?

There are dozens of other KPIs that your organization can track to improve efficiency in your omnichannel supply chain. However, all KPIs and metrics should be measured and monitored automatically, and if possible, you should consider working with a third-party integrator (3PI) to help manage omnichannel supply chain metrics. By understanding and leveraging these KPIs, you can have your proverbial cake and eat it too.

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The Many Types of Inventory Management Technology

Broad changes in the marketability and use of warehouse management technologies have led to an immeasurable number of vendors in the market. But, the key to selecting the right system lies in understanding system variances and the features in each system that will help your business grow. Ultimately, you get to decide, but it helps to understand how to select and implement your inventory control system effectively.

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