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We are a bit past the halfway mark for 2015, but since this marketing manager’s vacation is this week, we have decided to make sure we still have our usual “Top Posts for the first half of the year” annual event (read, these are easier to schedule while we are out!). 

We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Transportation, and Freight. In each of the blog posts we will include the title, the brief excerpt, and then the link of the top 5 blog posts in that category by the amount of views. 

The competition is fierce in each category, as so far this year we have published over 150 blog posts!

Our goal is and will always be with the Cerasis blog to provide as much value through informative and education blog posts in several categories that are pertinent to those in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and freight industries. Our hope is that you learn something every now and again but also enjoy reading the content. We are laser focused on not being just another company blog, but a destination of quality content.

5 Most Popular Blog Posts from the Logistics Category

Without further ado, here are the top 5 logistics blog posts by amount of views in order of #5 to #1. We hope you enjoy!

1. [WHITE PAPER] The Ultimate Guide to Transportation Reverse Logistics

Here at Cerasis, we think it’s important that our clients and customers understand that transportation reverse logistics (or reverse logistics in general for that matter) is much more than just a flashy buzzword. It’s an integral part of helping your company thrive in today’s competitive business world. A key part of that is that you fully understand not only what reverse logistics involves and how it can help you, but what its history is.

Reverse logistics really does go back further than most people realize. The key reason that it’s only now getting the attention it deserves is through the development of transportation reverse logistics programs that help improve efficiency throughout the process.

With that said, we have assembled and written the Ultimate Guide to Transportation Reverse logistics as we have finalized our new technology product for Transportation Reverse Logistics. >>> Read More & Download the White Paper

2. [INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

Almost 14 months ago we wrote one of our most popular posts entitled, “The History of Supply Chain and Logistics Management” contained a bit of history, definitions, and a great infographic visually going through the history of supply chain and logistics management.

Today, we bring you yet another infographic. We feel infographics are a great way to explain a big idea. In this infographic you will learn, for example, that the global market value for logistics has surpassed $4trillion. You will also learn:

  • Interesting global logistics facts
  • The financial and economic outlook of each mode of transportation
  • Which countries are ranked as the best logistics performers (we have a long way to go United States)
  • Why Logistics management efficiency is important to companies

>>> Read More & View the Infographic

3. A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report

On June 23, 2015, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released the “State of Logistics Report,”which happens to be in its 26th year. For members of the CSCMP, the cost of the report is free, but it stands out at $295.00 for everyone else. This year’s version of the State of Logistics Report revealed that third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and those involved in the supply chain have experienced the greatest gain and economic turnaround since the Great Recession of nearly a decade ago. Some of the key points within the State of Logistics Report include the cost of logistics in the US, managing capacity, and addressing the trucker shortage. To gain a comprehensive overview of the economy, specifically the logistics sector, take a look at how these three areas make up the most impressive aspects of the State of Logistics Report. Also, in the middle of this post, you can watch Rosalyn Wilson give highlights of the report. >>> Read More & View the Report

4. The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand

Throughout the supply chain, the use of metrics to track and understand processes provides an invaluable resource for ensuring increased production and customer satisfaction. Additionally, the use of metrics fosters positive relationships with coworkers and adherence to rulesets and best practices for the respective third-party logistics provider (3PL). Many of the following distribution center metrics to track closely mirror those found within transportation and manufacturing, but this listing will focus on those involved in distribution centers. Distribution centers have a tendency to become like the lost cousin when compared to other aspects of the supply chain, but they play a valuable, constantly-needed role to ensure the timely delivery of merchandise to retailers, customers, and others. >>> Read More & View the Metrics

5. 10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, tripping, falling, and slipping account for the majority of “general industry accidents.”  In fact, statistics show slip and fall accidents make up 15% of all accidental deaths, 25% of all injury claims and – shockingly – 95 million lost work days each year.

It goes without saying that warehouses need to find ways to prioritize workplace safety for the health and productivity of the workforce.  But what are some ways organizations can streamline operations for improved results overall?

The following is our top 10 list of ways warehouses can drive more efficient and productive warehouse operations: >>> Read More & View the Ideas

Other Top Logistics Blog Posts

What are some of your favorite Logistics blogs to read on the Cerasis blog? Browse the Logistics Blog Category to see all the blogs we’ve ever written in the category here.

And, if you have some time, take a look back at our other “Top Blog Posts” from the logistics category:

Top Logistics Blog Posts from 2013

Top Logistics Blog Posts from the First Half of 2014

Top Logistics Blog Posts from all of 2014