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Yesterday we kicked off our most popular blog post series for the most viewed blog posts in the main 5 categories we publish to (although you can browse all categories on the right side of this blog). Those 5 key categories are: Logistics, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Freight, and Transportation. We started yesterday with the most popular logistics blog posts which told a bit of a story: people love reports, infographics, and white papers. 

For the Manufacturing Blog Posts, we saw a bit of a deviation from that starting trend. For these manufacturing blog posts, it seems that technology, future trends, and a focus on manufacturing process improvement was the focus. If you want to read all of the manufacturing blog posts on our blog, check out the manufacturing blog category here

5 of the Most Viewed Manufacturing Blog Posts from the Cerasis Blog in 2015..So Far

Like with the logistics blog posts and subsequent categories, the following blog posts were both written in house and by several guest bloggers. Our goal is to make a community around these 5 main categories. The manufacturing blog posts you read today are just the tip of the iceberg of what is to come, so we hope you enjoy these top 5, which all were written in 2015, and are the most popular from #5 to #1:

1. 20 Manufacturers Describe ERP Software Benefits in their Own Words

There’s one voice that’s often conspicuously absent from the online ERP software conversation: the one belonging to actual users.

It’s easy to find information from developers, integrators, consultants, and the tech media. But to find out what real users are saying about the tangible benefits they’ve seen from their ERP investment? That’s tougher.

The relative lack of published information from ERP software users is a bit unfortunate. After all, actual users are best-positioned to provide an unbiased report on how ERP features can be harnessed for real-world competitive advantages.

To better understand how your organization can benefit, we’ve collected comments from 20 manufacturers detailing the results they were able to achieve via their investments in ERP software. >>> Read More & See What Manufacturers are Saying about ERP

2. 10 Issues Keeping Manufacturers and Distributors Up At Night for 2015

As we get settled into this new year, we thought we’d share observations from conversations we’ve had with manufacturers and distributors recently. These ten issues are what is keeping them up at night. We believe they are worthy of discussion in 2015 as they are more pressing than ever as competition continues to heat up with current incumbents and the growing competition from start ups. >>> Read the 10 Issues Keeping Manufacturers and Distributors Awake at Night


3. What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?

Hyperconnectivity is the increasing digital interconnection of people – and things – anytime and anywhere. By 2020 there will be 50 billion networked devices. This level of connectivity will have profound social, political and economic consequences, and increasingly form part of our everyday lives, from the cars we drive and medicines we take, to the jobs we do and the governance systems we live in, to even the business technology systems we use. This growing movement of such hyperconnectivity is known as the Hyperconnected Era or often referred to now as “The Internet of Things.” >>> Read More about how the IOT Will Transform the Industry


4. 5 Sweeping Technologies Rapidly Changing Paradigms & Execution of Manufacturing Processes

Manufacturing technology is not what tit used to be a decade ago. Today’s increasingly automated and software driven industries have reduced human intervention to pressing only a few buttons in some cases. The application of advanced technologies in manufacturing such as nanotechnology, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) are changing the face of manufacturing in ways unimaginable a few decades ago. In addition to cutting the costs, these technologies create speed, precision, efficiency and flexibility for manufacturing companies. Here is a look at some of the advanced technologies that are driving growth. >>> Read More about these Sweeping Technologies


5. [INFOGRAPHIC] The End of Made In China Manufacturing

The phrase “Made in China” embodies cheap labor, the outsourcing of American manufacturing jobs, and China’s transformation into one of the world’s economic superpowers. However, it seems the end of the Made in China manufacturing era may be in sight.

Factory workers demanding better wages and working conditions are hastening the eventual end of an era of cheap costs that helped make southern coastal China the world’s factory floor.

Where once low-tech factories and scant wages were welcomed in a China eager to escape isolation and poverty, workers are now demanding a bigger share of the profits. The government, meanwhile, is pushing foreign companies to make investments in areas it believes will create greater wealth for China, like high technology. >>> Read more and View the Infographic

What are your favorite manufacturing blog posts from the Cerasis blog? What other manufacturing blog posts would you share? Let us know in the comments section below!

Other Top Manufacturing Blog Posts Lists from Previous Years

Top Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Top Manufacturing Blog Posts from the First Half of 2014

Top Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2013