We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories (Freight, Manufacturing, Logistics, and Supply Chain). Our last post covered the Top 5 Manufacturing blogs of 2016. Today’s post will cover the top 5 supply chain blogs from 2016 so far. I encourage you to scroll through the main four categories blogs or the Cerasis blog in general so you can catch some great content. We try and post one blog post per day in these categories, but we also have sub categories as well. You can view all of our categories by using the drop down menu on the right side of this blog post about halfway down. There is some really great stuff not only by the Cerasis staff, but also a number of guest bloggers.
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Top Supply Chain Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far
The supply chain blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of the supply chain. From supply chain trends and technology to the core KPIs. It is evident that many folks want more information around to stay ahead of any changes that happen in this area.
Here are the 5 top supply chain blogs from the first half of this year by page views, with the most list first.
1. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016
As we head into a new year it is a good time to take a look at the coming year and see what it may hold in the way of trends. We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. We have already covered the top 6 trends for 2016 in manufacturing. We will then do a deep dive all month long and until we have covered each trend individually within these categories. By the end of the series, we will have ample content to then turn it into a downloadable e-book that should serve any professional well as they look to continually improve themselves and, if they are a worker or manager within these categorical industries, can help keep an eye out for how you may apply a trend into your everyday workplace to stay competitive and efficient. Get The Full List Here
2. Current State of Today’s Supply Chain in 2016
The MAPI Foundation recently released predictions for how the supply chain will grow and evolve from 2016 to 2018. While the supply chain fell short of previous expectations for growth in 2015, it continued to have a strong fourth quarter in 2015. However, the supply chain of 2016 is looking different from what economists had expected, and the supply chain is battling many problems. Fortunately, companies are reviewing their supply chain initiatives and using technology to improve productivity and safeguard against uncertainty. Let’s take a closer look at the current state of today’s supply chain. Read the Full Post Here
3. 3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance
The average Supply Chain management professional measures their Supply Chain by reviewing cost reduction. Is cost reduction all that there is in measuring Supply Chain performance? Sure, supply chain cost reduction is important in reducing the cost of goods sold (COGS) and increasing profit, but there are other measurements which should not be forgotten. Read More About the Metrics for Supply Chain Here
4. [INFOGRAPHIC] 5 More Supply Chain Trends To Watch Out for in 2016
Yesterday we began our two part series on 2016 supply chain trends that will drive supply chain management into the future. We listed the first 7. As with most trends we all have read over the last few years, the focus was on technology. We also took the liberty of making sure we put a focus on efficient sound process in place before new technology is applied. In that continued theme, today we will again talk about technology but will also include some trends that require a fundamental mindset as well as a holistic mindset when it comes to effective supply chain management now in 2016, throughout the year, and beyond. If you missed the first post, we encourage you to give it a read by visiting the first seven 2016 supply chain trends post here. Read The Full List Here
5. [e-Book] The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries
The logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, and transportation industries are going through a time of rapid and unprecedented transformation. The future of these industries is paved with innovation and technology. It was not long ago that ideas like 3D printing, the Internet of Things (IoT), drone delivery, and augmented reality were things of science fiction. Today, merchants and service providers within these industries are cautiously adopting these technologies to provide faster, cheaper, more reliable and sustainable business practices. In this e-Book, we will explore emerging technologies and applications which will forever change the industries of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation forever. Get the Free eBook Here
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