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.

If you would like to contribute to our blog, which now boasts over 124,o00 readers, let us know by emailing us at info@cerasis.com or saying so in the comments below.

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 hereRead 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

What are your top Supply Chain blogs to read? Let us know in the comments section below!

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 Logistics blogs of 2016. Today’s post will cover the top 5 manufacturing 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.

If you would like to contribute to our blog, which now boasts over 124,o00 readers, let us know by emailing us at info@cerasis.com or saying so in the comments below.

Top Manufacturing Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far

The manufacturing blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of manufacturing. From manufacturing trends and technology to the current state of American manufacturing. It was also evident that many folks wanted more information around manufacturing trends, as our top 5 included two posts from this sub-category.

Here are the 5 top manufacturing blogs from the first half of this year by page views, with the most list first.

1. [e-Book] 2016 Trends in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management

The industries of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management, like much of the modern world, are seeing substantial change as new technologies come on board. Thanks to technology and the movement towards a “digital everything” mindset in the way business is done, many of the trends in this e-book focus on what would have seemed like impossible feats just a few years ago in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management industries. From augmented reality, 3D Printing, the Internet of Things, and wearables to a concurrent revitalization of how the success or failure of the implementation of these advanced technologies truly hinge on solid and efficient fundamental processes.

Beyond technology, the trends in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management shine a light on one of the most important parts of any business: People. From a truck driver shortage to a manufacturing skills gap, to creating a more strategic business plan one can execute more efficiently thanks to properly implemented systems and technologies. Get Your FREE eBook Here

2. 6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers. Over the past decade, the application of e-commerce in manufacturing and industrial distribution, has evolved from basic communication and transaction channel between buyer and seller, to an end-to-end collaboration medium between all stakeholders. This collaboration is driven by companies looking to increase sales by offering online product recommendations and promotions, as well as end-customers seeking the rich and personalized online experience that many retail websites offer.

E-commerce is a way for manufacturers to experiment with new products without risking a significant investment. Instead of setting up brick-and-mortar stores, or keeping inventory on hand, you can start offering this new product on your new store. See the Full List of Trends Here

3. The 4 Big Manufacturing Technology Trends to Rule the Land in 2016

In this first post of a two-part series, we will expand beyond our 6 general manufacturing trends we predicted would shape 2016 to now laser focus on the manufacturing technology trends that will impact manufacturers in 2016. In this first post, we will talk about the top 4 manufacturing technology trends and then tomorrow give you the final 5. As a technology company, we at Cerasis urge our manufacturing and distribution shipper customers to lean on technology as a tool for efficiency. Our transportation management system, which has been a web based platform since 1998, has an entire development team shaping it for now and in the future so our shippers continue to get value out of technology gaining such benefits of decreased errors, ability to focus on their core, and of course, overall costs savings. These manufacturing technology trends are leveraging various technology in the pursuit of the same.  Read More About the Manufacturing Technology Trends Here

4. How US Manufacturers can Improve Manufacturing Productivity to Overtake China

According to the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index – developed by Deloitte and the Council on Competitiveness – China leads the way as the world’s most competitive manufacturing nation.

However, the US is closing the gap and is expected to claim the crown by 2020, according to ‘The Made in America Movement’ – a non-partisan organization lobbying for American manufacturers. Yet, is there a way US manufacturing can claim the top spot before then? Armagard investigates… Read The Full Post Here

5. US Manufacturers Combat 3 Myths & The Current State of American Manufacturing

This is the first in a series of blogs where we will cover the current state for U.S. manufacturers, supply chain, logistics, transportation, and freight management. Today we focus on the realities that we face with American manufacturing.

The argument for American manufacturing is clear, and the topic has graced the stages of all political candidates. However, the hype is not necessarily reflective of reality. The U.S. closely follows China’s lead in manufacturing, and in fact, the U.S. is on track to surpass Chinese manufacturers by 2020, reports Chris Mathews of Fortune magazine. So, the dialogue needs to shift toward focusing on the problems and triumphs of modern manufacturing in the U.S. and how the U.S. can continue on a path toward global superiority in this field. Read More On the Current State of Manufacturing Here

What are your top Manufacturing blogs to read? Let us know in the comments section below!

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