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.
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:
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
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
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
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
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!
Top Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014
Top Manufacturing Blog Posts from the First Half of 2014
Top Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2013
Yesterday we had said we concluded our most popular blog posts by category for the blog posts written from our major categories for 2014. However, with most of our customer base in the manufacturing field, with the remaining in distribution and other industries, we thought it was vital that we featured some of the other manufacturing blog posts that were also popular in 2014. We featured out of our 200 plus blog posts in 2014, over 50 blog posts in the manufacturing category.
You might ask yourself, “Why does a third party logistics company create Manufacturing content? They are a logistics solutions company, why not ONLY write about logistics?” Well, as a marketing manager for Cerasis, what I know is this: it ain’t about US, it’s about providing value to those who we want to serve. Who do we serve, you might ask? Well, manufacturing companies who ship freight in North America. So, knowing that, Cerasis wants to write about best practices, trends, opinions, and more that matter to manufacturers. If we can provide value there, show our expertise, and get in front of those in manufacturing, we can educate, provide continual improvement, and in all transparency, show potential shipper customers that we understand their needs beyond just freight. We know they have a lot to accomplish with their core, and our goal is to make all the logistics they must focus on as a part of doing business that much easier. This is accomplished either through providing remarkable and valueable content or by providing our logistics services so they can remain efficient and thus profitable.
This is the last post in our “Most popular” series (I promise), but in 2015, we are doing even more to bring value to our now over 70,000 monthly readers with our content. You may say we have a passion for not only logistics, but also those subjects that matter to our manufacturing and distribution shippers. We also hope that anyone interested in these categories we write to enjoy our content and learn a little bit to make their lives easier.
The top 10 most popular manufacturing blog posts of 2014 were focused on reshoring, technology, and safety. Those topics were similar in the 11 thru 20 most popular blog posts, but with also a focus on things such as the skills gap, process, and awesome movements like the maker movement, 3D printing, and the return of US Manufacturing. We hope you enjoy!
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