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.
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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!