As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection. Today, we kick off our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management , Freight.
We will feature over the next 5 business days each category’s most viewed posts over the course of 2017. These will only contain posts written in 2017. There were approximately 220 blog posts in 2017, and over 360,000 page views on those posts alone. We added nearly 7,000 subscribers to the blog and featured over 35 guest bloggers.
Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2017
This year there was a major focus on the upcoming trends, emerging technology, and sustainability. We look forward to beefing up even more great content to give value to our customer base of manufacturers and those in the manufacturing industry. Although we are a 3PL who supports manufacturers who ship, the more information we provide, the better off we all are. Now without further ado, I give you the top 7 manufacturing blog posts of the year by page view:
7 Ways Augmented Reality in Manufacturing Will Revolutionize The Industry
When it comes to manufacturing, operators are trained for VR assembly tasks before they put into the real shop-floor assembly. Unfortunately, augmented reality in manufacturing has been less successful application-wise. In spite of there being many talks about its potential, there are fewer systems using it at the moment.
[Infographic] 6 Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Increase Agile Responsiveness, Continuous Improvement & Customization
Technology is changing how manufacturers respond to markets around the world. Companies are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprints, embracing “green,” sustainable alternatives, and they are finding customers are willing to pay more for products that live up to their expectations, ranging from green to lean production.
Trends In Manufacturing: 5 Tangible Technologies are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Now
At the end of 2017, manufacturing will still look similar to what it is today. However, the biggest changes in the industry will appear subtle, reflecting changing technology and management software applications. But, each of these trends in manufacturing will work in tandem to create demand-driven manufacturing, empowering the supply chain along the way.
IoT, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing… The Game is Changing
We are heading toward a future with a higher adaptability, which is more dynamic and flexible thanks to technical development, AI and robots. It will hold many changes, but the sooner we acknowledge them and adapt to them, the more advantages it can provide us with.
Green Is the New Black: Why Green Manufacturing & Sustainability Matter
More than $140 million are being poured into a new Sustainable Manufacturing Institute that will work to give more companies better options and feasibility in implementing sustainable practices. The U.S. Department of Energy is also working toward this goal. With the public, the government and private enterprise moving toward sustainability, you cannot avoid beginning the process of optimizing your operation and eliminating costs through sustainable solutions any longer.