We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories (Freight, Manufacturing, Logistics, and Supply Chain). Our first post covered the Top 5 Freight Management blogs of 2016. Today’s post will cover the top 5 logistics 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 Logistics Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far
It was clear that the logistics blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included many aspects of logistics. From Third Party Logistics, Warehouse information, Technology, and KPIs. It was also evident that many folks wanted more information around KPIs and Metrics, as our top 5 included two posts from this sub-category.
Here are the 5 top Logistics blogs from the first half of this year by page views, with the most list first.
1. [e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs
Business practices have become synonymous with the application and collection of data for continuous improvement. However, most of today’s data goes unused and represents a lost opportunity to the company. Unfortunately, data lacks value if not properly cleansed, transformed, and applied. Furthermore, some data may be of minimal use without comparison to and identification of trends and collaborations between data from other transactions within a given warehouse or transportation system.
To survive in an increasingly complex, data-driven world, businesses must be ready to implement new “Big Data” solutions to ensure all data is aggregated, analyzed, and stored appropriately. Businesses are often left with questions about the origination of such data. Take a look at how a business can use technology, metrics, and services to improve transportation processes, which range from supplier shipping to route optimization. Get Your FREE eBook Here
2. Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know
When discussing warehouse statistics many key performance indicators are mentioned. Stock movement, order duration times, utilization of equipment and personnel, error rates and many more.
So what are the most important figures needed to run a warehouse?
Depending on the warehouse design and complexity there are at least a hand full of statistics that any manager needs. Read the Full List of KPIs Here
3. Embedded 3PL Relationship: What is it & Why is it Vital to Ultimate Shipper Success?
Like any outsourced partnership to a service and technology provider, such as in a 3PL relationship, it is vital that all sides are on the same page and speaking the same language in the way of goals, desired outcomes, strategy, and execution for whatever the customer and the outsourced provider are trying to achieve. This model, I like to call an “embedded 3PL relationship.” Read More About the Embedded 3PL Relationship Here
4. Current State of the Logistics and Freight Economy
From cloud-based systems to transportation management, the state of the logistics industry is evolving to expand an increasing number of services. Meanwhile, the overall capacity of shipments is climbing higher, reports Jeff Berman of Logistics Management, and the driver shortage is becoming more essential as full truckload shipments decrease. Although an initial view of the logistics and freight industry seems stale, it represents how the flow of goods and services are sprouting and delivering more with fewer resources. Take a look at some of the most compelling factors that are playing into the current state of the industry. Read The Full Post Here
5. 3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way
Innovations in technology are changing how the world does business, and technology is dramatically changing how entities in the logistics industry function in nearly every aspect. From increased affordability and efficiency of the transportation management system (TMS) to the application of Bluetooth technology for superior tracking of product movements, 2016 will be the year in which technology becomes an integral, if not the exclusive, part of the shipping process. Now, it’s easy to think of technology as being a manufacturer-only realm. Yet, technology breakthroughs are further pushing the bounds on what we see as normal shipping standards. Let’s take a look at what logistics technology trends will become the dominant factors of the logistics industry for 2016. Read More about the Current Logistics Tech Trends Here
What are your top logistics blogs to read? Let us know in the comments section below!