Supply chain blogs give professionals insight into the latest trends, technologies and changes in the market. Here are ten of the most informative and inspiring supply chain blogs of 2020.
It is imperative that supply chain managers keep up with changes in the market. In a world driven by information, knowing where to go for accurate and relevant content is key. To help, we’ve put together a list of the most informative blogs for the supply chain industry.
These blogs all publish regularly, covering a wide range of topics including manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation. They are rich with industry trends and insights from top thought leaders in the supply chain.
Ten of our favorite supply chain blogs
Supply Chain Brain focuses on high-level supply chain executives offering news, views and articles on a wide range of topics, including innovative technologies, management, warehousing and latest trends. The free blog provides daily newsletters with white papers, webinars, and case studies. With over 40,000 Twitter followers, this blog is a must for all supply chain employees wanting to stay in the know.
Supply Chain 24/7 puts the right content in front of the user at the right time by bringing together relevant information from across the web including articles, blogs, news, and resources. One of the most popular news sites for the logistics industry, this blog puts an emphasis on technology in supply chain management. The website also focuses on emerging technology and software trends.
Supply Chain Digital is a global online community connecting the world’s largest supply chain & logistics brands and their most senior executives. This community supplies readers with the latest trends as the industry pivots towards technology and digital transformation. The site combines executive thought leadership with emerging trends in digitization, sustainability, and ecosystem development.
MIT Supply Chain is a world leader in supply chain management education, research, and thought leadership. The blog consists of articles written by academics and independent contributors throughout the MIT community. These articles feature thought provoking topics including data science, procurement, environmental impacts and the latest in technology trends.
Following a similar model to the Harvard Business Review, SCMR primarily publishes columns and features contributed by business school professors, supply chain management practitioners and industry analysts. The blog covers topics including sourcing and procurement, software and technology, transportation and logistics, supply chain education, and other topics relating to the supply chain. SCMR also publishes numerous case studies featuring companies such as Wal-Mart, Motorola, IBM and Pfizer to name a few.
Logistics Viewpoints is committed to providing logistics professionals with clear and concise analyses of logistics trends, technologies, and services. ARC supply chain and logistics analysts Steve Banker, Clint Reiser, and Chris Cunnane bring more than 40 years of logistics research experience to their writing and analysis, working closely with leading manufacturers, retailers, logistics service providers, and technology companies. Their insightful postings address clearly and concisely the basic questions logistics professionals are asking: What are the most important trends and news in the industry today? Why are these developments important? What actions should I take in response?
This blog was created with the busy, supply chain executive in mind. The supply chain section of Smarter with Gartner equips business leaders — across all major functions, in every industry and enterprise size — with the insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organizations of tomorrow. All of the content is snack size, short form content with an average read time of three minutes. The site is mobile-friendly and offers daily articles and infographics from a broad cross-section of global contributors.
Chainalytics, a leader in supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence, tackles a wide variety of supply chain topics on their blog. The site demonstrates Chainalytics’ global mix of thinkers, planners and doers, each possessing not only global but also deep regional expertise. Published weekly, the writers cover a range of disciplines, including transportation, packaging optimization, and demand and supply planning.
Originally founded as one of the world’s first expeditors of automotive parts, Hollingsworth has emerged as a lead logistics provider to the manufacturing and distribution communities. Their blog and visual infographics focus on topics ranging from complex order fulfillment strategies to best practices for optimizing supply chain management.
We cannot fail to mention our own blog that digs into industry trends, technologies and changes in the marketplace. With over 50 years of expertise, we cover topics that matter to our customers including practical applications in the chemical, paper, consumer packaged goods, packaging, building materials and electronics industries. Our blog also features tips for companies looking to succeed with reliable, integrated third-party logistics.