5 Must Follow Logistics and Warehouse Management Blogs
With 2015 well on the way you’ll have a good indication of how well your operation is performing against those start-of-year targets. Whether you need some help to improve in a few key areas or if you just want a bit of extra motivation, we’ve put together a list of great resources for you.
1: Warehouse and Logistics News
Warehouse and Logistics News is a well-known print publication. The website is full of useful resources and, of course, all the very latest industry developments. However if you’re looking for a quick insightful read we recommend checking out the Editors’ Blog.
The blog is limited to two or three posts a month covering the most important topics of the day, so it’s a great way to keep up on the latest trends and innovations without having to invest too much of your time.
2: Freight Dawg
This is a great blog written by a lifelong logistics expert. Erik Joiner brings 25 years of passion and experience to his blog, and as Global Customer Manager at DHL he isn’t short of inside knowledge either.
Here you’ll find a broad range of topics from green supply chains (one of our favourites) to supply chain technology and strategy and leadership. It covers logistics, freight and trucking. We think it’s a must read for anyone in the industry.
3: Supply Chains Rock
If you’re looking for passion look no further than this one by Chris Sciacca, Communications Manager at IBM Research in Zurich, Switzerland. As he says on the top of his blog:
“Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words “supply chain” are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands. Still not excited, well visit often and eventually you will be”.
Current favourite post: The Future of European Logistics
4: Logistics Viewpoints
When it comes to getting ahead the easiest and most effective method is usually to find a great mentor. Here you’ll get access to some the very best logistics brains in the business.
Steve Banker, Clint Reiser, Chris Cunnane and Neelam Singh combine over 30 years’ experience working for some of the biggest logistics providers in the business. If you’re looking for a well-written and easy to digest breakdown of the latest trends in your industry then this is the one for you.
Current favourite post: Optimizing Todays’ Automated Warehouse
5: Retail Champion
This is a blog by Clare Rayner, a well-known UK retail expert. Although she doesn’t seem to be updating it very much these days you will still find over four years of well-written articles to draw from.
The blog is mostly written for retailers, but as an insight into the challenges they face and – crucially – what they consider essential best practice from a supply-chain point of view the resources here are well-worth a look.
Current favourite post: 3 Elements to managing the Supply Chain
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