As 2016 draws to a close, we took a look back at the most popular articles on The Mobile Supply Chain Blog. From artificial intelligence in the supply chain to better ways to manage inventory to learning how Nike, Nintendo and Walmart are using technology to modernize their supply chains, here are the top 10 most popular blog posts of 2016:
1. Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain
More and more, AI has become less sci-fi and more reality. New research indicates it could play a major role in increasing productivity and efficiency in supply chain management.
2. 3 Companies Successfully Using Drones in the Supply Chain
Plenty of consumers use drones to take part in recreational activities, but did you know businesses also use them in supply chain logistics management? Amazon, Wal-Mart and The Workhorse Group are looking into using drones to improve their supply chains.
3. 4 Reasons Brands Change Packaging
Companies don't change their packaging because they get bored of it. They use data collection solutions to gather consumer data about the latter's preferences and attitude for certain products, services, concepts and ideas. From there, they make high-level decisions about how to apply that information to new packaging designs that will meet their audience's unique tastes.
4. What Supply Chain Managers Can Learn from Nike and Apollo Global Partnership
There are many companies worldwide who know how to effectively manage their supply chains, but there might not be anyone better than Nike and Apollo Global. This article explains the details of their partnership and how it affects their supply chains.
5. Nintendo Levels up its Supply Chain
Looking for inspiration to improve your supply-chain management? Look no further than Nintendo, which recently bought a major stake in its distributor JESNET.
6. Is Augmented Reality the Future of Supply Chain Management?
While the term supply-chain management may be decades old, it's an always evolving process that uses a number of new technologies to improve. One of those is augmented reality. We look more into how augmented reality is shaping the future of supply-chain management.
7. Walmart Embraces New Technology to Revolutionize Supply Chain
Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is always looking for ways to stay ahead of its competition. One way it's doing that is by using drones in its warehouse to streamline their operations.
8. 5 Tips for Performing Accurate Physical Inventory Counts
Companies that are struggling with inventory management, should evaluate their weaknesses and look for ways to improve. This article covers five ways they can begin to.
9. 3 Ways to Prevent Lost Inventory with Track and Trace Software
Losing inventory can damage a company's bottom line. It's not only losing potential profits, they're wasting time (and money) trying to track down where the products went. Inventory management software can automatically track all of your company's items.
10. The Global Food Traceability Market is on the Rise
People are becoming more conscious about what is in their food. This is becoming a major concern for food and manufacturing supply chain operations. We look more into this topic and how it could impact you.