SCM Global 100: Best Supply Chain Blogs in the World

Managing the flow of materials and information on supply chain has been a business challenge for years. Since the business environment is dynamic and many issues change quickly, you need the reliable resources to keep you informed so you can make sound business decisions and stay on top of the game. In this article, we will show you some outstanding resources that will help you streamline your supply chain operations.

Background
Last year, we created the list of top 50 supply chain blogs and it's been regarded as the industry award. Over the past several months, we received many reader's feedback. Then we decided to create the epic list, the only list you'll ever need, using the data collection process as below,

- We search extensively using a standard Google search to find blogs in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa.

- The previous listing focused heavily on blogs about general supply chain concept and ERP blogs. Now we are expanding our search to cover broader topics under the supply chain management, such as WMS, TQM, Lean, 3PL, customs clearance, optimization, e-commerce order fulfillment, material handling, procurement, continuous improvement, business process management, bar-code/RFID and so on.

- We also search for top blogs from company listings, blog listings, blogrolls, influencer discovery tools over the 3-month period.

- Then, we determine if a particular blog meets the basic quality guideline. Is a blog run by real people, business or organization? Is a blog maintained on a regular basis (texts and images are displayed properly, good navigation menu, no annoying pop-ups)? The result of this is the list of 1,500 blogs. 

- After that, we make the first cut by evaluating each blog based on overall quality and timeliness of information, a number of social followers, feed subscribers and social sharing.

- Finally, we make the final cut by considering how long each blog has been disseminated knowledge (the list is expanded from 50 entries to 100 entries in line with other industry awards).

The Results
We identify top blogs that we highly recommend to our readers which we call "SCM Global 100" as below,

Remark: Since many blogs have discontinued their content productions, this partial list is kept for historical purpose only.

- Maximizing Business Performance in the Supply Chain by LMA Consulting Group

- Better Operations Lean Blog by Torbjørn Netland

- Quintiq Blog by Quintiq

- All Things Supply Chain by Inform Software

- Supply Chain Newsletter by Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council

- APQC Blog by American Productivity and Quality Center

- What happened to the portcullis? by Mike Poverello

- Toyota Lift of Minnesota's Blog

- Supply Chain Action Blog by Arnold Mark Wells

- Supply Chain Management Research by Andreas Wieland

- Who Said Supply Chains are Boring by Christopher Sciacca

- Supply Chain Musings by Vivek Sehgal

- Logistics Matter by Martijn Gratt

- This Complex World by ORTEC

- Supply Chain and E-Commerce Blog by ModusLink

- Logistics Blog by Morai Logistics

- Digital Transformation and Technology Enabled Change by Solitaire Consulting

- Supply Chain Technology Blog by High Jump


Last review and update: August 30, 2018
About the Editor
Ben Benjabutr is the editor of SupplyChainOpz. He holds an M.Sc. in Logistics Management with 10+ years of experience in various functions in supply chain magement. In his free time, he enjoys reading business and management books. You can learn more about him here or connect with him via Twitter, and Quora or drop him a line via e-mail.