Supply Chain Blogs
29 Oct

25 Best Supply Chain Blogs and Websites You Should Follow in 2024

The world of supply chains is always changing, just like the people they serve. The key to staying ahead is a love of learning new things. But where can you find information from the best people in the business? Look no further than supply chain blogs!

Believe it or not, many supply chain experts share their knowledge through blogs! These are websites with articles that can teach you all sorts of things, from how to run a warehouse to the latest ways to ship things. There are so many blogs out there that it can be tough to know which ones are the best.

This article lists 25 great supply chain blogs that will give you the knowledge you need to succeed. They don’t just talk about theory, they also offer practical tips you can use in your job. So start reading and become a supply chain pro!

 

Best Supply Chain Blogs and Websites

 

1.      Supply Chain Digital

 

Supply Chain Digital is a simple and easy-to-navigate digital publication and magazine that produces content almost daily. The website has almost zero distractions and is also among the most “visually appealing” of the supply chain blogs listed. Most topics on the supply chain blog deal with global and international supply chain matters. Supply Chain Digital has all the bases covered. Each month, several unique blogs are put out, covering the topics of new logistics technology. They also feature reports from supply chain companies located across the globe, giving you an inward look at how logistics, subcontracting, and procurement officials run their businesses. This is a one-stop shop for supply chain executives and those interested in learning more.

 

2.      Supply Chain Brain

 

Supply Chain Brain is operated by Keller International Publishing Group and is designed for high-level officials to help them identify trends, develop strategies and best practices, and create cutting-edge ideas and results. One of the biggest reasons an organization should place this blog in their go-to list is because of its industry-specific content. Supply Chain Brain has a bevy of resources available to cover a variety of supply chain topics. It covers industries such as automotive, chemical and energy, retail, and so on. It is also a good resource for professionals around the world because it can be read in over 60 different languages!

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3.     SCMDOJO

 

SCMDOJO has been founded with the vision

“Supply Chain Knowledge and Solutions for Everyone”

This supply chain blog is about all the things to do with Supply Chain Management, Procurement, and LogisticsSCMDOJO was created to enable supply chain professionals & supply chain teams to solve the problems they face in their jobs & business. The enablement will come by providing relevant and best-in-class knowledge banks (ebooks, guides, training & talks, mentoring, courses, videos) and self-assessment tools to solve the problems faced by the supply chain professionals.

SCMDOJO has recently launched a comprehensive course on Sales & Operations Planning.

You can try most of these web-based supply chain tools for free!

 

Read more about LinkedIn Learning vs SCMDOJO: Which Platform is Right for You? on SCMDOJO website!

 

4.     Supply Chain Today

 

This website offers easy-to-understand articles on how things get from factories and farms to stores and your home. Their blog posts cover a wide range of topics, including how companies manage supplies, how new technology is changing deliveries, and even why fast food prices have been rising.

 

5.     Supply Chain Dive

 

Stay on top of the ever-evolving world of supply chain management with Supply Chain Dive. This industry-focused website offers in-depth analysis and news coverage on a wide range of topics impacting the flow of goods and services. Whether you’re interested in the latest logistics strategies, keeping an eye on freight costs and regulations, or exploring how new technologies are shaping procurement and operations, Supply Chain Dive provides insightful articles and resources to keep you informed.

 

6.      The 21st Century Supply Chain Blog

 

This supply chain blog offers a unique blend of supply chain analysis, covering all sides of the topic. Possibly the best pure “blog” on this list, the 21st Century Supply Chain Blog covers exactly what you would expect it to. It combines the contribution of several different authors with all the necessary analysis related to supply chain matters.

 

 

7.      Supply Chain Management Review

 

Supply Chain Management Review is a respected publication that writes content about supply chains and related topics. Though technically not a supply chain blog, it provides too many valuable resources to be left off this list. The site offers daily news stories and also produces webcasts on all things related to the supply chain. It publishes columns and features written by school professors, industry analysts, and leaders. It also publishes case studies of top companies which provide unique insights that supply chain professionals can implement within their business.

 

8.     Inbound Logistics

 

Inbound Logistics is your one-stop shop for mastering the art of getting things in! Their blog dives into all the steps involved in bringing supplies and materials to your business. They don’t just talk about how to find the best deals with vendors, but also how to efficiently receive, store, and manage your inventory. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting, their website offers practical tips and insights to help you streamline this essential part of your supply chain.

 

9.      Supply Chain Matters

 

Supply Chain Matters is a global supply chain blog produced by the owner of the Ferrari Group, Bob Ferrari. The website tackles supply and value chain management. This supply chain blog also provides expert investigation on supply chain matters, which is an excellent resource for those new to the supply chain field. Content is written for supply chain leaders by a supply chain leader.

10.     Shipium Blog

 

Shipium’s blog is a collection of insights from former Amazon and Zulily supply chain executives. It has a focus on eCommerce supply chains, but many of the ideas apply to the global supply chain community as a whole. They post infrequently, but when they do, it’s thorough and insightful. Shipium the company provides a software platform for modern logistics using many of the same principles that guided Amazon’s and Zulily’s growth, and the blog is the outlet for the co-founders to share their experiences over the last 19 years.

 

11.     Smarter with Gartner

 

Stuck navigating the ever-changing world of business? Smarter with Gartner can be your secret weapon. This website, geared towards business leaders like yourself, provides a treasure trove of resources to help you make informed decisions. Their blog dives deep into various topics, but if you’re particularly interested in the supply chain, they offer insightful articles, webinars, and reports specifically focused on optimizing this crucial aspect of your business. From keeping you up-to-date on the latest logistics trends to providing tips on how technology can streamline your supply chain, Smarter with Gartner equips you with the knowledge you need to make your operations run smoother and smarter.

 

12.      Supply Chain Movement

 

This blog is spreading European supply chain knowledge around the world. This website has tons of useful supply chain blogs, tools, checklists, trends, and event info. You should also look forward to their digital magazines. Supply Chain Movement Quarterly Magazine is a publication of Supply Chain Media BV.

 

13.      MaterialHandling 24/7

 

This is another good website by Peerless Media. as they claim “MaterialHandling 24/7 – The Best Online Resource for Material Handling Products and News.  As the most comprehensive, product-focused resource in the materials handling industry, Material Handling 24/7 is the best online resource for materials handling products — from manufacturing to the loading dock to storage, packaging, and distribution. MaterialHandling247.com makes it easier for warehousing and DC professionals to keep current with the new as well as standard equipment and technology to increase productivity and efficiency in your manufacturing facility, warehouse, or DC.”

I think this is one of the best supply chain websites to search for Material Handling Products and News or else you can look at Amazon to get your next Material Handling Equipment! I was surprised to see Amazon is selling anything from Forklift Truck, Pallet Jacks & Trucks to Signs

 

14.    BID OPS Blog on Procurement

BID OPS is the only predictive procurement software that helps your team continuously exceed saving targets. The work on philosophy Predicts and won faster saving. BID OPS provides deep insights into supplier engagement and intent, a Single source of truth for sourcing activities, repeatable sourcing workflows with best practices baked in, and lastly, predictive sourcing cycles that run 10-15x faster. The reason they are included here is due to their top Blog on Topics like Strategic Sourcing, Predictive Sourcing, Predictive Supplier Management, etc.

15.    All Things Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain is your one-stop shop for news and information about the world of getting products from factories to store shelves. Their blog features articles on all sorts of supply chain topics, from how to manage warehouses efficiently to the latest technologies that are changing how things are shipped. Whether you’re a business owner interested in learning more about supply chains or a professional looking to stay up-to-date on industry trends, All Things Supply Chain has something for you.

16.     Supply Chain Insights

 

Supply Chain Insights is mainly a research and consulting company, founded by Lora Cecere. It centers on helping supply chain leaders drive greater value. The site provides value for professionals with their online community where they can socialize.  This site offers more than a supply chain blog; it is full of supply chain resources in different formats. They host webinars and events to help professionals make improvements in their jobs.

 

17.    Supply Chain Game Changer™

 

Supply Chain Game Changer™, the name says it all!  In this supply chain blog supply chain expert shares his experiences in improving the Supply Chain. As the author wrote “There have been some remarkable achievements and there have been some missteps along the way. However, there are lessons to be learned and experiences to be shared in every case. And I hope that this learning and shared experience will be of value as you seek to improve the Supply Chain you are a part of”. In my view, there are some really good articles, especially on AI in Supply Chain.

 

18.    Supply Chain Shaman

 

Supply Chain Shaman is another stunning success by Lora Cecere. Though the two supply chain blogs talk about the same topics at times, Supply Chain Shaman is an enterprise software supply chain blog. The blog focuses on topics like demand shaping, revenue management, predictive analytics, and so on. It provides content that is more than news but is actionable. An organization can have an idea of what they can apply to their business after reading through this site.

 

19.    Supply Chain Trend

 

Supply Chain Trend is produced by Niels Van Hove. Niels has been helping businesses improve their supply chain and business planning for many years. The supply chain blog discusses strategy alignment in an organization and integrated planning with a twist that emphasizes creating effective mindsets and behaviors.

 

20.    Supply Chain 24/7

 

Supply Chain 24/7 provides business resources for supply chain, logistics, distribution, and transportation professionals. The site is a combination of news sites about the industry. It discusses several topics ranging from laws that affect how business is carried out to recent trends in supply chain management. Readers will find it useful and will ensure their companies are informed of any situations that may cause otherwise unforeseen changes affecting their business.

 

21.    Logistics Viewpoints

 

Logistics Viewpoints is one of the leading supply chain blogs managed by Adrian Gonzalez and Steve Banker.  They introduce many years of logistics research knowledge to their writing to provide trusted information on logistics innovation and technology.

 

22.    DCVelocity.com

 

DCVelocity is a digital magazine covering a wide area of the supply chain. The supply chain blogs are created by leading experts, such as Kate Vitasek and Steve Geary. These columnists offer a vast amount of information into their blogs which are useful to both starters and experts alike.

 

23.     Logistics Management

 

Logistics Management is one of the biggest websites for Logistics Management professionals. The website has dedicated sections for Logistics Transportation Technology and Resources.

 

24.    Spend Matters

 

Spend Matters focuses on eProcurement, e-invoicing, P2P, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), leveraged buying/leveraged contracts, supplier enablement, supplier networks, supplier information management, vendor management, supply chain risk, services procurement, services procurement and vendor management systems. The website is a great collection of useful information for supply chain and procurement professionals – aimed at everyone from junior analysts to the most seasoned CPOs, COOs, and CFO

 

25.    Cerasis

 

Cerasis is one of the good supply chain blogs as far as content is concerned, but this is a great example of a 3PL company using a blog to promote its business by providing great content to potential leads. And these leads can become their long-term customer. In addition to the useful blog, they also have a section for white papers.

If your blog isn’t on this list, it doesn’t mean I don’t read or subscribe to it. I just don’t read it as routinely as I do these others. Please add your suggestions in the comments, or send me a message on Linkedin or Twitter for Supply Chain blogs I may have overlooked.

About the Author- Dr Muddassir Ahmed

Dr MuddassirAhmed is the Founder & CEO of SCMDOJO. He is a global speakervlogger, and supply chain industry expert with 17 years of experience in the Manufacturing Industry in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and South East Asia in various Supply Chain leadership roles.  Dr. Muddassir has received a PhD in Management Science from Lancaster University Management School. Muddassir is a Six Sigma black belt and founded the leading supply chain platform SCMDOJO to enable supply chain professionals and teams to thrive by providing best-in-class knowledge content, tools, and access to experts.

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