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Top Connect Blog Posts of 2016: Panama Canal, Analysis Paralysis, and Innovation

From the Panama Canal expansion to the continuous advancement of disruptive technologies, 2016 was another eventful year in the global logistics and supply chain industry. Navigating the opportunities and challenges from an increasingly complex marketplace can be difficult. We’re here to help by delivering insights, solutions, and strategies that address your exact needs for today and tomorrow.Top Supply Chain Blog Posts

As we kick off the new year, here’s a quick look at our top three blog posts from 2016. While they are the most viewed posts from last year, the topics will continue to have an impact in 2017 and beyond.

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Unchartered Waters One of the biggest stories in the logistics industry for 2016 was the completion of the expanded Panama Canal, which enables a new generation of mammoth-sized container vessels to transit the waterway. This post examines how this change could alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. East and West Coast ports. It highlights insights and scenarios from our white paper Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion is Redrawing the Logistics Map, which aims to help shippers navigate new route options that the enlarged Panama Canal brings.

Five Causes of Analysis Paralysis You Can Avoid While supply chain data is a critical element to understanding the efficiency of your logistics operations, today’s advanced technology can provide a surplus of data that can make some professionals feel overwhelmed. This post focuses on how to prioritize the data needed for effective decision-making and identification of issues that are undermining the efficiency of your supply chain.

Eyes on Innovation: 3 Supply Chain Innovation Themes to Watch A value that we’re committed to bringing customers is to keep a pulse on the future trends, issues, and opportunities that will impact their supply chains. Innovation and technology is changing the supply chain industry faster than ever before. Taking advantage of the latest innovations can help you adapt, iterate, optimize, and evolve faster than the competition.

In 2017, our goal is to continue providing you with industry insights and best practices to keep your business on the leading edge. We encourage you to submit topics you would like to see covered in the comment section below. Also we welcome your guest posts on a best practice or success story that you’ve experienced within your supply chain that you’d like to share with Connect subscribers. Please reach out to your account manager or email if you’re interested in being featured in a post.