The Strategic Sourceror has served as a resource for supply chain and procurement professionals since 2008 and covers everything from Procurement transformation to the specifics of packaging costs.

In this series, we're giving you a curated list of our all-time top blogs in key categories. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone getting an introduction to Procurement and Supply Chain Management to familiarize yourself with the field.

This time around, we're looking at our top-performing Logistics blogs.

1. The Increasing Impact of Global Warming on Supply Chain and Logistics
The melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is predicted to cause a 10-to-15 foot rise in global sea levels. Scientists also assert that sea levels will continue to rise as more Antarctic ice melts. Will this environmental disaster affect supply chains globally? Absolutely. Port cities, in particular, face risks related to material costs and working conditions. Read on to learn more about how our changing climate threatens global supply chains.

2. Sourcing Specialty Courier Services
Sourcing transportation services is never easy. Things get particularly complicated when a business requires the support of a specialty provider. These couriers are capable of transporting materials that require extra care and, fittingly, relationships with them tend to require extra care. This blog provides insights for selecting a best-fit provider and optimizing each step of the sourcing process.

3. Top Four: Reasons to Leave Asia
Sourcing and manufacturing on a global scale has long meant operating facilities in Asia. Recently, the risks of doing business abroad have begun to outweigh the benefits. From rising labor costs to industrial property theft, this blog examines the emerging risks of operating in China and other Asian countries.

4. Buying vs. Leasing Your Supply Chain: Lessons Learned from Brew Masters
Craft beer is one of America's fastest-growing industries. Why not learn a lesson in strategic outsourcing from the sector? Dogfish Head is a Delaware-based brewing company that partners with a third-party logistics company rather than operating independently. Their story provides a case study in supply chain optimization.

Thanks to eCommerce giants like Amazon, consumer preferences are evolving quickly. Traditional retailers are looking for creative solutions to keep themselves afloat. For many, this means developing a hybridized shopping experience. The Buy Online, Pick-up In-Store (BOPIS) and Buy Online, Ship-to-Store (BOSS) models have so far proven popular.

6. Walmart Looks to Reduce Cost of Shipping
Walmart has multiple solutions to its shipping cost problems. Because nearly two-thirds of all US consumers live within five miles of at least one Walmart, it's a no brainer for them to jump on the BOSS train. In addition to providing a newly convenient shopping experience, the shift will mean lower shipping costs for the world's largest retailer.

7. How to Reduce Food Waste in Your Supply Chain
A whopping 14 % of Americans today regularly experience periods of food insecurity. This makes the global food waste epidemic all the more troubling. This blog calls on stakeholders throughout the food value chain to do their part to address this situation.

8. The Spend Analysis and LTL Shipping – This is How You Do It, Part I
Less than Load (LTL) freight can be a tricky spend category to operate within. Most carriers have a pricing structure that's specific to their own tariff base rate which can make a price comparison tricky. In this blog, we address these concerns to offer readers a step-by-step guide for optimizing LTL spend.

9. Blockchain: How Can it REALLY Be Applied to Supply
Blockchain isn't just about digital currency anymore. The technology promises to transform entire industries and bring a new level of security to the global value chain. Check out our comprehensive guide to the what, how, and, why of blockchain-powered solutions.

10. Feeding Modern Cities: Why Disappearing Farmland Could No Longer Matter
The demand for produce is growing exponentially, but farmland isn't. How can farmers flex to meet demand? The truth is that they might not have to. Vertical farming is on the rise as agriculturalists experiment with growing "up" rather than "out." Learn more about this intriguing phenomenon. 

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