Our Most Popular Supply Chain Articles of 2016

December 30, 2016

We cover a wide range of topics on this site and blog, from effective supply chain management and order fulfillment to e-commerce and employee satisfaction.

Inevitably, certain subjects bubble up to the top of our archives every year. 2016 is no exception and we like to take the final days of December to review what supply chain articles were most popular with our readers.

If you have a little time on your hands – unusual, we know! – or just want to catch up on some industry reading, this is the place to start.

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Capacity’s Most Popular Articles of 2016

These are the top five blog entries that readers enjoyed on these pages during 2016:

8 Important Questions to Ask a Logistics ProviderRead here

When it’s time to consider outsourcing your order fulfillment, the list of things you need to know will probably be longer than the one listing potential service providers. That’s why these eight questions to ask are so important — and why this evergreen article continues to attract so many eyeballs.

5 Challenges Facing Your Cosmetics Supply ChainRead here

Not all supply chain challenges are created equal. We work with a number of leading beauty brands, so it comes as no surprise that this look at the complexity of cosmetics fulfillment struck a chord. From the rapid demand spikes caused by celebrity endorsements to the importance of exquisite packaging, this is a valuable read if you work in the health and beauty business.

Common E-commerce Fulfillment Errors (And How to Fix Them)Read here

E-commerce isn’t just here to stay, it’s starting to dominate every aspect of retail strategy. That makes rapid and efficient fulfillment of online sales crucial. Understanding the errors that can occur along the way not only saves you time, it could also save you from losing a customer in this highly competitive sales channel.

10 Supply Chain Trends to Watch for in 2016Read here

Predictions are par for the course as the New Year dawns. We all want to have a handle on what comes next, even if we can’t fully control it. Forewarned is forearmed, as the old saying goes, explaining the popularity of this entry and, hopefully, the same for our look at supply chain trends for 2017!

How to Quantify Quality with Fulfillment MetricsRead here

If you haven’t ever heard the phrase “what you can measure, you can manage,” you probably haven’t been reading these pages for very long! Setting metrics and targets is a fundamental part of any client-supplier relationship. This article looks at that idea through the lens of quality as a competitive advantage, which clearly resonated with our readers over the past twelve months.


It’s been a year of expansion and passing important milestones here at Capacity. We hope the same is true for your business and look forward to delivering more helpful advice throughout 2017.

If there’s something you’d like to see, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Happy New Year!