Avid readers of our blog know what is happening here when the holidays are fast approaching and Santa is waiting for biggest supply chain gig of the year: Time for the All Things Supply Chain Awards!
Before we get to the nominations and winners, I would like to say a big thank you to the readers of the blog again this year! In 2021, the blog has again seen a decent growth in readers with a 6 percent increase compared to last year and possibly this year we will also reach the mark of 200,000 readers for the first time.
Nobody would have expected this success when we uploaded our first post in October 2012. And I don’t know if you noticed, but next year, the blog will actually be 10 years old. And I am almost sure that we will break more records next year as well.
Aside from our great performance numbers of the ATSC blog, 2021, much like 2020, was a strange year, with challenges, developments and often personal hardships that we may not see again in this form anytime soon. It will certainly be exciting to watch what happens to supply chains once the pandemic ends. In any case, the probability is not so small that we will be able to observe this next year, at least an initial phase of normalization.
The All Things Supply Chain Awards – Highlights from 2021
The credo “Reading is voting” applies again this year, so we look at the numbers for each article in our annual awards. This year in three categories: Most read guest blogger, Most read new article and Best all-time performer. The ranking in the different categories is based on an index, which incorporates the absolute viewer numbers as well as the publishing date, in order to value the performance over time and thus also giving freshly published articles a fair chance of winning.
Here are the winners of 2021:
ATSC Award for most read Guest Blogger – Ratri Loudes
- Ratri Loudes – Procurement Roles in CAPEX Management
Of the 32 guest bloggers we had in 2021, Ratri’s article on the importance of procurement professionals in CAPEX management attracted the most attention among our readers. Ratri’s insights into this process are of great value to procurement managers and to all those who want to go in this direction with their career.
- Dan Weinberger – 5 Biggest Mistakes Supply Chain Managers are Likely to Make in 2021
- Neil Coomar – Why is Last Mile Delivery Important for Your Ecommerce Business?
ATSC Award for most read New Article – Alice Scott
- Alice Scott – The Biggest Container Ships in 2021
For the first time a single author managed to write all of the top 3 new articles in a given year. This time it was our team member Alice, who had the right instinct for our readers’ interests. Her biggest hit, the ranking of the biggest container ships in 2021, surely based on the remarkable incident in the Suez canal, where the Evergolden held off traffic for quite some time. While being a very big ship, it is only number 10 on the list!
- Alice Scott – Right to Repair – How the European Union tries to extend the lifecycle of products
- Alice Scott – Supply Chain Trends of 2021
ATSC Award for best All-Time Performer – Luisa Walendy
- Luisa Walendy – Amazing Supply Chain of Coca-Cola
I remember that Luisa was a little bit grumpy last year when Emilia toppled her from the All-time performer throne. But this year the old hacking order is back and Luisa again on top of the list. The myth of the secret recipe of Coca-Cola probably drives the interest of our readers in this particular article.
- Alice Scott – The Biggest Container Ships in 2021
- Emilia Ashton – Squirrelling Away – How panic buying is affecting the supply chain
Thanks to the amazing ATSC team
Grace Whitfield – for being a professional right from the start! There have been very few times in my career that I experienced a new team member being this fast into new stuff. The relatively difficult task of onboarding during a pandemic makes this feat even more applaudable.
Alice Scott – for a great development as a writer and for having the right nose for the right topics. In particular, the attention to detail that Alice always develops when writing is the reason why her articles are so successful.
Emilia Ashton – for still staying connected to the community and even getting a Supply Chain Brief nomination for her and the blog, although she only wrote this one article in 2021. Really amazing!
Julia Severins – for being a great support in the last months!
Luisa Walendy – for keeping an eye on the analytics side of the blog.
Sven Bünemann – for keeping the blog free of technical difficulties and solving the ones that come through his personal firewall.
The Final Wrap-up
And traditionally the last thanks from the All Things Supply Chain Blog team goes out to all our readers, the guest bloggers and all our followers on social media! Our network is growing from day to day which makes us very happy since this is the very reason we started the blog in 2012: to get professionals in logistics and supply chain connected and to share the knowledge on which we base our professional decisions.
The ATSC team wishes you a peaceful and happy Christmas, more than one Festivus miracle and a fresh start into 2022. As always, the blog will go into hibernation mode over the holidays and return on January 7th with the first news wrap-up of the new year.