Another opportunity to obtain key white papers on the theme of supply chain optimisation, free of charge and with no obligation:
In the latter part of 2010, Proteus Software and Belgravium Ltd offered the supply chain sector access to a series of succinct papers on key challenges facing today's professionals. Over 350 individuals downloaded the materials and the following is typical of the feedback received;
"The documents make very interesting reading and back up a lot of assumptions and facts that we are, and will, experience in Logistics, Distribution and Global supplier chain management. Service and costs are fundamental to all business's, and your documents make compelling reading as to how and why Lean principles, integrated systems and total supplier collaboration is so important to drive low cost, high performing operations and partnerships." - Richard Russell (Group Distribution Centre Manager, Bristan Group)
As two of the leading providers of innovative IT solutions for the Supply Chain, Belgravium Ltd and Proteus Software are already helping numerous organisations address the very issues that Richard highlights. In order to stimulate continued debate, the companies have commissioned a further series of papers designed to provide supply chain professionals with an insight into the most pressing issues cited by their fellow industry managers. The papers have been prepared by a leading Industry Research Analyst and are free to download.
The theme of the three new papers is as follows;
Picking Winners A paper that contrasts the performance of three common picking technologies, namely; voice recognition versus standard RF versus pick-to-light
RFID Prophet or Profit In this paper we present the views of critics, and advocates who maintain that RFID is robust and, in skilled hands, can deliver highly tangible cost benefits and vital improvements in critical closed loop situations.
Keeping Light Years Ahead Pick-by-light is an oft-ignored technology but extremely effective in certain picking environments. This paper provides a simple overview of the technology and provides a case study to back up its assertions.
Note also that all five papers from 2010 are also still available. The themes of these papers are;
Reading the Runes Presenting the upcoming trends and challenges that will affect the logistics market landscape in 2011 2012
Look Who's Talking How information technology can help logistics organisations meet increasingly tighter service levels demanded by customers
Can you Contain Yourself? How I.T. can help manage and control the broadening array of responsibilities placed on operations managers
The Lean Machine A simple explanation of LEAN technology, the factors that cause automation programmes to fail, and the implications for the business
The CRC Commitment Examining the nature and effect of the Government's Green Agenda on the Logistics Industry
The papers can be obtained by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or downloaded directly from the web site www.supply-chain-optimisation.co.uk