White Papers, Industry Research & Reports

Here are a number of detailed reports created by vendors and independent research analysts and organisations within the manufacturing and supply chain environments. The reports take an-depth look into all aspects of certain manufacturing and supply chain technologies, as well as trends within specific market sectors, executive overviews of ways to improve efficiencies, cost savings, streamline processes, manage inventory, communicate and collaborate with partners, suppliers within manufacturing, production and supply chain/logistics operations.

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Meeting the demand-Transport Management Technology report October 2014

Meeting the demand-Transport Management Technology report October 2014

Chief editor Ed Holden spoke with some of the major players within the field of transportation management about current key talking points within this fascinating technology field; including changing demand trends, security and how transportation solutions might continue to develop in the near future.

Integrated communication landscape - AIDC/Mobile Computing Technology Report- June 2014

Integrated communication landscape - AIDC/Mobile Computing Technology Report- June 2014

In the June 2014 issue of Manufacturing & Logistics IT magazine editor Ed Holden spoke with a number of leading vendors, analysts, systems integrators and distributors about current issues, developments and possible future trends in the world of auto-ID and mobile computing technology.

Mark of approval - Printing & Labelling Technology Report June 2014

Mark of approval - Printing & Labelling Technology Report June 2014

In the June 2014 issue of Manufacturing & Logistics IT magazine editor Ed Holden spoke with a number of leading vendors and analysts from the printing & labelling sector about recent, ongoing and possible future developments in this all-important technology space.

Covering all bases- Supply Chain Management Technology report- March 2014

Covering all bases- Supply Chain Management Technology report- March 2014

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of leading spokespeople from the Supply Chain Management systems vendor community about current trends and ongoing developments in this buoyant solutions space.

Stock in trade - Warehouse Management Technology report- October 2013

Stock in trade - Warehouse Management Technology report- October 2013

Manufacturing and LogisticsIT spoke with a number of spokespeople from the warehouse management solutions community about recent – and possible future – developments in this all-important technology space.

"Listen up" - Voice-Directed Picking Technology report - October 2013

"Listen up" - Voice-Directed Picking Technology report - October 2013

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of spokespeople from the Voice-directed picking solutions vendor and systems integration community about a number of current key talking points. These include areas of development that are providing even more compelling benefits for the end user, and possible further innovations that could surface over the next year or two.

The full view - Planning/Forecasting/S&OP technology report - June 2013

The full view - Planning/Forecasting/S&OP technology report - June 2013

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of spokespeople from the supply chain planning vendor community about some of the key developments and innovations that are currently enhancing and broadening the planning, forecasting and S&OP landscape.

ERP spreads its wings - ERP report March 2013

ERP spreads its wings - ERP report March 2013

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor community about recent shifts within the world of ERP – including those related to Mobility and the Cloud. We also consider what the main spurs for these developments have been, and what further ERP innovation could be headed our way in the near future.

Breaking the fulfilment speed barrier

Breaking the fulfilment speed barrier

Speed of fulfilment was identified as a top challenge for 40% of the companies that responded to a Supply Chain Management Survey carried out for Access.

"The Future of Manufacturing" from IDC Manufacturing- the most comprehensive whitepaper on the issues driving growth in manufacturing

"The Future of Manufacturing" from IDC Manufacturing- the most comprehensive whitepaper on the issues driving growth in manufacturing

You've heard the analysts and blogging pundits point to the manufacturing industry and expound on the new technologies reinvigorating the outlook for growth. But have you heard any of those experts offer reliable advice on what to do about the increasing rate of change and new market demands? Unlikely.