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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The National Manufacturing Debate 2015: realising the potential of UK reshoring

The National Manufacturing Debate 2015: realising the potential of UK reshoring

This year's National Manufacturing Debate (NMD), hosted by Cranfield University, focused on the enormous potential of reshoring manufacturing to the UK.

The return of production that originated in Britain but moved abroad is increasing, driven by a number of factors including shifting consumer preferences and companies' desire to exert greater control over quality and supply chain risks.

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.

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.

The truth about supply chain control towers – cutting through the hype

The truth about supply chain control towers – cutting through the hype

Few concepts over the past few years have generated as much interest within the supply chain community as the 'control tower'. It seems that nearly every trade magazine and analyst firm has written about supply chain control towers.

TouchStar 'State of the Union' survey reveals 65% of organisations are planning to invest in new mobile technologies before 2017

TouchStar 'State of the Union' survey reveals 65% of organisations are planning to invest in new mobile technologies before 2017

TouchStar Technologies Ltd., a Belgravium Technologies PLC company and specialists in the design, supply and support of rugged mobile devices has published the results of its first annual 'State of the Union' survey for mobile computing.

Achieving operational excellence with real-time plant floor visibility

Achieving operational excellence with real-time plant floor visibility

This IDC Manufacturing Insights' White Paper discusses the results of our most recent research analyzing the trends of manufacturing operations management. We conducted a survey of over 240 European manufacturing enterprises across multiple sectors including consumer packaged goods (CPG), high-tech/electronics, discrete manufacturing, and process manufacturing.

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.

72% of businesses in Europe face tech deficit

72% of businesses in Europe face tech deficit

A research report commissioned by Colt Technology Services has identified a tech deficit, which affects almost three quarters (72%) of European businesses.