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 Distribution Evolution: Survival of the Fastest Technology and the Evolving Distribution Business Model

The Distribution Evolution: Survival of the Fastest Technology and the Evolving Distribution Business Model

An Industry Viewpoint based on an Infor Distribution Webcast 26 June, 2012

In a hyper-competitive, global industry, distribution companies are looking for any advantage that will help them attract business, boost efficiency, and help customers shift to enterprise platforms that will sustain and build their operations. In this June 2012 Infor webcast – hosted by Industrial Distribution, Eric Ryerson, Director of Development, Distribution at Infor, and Braden Green, Director of Operations at Tenaquip Ltd. – the success factors that have helped Tenaquip meet and stay ahead of its market’s needs are discussed in detail.

Qurius White Paper - Is Your Business Software Costing You Money?

Qurius White Paper - Is Your Business Software Costing You Money?

What do you do when you've outgrown your business software or have been stifled by legacy systems? How can you benefit from new innovations or the associated value of any technology investment you have made? In the modern environment of collaborative, seamless and integrated operations, to stay ahead of the competition, distribution and manufacturing companies need software that will provide the necessary platform to drive growth.

Advanced Planning & Scheduling Techniques..a white paper from Demand Solutions

Advanced Planning & Scheduling Techniques..a white paper from Demand Solutions

Many theories and commercial software solutions for Advanced Planning and Scheduling, known as APS, have appeared over the years. Ultimately, scheduling systems strive to answer the question of “When should this task be scheduled, and what resources should accomplish the work?” This paper examines the available methods for quickly creating production plans and schedules for manufacturers to meet their business objectives.

Managing Multiple Trade Agreements Through Automation – An EU Perspective

Managing Multiple Trade Agreements Through Automation – An EU Perspective

A White Paper by Integration Point

In March 2012, the conclusion of the European Council was to review progress and discuss how to deepen trade and investment relations with key partners in order to promote growth and jobs in Europe.

Exposed: The dirty truth about supply chain collaboration

Exposed: The dirty truth about supply chain collaboration

Columbus has gathered the experiences and best advice of manufacturing customers and experts in 4 topical guides. In this one, we discuss how to improve supply chain collaboration in four easily implementable steps.

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Keeping your ERP system on target: A fresh approach to user training from Optimum Technology Transfer

Keeping your ERP system on target: A fresh approach to user training from Optimum Technology Transfer

Organisations typically invest in new or upgraded business systems as a way of improving operational efficiency and reducing costs. However, without continuous training programmes users could become disconnected from these systems and business processes.

Columbus shows you how to improve Discrete Manufacturing operational efficiency

Columbus shows you how to improve Discrete Manufacturing operational efficiency

Discrete Manufacturing is increasingly becoming a highly competitive and global industry. To succeed in today's fast-paced marketplace it is essential for discrete manufacturers to maximise operational efficiency. In this special Manufacturing Know How Guide, Columbus shows you how you can improve the efficiency of your own Discrete Manufacturing operations by offering a series of useful steps, together with a raft of other valuable information and guidance.

Keeping your ERP system on track: A fresh approach to user training..a report sponsored by Optimum

Keeping your ERP system on track:  A fresh approach to user training..a report sponsored by Optimum

Investing in your business systems? Then it's time to take a fresh look at your user training, writes Optimum Technology Transfer Ltd.

Manage What Matters. A Management Series White Paper Presented by Demand Solutions

Manage What Matters. A Management Series White Paper Presented by Demand Solutions

The Pareto Principle, ABC Analysis and How to Manage by Exception. Managing by exception is like managing the needles in a haystack. What's the best and quickest way to find the needles? Shrink the haystack and use a magnet.

Download new Restricted Party Screening white paper

Download new Restricted Party Screening white paper

In today's era of heightened security, national governments are constantly adding new names to watch lists to avoid the risks linked to terrorism and prohibited commerce.