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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Managing Inventory for Optimal Advantage

Managing Inventory for Optimal Advantage

10 Common Inventory Mistakes and How to Correct Them. A Management Series White Paper Compliments of Demand Solutions.....free to download.

Field service 2011- Mobility and the Extension of the Service Enterprise

An Aberdeen Group Mobility White paper brought to you by Psion.The explosion of mobility in both the consumer and enterprise arenas is undeniable. Successful business leaders in service, IT or otherwise, fully fathom the opportunity provided by mobile tools and applications, and treat mobility as an extension of their IT and business strategy.

How to Kill Voice Picking ROI

Its easy just get software that cant recognize what all your workers say, all the time. Your ROI metrics will go right out the window.To succeed with voice, you need flawless recognition accuracy, regardless of how diverse your workforce and how noisy your warehouse.

Free Trade Agreements & Sourcing: How Rising Fuel Costs Have Moved Both Back Into the Spotlight

With rising fuel cost, along with other supply chain risk, the topics of near-sourcing and the utilization of free trade agreements are again picking up momentum as more companies seek ways to reduce logistics costs and bring products into the market quickly.

RFID Prophet or Profit? - Critical Weaponry or Flawed Genius?

RFID  Prophet or Profit? - Critical Weaponry or Flawed Genius?

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..(white papers available for download).

Welcome to the New World of Planning

Welcome to the New World of Planning

....a detailed white paper from Ortec looking at the term planning,why and when to plan through to analysis of the Planning process in steps, data analysis, communicating information, how to improve company profits and customer service.Download this fascinating report......

Total Cost of Ownership of Extricom WLAN in the logistics environment

Total Cost of Ownership of Extricom WLAN in the logistics environment

In todays highly competitive business environment, logistics centre professionals need to run their operations more efficiently than ever before. With this in mind, Extricom has produced an in-depth document detailing the total cost of ownership of an Extricom WLAN deployment and a competitor WLAN deployment in a logistics environment.

Preactor's free-of-charge production planning & scheduling solution already downloaded and activated by 200 companies

Preactor's free-of-charge production planning & scheduling solution already downloaded and activated by 200 companies

Specialist planning and scheduling software company, Preactor International, has announced that several hundred companies have already downloaded and activated the new entry-level solution, Preactor Express.

Aberdeen Group report highlights the need for inventory optimisation to manage supply chain complexity

Aberdeen Group report highlights the need for inventory optimisation to manage supply chain complexity

According to Aberdeen Group's latest Analyst Insight Report, "Inventory Optimisation Strategies for the Chief Supply Chain Officer key to managing the growing complexity of today's supply chains, reducing costs and improving customer service levels is the use of best-of-breed inventory optimisation software.

Guide to Improving Forecast Accuracy

Guide to Improving Forecast Accuracy

A 10 point plan for creating more accurate demand information.In these days of complex and extended supply chains, increasing forecast accuracy is a competitive necessity to achieve top-line growth as well as bottom-line profitability. ...download this white paper.