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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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.

Strategies for maximising resources and warehouse efficiency

Strategies for maximising resources and warehouse efficiency

Between October and November 2010, Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company, surveyed 158 companies documenting their processes and capabilities regarding warehouse management excellence.

Managing the Cost of Change in the DC - White Paper

Managing the Cost of Change in the DC - White Paper

Read this White Paper to see how you can implement a Voice solution without the loss of agility.

Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing

Organizations that continue to manufacture in high-cost countries must eliminate any fat from their manufacturing if they are to remain competitive. Lean manufacturing has evolved over the last 50 years from its roots in the Toyota Production System and today embodies a variety of concepts and techniques.

Improving Operational Efficiency with Microsoft Dynamics

Improving Operational Efficiency with Microsoft Dynamics

This document looks at five key areas in which improvements in operational efficiency can be made within the Manufacturing and Distribution sectors.

6 Steps to Building an Export Compliance Program

6 Steps to Building an Export Compliance Program

Building an Export Compliance Program - White Paper.Critical Elements for Leveraging Automation to Support an ECP

Utilising Voice Technology for Improved Productivity and Quality

Utilising Voice Technology for Improved Productivity and Quality

Learn why, and read how Black & Decker utilses Voxware 3 to maximise not only worker productivity but also operational flexibility and long term ROI.