Special Reports IT Software/Hardware, Market Research

These articles are a collection of reports compiled by the chief editor of Manufacturing & Logistics IT Magazine, Ed Holden. The opinions in each article have been provided by leaders in the research and vendor community and cover specific technology solutions within manufacturing and supply chain environments. The topics covered relate to Manufacturing Software, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS), Demand Forecasting, Supply Chain Software, Mobile Computing, Asset Management, Transportation Management, Warehouse Management, Automatic Identification/Datacapture, Barcode Labelling & Printing, Voice Directed Picking.

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The data factor - AIDC/Mobile Computing Technology report June 2016

The data factor - AIDC/Mobile Computing Technology report June 2016

The data factor

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about recent developments in the world of automatic identification & data capture and mobile computing technologies – including those concerning integration, security and technology convergence. The contributors also reflect on some of the key drivers for these developments, and consider what AIDC/mobile computer solution users can likely look forward to in the not too distant future.

On the move - Transportation Management Technology report March 2016

On the move - Transportation Management Technology report March 2016

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of the leading vendors and analysts about current key trends and discussion points within the field of transportation management systems and processes.

This report will consider many current key discussion points and recent and ongoing areas of innovation and development with the Transportation Management System (TMS) space.

Voice of reason in the warehouse - WMS & Voice Picking Technology report October 2015

Voice of reason in the warehouse - WMS & Voice Picking Technology report October 2015

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of key spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about recent developments in the world of Voice-directed software and hardware and warehouse management systems – including those involving mobility, Cloud/SaaS and Big Data.

Sunny forecast - Planning/Forecasting/S&OP report June 2015

Sunny forecast - Planning/Forecasting/S&OP report June 2015

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of key spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about recent developments in the world of planning and forecasting-related software – including those involving mobility, Cloud/SaaS and Big Data.

On the pulse of production, supply and demand - ERP Report March 2015

On the pulse of production, supply and demand - ERP Report March 2015

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about recent developments in the world of ERP – including those concerning, rich analytics and Big Data, mobility and the Cloud/SaaS. The contributors also reflect on some of the key drivers for these developments, and consider what ERP users can likely look forward to in the not too distant future.

Going large - Big Data Report December 2014

Going large - Big Data Report December 2014

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of the leading analysts and vendors about Big Data, asking questions such as: how should the term be defined, what are the current key discussion points, what are the main benefits to the user and what can we look forward to in the near future with regard to further development?

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.