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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Optimising the information flow - Automatic Identification and Datacapture report July 2010

Optimising the information flow - Automatic Identification and Datacapture report July 2010

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with many of the leading Automatic Information & Data Capture solutions providers about the current big issues surrounding software and hardware, back-office system integration and the route ahead for further technological development.

The future is here -Software as a Service (SaaS) report May 2010

The future is here -Software as a Service (SaaS) report May 2010

Following on from our Cloud computing report in the March edition, Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of leading industry spokespeople about Software as a Service; a software deployment model that is stimulating accelerating interest within the business-to-business software solutions space.

Breaking through the Cloud - Cloud Computing report March 2010

Breaking through the Cloud - Cloud Computing report March 2010

Cloud computing is one of the most revolutionary paradigm shifts of recent times within the IT world. In this special report, a number of leading names from the world of IT software, hardware, consultancy and infrastructure consider many of the current key talking points within this fascinating technology space. To begin, our commentators step up to the plate to offer their own definition of this often misunderstood term.

Strengthening the supply chain links - Supply Chain report October 2009

Strengthening the supply chain links - Supply Chain report October 2009

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with three well-established companies in different vertical markets to put their different yet equally well-executed supply chain improvement stories under the microscope.

Pick of the Crop -Voice Picking report July 2009

Pick of the Crop -Voice Picking report July 2009

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with end users from a wide range of industry verticals about their choice of Voice-directed system, the benefits gained and future development plans.

Business Information Lifeblood - ERP report May 2009

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with end users within a broad range of vertical sectors concerning the rationale behind sourcing their particular Enterprise Resource Planning solution, how such systems can leverage business advantage during a downturn, and the roadmap for future development.

Capturing the moment - Auto-ID Solutions report March 2009

Capturing the moment - Auto-ID Solutions report March 2009

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with end users within a number of separate vertical sectors about their hands-on experiences with Auto ID solutions in addition to gaining insight into their future system deployment plans and how they see technology evolving over the next few years.

Tracking the future - Automatic Datacapture report October 2008

Tracking the future - Automatic Datacapture report October 2008

Automatic Data Capture: what is the state of play, and what does the future hold? Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to some of the leading names from the analyst, trade association and standards community to gain a deeper insight into this fascinating, vibrant and highly beneficial technology space.

Keeping one step ahead - Demand Forecasting & Planning/Production Scheduling report July 2008

Keeping one step ahead - Demand Forecasting & Planning/Production Scheduling report July 2008

To keep pace with increasingly complex market demands, coupled with a desire within the vendor community to stay ahead of the competition, the Demand Forecasting & Planning/Production Scheduling software space is fast evolving. Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of leading analysts for a glimpse of the development front line.

The Game Plan - ERP report May 2008

The Game Plan - ERP report May 2008

ERP remains a critically important component within any manufacturing or logistics organisation’s information armoury. But things are changing, and for the better. Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to some of the key spokespeople within the analyst community to survey recent developments and the way forward.

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