White Papers, Industry Research & Reports

Here are a number of detailed reports created by vendors and independent research analysts and organisations within the manufacturingand 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.


Zebra launches guide to risk-free RFID

With 40 per cent of retailers planning to introduce wireless tracking by the end of this year, Zebra Technologies has launched a guide to RFID technology to ensure that the benefits of such deployments are fully realised.

A step-by-step guide to online security

In discussing online security, many people seem to approach it with unnecessary trepidation, when in actual fact its no more complicated than such daily security habits as locking the car or closing the front door.

Why Your Company Needs A Parcel Shipping Solution

UPS, Federal Express, and other carriers spend large sums of money advertising the fact that all your parcel shipping needs can be satisfied by one vendor (What can Brown do for you?). In return for your business, the carrier will provide (at a very low price, or even free) all of the hardware and software your company needs to automatically create shipments, assign tracking numbers, print labels, and produce the required end-of-day reports.

Is a collaborative approach the best way to improve your supply chain?

CSC examine the evolution of the supply chain.

THE CASE FOR TRACEABILITY: Whats In It for Retailers and Logistics Providers

From compliance to competition, retailers and logistics operators face increasing pressures to have supply chain visibility at all times. Free white paper.

Traceability in the food supply chain: Tracking progress

Traceability in the food supply chain: Tracking progress

Steve Baxter, managing director of Ross Systems takes a look at the progress of traceability in the food supply chain nine months on from the introduction of the EU General Food Law Regulation.

Finding the silver bulletits not over yet

Finding the silver bulletits not over yet

Visidots Roger Hecker looks at a system based on digital imaging technology that reportedly is capable of capturing hundreds of standard, paper-label 2D Data Matrix codes in a single read from up to a hundred feet away. Could this be an accurate and significantly less expensive alternative to RFID?

Business Intelligence: Discover the truth about your business

Businesses are faced with an abundance of data but surprisingly few have the information they need for timely and accurate decision making; or worse they are mislead by inaccurate or poorly presented data. Free white paper.

How to Evaluate Your Repair Options

This Report provides information to be used by IT managers, members of their IT staff, operations and maintenance managers. The focus is on selection and implementation of a solid maintenance program for your barcode equipment and RF infrastructure, based on business requirements.

Are Your Inventory Management Practices Outdated?

Trends are driving the need for companies to adopt new inventory management technology that better accounts for supply chain complexity and can reduce inventories by 20-30%, while simultaneously increasing customer service levels. Free white paper.

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