According to Gartner, companies that excel at demand forecasting average 15% less inventory, 17% stronger perfect order fulfilment , 35% shorter cash-to-cash cycle times, and one-tenth as many stock-outs as their peers.
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.
Oct 30, 2013 Comments (0)
Manufacturing and LogisticsIT spoke with a number of spokespeople from the warehouse management solutions community about recent – and possible future – developments in this all-important technology space.
Oct 30, 2013 Comments (0)
Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of spokespeople from the Voice-directed picking solutions vendor and systems integration community about a number of current key talking points. These include areas of development that are providing even more compelling benefits for the end user, and possible further innovations that could surface over the next year or two.
Jul 11, 2013 Comments (0)
Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), provider of business applications and services, has commissioned a white paper which explores the increasing importance of 'talent management' in the HR field.
Jun 30, 2013 Comments (0)
Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of spokespeople from the supply chain planning vendor community about some of the key developments and innovations that are currently enhancing and broadening the planning, forecasting and S&OP landscape.
Mar 30, 2013 Comments (0)
Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor community about recent shifts within the world of ERP – including those related to Mobility and the Cloud. We also consider what the main spurs for these developments have been, and what further ERP innovation could be headed our way in the near future.
The Distribution Evolution: Survival of the Fastest Technology and the Evolving Distribution Business Model
Feb 21, 2013 Comments (0)
An Industry Viewpoint based on an Infor Distribution Webcast 26 June, 2012
In a hyper-competitive, global industry, distribution companies are looking for any advantage that will help them attract business, boost efficiency, and help customers shift to enterprise platforms that will sustain and build their operations. In this June 2012 Infor webcast – hosted by Industrial Distribution, Eric Ryerson, Director of Development, Distribution at Infor, and Braden Green, Director of Operations at Tenaquip Ltd. – the success factors that have helped Tenaquip meet and stay ahead of its market’s needs are discussed in detail.
Nov 15, 2012 Comments (0)
What do you do when you've outgrown your business software or have been stifled by legacy systems? How can you benefit from new innovations or the associated value of any technology investment you have made? In the modern environment of collaborative, seamless and integrated operations, to stay ahead of the competition, distribution and manufacturing companies need software that will provide the necessary platform to drive growth.
Sep 12, 2012 Comments (0)
Many theories and commercial software solutions for Advanced Planning and Scheduling, known as APS, have appeared over the years. Ultimately, scheduling systems strive to answer the question of “When should this task be scheduled, and what resources should accomplish the work?” This paper examines the available methods for quickly creating production plans and schedules for manufacturers to meet their business objectives.
Sep 05, 2012 Comments (0)
A White Paper by Integration Point
In March 2012, the conclusion of the European Council was to review progress and discuss how to deepen trade and investment relations with key partners in order to promote growth and jobs in Europe.