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.

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32 Days to Simplified Small Parcel Packing, Shipping and Cost Control

Simplify Small Parcel Packing & Shipping, Control Costs With a solution that is built in, not bolted onto SAP.

Evolution of the market for Voice solutions in Europe

Evolution of the market for Voice solutions in Europe

Since the first implementations at the start of this decade, voice recognition solutions have changed the way operators work in distribution centres (DCs) across Europe. Voice-directed picking has proven that it can help companies achieve significant improvements in terms of accuracy, productivity, and operator ergonomics.

Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon

Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon

More than a matter of statistical models, strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is actually managed. What lessons can your business learn?

12 Criteria for selecting the Best ERP System replacement

12 Criteria for selecting the Best ERP System replacement

An ERP system is your information backbone and reaches into all areas of your business and value chain. Replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner and specialist. This Epicor white paper explains the 12 criteria that allow you to identify and select the solution that will meet these expectations.

The Future of Voice Technology

The Future of Voice Technology

Voice Picking has transformed productivity rates and error reduction within warehousing operations but now the technology is reaching out into wider areas of the supply chain and into business applications far beyond.

Conquering costs and complexity through advanced warehouse management solutions

Conquering costs and complexity through advanced warehouse management solutions

Why manufacturers and distributors are rethinking warehouse management. These best-in-class performers are investing in advanced warehouse management solutions to strengthen their competitive market positions.

The Business Case for OEE Systems

The Business Case for OEE Systems

IN THE CURRENT ECONOMIC CLIMATE it is tempting for manufacturers to take drastic measures - reducing headcount, shifts, and budgets - to try and control production costs; but its widely recognised that in the long-run the businesses most likely to survive take a more measured approach.

Essential Guide to ERP for Food Processing Companies

Essential Guide to ERP  for Food Processing Companies

Whether you are re-evaluating your existing ERP application or planning to install your first packaged system, your success will be highly dependent on identifying ERP applications that have a strong food processing industry foundation and can support your unique requirements with minimal customization.

Best Practices for Flow Through Distribution

This paper outlines the benefits of flow through distribution and factors that must be considered while implementing this model.

A Guide to Selecting the Right ERP Partner

This white paper explores the plusses and minuses of the four types of ERP partners: Partner ecosystems, frameworks, best-of-breed packages and end-to-end integrated solutions. Only with the right ERP partner can organizations ensure that they obtain the functionality that drives competitive advantage for the optimal total cost of ownership.

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