SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

May 10, 2011 10:00 ET

Aberdeen Group Publishes Supply Chain, Enterprise Apps, Global Supply, Product Engineering Research Reports

Research Covers Freight-Spend Analysis, ERP Mobility, Supplier Relationships, Project Risk Reduction, CFD Analysis, Contingent Labor Strategies

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of new research reports from its Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Applications, Global Supply Management, and Product Innovation and Engineering research practices.

"2011 Transportation Contract, Tender and Spend Management," prepared by Bob Heaney, Senior Research Analyst for Aberdeen's Supply Chain Management practice, reveals that almost 50% of respondents are focused on improving the ability to analyze and automate true freight spend. This report details how Best-in-Class shippers merge transportation spend management solutions and process improvements to control costs and maintain high levels of performance. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, made available in part by underwriters BirdDog Solutions, Inc., LeanLogistics, Inc. and Syncada LLC, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=6860&camp=2.

Prepared by Kevin Prouty, Research Director for Aberdeen's Enterprise Applications practice, and Nick Castellina, Research Associate, "Mobility in ERP 2011" indicates that limited access to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) information, both at the direct and indirect labor levels, prevents many organizations from deriving maximum benefit from ERP investment. As a result of direct mobile ERP access, Best-in-Class companies are 120% more likely to report reduced operational costs. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, made available in part by SAP and Sage Software, Inc., visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=7054&camp=2.

"The Year of the Supplier," by Constantine G. Limberakis, Senior Global Supply Management Analyst, shows that effective supplier management can ultimately lead to a variety of benefits, including increased collaboration, savings to the buyer, and alternative sources of revenue for suppliers over the long-term. The report identifies tools and strategies organizations can use to increase on-time delivery and project completion, and reduce the risk of catastrophic project failure. A complimentary copy of the report, made possible by the sponsorship of Aravo Solutions, Inc., Zycus Inc., Hiperos LLC, and Hicx Solutions LTD, is available here: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=7103&camp=2.

"Getting Product Design Right the First Time with CFD," prepared by Michelle Boucher, Research Analyst for Aberdeen's Product Innovation and Engineering research practice, reveals that the most successful companies have reduced development time by 28% since implementing their current approach to assessing product behavior. The report provides recommendations enabling companies to make better decisions when developing products impacted by fluid or gas flow, heating or cooling, chemical reactions, turbulence, and other related physical phenomena. To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=7117&camp=2.

Examining the contingent labor intentions, strategies and challenges of over 200 companies the study "Contingent Labor Management: The Evolution of the Contemporary Labor Workforce," by Chris Dwyer, Research Analyst in Aberdeen's Global Supply Management practice, found that the modern contingent labor umbrella encompasses over 22% of the average organization's total workforce, and that companies must enhance their processes to avoid compliance gaps, mitigate contractor risks, and link projects and services to attain true operational growth. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, made available in part by the following underwriters: Allegis Group Services, Fieldglass, Inc., IQNavigator, ProcureStaff Technologies and Randstad Managed Services (RMS), visit http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=7023&camp=2.

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