SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

August 14, 2013 14:05 ET

Aberdeen Group Publishes Supply Chain Management, Global Supply Management, Manufacturing Research

Research Examines Cross-Border Transportation, Strategic Meetings Management, Strategic Sourcing, Safety Program Development

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Aug 14, 2013) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of new research reports from its Supply Chain Management, Global Supply Management, and Manufacturing research practices.

The research report "Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) Priorities under Globalization: Cross-Border Transportation Strategies," authored by Bob Heaney, Senior Analyst for the Aberdeen Group Supply Chain Management research practice, reveals that 69% of companies with predominantly global supply chains ranked Transportation Optimization as a high priority for improvement. This report details how optimizing transportation spend is a critical strategy for enterprises -- to reduce costs, improve operational performance, and guide transportation realignments in the context of increasingly complex and multi-tiered global supply-demand networks. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit:

Co-authored by Louis Berard, Senior Research Analyst, and Matthew York, Research Associate for the Aberdeen Global Supply Management research practice, the report "Strategic Meetings Management 2013: Best-in-Class Measures to Reduce Cost and Increase Savings," addresses the business needs of organizations that need the right people, in the right places, at the right time, for corporate meetings and events. In the wake of the 2007-2008 global recession, organizations are engaged in strategic spending, and embracing automated technologies, analytics and reporting, and mobile technologies to supplement or even supplant strategic meetings and events. To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, made available with the support of Cvent, American Express Meetings and Events, and Maritz Travel, visit:

Also co-authored by Berard and York "Strategic Sourcing: The Future is Now," illustrates that the concept of strategic sourcing, widely accepted across industry, is not an optional business practice, but a mandatory one, providing decision makers with the ability to recognize risks and identify opportunities for improvement. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit:

"Safety Technology: Don't Wait Until it's Too Late" prepared by Reid Paquin, Senior Research Associate for the Manufacturing research practice at the Aberdeen Group, highlights how different manufacturers approach safety technology. Safety affects all levels of an organization, from plant manager to CEO. Employee injuries, illnesses, and accidents are an ethical, legal, and financial responsibility everyone must deal with. However, with the tightening of budgets, managers are, as always, asked to do more with less. As a result, it is not easy to procure funding to start, or improve upon, a safety program. This study pays particular attention to how top companies learn from the mistakes of others, justify funding, and leverage safety systems to operate safely and productively. Readers of this report will learn how to justify, then implement, an effective safety program. To obtain a complimentary copy of the report visit:

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

Enabled by its team of 40 research analysts covering 16 industry-sector categories, access to 35,000+ benchmarked enterprise decision makers, and 2.5 million research readers, Aberdeen Group -- a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS) -- is the trusted advisor to global technology markets, providing corporations with insights that drive IT decisions. Aberdeen's independent, fact-based research and market intelligence is used by the Fortune 1000, Global 500, and Software 500.

Aberdeen has offices in Boston and London. Harte-Hanks operates 25 offices in the United States, and has locations throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. 

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