Can You Integrate Mobility Into Manufacturing?
In the manufacturing world, productivity is measured in seconds. So, workers need to analyze information in real time and solve critical challenges at a moment’s notice. The speed of decision-making is essential to success.
Manufacturers can gain increased efficiency, maximizing output and sharpening their competitive edge by using mobile technology, including:
- Purpose-built, rugged mobile devices;
- Integrated barcode scanners;
- Dimensioning and thermal imaging cameras, and;
- Multimode mobile connectivity for instant data capture and sharing.
In warehouses, barcoding with mobile and wireless technology automates order-picking processes to get a closer-to-perfect order status. Voice instructions from handheld devices also display a picture of the item being picked. The employee grabs and scans the item’s barcode and the mobile device sends a confirmation that the correct item was chosen.
Customers want their orders faster than ever. With the next competitor literally one click away, you have to manage orders, shipments and returns as quickly and accurately as possible, all while staying both productive and profitable.
In creating mobile applications that scale across distribution networks and sharing information on the shop floor, you can see a sharp decrease in paperwork and the need for transcriptions. Shippers can gain quick and easy access to product identification and provide full traceability, while complying with current regulations and combating counterfeiting.
How Mobile Technology Helps
With the world’s supply chains becoming more interconnected, mobile technology can help you manage complex systems, letting you do more with less to improve your overall employee and customer relationships — a must for continual growth, added value and customer satisfaction.
With so much data in mobile devices, we can help you secure production and distribution channels by treating every sensor, real-time device, employee, and company phone, tablet and laptop as a security threat. It’s important for you to establish a zero-trust approach — always verifying. You can grant access to trusted customers and distributors while detecting and remediating threats on any device.
Integrated internal controls enable you to make much more efficient use of time while increasing accuracy of data, allowing for quicker decision-making on real-time information.
On the factory floor, mobile devices give employees access to data — from logistics to order fulfillment. Mobile technology enables finding stock easier and faster. Employees can identify problems more quickly and take action to solve them.
Smart factory initiatives improve shop-floor productivity to achieve cost, growth and profit goals. Using analytics, mobility, real-time monitoring, manufacturing execution systems, security, and smart, self-diagnosing production machines means you’ve got lots of balls in the air.
What’s my accountants role?
Accountants can oversee the information coming into the systems to make sure your business has sound internal controls, so you’ll be able to trust the transactions and data coming out of the system. To support the internal control environment, all automated controls and checks can be built into the system.
As your business adviser and consultant, sifting through the information to see the quantities passing through each step and when they arrive in stores is available. Nonfinancial information can be pulled in — validations on purchase orders or on invoices, write-offs, and detection of fraud.
But, by designing mobility into everyday work processes as a natural evolution, you’ll be bringing more accuracy and speed to tasks. These efforts are often driven by demand for on-time or faster shipments, labor cost reductions, perfect order rates, improved storage utilization, and lower cost of errors. Companies that embrace this integration of mobile solutions are working to operate profitably and keep customers happy.
We can help. Reach out to our manufacturing team today to operate more profitably tomorrow.