January 7, 2017
The manufacturing industry has witnessed tremendous evolution over the past few years. However, companies still struggle to find smart solutions to improve their processes and minimize their costs. They want increased employee productivity, efficient resource management, and they want to make and implement decisions fast. Operating in an environment that is particular about time-to-market requires that processes are kept moving efficiently with minimum downtime.
Manufacturing companies are well aware of these challenges and the forward thinking ones have already jumped on the bandwagon of leveraging technology to their advantage. However, there are still several players in the manufacturing industry who are simply not sure why innovating on technology is critical. Which quite frankly, is ironic. The manufacturing industry essentially pioneered the usage of RFID and barcode technology in their plants and warehouses.
Both customers and tech innovators agree that the manufacturing industry, with its desperate need for high efficiency and uptime, is an ideal candidate for harnessing mobile technology. We’re in fact starting to see all kinds of apps – apps that deliver real time information, mobile inspection apps, inventory tracking apps, and so on.
Mobile speaks for itself- it enables manufacturing companies to manage inventory more efficiently, simplifies work orders, and streamlines inspections.
Let’s take a deeper look at how mobile apps are adding value and significantly improving methods and processes in the manufacturing industry.
As companies increasingly make the move towards the mobile, we expect bigger and better innovation to happen. This, of course, means increased productivity and better efficiencies across the manufacturing industry.
The question is no longer about whether a manufacturing company should consider adopting mobile for their industry. Rather, it’s about how soon you can do it, and more importantly, how the mobile strategy is crafted implemented.
There are several ways in which mobile can be incorporated into manufacturing processes to produce incredible results. Although the process of building such mobile apps can be a complex, and slightly expensive effort, the results definitely far outweigh the costs.
Are you ready to jump on the mobile bandwagon?