This blog post comes from Russ Martin, Southeast Regional Sales Manager here at MobileDemand. -- For more than 20 years, Forklift Mounted Computers, originally known as Vehicle Mounted Terminals (VMT), have been transforming the way products move throughout the supply chain. Early implementations of these VMTs usually emulated traditional host-based terminal applications. Adding bar code scanning to the system greatly improved the timeliness and accuracy of the data in the system, allowing companies to be more attuned to their operational efficiencies. As with most process improvements, these strides going forward did come with a step or two back. In the case of the Vehicle Mounted Computers, these back steps came in the form of power glitches, resulting in the terminal shutting down, or rebooting; usually resulting in the loss of critical data. These interruptions could cause a loss of productivity due to downtime that resulted while the user waited to log back on to the system to resume their duties.
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Hopefully, by now you’ve instituted an array of technology-based solutions to improve your production and supply chain processes. No doubt you’ve deployed a cadre of rugged tablets to keep remote and mobile personnel connected with overall enterprise resource management or more process-specific applications.
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The last few years have seen an exponential increase in public sector use of mobile technologies and specialized software applications to improve efficiency and productivity, better manage assets and save money. A tablet PC has surfaced as the preferred choice to help workers at any remote location – indoors or out – work faster and more accurately.
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Warehouses and distribution centers have undergone tremendous – in some cases sweeping -- changes in recent years. Your operations don’t look much like they used to, and in a few years they’ll be very different again. It’s likely you’ve already adopted new technologies such as handheld tablet computers to make your facilities operate more effectively.
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Over the next couple months, every Tuesday we will feature a blog written by a MobileDemand team member. This first one is written by Jon Rasmussen, Senior Director of Product Management.
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Manufacturers who are profitably implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions report that putting a rugged tablet PC into the hands of remote and mobile workers is a fundamentally-important underlying success strategy. ERP is only as valuable as your ability to retrieve and act on data gathered -- any time, from anywhere.
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In many ways utilities represent the front line of the battle between increasingly complex business performance demands and the need to control costs to remain profitable. It’s a volatile environment and your people and facilities are spread over a wide area. Your operation is the definition of “mobile,” the kind of workplace where a rugged tablet PC can really shine.
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Despite industry-wide improvements in process management, those involved in logistics and supply chain operations continue to face a plethora of challenges. Companies that have already adopted mobile technology – typically a ruggedized tablet PC – understand the critical role these tools play in linking new processes with the people who need them.
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Better visibility into your inventory and logistics systems can bring outstanding efficiencies and tangible savings – that “dynamic duo” of reduced costs and increased revenue that ensure a strong bottom line. But to grow and thrive, your business also needs loyal customers. In today’s volatile marketplace, that requires speed, accuracy and adaptability.
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What’s all the buzz about in-transit visibility? ITV, as it’s commonly known, is something you’ve long wished for – the ability to track your entire logistics stream, to know exactly where your inventory, vehicles and personnel are at any time, at any point along the supply chain.
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