How to Assemble a Future-Proof Mobile Solution for Your Manufacturing Environment.
Like three-quarters of your peers, you’re probably using, or plan to use, mobile technology to boost the performance of your manufacturing and supply chain processes. Join Xplore and Barcoding, Inc. for an in-depth conversation with Industrial Distribution Editor Mike Hockett about the challenges of assembling a workable mobility solution that meets “best-in-class” standards. You’ll walk away knowing how to select devices and software that are compatible with your back-office IT architecture, your shop floor machines and your budget.
“Before upgrading to the Entersoft ERP and then mobilizing that entire information system using Xplore rugged tablets, we were not able to input or retrieve any production or warehouse workflow data into any business system unless we were physically in an office environment and logged into a desktop computer. There was an immediate return on our investment in Xplore’s rugged tablet mobility solution.”
Materials Logistics Manager, Haitoglou Bros SA.
Buying mobile technology for use in a professional work environment is very different from buying a device for personal use. Sifting through the multitude of mobile device variations is far from simple, as you’ve probably realized by now. The good news is that it’s not impossible. Join us for a 45-minute “coffee break” Q&A session with Group Mobile president Darin White, Xplore Marketing VP John Graff, and Field Technologies Online editor Sarah Nicastro.
Walk away with a simple 10-step action plan that will help you “shop smarter” for mobile technologies based on your business case (and easily secure executive buy-in for your entire mobility project).
Centre Square Fire Company replaces old Panasonic Toughbooks with new Xplore XSLATE R12 Rugged Tablets with help from Allegiance Technologies. Fire Company recognizes great benefits to the portability and usability of the Xplore tablets.
Vital Farms had a dilemma at the end of 2016: its auditing system was largely pencil and paper-based. Vital Farms’ Vice President of Quality and Compliance, Jeff Hinds, shared that the system caused inefficiencies, slowed operations and increased costs.
Vital Farms wanted to automate the process and spent time vetting eight firms and suppliers before choosing Kansas City-based DCT Mobile Solutions. In DCT, Vital Farms found a like-minded company, or “partner” as Hinds said, dedicated to excellence.
If you are in an industry where the hazards exceed the level of durability of your tablet, then in the long term, you will end up paying more. In these cases, a rugged computer is the better choice because it is designed specifically to withstand harsh challenging conditions. These are ultra-mobile, tough, and customer-engineered devices, specifically designed for use in mission-critical applications.
With a reliable and fast new way for employees to communicate real-time updates with each other regardless of location, the City of Brenham Police Department achieved significant cost savings on both the purchase of the Xplore mobile technology and rugged tablet PCs, and the recovery of productivity levels among its first responders.
Combining the right software with the right mobile computing hardware: Brasfield & Gorrie construction company uses Atlanta project as a proving ground for LATISTA software and Xplore rugged tablets.
"Getting issues to and from subs is so important on a large project like this. We hand them a hard copy and send them a version by email, and if they have any questions they can call us and we can bring it up on screen immediately and see exactly what they're talking about. We don't have to track paper because everything is in the database and available any time."
- Steve Gilbert, Corporate Operations IT Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie
Barton Malow drives innovation and extends existing BIM model with field-ready solutions including Xplore Rugged Tablets: “These tablet PCs will forever change our workflow for the better. The facilities staff really likes the idea that everything is bar-coded so information is readily available on the tablet. They like the camera and especially the ability to write directly on the tablet and have that information recorded on the appropriate forms and submitted automatically. It’s very exciting. We can no longer afford to work without this system.”
- Corrine Ambler, Baron Malow
“Before we began using the F5s, we were working within the limits of the laptops that weren’t really designed for field use or running back to the trailer, to look at hard copies of the records and trying to integrate information,” said Frank Bejarano, a Sundt project superintendent. “Now project information is more accurate and accessible, making it easier to stay current on project status and issues.”