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Category: Transportation & Logistics

Sep 12, 2017

The Real Reason Why You Shouldn’t Go All-In on All-in-One Mobility “Bundles”

by Tom Kost

The “all” part of an “all-in-one” or “all-inclusive” mobility bundle likely does not use the operating system currently powering your information systems. That translates to lost productivity due to the lack of continuity between workflow applications as workers transition between their traditional office and mobile office in the field.... Continued

Sep 05, 2017

Rugged Tablets are Smoothing Out Massive Road Improvement Projects

by Brett Gross

Learn what Main Roads Western Australia is doing to keep one of the most widely geographically distributed road networks in the world in top shape for the millions of people and billions of dollars and goods that traverse the region every day.... Continued

Jul 25, 2017

Mobile PCs Can Put the Brakes on Distracted Driving

by Bob Ashenbrenner

As mobile technology advocates, utility industry leaders, and employers to millions of field workers on the roads every day, we must heed today’s strong call to action to remove mobile device distraction as best as we can. ... Continued

Jul 14, 2017

Two Years: That’s All It Took for IoT to Take Hold and Rugged Tablets to Gain More Purpose

by John Graff

Just two years ago, the IoT market was still experimental, and it still is today depending on who you ask. But the underlying need to connect people to machines and data is not new. It is important to remember that every digital transformation that has occurred in the last 20 years has been facilitated by one fundamental and mission-critical component: the mobile computer.... Continued

Jul 06, 2017

How Airlines Can Avoid Mobile Technology Meltdowns on the Tarmac

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Both mobile devices and airplanes have a dramatic failure mode if operated above their temperature limit. In fact, there have been instances of this is happening on the tarmacs of some U.S. airports this summer amongst mobile devices that weren’t built to be used in such extreme environments.... Continued

Jul 05, 2017

Spotlight on Airlines: When It’s Too Hot, Planes Don’t Fly and Mobile Devices Fail

by Bob Ashenbrenner

Travel is hot right now – literally and figuratively. We are at the peak of the summer travel season, which means airlines must do everything within their power to keep operations running smoothly and flights arriving on time. That’s why airlines are turning to technology both in the terminal and on the tarmac to unlock new efficiencies in their aircraft maintenance, refueling and even passenger loading operations. Mobile technology, specifically. ... Continued

Jun 13, 2017

How to Run (Not Rush) the Race: The Playbook for a Winning Supply Chain Mobility Strategy

by Bob Ashenbrenner

The secret of sustainable success for you and all your supply chain stakeholders is a planned, and incremental, rollout of mobile technologies that solve problems in innovative ways. View Xplore's Playbook on how to formulate the best-fitting mobility solution for your manufacturing environment – without falling into the Industry 4.0 tech trap. ... Continued

May 03, 2017

The Automation “Handshake”: How Mobile Devices Make It Happen

by John Graff

We all know that manual, repetitive work has long been a target of automation. But high-skill activities that require interaction with machines will also benefit from automation; or, perhaps better described as the act of converting skilled workers into information workers.... Continued

Apr 04, 2017

Solving for X: How Manufacturers Must Use Mobility to Keep Moving Forward

by Mark Holleran

Though the key to successful manufacturing modernization will ultimately be a very intricately-married network of digital and physical systems, it has become clear that mobile computing technologies will be the central enabler of any data-driven supply chain operation moving forward. ... Continued

Mar 28, 2017

Back to the Future: What is Industry 4.0?

by admin

Though it’s hard to foresee the future, one thing is certain: Manufacturers and warehouses/DCs need to transition to fully paperless facilities sooner than later to keep pace with new omni-channel business models, greater customization requirements and higher volume production demands. That’s why mobile investments are now considered urgent and mandatory. ... Continued

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