Transforming the Shop Floor


As a manufacturer – are you utilizing the advances in enterprise mobility solutions to run your shop floor more effectively? Are you looking to improve how you do business?

The advent of mobile technology has revolutionized the way our businesses operate today. The manufacturing shop floor is no exception to this. When the power of ERP is combined with the agility of mobile devices, the functioning of a manufacturing unit can be transformed significantly to render cost efficiency, enhanced performance, faster operations and better resource management. With most of the small and mid-sized businesses embracing leaner processes and smarter tools, inclusion of mobile technologies on the shop floor is the best IT strategy that one can implement.

What can mobility do for the shop floor?

Mobility has become one of the core aspects that define the success of modern-day manufacturing units. When implemented correctly, it has the potential to:

  • Reduce lead time
  • Improve response time
  • Improve manufacturing employee effectiveness
  • Improve customer service

Here are some ways in which enterprise mobility technologies help improve operations on the shop floor:

  • Quick error detection and corrections

Often manufacturing units experience bottlenecks in their processes due to erroneous operations or malfunctioning of equipment. Ramification of the issue doubles when corrective steps aren’t taken in a timely manner. Mobility solves this problem by instantly informing the technicians when a machine breaks down. This initiates faster execution of corrective plans, after which the ‘fixed’ status of the equipment can be updated from the handheld device. Such a well structured system also keeps everyone well informed about every single issue and its resolution.

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