What's The Future Of Work Force Mobility On The Plant Floor?

What Is The Future Of Work Force Mobility On Plant Floors?

Barry BarcodeWhat’s the future of work force mobility on plant floors?
by Barry Barcode

Organizations have started raking in the benefits of the workforce mobility revolution already. The future implications of work force mobility can be expected to bring about economic growth by optimizing the plant floor operations of various industries which includes manufacturing, logistics, healthcare and retail.

Integrating work force mobility into your plant floor operations with the use of advanced operating systems, barcoding devices and specifically designed purpose based software application can significantly quicken the work flow. It can also eliminate waste and reduce complexity from the equation for improved efficiency. Amongst the most enticing aspect of work force mobility is its pin point accuracy due to advanced data collection techniques that can prevent costs associated with errors.

A few examples to help you visualize work force mobility better
Work force mobility can boost the warehouse productivity by reducing the time required to pick an order by half. In the health care industry, work force mobility can help nurses determine patient prognosis and treatment better. The use of advanced mobile operating systems, applications and devices in work force mobility can also increase customer confidence with delivery drivers reaching every stop on time.
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Work force mobility can help you make smarter decisions
Introducing work force mobility and modernization can expand the boundaries of your organization and change the way we carry out your operations. It can help us execute operations in a faster and smarter way, and drive your organization towards greater efficiency. Mobile devices can allow organizations to augment the internal transparency as well by granting them the ability to monitor their operations with full visibility. Technologies like bar codes, RFID, sensors and GPS can help organizations track real time progress and take prompt as well as smart actions. Cloud computing and the Internet of Things are some of the technologies allowing organizations to gain full visibility and develop their value to customers quicker than the competitors.

What to look for in a work force mobility strategy
The operating system that your organization uses is one of the core elements that your work force mobility strategy may be built around. You can go for one of the competing operating systems available in the market or adopt a specified multi platform approach that is complimentary to your business’s needs. The mobile devices you use must also meet the demands of the environment that your people work in, along with the tasks that are to be accomplished. Additionally, the applications that are used should be oriented towards increased productivity and improved user experience.

Before implementing a work force mobility strategy, be sure to assess your business
Your organization’s goal might be an increased productivity, increased compliance or increased accuracy but no matter what you are aiming for, assessing your business is a prerequisite. You need to understand where you are now and where you want to be as an organization in order to execute your work force mobility strategy with precision. You should know what device features are essential to your plant floor operations and which operating system can provide you the specific flexibility and functionality that you need. Only after you know the answers to these questions, will you be able to meet your organizations requirement fully with work force mobility and reduce the Total Cost of Ownership while increasing your Return on Investment.

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*Sources: https://www.zebra.com/content/dam/zebra_new_ia/en-us/campaigns/os-migration/homepage/workforce-mobility-guide-to-workforce-mobility-white-paper-en-us.pdf

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