Manufacturing

Owing to globalization, increased competition, growing customer demands and the need for footprint expansion, enterprise mobility comes across as the top strategic scheme among leading manufacturers. Mobility, along with automation balances increased output and decreased operational costs without compromising the quality of the produce.

Systems powered by these technologies promise to take an enterprise to the next growth phase by ushering increased operational competitiveness and efficiencies. Oftentimes, due to heavy government regulations and high value of productivity, some manufacturing units come across challenges in achieving operational excellence. Adopting these technology trends becomes a necessary measure in such cases.

80% of manufacturers report an increasing reliance on mobility. In fact, in a survey of over 3,300 manufacturing IT decision-makers, over 70% view mobility as the key to converting downtime into productive time, recovering a daily average of 42 minutes per employee.

In some manufacturing industries such as pharma and food, regulatory requirements have increased during a time when most companies are trying to hold down costs. Keeping compliance standards high and curbing costs is a continuous challenge that these manufacturing industries must face on a daily basis. Due FDA regulations, quality assurance and control play an important role in pharmaceutical and food manufacturing because drugs, vaccines and other food products have to meet strict standards. Even minor variances in output could cause production to stop, costing organization money.

Other industries such as automotive, electronics, aerospace etc. face challenges due to their expanse and teensy weensy items being as crucial and irreplaceable as large ones.

Manufacturing industry has been hesitant in introducing IT automation until recent years. Industry trendsetters are now implementing novel mobile devices and solutions that can sync with the backend IT and interconnect their overall enterprise system. RFID based sensor networks can be used to optimize assembly lines. One can also choose to automate portions of their manufacturing processes using ruggedized mobile devices. With a mobility solution, an operator can quickly capture the real-time data needed for speedy identification. In turn, supervisors can rapidly respond to changing plant conditions while staying connected to operations from anywhere on the floor. All this leads to better visibility, informed decision making, lower costs and increased client satisfaction.

 

Broad advantages of adopting mobility and data automation for your manufacturing unit are:

  • Empower employees to be more productive
  • Reduce labour costs via automated processes
  • Increase order-fulfilment accuracy and asset-tracking accuracy
  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Increase revenue generation and sales
  • Reduce out-of-stock items
  • Increase equipment availability

Mobility lets operators move away from wired workstations and enable on-the-spot decision making that improves productivity in a variety of ways. All of this is achieved whilst nulling out human error and delays.

Statistics show that manufacturers leveraging wireless infra, industry specific mobility solutions and automated data collection and management systems enjoy higher productivities, increased investment in raw materials and accuracy of the real time data they require to make better business decisions.