Archive for June 2012

Data Tracking

How often does your enterprise take the time to track the cycle times emerging from a given work cell? Are you even set up to track the fluctuations in these cycle times, or are your current manual processes making the entire exercise impossible? More importantly, how much better would your enterprise be if it were able to track cycle time fluctuations in real-time via an enterprise mobility network? In order to answer these questions, think of how important it is to isolate the root causes of down time. Think of the high costs of work stoppages and how these interruptions impact your production and ultimately, your company’s bottom line. Granted, analyzing cycle times and minimizing work stoppages is extremely difficult with manual tracking methods. However, it is a much easier endeavor when your company upgrades its production team to use rugged handheld mobile devices and barcode scanners. So, how can the right enterprise mobility solution empower your company to not only track fluctuations in cycle times, but ultimately eliminate the high costs associated with down time?

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warehouse inventory

One of the surest ways to reduce your company’s inventory costs is to use a vendor managed inventory agreement. Success or failure with these agreements is dependent upon strong cohesion between your purchasing department and its vendor base. Delays are commonplace and manageable, but inaccurate information is much more costly and far more damaging. As such, many of today’s enterprises are upgrading their enterprise mobility network with rugged handheld computers, and they’re giving these computers to a purchasing department that must manage an ever-expanding vendor base.

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