Manufacturing: Streamlining Operations

Manufacturers contributed $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2015. If taken alone, this highly competitive sector would be the ninth-largest economy in the world. And mobility is being used throughout it – helping to drive leaner processes, dramatically increase productivity and lower labor costs across the production line all the way to the retail channels. Researchers say mobile apps are saving manufacturers a daily average of 42 minutes per employee, and will change how they stay in touch with their end customer for service and product resale opportunities.

Efficiently Connect People, Data and Processes

The Internet of Things is becoming a big issue as everything in the manufacturing process can now talk to all the systems across the entire supply chain. However, while this sector has invested heavily over the years in the operations infrastructure, the IT infrastructure to support the complexity and security needs of a mobile environment have lagged behind. Vox Mobile’s architects help our manufacturing clients assess and support their mobile infrastructure needs including the evaluation of Enterprise Mobility Management EMM software, security and device specifications. With our extensive exposure to the latest advancements in mobility, are clients are confident they are making smart investments that will support their future needs.

Vox Mobile is helping manufacturers in a wide range of verticals to capitalize on mobility’s ability to efficiently connect people, data and processes. Leveraging the best aspects of the Internet of Things, these businesses are now more fluidly managing their processes to stay competitive and better serve a rapidly changing consumer dynamic.

This networking manufacturer was in the need of assistance in implementing, deploying and ongoing support for its new EMM platform to more than 60,000 global users.

Keeping mobile field workers connected and focused on their jobs is key to maximizing productivity. With an expanding set of mobile applications designed to improve workforce productivity and customer relationships, the industrial distributor and largest MRO U.S. supplier needed expertise and capacity to support its changing needs.

This market leader had a business critical need to arm its sales with mobile applications that would provide retail space availability to optimize product placement in various retails stores. The company had commissioned a third party to develop the specialized application for their retail stores, but after a year they were unable to achieve the application or end-user experience they wanted.

A global supplier of industrial materials and tooling had high expectations for achieving breakthrough innovation with mobility. However, the company didn’t want to have to take on the significant burden of managing the complexity of a mobile infrastructure and maintain the expertise required in such a rapidly advancing technology.

If you’re reading this blog, then you must be at least a little curious about what mobility can mean for your business, so let’s help you understand how Managed Mobility Services (MMS) can enhance your business opportunities — not only to survive, but thrive.

Why outsource mobility management? There are many answers to offer, some that you’ve heard ad nauseam (“it’s cheaper”, “we’re the experts”, or “mobility is not what you’re best at doing”) and others you may not have considered (“separating yourself from other companies”, “having a mobility subject matter expert at your beck and call”, and “affords you the ability to implement new technology quickly”).

IT outsourcing goes through phases like fashion.  Some will swear by outsourcing, while others remain certain that insourcing is the only way to go, but the prevailing winds shift year by year. For most of IT services, of course, a learned, experienced professional knows that the answer to the outsourcing question tends to be “it depends.” The context of the current moment and the focus of the organization will change over time and will make one or the other more advisable.

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