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.

How many of you have old smartphones sitting in a drawer or cabinet at your desk? It would be safe to assume many of you do. The establishment of a robust mobile asset management and recovery solution would almost certainly be worthwhile for most organizations. However, such a solution would also be extremely challenging to implement.

Mobile Thought Leaders gathered for an MTL Online event to review the findings of the 2018 Strategy Research. The report itself has been out for a while and has been the focus of many discussions at MTL Live events and elsewhere. Some of those discussions were represented by a panel including Vox Mobile’s Harjot Sidhu joining from Vancouver, British Columbia, VMware VP Jeff Mitchell, in Atlanta and Jim Haviland joining the discussion from Hollywood.

Much of the risk and hassle of enterprise mobility that Mobile Thought Leaders (MTL) have talked about (complained about) over the past 7 years has involved the challenges of managing and securing the hardware throughout its lifecycle.  We talk about security but the projects fail, run over budget, or create embarrassing situations when devices get stuck or fall through the cracks in the life-cycle.

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