FREMONT, CA: The enhanced use of mobility devices in today's supply chain solutions provides leading logistics providers with ease of real-time data exposure to enhance the quality of service among customers, business partners, and carriers. The Internet of Things (IoT) will drive a new phase of progress, unlocking the ability for the mobile handheld to provide a valuable data highway for both directions. But it is what will soon progress data acquisition to a level where technology will keep pace with the current supply chain ambitions over the next development stage of the mobile device itself.
The advancements can bring new models and transformative business processes to the warehouse as well as enterprise-level operational data to IoT projects. To begin this path, designers can surmount the constraints of current supply chain handheld technology and develop new methods for accessing and enriching IoT data from the hands of warehouse staff.
A barcode input peripheral plugged into an iPad was quite a paradigm shift in the market adoption phases of wireless handhelds in the supply chain process-about the past decade. Since then, we are no longer bound by off-the-shelf solutions by increasing industry-specific market approaches. The Android operating system has demonstrated new flexibility and interoperability. Android devices operate well with peripherals such as multiple scanner formats, new mergers, such as Near Field Communication (NFC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) integration. The use of RFID tags is expected to remain an adequate traceability solution for the next half-decade as it is productive and value-effective for a location engine to transfer information from RFID scans to warehouse management systems (WMS).
Many types of inputs from other industries could be on the surface that can soon become accessible for supply chain activities. In warehouse and logistics activities, voice command software seen in scientific and healthcare approaches could enable hands-free interface with tablet PC.
Businesses are stepping up the acceptance of IoT and supply chain solutions of the next generation because they need to be both profitable and secure future competitiveness. It will be the companies that drive innovation with the goals of achieving the next enterprise goal that will succeed in expanding the supply chain technology field, as long as they concurrently design the product from the perspective of the end user.
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