Adapt Enterprise Mobility in Manufacturing for Strong and Reliable Growth

Manufacturing enterprises are unique in the sense that they have distinct functionalities and no two manufacturing processes are alike. A unique industry like this requires unique solutions to address new challenges as well as to stay afloat in these highly competitive times. Enterprise mobility can be a strong and reliable solution that can allow the manufacturing companies to address most, if not all, business challenges.

One might wonder how mobility can address some of the most complex challenges. This is because mobility can streamline functionalities, allow greater transparency, reduce time, offer real-time access to data, and allow for quick updating of data and give immense power to the staff even when they are located in remote areas. All these changes lead to enhanced productivity and profitability, not to mention better insight into the day to day happenings at the manufacturing plant.

A host of functionalities can be mobile enabled. Some of the functionalities that are worth mentioning are service call monitoring, access to customer history and service history, and some of the other common field service management applications. Asset management is another ripe area for mobile enabling, notable functionalities in this area are work ticket creation and assignment, asset condition updating, asset allocation and access to information about equipment and tools availability.

An enterprise looking forward to simple implementation of mobility can start with mobile enabling shop floor management applications. This includes instant messaging facility, access to inventory status, access to production schedules, work order progress, access to real-time shop floor alerts and KPIs and more. Then there are a host of cross functional applications that can be utilized with ease to generate a variety of reports and for tracking business intelligence reports, access control, labour tracking, device tracking and interactions and much more.

Increasing competition and effective customer service are driving most manufacturing companies to rethink and optimize the way they do business. They are bringing about new age technologies and sophistication while keeping the cost intact or even reducing it, to stay afloat in the market. Enterprise mobility can go a long way in improving the bottom line of manufacturing industries by giving them state of the art tools for efficient management of resources and for superior productivity.

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Enterprise Mobility to Redefine Manufacturing

Manufacturing is one of the sectors that are witnessing sea-changes in the form of process reengineering and product refinement. Advancements in the form of process refinement has become imperative for manufacturing companies to survive tough competition and changing business dynamics. One of the mostly widely used techniques these days is enterprise mobility. It is only prudent that the manufacturing sector cannot appreciate the benefits of enterprise mobility any less. These companies have come to realize that mobility can enhance productivity and reduce costs in an effective way.

Mobility for Manufacturing

There are several processes ranging from field service management functionalities, to asset management, to shop floor management and cross functional applications that can be mobile enabled successfully to give that much required impetus to this sector; to bring them to the top line; to enable them to use state of the art technology; and to reduce huge management cost – It may be hard to believe that all this is possible with a few well-thought out steps, mobile devices and minimal cost outlay. Never before in history has automation or advancement in technology come at such simple costs; never has it ever produced such drastic changes. Enterprise mobility allows manufacturing companies to pick and choose the areas that they want to mobilize depending on their capacity in terms of cost outlay, resource outlay, adaptability and such other factors. These companies can implement mobility in a phased manner to mitigate the cost factor and to enhance adaptability and profitability. The savings can be used for further enhancements in mobile enabling manufacturing functionalities.

The Manufacturing sector has definitely not posed a deaf ear to this new phenomenon. Industry leaders have sat up and taken notice of the large benefits of such an implementation. While many companies have already implemented mobility in core or essential areas, some others are still experimenting in the peripheral operational areas and studying the impact of the same on their bottom line. In a nutshell, this decade goes out to enterprise mobility, which is not only the most innovative of the ideas promoted in this new generation, but also one of the most cost effective, user friendly, reliable, robust and consequential ideas that has the potential to take manufacturing companies high up the growth trajectory to dizzying heights. It goes without saying that setting aside some time to think in this direction will certainly do more good to the enterprises in manufacturing sector.

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Ignoring enterprise mobility ‘now’ can cost dearly for MSPs

Mobile device sales have seen a rapid growth in the last decade. Smartphones and other handheld devices that seemed like a new phenomenon are wide spread and have acquired a larger than life image, leaving even the mobile service providers and mobile device manufacturers flabbergasted. The growth rate is such that several MSP enterprises in the industry are unable to keep pace with the rising demands. The one, who is the fittest, survives; bottom line is that the mobile service providers are forced to adapt the rapidly changing new age technology to provide better service or perish. There are two fold requirements in this direction. One from the consumers (B2C) end and the other from the enterprise clients (B2B).

Consumers are increasingly relying on mobile devices that have penetrated all walks of life. What more, technological advancements in cloud services and enhanced speeds of wireless network have opened up a whole new market; in order to capture this market, MSPs need to address and embrace new business initiatives in the area of deployment or facilitation of enterprise mobility solutions.

Mobility for Mobile Service Provider

MSPs enterprise clients on the other hand face similar need for a comprehensive enterprise mobility solution. This is the demand of the hour by enterprises worldwide. Enterprise clients, of all sizes, want to employ mobility solutions for increased business, improved customer service and improved employee communication, offer employees innovative applications and services that redefine workforce response times and productivity, address operational efficiency with optimal use of enterprise mobility solutions. They want to utilize mobility solutions to gain visibility into enterprise communication using mobile management tools and secure systems.

This two fold opportunity can be leveraged by MSPs efficiently. MSPs can offer enterprise mobility solutions to their enterprise clients packaged or bundled with the mobile services. The consumers can also benefit with mobility solutions that come bundled with their mobile services.

The cost of deployment is spread out which gives an edge to MSPs. There is mounting pressure on MSPs to improve services to entice new subscribers and retain existing subscribers. State of the art service delivery, such as mobility, can help capture new revenues in this rapidly growing wireless market. MSPs stand to gain enormously by deploying enterprise mobility solutions proactively in order to stay ahead of the market and to maintain growth and profitability.

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Enterprise mobility in healthcare to ensure superior care

If there is one sector that can hugely benefit from enterprise mobility, it is humanity! Healthcare, the mother of all services, can be vastly improvised with the implementation of enterprise mobility solutions. What good is a technology that cannot improve living and health conditions? Mobile enabling technology, at a fairly nominal cost to the enterprise, empowers the patients, whether they are temporarily sedentary, incapacitated or physically challenged, to continue to live a life of freedom by going mobile.

The seemingly petite mobile device packs a lot of power within. The device can be put to best use in most healthcare scenarios. While patients can get a host of stuff done at the touch of a button, the providers and associated community is not left behind either. They have joined the bandwagon and embraced mobility in all fervor. Enterprises in the healthcare sector such as the provider organizations, health insurance organizations and the associated services enterprises can all reap the benefits of mobile enabling technology.

Mobility for Healthcare

Patients can access their health related information such as prescription details, test results, lab results, diagnostic reports and any communication from their doctors, from their mobile devices from anywhere, anytime. No more waiting at the doctor’s office. Appointment scheduling can be limited to physical checkups, tests and such other activities that require the patient in person. What more, the patients can provide information to new providers almost instantly, check health info during travel, and keep info on allergies, visits, medications, procedures, problems, test results, immunization, clinical reports and such other critical information handy. Mobility also allows patient education by providing them with the required knowledge of preventive care and other details regarding their medical condition.

Mobility empowers the providers as well in a multitude of ways. They can view patient information, lab results, diagnostic images and medical history from anywhere, anytime. This also allows them to remote monitor and consults the patients, order prescriptions, complete dictations and consult other providers or specialists and immediately start intervention. This saves valuable time and can save tens of thousands of lives due to timely care delivery.

The administrative aspects of healthcare can also be handled smoothly with the use of mobile enabling technology. Insurance information exchange, remote monitoring, transmission of critical data, and patient visits can all be carried out with superior efficiency which is sure to bring about a drastic change in the provision of healthcare services and allow such services to have a better impact on the patients’ health and overall wellbeing.

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How Mobility can Foster Innovation

While enterprise mobility is one buzzword of this decade, innovation management is another. What if the two are combined? Mobility can foster growth in innovation and support innovation in multiple ways.

Traditionally innovations have been considered as accidental discoveries. But the modern companies refuse to believe so and are putting in place innovations team comprising of innovation manager and staff. Fresh ideas, fresh ways of doing things and fresh perspectives benefit enterprises enormously, some can even be a turning point for an enterprise.

Encouraging innovation is one of many ways to welcome change and mobility can bring about speed and precision to innovation.

Quick access to data

By mobile-enabling enterprise functionalities, important data can be accessed easily from anywhere, anytime. Innovative ideas are like electric sparks that can create a blast only if the fuel is available at the exact moment. Quick information gathering, keeping data handy and a detailed knowledge of the possible gaps in implementation, helps innovations officers to quickly access supporting data, connect the dots and discover new areas, new consumers, new channels and new methods. This process is reliably supported by enterprise mobility.

Information management and feasibility analysis

Managing and handling innovation needs discipline and commitment. While ideas can emerge from anywhere, excellent ideas can get ignored as well. It is important to manage new ideas, deeply analyze the pros and cons, analyze supporting data, brainstorm and come to a conclusion on the appropriateness of implementing an innovative idea. Mobility allows the staff to document such ideas on the go, brainstorm effectively, and document their thoughts as and when they occur. This quick and efficient collaboration not only saves time and resources, it also fosters creativity and interest which in turn foster innovation.

Idea translation into profits

With great ideas comes great responsibility to translate it ‘effectively’ into profits! Appropriate implementation is the key. When to implement, where and how? are some of the questions that need thorough analysis. Is an idea too early for the market, does it need phased implementation, does it need tweaking, what if it backfires, what are the challenges? Mobility allows the staff to access and document information quickly. Real-time effect of the idea can be observed. Simulations can be carried out and various analysis reports can be accessed at the tip of your fingers; quick projections can be carried out. All these help one understand the impact of a new idea implementation and allow the CIO to decide if the idea is worth pursuing. Any losses can be contained with efficient use of mobility by the staff.

While a great innovation is necessary, it is of no use if it cannot be translated into profits with better data management, speed to market, feasible and superior implementation, post implementation analysis and efficient follow through. Mobility allows an enterprise to achieve just that and is very apt in today’s business ecosystem.

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