Guest Column | May 22, 2015

Must-Haves Mobile Device Features For Manufacturing And Warehousing

By Bob Meads, CEO of iQagent

Mobile In Manufacturing

Mobile devices are well on their way to becoming integrated into almost every industry, providing new ways to capture data in real time and speed up the process of overall productivity. The advantages of mobility in manufacturing and warehousing applications are continually expanding. New applications are being developed, which are helping employees to pass plant floor inspections and maintain quality control. With more workers becoming connected through devices and mobile apps it has become necessary for developers to consider the types of necessary features that are included on the mobile devices they target.

From a manufacturer’s point of view, there are certain features mobile devices should have when integrating them into the plant floor. “Manufacturing employees are becoming the smart connected worker by taking the technology with them,” said Heather Ashton, research Manager for IDC Manufacturing and Retail Insights. “They're moving throughout their workday connected at all times, which is huge.”

Here are some features to check off the list when thinking about how you can best equip plant floor workers with a mobile device.  

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