Mobility and Production Coordination

April 7, 2019

Carla’s Pasta is one of the largest producers of filled pasta products in America.  They have experienced steady growth as their product offerings have increased and sales channels have expanded.  But growth in product variety and volume posed new challenges to production.  A larger product mix required more frequent product changeovers resulting in a more …

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Enterprise Mobility

March 6, 2019

Enterprise Mobility describes a trend in business where employees working inside or outside the office use mobile devices to perform business tasks. Enterprise mobility refers not only to the mobility of workers but also to the mobility of corporate data and information. Mobile users increasingly expect to integrate their personal and professional information using mobile …

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The Buzz about Mobility

February 14, 2019

Mobility is a tech buzzword.  With any buzzword, it can be difficult to separate the hype from the really good ideas worth looking into.    The word “Mobility” is so general and non-specific that you might immediately brush it off as just more hype.   But do so at your own peril.  Mobile applications will continue …

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Workbench Space and Mobility

February 13, 2019

One aspect of mobility especially valuable in manufacturing is the nimbleness of mobile devices.  Take a close look at the workbench space available to each worker in an assembly process.  You will typically notice little wasted space.  Space at most factories is a valuable commodity and needs to be used wisely.  This is a prime …

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Statusbin App Receives New Search Feature

February 4, 2019

As of the iOS 1.24 release of Statusbin the Table Search feature was added! The search view can by accessed by pressing on the magnifying glass icon at the top right of the screen while viewing a table report. The Search feature will show rows that contain the search word provided and hide rows that …

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Mobility in Manufacturing – Technical Obstacles

February 4, 2019

Has the impact of mobility been felt within your company?  If you’re like most, you have some Wi-Fi in place and mobile phones picking up e-mail.  That certainly qualifies as using mobile technology.  Your company may have advanced further along the “mobile curve” and are deploying mobile apps.  In most cases, these apps are likely to be customer facing apps which support the sales and marketing efforts of the company.   These efforts are important and are hopefully providing measurable payback.  But has your company made any effort to deploy mobile apps beyond sales?  Specifically, has anything been done to apply mobility to manufacturing and operations?

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