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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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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