The need for mobility spans the entire spectrum of enterprise operations. It's gone from a "nice-to-have" option to a critical business requirement. From the front office to the distribution center and all points in between, industrial mobile technology creates the foundation on which successful, profitable businesses are now built.

Today, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, logistics providers—and virtually every other link in the supply chain—are taking a hard look at their current communications capabilities. Investing in the right mobile solutions now can be a significant competitive differentiator as operational environments become larger, more complex and more reliant on operations-critical, real-time information.

With technology evolving at a rapid pace, how do you evaluate which mobile solutions will best meet the current needs of your business and scale to meet future demands? Determining the ideal fit of technology to business goals, worker and function is an important part of the mobility equation and ultimately impacts your total cost of ownership (TCO). Effective solutions pair a high-performance, purpose-built WLAN with the most appropriate handheld, wearable or vehicle-mounted device to meet workflow and data capture requirements.

Today's industrial mobile solutions are designed to meet the rigorous demands of all industries but particularly those where real-time inventory and asset visibility, connectivity, control, accountability, customer loyalty, faster customer response times and higher profitability matter.

Do you have the right devices for the right jobs?

 

Mark Wheeler is the Director of Supply Chain Solutions - North America for Motorola Solutions.

 

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