Mobile Apps in the Manufacturing Industry

Mar 22, 2012 7:00:35 AM

A number of manufacturing systems can potentially benefit from a mobile application. Sales teams that use mobile devices to access CRM ( customer relationship management) systems have found that it increases their efficiency when out of the office, as well as helped them stay in touch with what is going on with each specific order they may have in process. Mobile applications are also helping the workers on the shop floor and in manufacturing plants to keep track of inventory and work in progress on a daily basis. Management has also benefited from mobile applications in terms of staying on top of time critical orders, targeting and resolving problems in production and updating information all in real-time. Inevitably, a manufacturing company would benefit from implementing a mobile application into their business, allowing it to react faster to problems, improve productivity and get better insight into their business whether they are in their office or on the road.

Recent research on mobile applications in the manufacturing industry show that 7 out of 10 of manufacturing companies are looking to use mobile and wireless solutions to streamline operations. Below are some advantages to implementing a mobile application for your company:

  • Improved productivity and increased revenues
  • Enhanced customer, dealer and wholesaler relationships
  • Streamlined operations and decreased production costs
  • Instant access to Supply Chain Management

Is your company implementing or thinking of implementing a mobile strategy? If so, leave a comment below to discuss how you think it will help your business in the future, or contact AndPlus to evaluate if a mobile application is the right fit for your business.

Brian Geary

Written by Brian Geary

Brian is a true believer in the Agile process. He often assists the development process by performing the product owner role. In addition to his technical background, he is an experienced account manager with a background in design and marketing.

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