Although they may seem synonymous, the difference between portability and mobility can be highlighted in one single point: accessibility. While both portable and mobile devices can move freely, a mobile device secures connectivity networks while on-the-go. In terms of supply chain operations, this means users can have real-time access to crucial information while also moving their devices.
Furthermore, because mobile devices integrate greater accessibility, they can also prepare your workforce for other prevalent technology changes such as:
- Blockchain data sharing
- Augmented reality
- Internet of Things device management
As our world becomes more interconnected, more emphasis is placed on mobile devices since they provide us with vital resources to handle change. For example, Zebra’s 2019 Vision Study notes an increase of up to 40% in mobile device investment plans. To stay competitive in the digital age, ValuTrack is exploring the benefits of new mobility solutions with the help of Zebra’s rugged technology.
How Mobility Equals Accessibility
With the rise of e-commerce transactions within an on-demand market, today’s supply chains have developed new levels of intricacies. Nearly 97% of current consumers expect to be able to track their orders in real-time until the point of delivery. Repetitive tasks have been shown to drain worker morale, contributing to growing labor turnover rates. Adaptable to your workforce, mobile technology can:
- Connect your supply chain onto one platform – Long-range connectivity can provide real-time insight into moving inventory as it passes through different levels of your supply chain. Moreover, 5G technology is now delivering faster networking, bringing your teams closer.
- Lessen training times with Android for enterprise – Complicated and bulky devices strain workers as they struggle to adapt to unfamiliar technology. That’s why leading manufacturers like Zebra Technologies have adopted Android, which already powers over 80% of consumer phones worldwide. By using a familiar interface, your workforce can become more productive right from the moment of deployment.
- Streamline complex workflows – By combining data capture and connectivity within one platform, mobile devices like Zebra’s mobile computers and rugged tablets allow your teams to remain productive anywhere they go. Moreover, better accessibility minimizes bottlenecks and costly downtime by bringing reliable performance to your workers instead of the other way around.
To see which device can best fit your workforce, speak with our team of mobility experts, and design a mobility solution that values efficiency and simplicity. To learn more, contact a ValuTrack specialist at 877-484-8187 or email@example.com.