What Can Mobile Applications Do For Manufacturing?

How can your manufacturing business benefit from mobile applications? Manufacturing companies are currently looking for mobile apps to solve and improve many concerns and issues. Also, recent research into the manufacturing industry has shown that as high as 7 in 10 companies are installing or have installed mobile apps. Companies are looking to this technology for a number of reasons, including streamlined operations and management assistance. With so many of your peer companies relying on this technology for improvements, now is the time to find out more. With streamlined operations, enhanced business relationships, assistance for your management, and improved productivity, the benefits are great. If you need more convincing, here are four ways mobile apps can help your manufacturing business grow and improve.

Streamlined Operations

Wireless and mobile apps allow your employees to move freely about their jobs. No longer will you be paying for time spent walking to and from a computer. Employees have the equipment they need right in their hand to make tasks and logging easy. A handheld device cuts down on time spent on various tasks such as following technical instructions and logging levels. Industry leaders have reported each employee can save up to 42 minutes per day. That is a lot of time to be saved. With streamlined operations, you will be able to save money and enhance your overall productivity.

Enhanced Business Relationships

Using mobile apps will allow you to communicate with customers on the go. No matter where you are as long as you have internet access you will have the information you need to communicate with wholesalers, dealers, and customers. This ability to constantly be in touch will improve your company’s response time. People will like being in business with you if you have a quick response time. Mobile apps can also be of assistance while you are meetings with your customers or dealers. You can easily pull up information that becomes pertinent to the meeting. Therefore, deals can be agreed upon easier and paperwork can be made a breeze. Everyone will want to do business with you because the process is made so simple. With all the information your management and sales teams need at their fingertips, you are enabling your team to be more successful.

Management Assistance

Access to critical operations information can be provided to supervisors and management all while being mobile with the help of an app. In this way, your management can interact better with your employees and be hands-on without sacrificing connectivity. Management will be able to identify and resolve problems faster that are happening on the shop floor. Additionally, a mobile app can help in locating and acquiring inventory and updating data can be made simple. The ability to have management on the floor will create a good rapport between management and floor workers. And there is no need to sacrifice connectivity. Improved relationships will enable problems to be fixed more easily when they do come up. Enabling mobility will create a more responsive management group.

Improved Productivity

Mobile apps will improve your team’s overall productivity. You will enable management to be hands-on and floor workers to carry all important information with them. You will save yourself money because wait times will be cut down. Employees can have instructions, blueprints, inventories, and other databases in their pockets. The mobile app will take away guesswork as it can assist your employees in any number of tasks. This improved productivity will not only cut down your costs but shorten production times for your customers. With production costs and times down, you and your customers will be in a better position. Clearly, mobile apps can be of great value to your company.

The benefits of custom-designed mobile apps for manufacturing business are endless. From enhanced business relationships to improved productivity, the monetary investment is completely worth it. You can have an app that perfectly helps your employees at every level. Through customization, your app will have all the functions and features your specific business needs, without any of the unneeded tools. Design features to help your shop floor employees perform their jobs better and more efficiently. Create access to supply chain data for supervisors and management while freeing them from their desks. Develop a system that is perfectly sized for your business needs and not a cookie cutter one-size-fits-all. Allow mobile apps to work in your favor. Cut down production times and improve your relationships. Mobile apps can help you do it all.

If you would like more information about how your specific manufacturing business can be helped by mobile apps, Ayoka Systems can help. Give us a call, (817) 210-4042.