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At M6 this year, one of the major topics of discussion will be how to leverage mobile investments to improve operational efficiency and workforce productivity. These challenges seen prominently in industries that are asset-intensive, such as manufacturing. Manufacturing companies rely heavily on large assets like production equipment, facilities and vehicles in order to operate, so operational efficiency of these pieces is always a concern. One solution manufacturing companies use to manage their assets and workflows mobile apps that can be used anytime, anywhere.

The “anytime, anywhere” mentality is not a new concept, but it continues to be a driving force of operational success in the manufacturing industry. Why does the “anytime, anywhere” concept work? Just like buying a house, its location, location, location!  If maintenance workers have access to information no matter where they are on the job, the safety and productivity of the plant will increase. Overall, there will be better performance throughout the enterprise, leading to higher returns on investment. The simplicity of giving workers the power to work from anywhere is been a true feat of mobile technology, and will definitely drive operational success and productivity into the future.

In the manufacturing industry, enterprise mobility can act as a tool for operational success. Enterprise mobility has the ability to take the “anytime, anywhere” concept and embed it into plants looking to improve collaboration, empower the workforce, and enable management. As more manufacturers recognize that their assets are distributed, their people are mobile, and their customers are on-the-go, the more relevant and successful mobile will be in improving operations.

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