Supply chain management has a lot of moving parts that need to be synchronistically aligned in order for products to get out the door. Every small thing that comes up could affect the success of the chain. From shipments being oversized or too heavy to forecasted delivery dates based on real-time information, the attention is in the detail.
Rugged tablets improve communication among teams, improve efficiency along the supply chain, and aid in reducing the carbon footprint of supply chains. Rugged tablets are built with durability and reliability as their core focus, to withstand being on the floor in warehouses or out in the field with trucks making deliveries.
The use of advanced technology is crucial in managing supply chain logistics effectively with accuracy. Technology is changing how supply chain logistics operate and function, making more data accessible for decision making. It’s what is done with the data collected that matters and rugged tablets enable better data collection with the ability to capture, record, and report the data in a way that is easy for teams to view and digest.
3 Ways Rugged Tablets Assist Supply Chains
Forecasting delivery based on data
Accurate data is crucial for forecasting delivery times, days, and shipping needs. In each step of the supply chain, data is collected and used to determine when products will be ready for shipment, how long they will take to be delivered, and what kind of space in a truck is needed for the products. Rugged tablets collect, record, and track data from each process along the supply chain in real-time, entering it into organized reports that make it easy for teams to log in to view and make decisions based on real-time analytics, situations, and needs.
Reduces carbon footprint
Many companies are seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint and offer more sustainable ways of producing. Rugged tablets answer that need by eliminating the use of paper along with supply chain processes. Rugged tablets are durable and last for several years without needing much maintenance, eliminating the outdated dated paper trails that lead to human error and lack of sustainability.
Reduces shipping waste with exact package sizing
Rugged tablets with integrated 3D RealSense camera provide exact dimensions of boxes needed to ship products, this also offers exact weight, so that when a package is put on the truck there is no concern of overages, and the amount of space a package takes up on the truck is precisely accurate so truck space is maximized.
Rugged tablets improve the efficiency of supply chains while reducing the possibility for human errors and improving real-time communication among teams. Rugged tablets simplify supply chain processes and make data more accessible while also improving the function of shipments for needed products.