Leveraging Mobile Devices in Plastics Manufacturing Warehouses

Mobile Devices in Plastics Manufacturing Warehouses

The warehouse continues to be a focal point for performance improvement in Plastics Manufacturing. Equipping personnel with RF guns or other mobile devices is an important factor in picking and putaway performance. Microsoft continues to understand mobile device advantages by developing mobile applications, using HTML5, or specifically targeting RF devices. There are still pros and cons related to RFs versus tablets/phones that will dictate the correct device for the environment including:

  • Speed
  • Scan Distance
  • Environmental – Lighting, e.g., or lack thereof
  • Battery Life
  • Durability
  • Cost
  • Maintenance/Updating

In summary, Microsoft is providing options to Plastic Manufacturers by continuing to embrace Digital Transformation and developing the requisite interfaces to the many device options in a warehouse.

In a previous blog post (Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU12 Warehouse Mobile Device Updates) we show how mobile devices can be leveraged in Dynamics 365 for Operations.

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