Optimizing the Modern Supply Chain during Retail’s Busiest Time of Year

The modern supply chain is all about visibility. Today, customers expect to follow their packages from the online ordering, to order picking, to placement on the delivery truck and finally at the front door. To optimize the modern supply chain, rugged mobile handheld devices and rugged tablets are redefining supply chain operations by enabling manufacturers, distributors and package delivery companies to seamlessly share information with each other and communicate the real-time information customers have come to expect.

As we approach the holiday season and NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show coming in January, supply chain optimization is especially critical to consider. Capturing, accessing and managing real-time data on the go is essential for the entire supply chain workforce during the retail industry’s busiest time of year. To ensure the supply chain can operate at the speed of Santa’s sled, we have to understand how mobile technology facilitates supply chain visibility.

Many companies have started along an IoT journey, with more data collected from all points of the supply chain process than ever before. Providing workers with remote access to this data throughout the system provides insight into your supply chain from start to finish. This makes smart edge devices a must-have. This includes devices such as rugged mobile handhelds and tablets, which are built for warehouse and supply chain environments, and functionally, these devices are an on-the-go, mobile worker’s means to keeping in touch and providing the vital information needed to deliver on time, every time.

To learn more about the importance of smart edge devices and how they will be the lynch pin connecting the mobile workforce to the data and information needed to optimize the modern supply chain listen to Slashdot Media Technology Editor Michael Krieger’s Q&A session with Jim Dempsey, National Sales Manager at Panasonic.