The logistics and supply chain industry is constantly growing to meet the demands of new technologies. These growing demands cause additional communication issues, and introduce new problems to previously working systems. To complete assignments, companies have begun to branch out into new technologies to improve communication and accuracy. For industries that are constantly on the road, or sizing up the warehouse, mobile apps provide a solution.
Easy and convenient way to manage warehouses
Apps are extremely malleable, and can be created to fit any need. Warehouse management tools allow paperwork to be reduced, or even replaced, by mobile forms that can be printed or emailed right from the device. A user can also check inventory at a glance, without going to a computer or accessing a confusing program. It can also help to reduce human errors with its ease of use, and cut costs generated from paper and supplies. A report from Intermec found that mobile technologies can save logistics and transport companies around $471,400 a year!
Streamlined tracking system
When delivering products, the most important elements are the time, and destination. Apps enable users to track processes in a real-time GPS. It allows managers to communicate with their drivers, and grants the driver remote access to the database. It can streamline every process, creating unforgettable customer experiences.
Instant access to detailed data provides another layer of accuracy when reporting, aside from the time it saves. Mobile apps allow paper forms to be reduced to a few taps on a touchscreen. Forms can be printed and emailed directly from the device, and will even automatically queue in an offline area. Specialists can even create spots for signatures, attaching photos and hidden location stamps.
Where to begin
The marriage of mobile solutions with the logistics and supply chain industry has created a lot of buzz in the way product and sources are managed, and it has caused significant increases in revenue. Snappii, a codeless mobile app development company, offers to start joining the movement with its ready-made apps (like Warehouse Inventory & Shipment, Invoice Assistant), which are 100% free and available in both iTunes and Google Play. Visit Snappii’s website to find more unique, and affordable, mobile solutions.