Mobile Solutions for Manufacturing
There are many use cases with iFactr for Manufacturing that can drive a significant return on investment. Organizations that manufacture built-to-order products can extend product configurators to the iPad and other mobile devices for use by customers, distributors, dealers, or direct sales teams. Whether selling direct or through distributors, customer relationship management and sales force automation solutions can provide strong value. Product designs can be viewed on the iPad as 2D or 3D computer-aided design (CAD) drawings, and can be used as a reference on the manufacturing floor or to facilitate conversations with customers or partners.
Processes that schedule manufacturing can be viewed, monitored, and even adjusted by management. Alerts and dashboards can provide supervisors with access to real-time performance metrics and let them see manufacturing issues as they are emerging.
Workflow and inspection processes can be streamlined with iFactr for Manufacturing by eliminating paper and digitally capturing data at the point of inspection. Barcode scanners can also be used to track physical assets, look up product inventory status, accelerate inspections, and perform many other data-driven activities. Maintenance personnel can use applications to provide access to equipment reference guides
and service manuals, to look up the service history for a specific piece of equipment, and to track work orders or do other maintenance tasks.
If appropriate for the product, it may even be valuable to integrate the product with mobile devices like the iPad to access internal information, provide configuration, or otherwise enhance the usage experience. For manufacturers with strong consumer brands, it is becoming common to develop customer-facing applications for marketing purposes, as well as to provide product guides, references, training videos, and similar functionality.
With iFactr, your mobile manufacturing applications can be delivered as native apps running on the device for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, Windows XP/Vista/7 Classic-style, Windows 8 Metro-style, or running on the server as HTML5 delivered in a browser or part of a hybrid PhoneGap application.
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