Improve warehouse inventory and asset management workflow to reduce data processing delays and errors.
Throughout the day, warehouse employees walk around the plant and when data entry is required to fulfill an order, the roaming employees return to a static workstation to enter data into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) application hosted on an AS/400 system. This workflow leads to delays in processing of transactional data and errors in the roaming employees’ work.
A Business Systems Analyst for the company explains further: “We recognized an opportunity to significantly improve workflows in the warehouse, thanks to advances in mobile technology. Our warehouse employees already use Apple iPads for their daily work, and we looked for a mobile solution that could connect Apple devices to an iSeries system for seamless data transfer.”
The company also needed a solution that could integrate with its chosen mobile device management (MDM) solution, Citrix XenMobile, so that an administrator could quickly provision devices for use in the roaming scenario.