Wireless Mobility Boosts Warehouse Efficiency

The world of wireless mobility has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade. From mobile computers to tablets to barcode scanners, the technology has enabled workers to be more productive than ever before. But according to a recent article in Material Handling & Logistics, Wireless Mobility: Ready for the next leg up, there are still many opportunities for wireless mobility to continue evolving and improving.

Growth of Mobility in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

One of the biggest areas for growth in wireless mobility is in the field of logistics and supply chain management. With the rise of e-commerce and the increasing demand for fast, reliable delivery of goods, logistics companies are looking for ways to streamline their operations and improve efficiency. Wireless mobility offers the potential to do just that.

For example, using mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, workers in a warehouse or distribution center can quickly and easily scan barcodes or RFID tags to track inventory and shipments. This can help to reduce errors and improve accuracy, as well as speed up the entire process of receiving, storing, and shipping goods.

Wireless Mobility in Asset Management

Another area where wireless mobility is having an impact is in the field of asset management. By using sensors and other wireless technologies, companies can track the location and condition of their assets in real-time. This can help to prevent loss or theft, as well as reduce maintenance costs by enabling companies to schedule repairs and replacements more efficiently.

Changing Customer Communication

Wireless mobility is also transforming the way that companies communicate with their customers. With the rise of social media and other digital channels, customers are more connected than ever before, and companies are looking for ways to engage with them in real-time. Mobile devices offer the potential to do just that, enabling companies to send personalized messages and offers to their customers based on their location, preferences, and purchase history.

Notable Viewpoints on Wireless Mobile Computers

  • Wireless mobile devices are used for just one in three warehouse workflows! Inefficient pen and paper is still used for the other two.
  • Experts say “nothing offers the same ROI as mobile wireless devices”
  • Wearable computers eliminate the need for workers to continuously pick up and set down wired barcode scanners
  • Counter-intuitively, high performing wireless mobile devices are even more valuable within the four walls of an enterprise than those used in the field.
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Wireless Mobility Challenges To Be Addressed

Despite the many benefits of wireless mobility, there are still some challenges that need to be addressed. For example, many companies are still struggling to integrate mobile devices into their existing IT systems. This can make it difficult to share data and collaborate effectively across different departments and teams.

Another challenge is security. With more and more sensitive data being stored on mobile devices, companies need to ensure that their devices are properly secured and that their data is protected from hackers and other threats.

To address these challenges, companies are turning to new technologies and strategies to improve their wireless mobility solutions. For example, some are using cloud-based services to simplify the management of their mobile devices and applications. Others are investing in advanced security technologies like biometric authentication and encryption to keep their data secure.


Overall, the article suggests that the future of wireless mobility looks bright, with new technologies and innovations continuing to emerge. As companies continue to adopt mobile devices and wireless technologies, they are likely to see increased productivity, improved efficiency, and better engagement with their customers. However, it will be important for companies to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in order to take full advantage of the benefits of wireless mobility.

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