Motorola study shows mobile applications save 42 minutes a day per employee
A recent research study commissioned by Motorola found that over seven in ten surveyed IT decision-makers in the manufacturing industry are looking to leverage mobile and wireless solutions to streamline operations.
The study found manufacturers with mobility applications saved a daily average of 42 minutes per employee.
The Motorola Enterprise Mobility Manufacturing Barometer surveyed manufacturing IT decision makers in 14 countries across four continents, of whom 80 percent cited that mobility was more important for their organizations today than in 2008. This represents a nine percent increase from previous research.
“With more than 60 percent of the surveyed manufacturing IT decision makers stating that their organization currently has a mobility strategy, it is clear that mobility is no longer viewed by manufacturing IT executives as the vision of the future but strategically important today,” said Jim Hilton, senior director, Global Manufacturing Solutions for Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions.
Respondents to the Motorola Enterprise Mobility Manufacturing Barometer also provided insights into future mobility trends. Manufacturers plan to increase the use of voice-over-WLAN (VoWLAN), fixed mobile convergence (FMC) and various asset management/asset maintenance solutions over the next 12 to 24 months.
PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings and specialty products and services company, has been at the forefront of manufacturing mobility technologies and applications.
“We have garnered significant savings from utilizing wireless technology for measurement and point-to-point applications between systems,” said Rob Brooks, process control supervisor, PPG Industries. “And, although we are just in the infancy of enabling the mobile operator and technician in our facility, the potential benefits in efficiency, safety and environment are huge.“