Tablet computer specialist Xplore Technologies has announced that Greece-based firm Haitoglou Bros SA has successfully optimised the efficiency of its supply chain activities by utilising Xplore’s secure R12 rugged tablet solutions.
The 12.5in Intel-powered mobile computers are enabling warehouse personnel to receive and place orders in real-time using data being submitted and distributed up-to-the-minute via the connected Entersoft ERP software.
The R12s are also mounted on the forklifts to provide specific order picking guidance to drivers, who then use the tablets’ built-in barcode scanners to confirm accurate inventory selection.
External label printers are plugged in via the tablets’ I/O ports to conduct shipment labelling tasks in real-time.
The R12 Windows® rugged tablet also features a built-in camera, digital pen and touchscreen that make stock inspection and reporting much easier and much more accurate.
Xplore president and CEO Mark Holleran said: "As the leading processor and supplier of sesame seeds and sesame-related articles worldwide, Haitoglou Bros SA needed a way to deliver a highly responsive customer service experience and coordinate inventory and distribution logistics among both workers and supply chain partners.
"The Xplore rugged tablet solution does just that by facilitating real-time data distribution and completely synchronised reporting inputs across all systems.
"In fact, this continuous access to accurate and actionable data has enabled the manufacturer to make real-time adjustments to production levels and reduce lead times for shipment of processed goods."
Since introducing the Xplore R12 rugged tablets in its warehouse facilities, Haitoglou has begun monitoring all activity-specific information input by workers on the warehouse floor, regardless of actual location, in real time.
This has allowed them to make more clinical observations about current operational efficiencies and challenges and enabled them to make real-time decisions and resource allocations to improve workflow productivity right then and there.
Haitoglou has also gained the ability to re-arrange daily and longer-term warehouse goals and re-define warehouse operating procedures with clear ‘how to’ instructions that workers can follow.
The implementation of mobility-powered processes has led to significant cost savings and faster job completion.
In fact, all of the activities that take place ‘in the field’ away from the traditional office environment can now be completed 50% faster, and with zero failures in data entry thanks to workers’ complete system accessibility.
For more information regarding Xplore’s rugged tablet solutions for today’s greatest manufacturing and warehousing business challenges, please contact the company via the enquiries form.