Wireless & Mobility: 8 trends taking us closer to visibility
September 01, 2013 - MMH Editorial
When analyst David Krebs assesses wireless and mobile penetration across various industries, the logistics and transportation markets stand out as segments that consistently invest in equipment and solutions that help them operate in an increasingly untethered world.
Whether they’re equipping delivery drivers with ruggedized devices, using handheld computers to track inventory, or relying on mobile devices to monitor the temperature of refrigerated goods as they make their way through the supply chain, it seems that today’s supply chain professionals have come to both understand and appreciate the value of a wireless world.
“Some of the largest mobile and wireless deployments we’ve seen to date have been instituted by the logistics and transportation segment,” says Krebs, vice president of enterprise mobility and connected devices at VDC Research. That positive momentum is pushing the industry closer and closer to a “completely wireless, real-time supply chain nirvana” and helping companies work smarter, better and faster in an increasingly competitive business environment.
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