Apps help employees improve supply chain management

Improving browser access to important legacy applications can help businesses focus on mobile as an avenue for growth. Among the many benefits of a more mobile-centric supply chain is the authority it gives workers. Employing a browser-based emulator, companies can establish consistent performance even as their staff size and tech needs increase.

Applications are a large part of mobile solutions' appeal. Deploying them successfully within the supply chain can help make difficult, wide-ranging tasks like inventory management less of a strain on resources.

From a workforce standpoint, the easy availability of mobile apps can allow for integration with existing technologies, as well as align with an existing Bring Your Own Device plan. It also stands as a potential equalizer for companies that want to promote cost effective solutions that are easy to monitor.

Writing for Smart Data Collective, Keith Peterson of Halo addresses the benefits that mobile management can bring to staff use.

"With information that can be accessed by every individual throughout the mobile supply chain, every staff member has the ability to make adjustments, disseminate data and respond to changing conditions," he says. "This empowers the entirety of the team, and takes the onus off of singular individuals to ensure that overall productivity is maintained."

Although Peterson writes specifically about food and beverage supply chains, the other issues he touches on, including remote access and reducing delivery costs, could apply to a variety of industries that need to improve their logistics performance.

Mobile solutions can be simpler to disseminate when companies take part in a mainframe modernization program that translates important functions into browser-accessible options.