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Imagine the power of connecting all facets of the manufacturing enterprise - from warehouses and production to field and, ultimately, delivery to the customer. Imagine gaining the ability to monitor, share, analyze, respond and act upon information and knowledge in real time. This scenario describes just one aspect of how innovative mobile technology is transforming manufacturing.
"It's clear that mobile technology adoption is increasing in both the business and personal sectors. Now more than ever, manufacturers have an opportunity to take advantage of these technologies to advance almost every aspect of their businesses," says Joe Barkai, practice director for IDC Manufacturing Insight's Product Lifecycle Strategies research service.
The rise of mobile technology has forever changed the rules of business and customer engagement across virtually every manufacturing segment, accelerating the speed of business operations while also fueling the demand for instant, appropriate communications based on accurate information. Companies around the globe are rethinking their business processes to improve responsiveness and productivity.
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