09 August 2018
In most busy
warehouses, the only constant is change. With inventory continuously moving
from one place to another, a stream of new and updated picking instructions and
a large rotational team of warehouse personnel, the efficiency of your supply
chain relies on smooth operational processes. Vehicle mounted computer systems
can provide a robust infrastructure for the day-to-day running of your
commercial warehouses, helping your business tackle everyday challenges and
move towards a futureproof way of working.
A reliable support system for your
At the front line of
your business’s warehouse management, your warehouse operatives need access to
software support they can depend on. Vehicle mounted computers sit just where
they’re needed, securely attached to a forklift or warehouse truck so that the
driver can see and reach it easily and safely without moving both hands from
the wheel. Negating the need to move from the driver’s seat to process
inventory as it’s moved, a vehicle mounted computer contains all the
information your team members need to work smarter, faster and more
efficiently, and prevents the potential hazard of vehicles left idling.
With the ability to
log and record their movements in real time just a tap of a touchscreen away,
your team can achieve new levels of productivity. They can double-check picking
orders without paperwork or having to rely on memory, update workflows
instantly and stay in touch with each other and your business’s central data
High-spec devices fit for the
Of course, having a
computer on hand behind the wheel of a forklift is only worthwhile if it can
withstand the surroundings. Vehicle mounted computers capable of supporting
your warehouses need to be tough and rugged, built to resist dust, moisture,
knocks and drops, without obstructing the driver’s view or getting in the way
of vehicle operation.
The best systems are designed
specifically for this purpose, with impact resistance and vibration absorption
that locks them in place no matter how much vehicles move. Fast and powerful
computer processors keep pace with your team, while responsive wireless
connectivity makes light work of continuously changing requirements. Able to
withstand high and low temperatures and varying humidity, vehicle mounted computers should feature touchscreens
that adapt to shifting light conditions and docking flexibility that enables
the unit to be transferred from one vehicle to another with ease.
Integration that connects your
warehouse to your business objectives
No warehouse is an
island, and no business can afford to have poor visibility of its supply chain
in action. Perhaps the most important function of vehicle mounted computers is
that they enable you to observe operations as they happen, from each of your
drivers up to a warehouse-wide view. In turn, this real-time warehouse data
feeds into and merges with information from other areas of your business,
helping to provide an up-to-the-minute picture of your company’s operational
performance at a glance, and to track progress against targets and KPIs.
Scalable and reactive
to change, a vehicle mounted computer system can develop alongside your company
too. As commercial needs change, the latest software updates for your vehicle
mounted computers can keep your warehouse team functioning at optimum
proficiency in line with ever-evolving business goals.
With our range of enterprise-ready vehicle mounted computers, you’ll find all of these capabilities and more
at Touchstar. We can help you identify the right rugged solutions for your
warehouse, and provide expert support to ensure your chosen devices continue to
deliver what your business needs moving forward. Keen to know more? Contact us today.