Every business would benefit at some point from a range of devices that assisted with navigation and logistics. iPads, iPhones, Android devices and other mobile computing technology can be used in a variety of ways to deliver and transport products or administer services. The following are some ideas that you can implement in your business operations.
Providers such as Apple, Google and Microsoft are popular for their free map applications that are built into their operating systems and devices. These days, it is extremely easy to enter an address in a search field on your smart phone and have an almost instant map produced that can be used to get to your objective using public or private transport. In many cases these maps are completely free and can provide an invaluable asset and reason for your delivery staff to be immediately equipped with 3G/4G capable smart phones.
GPS and tracking devices
Standalone GPS and tracking devices can be installed into or onto your company vehicle assets to make sure that they can be found at all times. A GPS can additionally be used for efficient navigation and depending on the service, can also be very advanced. For instance, if you are a company servicing clients in a rural area, you will be able to partner up with a provider of satellite tracking services to better locate prospects.
Tracking devices can also be used to help locate assets in case of theft or other disasters.
Weather, road works and traffic updates
Devices that are capable of providing up to date weather and traffic information are also increasingly important in many business’ operations. In rural operations, especially when it comes to air or sea transportation, up to date weather information can be crucial to basic operation and in many cases can be life threatening if not managed correctly. Courier services and other logistical operations that work in busy urban areas will benefit from iPhones, Androids and other mobile devices that can access real time traffic information to increase their productivity and ability to deliver on time. In cases like this, any road works currently in progress can also be tracked.
Mobile devices also make a valuable asset in logistics so that mileage can be tracked. A mobile device can be used to “check in” when your staff have arrived at a particular location and this can be checked against the mileage in the company vehicle to verify the expenditure process.
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