Smart Mobile Deployment in the Supply Chain 2014

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Get our thoughts on deployment of smart mobile, or mobility, in the Supply Chain. We explore trends, business value and take a stab at what the future looks like. Also we include thoughts on planning and implementation of your own initiative. Includes checklist.

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  • Smart Mobile Deployment in the Supply Chain 2014

    1. 1. Presented by: Badri Devanathan Executive Vice President Christian Miller Senior Director Copyright 2014 Softeon Inc. www.softeon.com Deployment of Smart Mobile in the Supply Chain
    2. 2. Contents • Mobility Trends • What is “Smart Mobile”? • Business Value • Planning and Implementation • Future • Smart Mobile Demo
    3. 3. MOBILITY TRENDS
    4. 4. • U.S. Smartphone subscribers increased 99% from two years ago – Smartphones: 125M – Tablets: 50M • Mobile has 40% share of online time Source: comScore.com Rise of the Smart Phone & Tablet (Consumer Driven)
    5. 5. Smart Mobile Moves into the Business Space • Rise of new devices – 20% of mobile devices are worn* • Executive vision – Seizing mobile business opportunities is a top priority for CEOs* • “App” carries over to commercial usage • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to work • Security concerns can be managed *Source: Garnter
    6. 6. Smart Mobile Gains Momentum Capturing a greater share of utility • Increased capabilities • Lower price points • Higher acceptance
    7. 7. WHAT IS “SMART MOBILE”?
    8. 8. Mobility in the Supply Chain • Many of us have been using mobile RF devices for many years • “Smart Mobile” will not completely replace legacy mobile but enhance and extend
    9. 9. Defining “Smart Mobile” • Present definition: – Smart phones and Tablets • Is current mobile dumb? • A convergence is inevitable
    10. 10. Entrenched Players Industry defends existing products • Security • Ruggedness “If manufacturers don’t keep up they could lose out to the iPhone.” Dwight Klappich Gartner
    11. 11. Where is “Smart Mobile” Now? • ERP – Cloud based • TMS / 3PL – Shipment track and trace • Transportation – OBC, HOS, POD, Geo-fencing, signature capture • Asset tracking • General – Dashboards, Reporting and BI
    12. 12. ERP on Smart Phone User Type – Executives/Managers – Sales reps – Field Techs Standards – Security same as PC – Full record support – Actionable records and tasks – System visibility
    13. 13. Direct Store Delivery on Tablet • Drivers • Sales • Supervisors
    14. 14. BUSINESS VALUE
    15. 15. Execution Opportunities • Supplement legacy devices – Activate for seasonal / peak demand • Extend execution level – Add scan, voice • Extend outside four walls – Driver check in – Receivers at destination – Shippers can interact with your system
    16. 16. Operations Opportunities • Use by procurement, planning, billing – Orders, invoice, shipments • Use by management – Supervisors switch simple to complex – Managers / customer facing personnel – Access key summary information
    17. 17. Value of Smart Mobile • Expected Value – Access anywhere – Productivity gains – Visibility gains • Transformative Value – Enables action before disruption occurs – Allows context sensitive interactions – Integrates stakeholders
    18. 18. ROI with Smart Mobile Lower cost with value means better ROI • Lower initial unit cost • Reduced third party cost • Reduced training cost • Additional process automation
    19. 19. PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION
    20. 20. Roadmap • Map out your strategy – Near, mid and long term goals – Risk, investment, adoption and security • Build in reviews – Technology is constantly changing and its essential to update your strategy
    21. 21. Plan • Scope – Don’t do mobile just because it’s cool – Determine the best task based on value • Security – Assure you have an IT mobile plan – BYOD has opportunities and risks – Involve IT stakeholders
    22. 22. Solution Design • Find the value – Explore the value and scope • Go easy on the data entry – Remember, you are taking advantage of Smart Mobile not replacing a PC • Provide summaries of key data – Value is making fast decisions not doing analytical deep dives
    23. 23. Solution Design • Take advantage of mobile functionality – Capture detailed quality information during receipt – Report real-time performance – Improve process (don’t just automate existing ones) – Utilize proactive push information to avoid disruptions – Outside of 4 walls • Delivery confirmation at store, field, etc. • Shipment status
    24. 24. Checklist for “outside 4 walls” Management Search, query Dashboard display Operations / back office Review / Approve Selection Research Catalog / image capture Customer service Status, PO, invoice, payment Transportation Evaluate your scope
    25. 25. Checklist for “inside 4 walls” Additional functionality Key Scan Voice Audit Picture Document capture Enable Picking Check in / out Message GPS / location
    26. 26. Partner Selection • Mobile technology is changing very fast • Identify partners who can deliver on current and future technology that you can’t see yet • Solution architecture should co-mingle legacy and smart mobile
    27. 27. Future • Google Glass • Voice / Sound could jump past touch • Beyond smart phones and tablets – Wearable – Augmented Reality – Internet of things – Personal cloud
    28. 28. For More Information: Badri Devanathan: badri@softeon.com Christian Miller: cmiller@softeon.com Website: www.softeon.com

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