Every day, over a trillion people, products, and materials around the United States are transported and processed. The system of workers handling persons, goods, and materials is the backbone of the manufacturing industry, and the source of a large chunk of the country’s wealth.
Here are five logistic verticals whose workers could benefit from the usability, versatility, and durability of rugged tablets.
- The Trucking Industry. According to national estimates, there are over 8.7 million people in the trucking industry in the United States alone. Trucking makes up much of our transport of goods, raw materials, and industrial equipment. With a rugged tablet, both drivers and handlers alike can keep track of shipments, adjust schedules, and find the best route possible while on the road.
- Railways. Trains contribute another large amount of the country’s transport of both materials, manufactured products, and even people. In the hands of a railroad conductor, a rugged tablet can keep up with the strict scheduling, car management, and the often harsh environments of the industry to speed up and simplify everyday processes.
- Airlines. Tablets may become a staple in airplanes worldwide, and for good reason. Basically for managing luggage, and from ordering drinks, watching movies, playing games, and even purchasing extra features on the plane, tablets can deliver most of the on-board entertainment in an individualized experience with back of the seat mounting options. Their durability make rugged tablets ideal for use in a busy, ever changing environment, and they’ll easily stand up to everyday use.
- Warehouses. Workers in a warehouse definitely know what it’s like to be on a schedule. From paperwork to routine deliveries, a warehouse manager or floor hand may be constantly working around the clock to make sure that products go out at the right time, get on the right truck, and go to the right place, as well as moving pallets and boxes within the warehouse and tracking change orders and inventory locations. Rugged tablets can help with scheduling, inventory, and with recording information on each delivery.
- Labeling/Packaging. Like the warehouse industry, labeling and packaging are filled with day-to-day routines. Tablets can help employees track and record every step of the packaging, labeling, and preparation for shipment process, and withstand hard use and harsh environments along the way.
The logistics industries will continue to find ways to implement rugged tablets into everyday routines, for productivity, efficiency, streamlining, and automation.