12 Mar MBIS Mobile Solutions
MBIS caters for its clients’ needs for mobile solutions on a turnkey basis, drawing upon their experience in corporate projects realized since 2000. Mobile solutions provide great advantage in all processes like procurement, production and sales, where companies need automation.
MBIS Mobile Solutions Family consists mainly of the following components:
Mobile approval system:
In the mobile approval system, notifications for items waiting for approval in the SAP system are sent automatically to upper- and middle-management executives’ mobile devices (Blackberry, iPhone). This solution comes especially handy in the approval process of procurement requests and purchase orders, allowing managers to examine and approve the requests on their mobile, without accessing the SAP system.
Job orders appear also in the manager’s mailbox, so that they can perform confirmation through Outlook if they wish to do so.
MBIS Mobile approval system is the greatest help to managers.
Mobile sales management:
Customer loyalty, customer services, and shipment performance are among the top issues that companies continously strive to improve, especially in consumer goods industry. Increasing profitability depends largely on the improvements achieved on these matters.
It is vital for companies to increase shipment performance and quality, and to perform sales with more accuracy and speed in order to achieve these goals. Performance and efficiency in sales and shipment processes can be increased easily with mobile solutions. MBIS has automated the ordering and shipment processes of many companies in several industries with the mobile solutions they provide. Mobile Sales Management covers 3 basic processes:
- Order management: The sales representative can;
- Perform customer visits on a predefined route,
- Inform the customer about campaigns,
- Register orders,
- Perform credit check,
- Perform surveys and registerscomplaints,
- Register repair and maintenace requests about customers’ equipments,
- Collect payments,
- Register potential customers.
- Shipment management: The shipment representative can;
- Perform deliveries,
- Collect returned goods and returnable containers,
- Print invoices and consignment bills (via Bluetooth printer),
- Collect payments.
- Hot sales
- Informing customers about campaigns,
- Delivering goods from the vehicle with a consignment bill,
- Making out invoices,
- Collecting payments.
MBIS Mobile Solutions allow all field operations to be transferred to the SAP system and processed directly. Mobile Sales System is not a product designed exclusively for SAP; it can be easily integrated with other corporate resource planning software programs.
It can also be operated directly through a web interface without a corporate resource planning software.
Production monitoring and management is one of the critical issues for companies, especially those with batch production. Companies need detailed information for production analysis, and up-to-date data for the ERP system to perform efficiently.
Mobile Solutions family provides the following functions developed to support production operations:
- Actual production data input
- Integration with production management systems
- Confirmation of production via manual devices
It also comes in a version that works in integration with MII (Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) to allow up-to-date tracking of production operations and connection to data collection systems.
Mobile Solutions are widely used in warehouse operations to allow speedy and accurate performance. The operations that can be performed via Mobile Solutions are:
- Stock count operations
- Palletization and undoing pallets
- Speedy shipping by scanning pallet barcodes
- Product return operations
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology can also be used to manage production and warehouse operations more effectively.
RFID technology is a way of identifying objects using radio frequencies. It consists basically of a tag and a reader.
RFID technology offers the following advantages over barcode technology:
- RFID systems allow accurate data exchange between the tag and the reader, whereas in barcode systems there is always a possibility of error at the first reading.
- The information in RFID tags can be changed; for instance, the changes in ambient temperature can be recorded on RFID tags if desired, whereas in barcode systems, the label has to be changed in order to change the data.
- The amount of information that can be stored on RFID tags is much higher than that on barcode labels.
- RFID tags do not need to be within line of sight of the reader for the data they carry to be read. On the other hand, a barcode label has definitely got to be in the lazer scanner’s line of sight to be read.
- RFID tags are not affected by dirt or moisture, unlike barcode labels for which dirty and humid environments pose a major problem.
- Mass reading of RFID tags, where 10 to 100 tags can be read simultaneously, is possible, whereas barcode labels need to be scanned one at a time.
- The reading of an RFID tag takes an average of 0.5 seconds whereas this time can go up to 4 seconds for a barcode label.
- Reading RFID tags can be carried out automatically without incurring personnel costs. Barcodes, on the other hand, have to be manually scanned, making it impossible to avoid personnel costs. To automatize the barcode system, the barcode label location has to be standardized in the first place.
- RFID systems allow tag reading from a distance of up to 5 metres whereas this distance is limited to 50 centimetres at most in barcode systems.
RFID tags are impossible to copy or to read by eye, whereas barcode labels can be easily copied and changed.