To facilitate the handling of incoming goods, a large multinational furniture company has chosen to invest in a mobile computing solution with the Skorpio. The investment amounts to several thousands of units in the companys furniture stores around the world.
Streamlining the flow of goods
Early each morning, several trucks with goods arrive at the furniture stores. The barcodes on these items are scanned using the mobile computer Skorpio. The user sees where the products are to be placed directly on the screen of the mobile computer, which can be either in the store's warehouse or directly out in the shop. This allows the flow of goods to be much more efficient than before, when only paper & pen were available. At that time, the goods passed through several stations before finally being placed in their proper place. That process was very time consuming and the risk for errors was great.
Future-proof real-time solution
The solution consists of a real-time application, which means that the user receives information on the screen of the mobile computer directly on demand. It saves enormous amounts of time not having to search for information manually.
The company wanted a future-proof solution, which can easily be upgraded with new features. Therefore, they chose to use the management software Wavelink Avalanche. With Wavelink, handheld devices can be remotely controlled and easily upgraded. Furthermore, they found it important that the mobile computing solution could guarantee the same security as other computers within the company, which could be solved with Wavelink.
Choice of the Skorpio
The reason why the company chose the Skorpio depended largely on the fact that it proved to be the most stable mobile computer in tests carried out comparing different brands. Datalogic Mobile also presented a comprehensive solution, in addition to a stable hardware, which included a service program and management software (Wavelink Avalanche). As the company uses Cisco access points, it was important that the Skorpio was CCX certified. In a very near future, most of the staff in the company around the world, will keep track of incoming goods using the Skorpio.