1. Inventory and quality control
During the transport of goods, being able to monitor inventory is key to ensuring that the goods are where they’re supposed to be. Rugged computers can be mounted in vehicle docks or similar solutions to track and monitor the inventory.
The computers’ ruggedness means that they can perform this task in varying supply chains environments. All of Handheld’s rugged computers have an ingress protection of IP65 or higher, meaning they’re ready to face both dust and water.
Read more: IP65 vs. IP67 vs. IP68
Most rugged computers come with connectivity ports and communication options. For drivers who are out on the road, these are vital for communicating with dispatchers and trying to perform logistical tasks.
Paired with smart communication management software, rugged computers make you more efficient when confirming deliveries, planning terminal loading times, booking ferries, gathering freight agreements, and monitoring customer payments.
3. Shipping and delivery
Many rugged computers also have built-in scanners or the option for scanning or RFID accessories. These barcode and RFID scanning capabilities give rugged handhelds and tablets the ability to track inventory during loading, transport, and unloading so you know exactly where each item is at any given time.
Learn more: Rugged Computers for logistics operations
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