Why Your Warehouse Team Need Rugged Mobile Devices

Why Your Warehouse Team Need Rugged Mobile Devices

03 May 2019

Your warehouse operatives know their working environment better than anyone. It’s their job to run your warehouse like a well-oiled machine, and that means ensuring that every item is in the right place at the right time as it moves from goods in to despatch. Read More >>

How Rugged Mobile Thrives In The Cold Chain

How Rugged Mobile Thrives In The Cold Chain

26 April 2019

The average digital device doesn’t do well in the cold. In fact, extremes of temperature in either direction are a good way to impair the functionality of a standard PDA or mobile computer, particularly if they’re repeatedly moved between a normal environment and one that’s intensely hot or cold. Read More >>

Decentralising control on the manufacturing floor

Decentralising control on the manufacturing floor

26 March 2019

Most businesses need a central point of operations; a hub that acts as a focus for organisational performance. Yet, when it comes to the manufacturing industry – or indeed any industry that makes use of separate points in a supply chain such as factories and/or warehouses – having just one source of complete operational control can limit and even impede productivity in these secondary sites and place unnecessary pressure on the nerve centre.  Read More >>

Warehouse operating systems; OS Considerations

Warehouse operating systems; OS Considerations

07 March 2019

The battle between Windows and Android for dominance in the warehouse appears to be coming to a close with Microsoft’s decision to end support for mobile devices that use their software by 2022. But will Microsoft’s “slow sunset” mean an automatic win for Android? TouchStar’s Jon Hall looks at some of the most frequently asked questions to offer an understanding of OS choice in a warehouse environment.  Read More >>

Wearables

Wearable mobile computers: what are they used for?

25 February 2019

Increasing productivity, accuracy and ensuring the smooth-running of processes, wearable mobile computers are dramatically streamlining operations across the entire warehousing, manufacturing and production industries. Also referred to as wearable terminals, wearable mobile computers offer a robust, hands-free tech solution which enables warehouse workers the freedom to focus on the job in-hand. Read More >>

 Dealing with connectivity issues in the warehouse

Dealing with connectivity issues in the warehouse

25 January 2019

Over the last decade, the level of connectivity offered by the mobile devices that we carry with us has evolved from a luxury feature to an essential part of our everyday lives. With that in mind, it’s little surprise that connectivity has become just as essential in the workplace. It’s especially important in environments where mobile workers rely on the connectivity between the mobile device they use and a central management system in order to do their job.  Read More >>

Automation and the future of warehousing

Automation and the future of warehousing

18 January 2019

Back in the late 1800s, the introduction of hoists shook up warehousing operations across the world. In the early 1900s, forklifts did the same all over again, boosting productivity for commerce businesses of all kinds. Fast forward a hundred years or so, and it’s time for the next big revolution: automation. It’s clear that significant changes are afoot, and while the world’s big-budget businesses are the ones making the most notable moves at present, all signs point to robots and artificial intelligence becoming the norm in warehouses of all sizes before too long. Could you be next? Read More >>

Infographic: The Role Of Mobile Technology Today

Infographic: The Role Of Mobile Technology Today

18 December 2018

Mobile computing systems have the power to revolutionise operational processes across a vast range of industries, but to what extent are businesses taking advantage of this?To find out just how mobile technology is viewed and implemented right now, we gathered the thoughts and opinions of industry customers and partners* to create our Mobile Computing Survey 2018 – click the link below to see what our key findings were. Read More >>

Managing seasonality in the warehouse

Managing seasonality in the warehouse

05 December 2018

With Black Friday behind us, the year’s busiest retail season is well and truly here. For many businesses, the countdown to Christmas holds more commercial opportunity than any other time of year, so the pressure is on to optimise processes and maximise profits. Read More >>

TouchStar Mobile Computing Survey 2018

TouchStar Mobile Computing Survey 2018

12 October 2018

Part of our commitment to providing mobile solutions that facilitate operational excellence is understanding how mobile technology is perceived and implemented by different industries. To what extent are mobile computing systems already helping businesses achieve their goals, and in which areas could extra support or information be put to use? Read More >>

How using rugged mobile can build confidence

How using rugged mobile can build confidence

04 September 2018

Your customers probably don’t spend much time thinking about what happens in your business’s warehouses, and that’s exactly the way it should be. The complexities of warehouse management happen in the background; a continuous cycle of logistical processes that ensures each order gets where it needs to be and when. Read More >>

How vehicle mounts are helping enterprises evolve

How vehicle mounts are helping enterprises evolve

09 August 2018

In most busy warehouses, the only constant is change. With inventory continuously moving from one place to another, a stream of new and updated picking instructions and a large rotational team of warehouse personnel, the efficiency of your supply chain relies on smooth operational processes. Vehicle mounted computer systems can provide a robust infrastructure for the day-to-day running of your commercial warehouses, helping your business tackle everyday challenges and move towards a futureproof way of working. Read More >>

Rugged mobile in the waste management sector

Rugged mobile in the waste management sector

12 July 2018

Designed to withstand the unpredictability of demanding outdoor working environments, rugged mobile solutions are ideal for the waste management industry. Yet, rugged mobile systems have benefits for waste management that extend far beyond simple suitability; the right hardware can help to optimise operational performance and efficiency, cut costs and provide invaluable business insight. Read More >>

How to pick the right handheld computers

How to pick the right handheld computers

22 May 2018

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Why are rugged devices essential in manufacturing

Why are rugged devices essential in manufacturing

30 April 2018

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Automation and the future of warehousing

Automation and the future of warehousing

23 January 2018

Back in the late 1800s, the introduction of hoists shook up warehousing operations across the world. In the early 1900s, forklifts did the same all over again, boosting productivity for commerce businesses of all kinds. Fast forward a hundred years or so, and it’s time for the next big revolution: automation.  Read More >>

Rugged or Consumer Devices?

Rugged or Consumer Devices?

24 August 2017

Mobile devices are all but essential in a modern warehouse environment, but choosing the right ones can be daunting. Whether you’ve only recently realised their importance or are looking to upgrade existing hardware, you’ll have no doubt considered both rugged and consumer handsets. Which option is right for you? The truth is that both have their benefits, and it pays to understand these before making any decisions.  Read More >>

Confidence Grows in UK Logistics

Confidence Grows in UK Logistics

10 February 2017

A recent report looking at the logistics sector in the UK has shown a slight rise in confidence among businesses. Following four successive reports of a fall in confidence levels, this rise is seen as significant, although the level still remains lower than the highs of 2014 and 2015. Read More >>

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