IFS touch app
Wang was followed by IFS chief technology officer Dan Matthews, who offered an update on the IFS touch app, designed to enhance user experience and interaction.
Aside from being designed to be both easy and agile, Matthews said 25% of IFS implementers have used IFS Apps. One of these is American company CDF, manufacturer of pail, drum, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and other value added products used in industrial storage and shipping containers and consumer packaging.
Since using the app, CDF has seen the following benefits:
- Enterprise visibility
- Integration with time clocks on the shop floor for enhanced labour accountability
- Multi-mode manufacturing functionality
- Reduction in manual data entry and re-work
- Enhanced usability
Matthews concluded with announcing the company’s work with Samsung on the touch appa, which saw a second wave of products this year. Clearly, there is a convergence between casual and professional users, and this is only set to grow further.
As delegates filed out after the keynote speeches had concluded, I made my way around the vast conference centre to speak with a range of international companies big and small about how IFS software has impact their company.
One of these was Alex Ivkovic, IT manager of the aforementioned CDF corporation. He said adopting IFS software has been helpful in tracking orders across the supply chain.
Customisation will also be eliminated, something Ivkovic believes is a good thing for his company and wider industry.
It has also offered a chance for his company to innovate through software by employing Apple iPods as tools of engagement. Having previously used Radley Guns at a cost of around $1100, the company adopted iPods for a fraction of the price at $130. Should one break, the cost of replacement is minimal.
For a 24 hours, 365 day operation, the results have proved effective. 5-10 minute processes have now been cut to 30 seconds, with the average employee of adopter Chairpak has saved an hour a 30, amounting to around 30 a week.
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Source: The Manufacturer