Increasing throughput, reducing delivery times, improving accuracy and taming omnichannel order fulfilment are just a handful of the challenges driving spend in warehouses, distribution centres, and transport and logistics (T&L). We live in a ‘need it now’ culture. The future belongs to those businesses that can find the speed and agility to deliver. And that means creating a seamless connection between systems, mobile workers and the rugged devices they rely on to get their jobs done.
Technology in the distribution centre (DC) has taken many leaps forward in recent years, with more operations employing automated systems and innovations like voice picking.
But even with some of today’s products and solutions, many businesses are still feeling the burden of rugged device management. According to IDC Research(1), the average cost for IT staff to deploy a single device is $700. And this reveals why it’s crucial to choose the right technology partner for mobile computer investments.
A single platform for hardware and software
Mobility Edge is Honeywell’s unified hardware and software platform for mobile computing. It offers a stand-out range of rugged devices and streamlines the way mobile solutions are delivered across the business. It’s exactly what DCs and warehouses need to cut costs and boost agility.
For starters, Mobility Edge accelerates deployments with the ability to validate once and deploy anywhere across multiple form factors, with a rapid provisioning suite. In real-life terms, a retailer might have hundreds of devices that are optimized for different environments such as the shop floor or backroom, and others for the distribution or fulfilment centre.
With Mobility Edge, all these devices are on the same hardware and software core platform. And what’s more, It’s a one-time investment in setup, deployment, and provisioning is reusable across all devices. This reduces the complexity and costly maintenance of disparate mobile devices across multiple locations.
Extended life-cycle and enhanced security
Mobility Edge also provides the longest security lifecycle in the industry, guaranteeing support through AndroidTM R. By continuing to support older versions of Android, providing patches and keeping devices secure, Honeywell maximises return on investment and reduces TCO. In fact, when a business invests in a new Honeywell rugged device in 2019, they will benefit from at least 6 years of useful life, through to 2025(D).
Rugged devices that work harder for longer
In the hands of the workforce, Honeywell’s high-performance mobile computers drive performance and productivity. They connect people to the apps and data they need and provide unparalleled scanning performance for improved accuracy. The Dolphin CN80 is the most durable handheld that Honeywell has ever made. Ultra-rugged, it features both a keypad and large touchscreen interface for quick, efficient data entry. The Dolphin CK65 is designed to accelerate and error-proof work. It’s purpose-built for the warehouse and manufacturing, with an IP64 rating against dust and rain, plus the ability to survive 2.4m drops onto concrete.
Smaller and lighter, the CT60 is pocket-sized but powerful, with 4G LTE/NFC connectivity and long-lasting battery. The Dolphin CT60 is also an Android Enterprise Recommended device, meaning it’s easy to deploy in the field and built to stay up to date over a long-life span. This is shared by the Dolphin™ CT40 – a sleek, enterprise-class, full-touch device for retail, light T&L, and Direct Store Delivery (DSD) applications. The forklift-friendly Thor VM1A has a large, colour touchscreen, optional keyboard for faster data input and reliable wireless connectivity. All devices are designed to optimise efficiency and uptime.
The power of connected – people make it work
As you can see, Honeywell Mobility Edge has a great deal to offer your customers. And the best way to offer it to them is via Ingram Micro DC/POS. We’re here to give you all the support you need, with a team of more than 180 qualified service professionals and technicians across EMEA. You can call on our expertise at every phase – designing, configuring, implementing and supporting Honeywell’s solution.
You’re also tapping into our close working relationship with Honeywell and detailed knowledge of rugged technologies across all sectors. It means your customers get exactly what they need from Mobility Edge, and we can help you spot all opportunities within the sale to maximise your revenue. Expect enthusiasm, experience and proactive management all the way. Plus, the reassurance that the products you’re selling are in stock.
On the money
We can also help you close more deals with Ingram Micro Financial Solutions. Where else will you find an IT finance organisation whose interests are aligned with yours? We’re able to create custom deal structures that are highly effective at enabling reseller partners to fulfil business ambitions. Our one objective – to help you grow.
Become a Honeywell Performance Partner
It’s not just Ingram Micro that’s looking to support your business. Honeywell’s Performance Partner Program provides benefits to reseller partners who are committed to promoting its solutions. Partners can take advantage of tools, pricing discounts, incentive rebates and sales, service and marketing support. As a longstanding leader in AIDC technologies and an innovator in the rugged space, there are plenty of opportunities with Honeywell.
For more information please contact our DC POS team on 0371 973 3699 or email email@example.com
D Honeywell Solution Brief Benefits of Unified Mobile Platform 2019 (Downloadable PDF)
*Giving Your Distribution Center the Competitive Edge infographic, Honeywell https://www.honeywellaidc.com