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Apr 23, 2021
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It won’t be wrong if we compare our homes to warehouses, or more specifically, to a mini-warehouse. It serves as a home to a variety of items ranging from materials in their raw form to some in the intermediate processed state to some others in their finished form. Online ordering of products and getting them delivered at an unexpected rate can give us the impression that it’s a really simple process. But what underlies it is a complicated chain of events, or more accurately- the complex supply chain.
Supply chain is how you turn a grain into a drink, including all processes, internal and external, to realize your drink
~Barry Meijerink, Director of Accounts Development, ProTrans
A supply chain comprises all the complex processes involved in transforming raw materials to their final finished form that reaches the customers. This chain includes industries such as those dealing with the raw materials, the manufacturing industry, the logistics sector involving the transportation of goods and the sales and service industry that interacts with customers and deals with their queries.
Supply chains begin with raw materials. Ensuring the quality of raw materials is a prerequisite for providing high-quality finished products.
Can any advantage exist without an impending disadvantage? I seriously doubt that. With this implementation emerged another major challenge of device management. The countless devices deployed to the laborers needed an efficient monitoring mechanism. This, however, remained dormant for a really long time. But, the sudden increase in the data expenses brought the issue of device management to the limelight. Some more issues!! Thus, the organization began searching for a management solution, which led them to Hexnode’s free trial version. Greatly impressed by its features, Hexnode was adopted as their MDM, putting all their device management concerns to rest.
“Being able to control policies this way is extremely time-saving, and it’s very beneficial having them.”
~ Salvador Malta, Continuous Improvement Specialist at Trilogy Personnel and Land Management
The manufacturing industry can be considered the successor of the raw material industry. Raw materials often need a manufacturing process to increase their utility.
This new implementation created many challenges, one of which was the manual device setup. Additionally, there emerged a need for enforcing corporate restrictions like email, Wi-Fi and pushing store apps to the device. Some more issues. Now, an MDM was the ultimate answer to all these issues. With Hexnode’s vast multitude of features, all these issues vanished without a trace.
“…The users no longer have to bring me the phone for every issue. With Hexnode, I could interact with their devices, check on the resources, and manage these kinds of things remotely.”
~Anthony Lewis, System Administrator at CHL Systems
Once the manufacturing process is over, the next main step in the supply chain is logistics. It includes a wide range of aspects from acquiring, storing, and finally transporting the resources to the final destination.
With over 300 Android devices spread across hundreds of miles and assigned to multiple users, device management became impossible without an MDM. The active search for an MDM led to different MDMs which couldn’t satisfy their features, pricing range and customer service requirements. Finally, their search culminated in Hexnode, as it exactly had all the requirements they were searching for.
“Hexnode has saved me an incalculable amount of time. The devices are spread over hundreds of miles. It would have been impossible for me to manage the devices without it.”
~ Dan Piquet, Co-Founder at Acuitus Ag
Though this greatly simplified the process of data logging, there emerged some other problems that needed attention. With employees using the tablets for personal purposes, network data began being exhausted, frequently interrupting the transfer of important information. As there was no means of limiting the data usage, managing the tablets cost-effectively became a demanding task. This was how the need for an MDM emerged. After trying out many MDMs, Hexnode ultimately served as the solution that met all their requirements.
“…So, by getting your product…what I think is that they use their phones for their… watching picture or whatever, but they are not consuming our data…”
~ Alberto Melendez, Company Owner at Melher Transport Inc.
The final component in the supply chain involves the customers. The product sales, the subsequent maintenance and the repairs are important factors that come along with it.
An automobile dealership often has to deal with a variety of aspects, from displaying information related to brand new cars to convey the information related to the services, accident histories etc., to the customers in case of pre-owned ones. The organization thus used iPads to display information like car specifications in the showroom and digital contracts.
All these steps simplified the various activities related to car dealerships effectively. However, ensuring that the devices are being used for work-related purposes alone was yet another challenge. After failing in the attempt to lock the device to a set of websites using apps from the Apple App Store, and with the increasing device issues that needed to be addressed, all fingers began pointing to a UEM. After trying out Hexnode’s free trial, they couldn’t resist incorporating Hexnode as it had all the features they were looking for.
“I put the configuration, and everything works just the way I wanted it to…This is awesome, no headache.”
~ Bernie Yahya, Chief Information Officer at Goudy Honda