Mutual Mobile is helping manufacturers usher in a new digital transformation era.
By Kat Zeman
As a younger generation of manufacturing professionals prepares to take the reins, it brings forward new expectations for how facilities, sales teams and plants should operate.
It demands innovative methods of operation using smart devices that can talk to each other and produce real-time data. Using smart phones and living in smart homes, the new generation expects smart factories as well.
“IoT is a new but a very important element in manufacturing,” says Brooks Rhinehart, vice president of strategic accounts at Mutual Mobile, a global firm specializing in mobile development and digital innovation. “The new generation is moving in and asking ‘why don’t we have these types of systems in place?’ But some of these companies have developed processes that have been in place for 20 to 30 years and it’s incredibly difficult to get them to change.”