Bob Bova, CEO and president of AccuSpeechMobile, discussed how IIoT (Industry Internet of Things) voice applications are changing the face of MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) in a recent article in Robotics and Automation News. MRO applications are making an enormous impact in industries such as aviation and aerospace, logistics and transportation, automotive, energy, field asset management, and quality control.
IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) has made it possible to track and reduce the high costs of maintenance by managing the inspection information on a timely basis. The use of IIoT is a far more efficient way to collect data that increases worker safety as well as data integrity. Because it is collected in 24/7 real-time, data and apps can be used all day, every day, and anywhere in the world.
Adding voice interface to the mix allows for a hands-free MRO process. Keeping hands on a wrench, rather than looking down and pushing buttons on a screen, voice enabling the interface to these mobile applications is changing the MRO to a best-practice, continuous process, lean manufacturing model. Collecting data becomes a more powerful tool on many levels starting with a standardized process (for everyone using the system).
Robotics and Automation News covers the robotics and automation industries around the world. Read the full article.
AccuSpeechMobile’s unique, completely device-based solution voice enables and automates Supply Chain operations, including warehouse (WMS, ERP), distribution and field service applications (mobile inspection, maintenance and repair). AccuSpeechMobile extends the useful life of existing investments and connects to any warehouse management system (WMS, ERP), allowing clients to rapidly achieve double-digit improvements in workforce productivity, increased accuracy, workforce safety and operational efficiency.
Supply chain, distribution, field services, logistics, retail and transportation operations benefit from AccuSpeechMobile’s device-based approach, often deploying the voice interface within weeks and demonstrating productivity gains immediately. Leading organizations in industries such as Aerospace, Apparel, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Publishing, Retail, Sporting Goods, Manufacturing, Wholesale and more have voice enabled multiple applications, demonstrating positive ROI in under 12 months.
The AccuSpeechMobile solution works with Android, Windows, TE (terminal emulation) and Web-based mobile devices. Voice Picking is a common first application for AccuSpeechMobile and additional distribution applications such as packing, cycle count, put away, shipping and receiving are popular candidates for voice interfaces, extending the productivity enhancements across the distribution center or field services operations.