Bob Bova, president and CEO of AccuSpeechMobile discussed how IIoT (the Industrial Internet of Things) makes it possible to track and reduce the high costs of maintenance by managing the inspection information on a timely basis in the recent issue of IoTNow magazine.
The use of IIoT is an efficient way to collect data increasing worker safety as well as data integrity. Collected in 24/7 in real-time, data and apps are used all day, every day, and anywhere in the world.
One of the fastest growing areas for IIoT implementation is the MRO market. Adding voice interface to the mix allows for a hands-free MRO process. Keeping hands on a wrench is more productive 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).
IIoT integrated voice automation provides detailed error messages, warnings about data that fall out of acceptable ranges, pre-load information already collected in other screens, as well as provide detailed instructions for new or troublesome event reporting. IoT Now is the leading global magazine and online news source covering machine-to-machine communications in a whole host of industry verticals.
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.