As the continuous progress of Android technology grows and becomes more mainstream in business applications, it is important to be on top of the newest developments and be keen on what technology your competition is using.
Perhaps no other segment of the U.S. workforce is more reliant on mobile technology than today’s 3.2 million over-the-road truckers. In fact, a survey of transporters confirmed truckers’ growing dependence on mobile phones, apps and wireless services… Nearly 6 in 10 truckers are conducting more of their business through mobile phones this year compared to 2010.*
Although we assume that transport and logistics today have evolved into a high-technology industry, there are still a great number of facilities that conduct yard operations manually. Distribution is no longer about moving cargo over road, water or via air from point A to point B. It is now a complex process based on intelligent systems for sorting, planning, routing, and consolidating that supports faster transportation, different transportation modes, fallback scenarios in case of failures, added value services such as time sensitive deliveries, and tracing of assets throughout the supply chain or transport network-All of which can be easily managed by applications installed on an Android phone.
A perfect example of this is proven by Exotrac, a company dedicated to offering a high quality product line of innovative Yard Management System (YMS) delivering high functionality and speed to obtain unprecedented real-time logistics information in yard management. (www.exotrac.com) Its newest advancement, YardTrac lite, based on Android, combines cutting edge, cloud-based technologies with a turn-key, on-demand software provided as a service (SAAS) and offers cost effective solutions with a monthly subscription pricing model to bring, real-time, current information.
Exotrac’s COO, Jon Donchey, says, “As the continuous progress of Android technology grows and becomes more mainstream in business applications, Exotrac is utilizing specific adaptations for market driven needs and wants for businesses that aren’t large enough yet for a major roll-out but still desire a cost effective system of accountability.”
In the end, anticipating future development and the continuous need for customization for a business to grow its profits and maintain a streamlined operation, the smart functionality and flexibility of Android technology is the best platform to build upon.