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What to look for when choosing your handheld device

What to look for when choosing your handheld device

Handheld devices – we’ve all used them and they’ve become an integral part of modern logistics life. But what are the key components to look out for when you’re selecting your devices? Whether you’re looking for mobile data capture devices, printers, EPoS devices or anything in between, at PLM Global we’ve a solution to meet all needs. And we can integrate it into your current system too.

So – what should you be looking for in your handheld devices? Finding the right one can be tricky. But we have put together some simple steps to follow to make sure you select the perfect devices to fit into your current logistics model – at any stage.

Yes, it’d be great if your employees could move around with iPhones, reading barcodes and registering orders as they go. But the unfortunate reality is the warehouse and logistics environment can often be unforgiving – so this sort of equipment can be more of a hindrance than a help and is often associated with false economy.

The best sort of device is robust, rugged and durable for all kinds of environment – from humidity to high dust levels. At PLM Global, we provide equipment from manufacturer’s that are tested in the harshest of environments – so you can be sure that your selected devices have exceptional longevity and are completely fit for purpose.

Whilst the durability of a hardy mobile device is preferable to something more high-tech, you need to be sure that the machine or machines you pick work sufficiently. They need to be able to handle your software, to fully integrate into your management systems and are ergonomic for your staff. This is where PLM Global can help.

Whether going from paper to technology or simply looking for a hardware refresh, PLM can take you through the whole process, using the benefit of our vast experience to make sure you get the correct device to work with unison with your WMS or back office system.

Add-ons and accessories can make or break your handheld device selection. Think about what you need it for. Will the devices be used in areas with poor lighting? Then make sure they have effective backlights. Is effective, efficient logistics the name of the game? Then you’ll need a barcode scanner. Need your employees to retain their dexterity? Maybe a wrist mounted device is the answer.

Depending on the needs of your business, you can select the add-ons and accessories perfect for you. PLM Global can help to find the exact device for you and your company, no matter what you’re looking for.

Get in touch today and find out how we can enhance your entire supply chain, or individual parts of it with effective, leading edge mobile devices.
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