Meeting the needs of automotive manufacturers
Automotive manufacturers need to be lean, productive and cost-efficient. We provide everything you need for a complete mobile enterprise solution that will streamline your manufacturing operations. This includes both bespoke and off-the-shelf software; a wide selection of mobile hardware; and a wireless infrastructure.
Ultimately, our automotive manufacturing solutions will enhance the cost-effectiveness of a range of logistic and production line operations, improving accuracy whilst also increasing reliability.
We offer a selection of powerful software apps, based on our flagship platform, Mobile Connect™. These include our Inspections app, which is ideal for increasing the speed and accuracy of your system for recording quality assurance inspections. It automates many processes and ensures that all of your inspectors are using the same system.Our electronic proof of delivery (ePoD) app can prove very useful if you use a warehouse, distribute products or want to track and trace orders. Our Field Service app ensures that the right tasks are carried out in the right order or that the right product gets to the right place on time.
Another notable software app is SOTI’s MobiControl, the UK’s leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform. This will enable you to control and manage all of your mobile devices remotely, so that you can optimise their effectiveness and the return on your investment.
The right hardware
We can source a wide variety of rugged handheld solutions from leading manufacturers such as Zebra, Getac, Honeywell, Xplore, M3 and Datalogic. We can supply devices such as mobile computers, linear imagers, barcode scanners, personal digital assistants (PDAs), tablets, smartphones and mobile printers. Because these devices are rugged, they are ideal for the demanding environments often encountered by transport and logistics companies.
With our voice technology offerings, we can also boost the efficiency of your inspection and maintenance activities by providing a hands-free environment, which will enable your operators to automatically record their observations as they look around.
The right infrastructure
We have a wide range of wireless infrastructure services and can offer you expert advice on deployment, management and support.
Our services include a detailed radio frequency (RF) site survey, and our team of qualified engineers will carry out the installation. We can also carry out health checks that will pre-empt any degradation in the performance of your wireless Local Area Network (WLAN).
Finally, we provide various options for managing, maintaining and supporting your wireless infrastructure.
The right support
Spirit’s Managed Services provide you with all the support you need for your mobile enterprise. They provide:
• A choice of support packages, tailored to meet your specific needs.
• A highly-personalised service offering, designed to give you peace of mind.
• Access to our highly-trained mobility experts, along with quarterly service reviews.
• A managed helpdesk
• Guaranteed SLAs
• Consultancy and project management
• Business continuity and disaster recovery
• Infrastructure services
• Data storage
• Repair programmes and buffer stock management
• Training services
• Solution review
• End-of-life management
Putting it into practice
One of our clients has been BMW, which upgraded the handheld devices it was using in its Hams Hall engine plant in North Warwickshire. The new devices helped to automate the plant’s logistical operations, such as those involving material calls. They also provided scanning of the barcoded components to ensure that they were delivered to the right ‘fit-point’ in the assembly operation; and alerted users to order more components if the stock was running low. As a result, the plant was able to work to very short delivery cycles.
For an example of our services to a different manufacturing sector, take a look at the solution we created for IG Doors.
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