This article describes how more and more supply chain managers are using smart phones and tablets to accomplish their work. Specially designed Apps allow them to control, track, message, and otherwise improve productivity. This includes anything from basic visibility to transportation management. As these Apps evolved there is also great potential to deliver actionable information faster and help to improve decision making. Naturally adoption is limited so far and obstacles remain, such as security, integration w/proprietary systems, and device design. However, it is clear Apps and smart phones/tablets will increasingly gain traction within the supply chain management space.
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