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Here are tips and considerations that can help your handheld rollout be successful:
Any technology rollout will not be successful if you do not show 100 percent commitment to it. The best way to do this is to allocate a full time resource to the project to make sure it is successful.
Bring your management team and lead driver to a reference customer that is successfully using the system you want to deploy. These systems work, and having your team see them working at another operator first hand can make a huge difference and get your team excited about the project.
Your technology provider likely offers senior consulting services that can come in and do a “best practices” audit a few months after your initial rollout. Although this may seem expensive, it is usually worthwhile as a simple tune up to your initial rollout processes can make the system work better for everyone.
Switching to item-level tracking, rolling out handhelds, and trying paradigm changing processes like pre-kitting and dynamic scheduling are not easy because they involve rolling out new technology and process change across your organization. But they are challenges worth pursuing.