Magazine Article | January 20, 2012

The Smartphone's Limited Supply Chain Impact

Source: Intermec, Inc.

February 2012 Integrated Solutions For Retailers

By Matt Pillar, Editor In Chief

Smartphone proliferation is driving a new breed of touch- and application-driven mobile supply chain devices. Beyond that, their impact is negligible.

As retailers push boundaries for smartphones in business applications, the supply chain remains to a large degree off-limits. That said, rugged mobile devices for supply chain applications are taking some cues from smartphones. Here, Intermec industry marketing director Brian Schulte explains the smartphone’s impact and the supply chain device requirements that separate consumer-grade from industrial-strength.