The Only Complete Enterprise Mobility Solution
McFarland Cascade, selected MobileFrame’s enterprise mobility software for warehouse and inventory management across their operations. The first mobile application is for order picking in the warehouse and to track inventory. The next mobile application will track work-in-process in manufacturing of lumber products such as telephone poles. The biggest motivator driving this project is that their inventory needs to be completely accurate. Because they are shipping telephone poles that weigh hundreds of pounds each, the shipping costs are very high. If they ship the wrong poles in an order it costs too much to ship them back. And, correcting the order then reshipping the product causes them to lose a lot of time. McFarland also wanted to standardize the processes and get the data faster without manual input. Today they have four clerks doing manual data entry, so there is big ROI around eliminating this labor.
Although application development tools are commonplace, those tools require costly, time-consuming development to create business applications. Moreover, such business solutions tend to be inflexible, requiring expensive custom programming whenever business processes change. As business processes evolve, MobileFrame’s software provides unparalleled flexibility to create new mobile applications of any degree of complexity and incorporating any mix of business processes. The software then seamlessly deploys the new applications to the field wirelessly “on-the-fly.” With its flexibility and ease of use, MobileFrame’s enterprise mobility software will allow McFarland Cascade to quickly deploy their inventory management project and make changes as needed, without time-consuming and expensive development efforts.
“Manufacturing and distribution companies like McFarland Cascade can greatly impact their bottom-line through mobile automation of their filed based operations. The pay back is typically in the millions for a field force of 300-500 people. This is good news for McFarland in the current economic climate and a big reason they are going mobile now .”
— Lonny Oswalt, CEO of MobileFrame
About McFarland Cascade
headstrong commitment to our products and customer service has helped grow McFarland Cascade into one of North America’s leading suppliers of fine building materials for outdoor construction projects and a leading global supplier of utility poles. McFarland Cascade is made up of two divisions: Our pole division, which supplies utility poles to North America and other parts of the world. And our sawn products division which is the West’s largest supplier of treated lumber, premium composite decking, stone decking, railings and a variety of other unique decking accessories in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Alaska and parts of Hawaii. These products are sold through a variety of quality retailers. We are committed to supplying you with products that meet our high standard of quality. It’s a matter of personal pride – a promise to you that we take very seriously. We also work hard to deliver the best services possible and realize this can happen only by valuing our employees, our community and our environment. To read more about them visit http://www.mcfarlandcascade.com/welcome/about_us.aspx.
MobileFrame is the leading provider of Configurable Mobile ApplicationsTM enterprise software that requires no coding or programming to create, deploy and remotely manage sophisticated mobile applications. With secure SOX compliant instant messaging, remote device control, configuration and management, intelligent networking, remote software updates, prioritized synchronization, automatic device driver recognition and loading all built-in, MobileFrame’s platform significantly streamlines mobile application development, deployment, and administration. MobileFrame eliminates custom programming through an intuitive, user friendly point-and-click graphical user interface, enabling novice computer users to quickly create and deploy custom mobile applications tailored to their business.
MobileFrame’s award-winning Configurable Mobile ApplicationsTM software platform is an entirely self-contained mobility solution that provides full functionality out-of-the-box, with no custom programming, no third party mobile gateways, synchronization engines or SDK’s required. MobileFrame’s software allows users to capture photographs, voice notes, documents, templates, logos, sketches, digital signatures, bar code scans, magnetic strip read outs, RFID tags, advanced algorithmic functions, and attach them directly into their mobile applications. Applications are stored in a library so administrators can quickly make changes whenever operational requirements change, enabling on-the-spot deployment of a wide variety of mobile applications.
For more information, customers may contact MobileFrame directly at 1-408-885-1200 or visit our website at http://www.mobileframe.com.
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Thomas J. Laughlin