Wireless networks are a part of nearly all aspects of life. From our homes, to coffee shops, big-box retailers, and supply chains, wireless networks are responsible for keeping us all connected.
As more and more operations rely on these networks for their daily functions, ensuring the network is safe, secure, and efficient is top of mind. This is especially true for those in the supply chain that handle mission-critical information, as well as those who have “bring your own device” (BYOD) programs in place in their warehouse.
Best of all, optimal network connectivity leads to greater productivity and visibility across your operations. Below, you will find three ways networks and wireless network management systems can help warehouse and supply chain operations achieve more efficiency and mobility:
Without a doubt, warehouses are huge operations, averaging around 16,400 square feet per unit. Operations this large require a lot of technology solutions in order to run as efficiently as possible, which all typically require some type of network connection in order to be effective.
Without proper management, solutions such as handheld devices and scanners, RFID and barcoding solutions, advanced software, and wireless technology won’t be able to run as efficiently as possible. This reduces the overall reliability of the solutions and means they may not be working at optimal performance when your business needs them the most.
A proper, effective management system for your wireless network can help keep your software and devices in check, while still allowing your operations to become more efficient than you ever thought possible.
Increased Network Security
Data is one of the most valuable assets your company owns, which makes it a target for attacks and threats. The average cost of a data security breach for major businesses can reach well over $150 million.
Protect yourself and your operations with a network security solution built specifically with your operation’s needs and wireless architecture in mind. Ensuring you don’t become another data breach statistic should be top-of-mind for you as you assess your wireless network management plan. If you aren’t sure where to begin, consider teaming up with networking specialists who can help you create the perfect plan for your warehouse.
Within your supply chain operation there are a lot of moving parts, from logistics to wireless network management, and it can be difficult to know where to start, especially when it comes to your wireless network.
Consider starting with a wireless site assessment. This in-depth evaluation of your wireless network and infrastructure will help you and your operations determine what is working well, and if there are any areas in which you can improve. Different factors that are evaluated include:
- Wireless networks coverage and RF signal strength
- Network interference
- Wireless access points and mobile device configuration
- Physical structure
- Wireless security risk
This holistic approach to warehouse networks allows for maximum visibility into the way your network is performing and allows you to make improvements and adjustments with ease.
Visibility for Your Warehouse
When it comes to your wireless network, knowing where to start with network management can be tricky. You’re well aware that your wireless network solution is the backbone of your operation but aren’t sure what you can do to help gain more insights from your solutions.
When in doubt, it’s best to trust the experts. Our team at Peak Technologies has years of industry experience with wireless network management and is here to help your business find success. Contact us today to get started on your wireless network management plan.