Swedish manufacturer Elitfönster adopts rugged Panasonic TOUGHBOOK tablets for efficient warehouse management, as part of the company's digitisation process.
Sweden’s leading window manufacturer, Elitfönster, has equipped its truck drivers with rugged TOUGHBOOK G1 tablets for use in its warehouses to improve working efficiency and flexibility.
Historically Elitfönster’s 1,000 drivers would record its warehousing information on paper. The company decided to find a streamlined solution to receive and manage all information digitally. “We felt a great need to digitise the company’s vast amounts of paper-based information, which was previously kept in folders and piles of paper,” explains Jens Sandvej-Grandin, Production Manager at Elitfönster. “We needed a solution that was durable, easy to carry, and could be used while wearing gloves, which TOUGHBOOK was able to offer.”
The detachable, robust devices are conveniently placed in a docking station near the driver’s seat, providing all the information required at the warehouse. The user-friendliness and durability of the devices was the main attraction for Elitfönster, with the ability to use the devices in extreme weather conditions a major requirement.
“Thanks to the new digital solution, we have halved the time it takes for the goods to go from reception to production,” says Rasmus Kihlblad, Team Leader at Elitfönster. “The three main assets the TOUGHBOOK possesses are its user-friendliness, flexibility and the increased security it offers.”
TOUGHBOOK G1 – Developed for extreme environments
The RUGGED 10.1" Windows TOUGHBOOK G1 tablet is equipped with a high-performance Intel Core vPro i5-6300u processor and a 14-hour battery life, with the option to replace the battery during operation. The device has several flexible configuration options that allow it to be equipped with built-in functionality, such as a 2D barcode scanner, GPS, Micro SD, 2. USB 2.0, wired LAN or smartcard reader.
Elitfönster also uses a number of Panasonic’s rugged Android TOUGHBOOK N1 handheld computers for warehouse management. They are equipped with a built-in barcode reader, designed to speed scanning and to reduce the load on the user’s wrists.