Location Not a High Priority for iPads on the Manufacturing Floor
GE's new battery facory in Schenectady, N.Y. is experimenting with using iPads on the factory floor as part of machine monitoring. Among the observations from the small pilot:
Location isn’t a high priority: [the factory's business analytics and manufacturing information leader, Randy] Rausch thinks it's possible to use GPS or even Wi-Fi triangulation to drive location-based data inside the factory--providing data about the machine a person is standing near, for instance. But so far, people have been very efficient just using a factory map and drilling down into that.