Feature spotlights

Establish materials and tools needs and availability

Using IBM MobileFirst for iOS Material Ready, materials foremen can analyze job data to identify the materials and tools required for work order completion. The app helps locate the necessary equipment, confirms availability and identifies any potential delays that may negatively impact delivery. Material Ready is also designed to help foremen prioritize escalations and uses “probability of success” capabilities to highlight issues that require attention.

Optimize logistics for the delivery of tools and materials

Having located the necessary materials and tools, getting them to the job site can be a logistical challenge. Material Ready uses GPS location to identify the optimal route for materials and tools from their current location to the job site. With capabilities for tracking deliveries, materials foremen can access status information at any time to be sure the right materials and tools get to the right location when needed to facilitate on-time completion of each work order.

Use notifications to manage deliveries in the field

The availability of tools and materials and their delivery timeframe is crucial to completing any new build or maintenance job efficiently. Material Ready uses GPS, maps and location-based services to track materials on route to the site. With native messaging, material foremen can notify colleagues about important issues with availability or delivery. The app also offers push notifications so teams can immediately view delivery details for any high-priority job.

Gain ongoing benefits with a great service plan

Through its service plan, IBM and Apple have teamed up to provide you with the most comprehensive support available. It includes 24/7 phone support from Apple and next-business-day on-site service from IBM. Whether buying or leasing devices, the IBM flexible procurement model enables you to go from procurement to deployment quickly. You can also manage all your iOS devices from a single portal and effortlessly apply security policies that ensure data protection on every device.