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The Business Case for Enterprise-Class Wireless LANs by Christopher A. L. Vinckier, Oisin Mac Alasdair, H. David Castaneda

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Chapter 11. Manufacturing Case Study

Manufacturing Case Study

The manufacturing industry has unique key components. The network acts not only as a transport, which people use to send data, but also as a business process enabler. Many functions of the WLAN are independent of general network access. Such examples include factories, the machinery that builds products, and inventory or material goods that reside in warehouses. This case study outlines some of these situations while still focusing on the typical office considerations. Key points discussed here fall into three categories: technology, process, and policy. This chapter also outlines the business considerations ...

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