What Can We Track?
We can implement systems to locate, track and manage almost anything. Where we mainly focus our knowledge, experience and value-add is assets that are uniquely identifiable, and where an organisation can see a direct benefit to business and processes by having increased visibility and control over an item’s whereabouts throughout its life-cycle.
We know that every organisation is going to have different assets or items that they want to locate and monitor, as well as requirements and processes around doing so. Feel free to give us a call or drop us a line to find out how we can assist you meet those needs.
Assets & Equipment
High-value assets such as specialised equipment and tools can often become misplaced, lost in transit or left behind on-site. This becomes an expensive exercise both in terms of staff time searching for missing items, and expenditure in replacing stock (which can lead to duplicates and decreased inventory efficiency if they are not truly lost).
For example, confirming an engineer has the right tools and stock on board before heading off to a job allows for better resource utilisation and savings of time and money.
In other instances such as a hospital, knowing where a particular piece of monitoring equipment or specific bed is, can make huge differences to staff productivity and more importantly, patient care.
We can provide solutions that can track and manage these assets, whether they be large or small, across single and multiple sites and in-transit.
Returnable Transport Items (RTIs)
As containers, pallets, crates and IBCs circulate in a delivery-return loop from one site to the next, it can be frustrating and costly to lose track of them – or lose them entirely. Because these RTIs are reuseable many times over their lifecycle, their aim is to be more cost efficient than a single-use alternative, however this relies on having visibility of overall numbers and being able to locate and track them at any given time.
What’s in these containers is also of critical importance and often more costly to replace – both for the distribution operator and the manufacturer/sending organisation (which may or may not be one and the same organisation). Being able to identify and monitor an individual RTI and its contents at any stage of the packing and delivery cycle reduces inaccurate orders and shipping delays or errors.
Even within a warehouse or distribution centre, the ability to validate the contents of a container before it leaves for delivery (without having to manually scan and record individual items) increases operational accuracy and efficiency. For potentially hazardous or perishable contents, tracking the lifecycle of the container and its usage increases safety for both distributors and end-users.
Our technology enables accurate tracking, management and control of your RTIs and their contents, from depot to door and back again.
Inventory & Stock
The management of inventory and stock that travels through the service process is a challenge for any business. It goes without saying that not having to make unnecessary purchases for lost or misplaced stock is a significant cost saving and well as increasing overall inventory management efficiencies.
Whether it’s parts in a manufacturing plant, items on a ward trolley in a hospital, apparel or costumes, or tracking lengths of cable used for broadband, our barcode and RFID solutions work on and between sites for the most accurate real-time locating and tracking systems.