SMART Asset Tracking connectivity and software generates actionable information to:
Pinpoint the location of product handling assets.
Monitor asset inventory to ensure it supports daily production schedule.
Verify product handling assets are properly maintained and ready for use.
Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs)
Power savings: SMART Tags have a multi-year battery life in an ultra-compact form factor.
Data savings: 95% lower data usage versus pure cellular solutions.
Seamless Coverage: Maintains connection on the road and inside your facility.
Track the locations of shipping materials in real-time, or on an exportable list.
Use historical data to forecast when a backhaul is needed to ensure there’s sufficient inventory for production.
Control the safety and service life of your assets.
Reusable transport packaging materials need regular maintenance to ensure the quality of your inventory, and safety of the personnel handling it. SMART’s system can provide visibility into the history and condition of every asset.
Manage routine tasks like cleaning and preventative maintenance.
Schedule repair work orders and maximize up time.
A $3B construction materials producer uses steel and aluminum racks to ship its goods to distributors and job sites. Once at their destination, the product is removed and the racks are sent back to the manufacturer shortly thereafter. All too often, however, the racks are repurposed to store other manufacturers’ products, are sent back to the wrong manufacturer, or get stashed in a corner where it is out of the way, never to return to its rightful owner. Rack owners usually have staff throughout the organization tasked to recover racks, but without timely location data this effort is inefficient and often unsuccessful. This particular manufacturer estimates that they lose over 5% of their racks each year; a loss surpassing $20M annually. Worse, their production schedule is regularly disrupted by not having enough of the right type of rack on hand.
Construction is a complex business with constantly shrinking timelines. Keeping track of materials, tools and people is difficult and a vendor’s reusable rack is often low on the priority list. The problem is that the rack owner, who cares deeply about their $1000 asset, is dependent on their customer’s people on site to keep track of their racks and dutifully return them. Not any more.
SMART’s asset tracking & management system, SMART Track, shines light on the location of assets like racks. By attaching a SMART Tag wireless device, the rack owner knows exactly where its racks are. They know who to call to get them back and hold their partners accountable if they don’t do their part in the rack ecosystem. SMART Track knows the location of the company’s shipping racks, and enables them to effectively control that inventory whether inside their own facilities, in transit or in the field.