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How well is your organization holistically and digitally tracking assets—would you give yourself a B-minus? C? Today, we see companies tracking assets, IT hardware, service contracts, and stockroom inventory with disjointed apps, Excel spreadsheets, and even paper checklists.

We see Operations managing their data in one place; Facilities managing their data in another; Procurement in yet another. SmartX HUB asset and inventory data can be managed in a single place. One source of truth to make decisions.

You cannot achieve efficiency, accuracy, and productivity without digitizing and consolidating your data.

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Don’t overlook the small things in your quest for efficiency. Solving the pain in these processes will lead to bigger and better transformation down the road. We can help!

Track asset locations in one place. SmartX HUB can handle the tracking and management of all asset information including contracts and expirations.

Consolidate all IT and non-IT asset data in one place. SmartX HUB is brand agnostic and can handle the tracking and management of all asset information including contracts and expirations.

Centralize your data. SmartX HUB can help with inventory locations, cycle counts, stock levels, and more to keep your ops running smoothly.

Without a consolidated asset management platform, IT time is spent deploying, managing, integrating, maintaining, and upgrading—and all the related disruption and expense. With SmartX HUB, operational costs are significantly reduced and IT can focus on activities that more directly contribute to business growth.

With SmartX HUB, employees are no longer bogged down navigating inefficient and disjointed processes, and the sneaky manual tasks that steal time. Time that should be spent helping the company grow.

One source of truth

Because SmartX HUB extracts data from a single, centralized data repository, errors—which disparate systems are prone to—are eliminated. And, with a holistic view of inventory and assets, you’ve got the key business intelligence needed to effectively manage the business.

Experience Automated and Rapid Tracking with RFID

While using RFID tags to maintain a database of your assets, tools, and equipment can deliver a more durable option than barcoding, its main advantages are automation and speed. Using an RFID tracking method helps automate the assets and equipment check-in, and check-out process and can reduce the number of personnel you have dedicated to keeping track of inventory.

Also, using an advanced RFID tracking application, such as SmartX HUB, gives you a flexible self-service asset check-out that can improve worksite efficiency and give you a one-stop shop for your inventory needs.

RFID Asset tracking is becoming more and more popular as RFID tag prices drop and reliability increases. The tags have a number of advantages over bar codes when it comes to asset tracking:

-RFID tags do not need a line of sight so they can be placed inside tools or assets.

-Multiple RFID tags can be read at the same time to speed processing

-The tags are rugged and generally last longer than bar code labels, making them perfect for construction inventory management

However, we also believe that there is a need for both RFID tags and bar code labels, as there are some disadvantages to RFID asset tracking:

-RFID tags are often more expensive than bar code labels, so they’re not always practical for inexpensive items

-They are difficult to read through metal and in liquid environments without special tags

We offer the best of both worlds. SmartX HUB’s asset tracking system provides mobile computers that offer RFID capability and can also read bar codes for ultimate flexibility.

Platform Overview

SmartX HUB® platform helps companies be more efficient, accurate, and connected by way of secure cloud computing.

Built on a modern microservices architecture, SmartX HUB drives visibility around how we track and manage various assets, inventories, and items.

SmartX HUB is specifically designed to connect the data companies need to impact their daily business operations.

The following video illustrates this shared, increasing the accuracy and efficiency of the asset count process.

Benefits of RFID in Asset Maintenance Process

The read-write capability of SmartX HUB RFID technology enables the automation of record-keeping for asset maintenance. This, in turn, ensures the highly accurate and complete maintenance records required to best adhere to maintenance schedules and optimize an asset’s performance.

As a technician completes service, critical maintenance data can be associated to the asset tag — such as service date and time, technician, service performed, and next inspection date. An asset’s complete history is always available to the technician with a quick read of the asset’s RFID tag. And in addition, the information can also be sent automatically to the SmartX HUB EAM module, ensuring the timely scheduling of future maintenance required to maximize equipment uptime.

SmartX HUB includes pre-configured reports that allow organizations to more effectively manage their asset inventory and utilization. The SmartX HUB software application includes several reports that are based on information that is, by default, refreshed hourly in the solution. 

Every business has a unique inventory situation requiring a carefully customized tracking solution. This solution is achieved by a thorough evaluation of the different inventory types in your arsenal and an evaluation of which type of tracking label is best suited for optimal workflow, safety, and budgetary concerns.

Here are some of the clearest benefits of  SmartX HUB RFID Maintenance management at a job site:

Getting an accurate view of your company’s assets usage, locations, and lifecycles is difficult with multiple disconnected apps or spreadsheets. With SmartX HUB, sourcing, extracting, and analyzing the data is simple, so critical decisions can be made based on accurate, real-time data.

You can use SmartX HUB Tool tracking software to send notifications and alerts to an inventory manager’s mobile device when stock levels are running low. Your central asset register can also provide the inventory manager with the supplier’s details so they can efficiently replenish stock.

Using a centralized tool tracking solution that integrates with your existing systems enables you to create and build a fixed register of all of the assets that are tied to your business. That allows you and your asset management team to access real-time data on demand, whether it’s maintenance plans, current location, utilization rates, or depreciation value. That register is stored in the cloud, so you can access it anytime and from anywhere while removing the need for time-consuming and error-prone spreadsheets.
Tool tracking software can help you improve the accuracy and efficiency of your asset maintenance by providing insights about usage in real time. Asset utilization metrics such as engine hours and downtime can help you decide when to perform preventive maintenance and routine fixes so you can keep your assets running efficiently. You can also set up alerts for when parts need replacing so you can avoid costly breakdowns.

Gain item-level data about every asset to ensure important tools and equipment don’t get lost, misplaced, or stolen. By keeping up-to-date on your tools' whereabouts, you can reduce overall inventory levels while ensuring adequate supplies across all locations.

Conclusion

SmartX HUB Solution helps you obtain a more efficient workflow by improving your control over your project, enhancing safety on your jobsite, reducing equipment downtime, minimizing safety hazards, increasing life expectancy of equipment, and reducing repair costs. It provides you with the necessary means to stay on schedule, stay on budget and work consistently to keep your overall project on the right track.

A traditional inventory management system typically manages tool inventory with bar codes and requires a tool crib attendant to handle tool issues and returns. With the introduction of technologies like radio frequency identification (RFID), new efficiencies in tool tracking solutions have been developed.

These solutions, like SmartX HUB’s RFID, are fully automated, enabling workers to quickly get and return the tools they require without a tool attendant while still keeping the employee accountable for them.

SmartX HUB's RFID tool tracking also provides real-time tool visibility with a completely automated self-service kiosk and inventory management tool.

By automating your processes with SmartX HUB RFID-IoT technology you can cut daily operational costs by significantly reducing labor and error costs through process automation. SmartX HUB offers a scalable platform that’s customizable and simple to use, easily fitting into your unique business process. To make it even easier, SmartX HUB runs on any web browser as well as any Windows, iOS or Android device.

SmartX HUB’s global presence, coupled with its deep industry and business transformation expertise, has proven that the methodologies and experience gained from thousands of worldwide engagements help clients achieve real business results and innovation quickly and cost-effectively.

To get more information on how we can help you overcome the challenges to your business or to check out a free demo, contact us.

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