The Best Asset Tracking Implementations And Use Cases
The Best Asset Tracking Implementations And Use Cases
Fixed asset registers and IT asset tracking remain some of the most popular and common implementations of asset tracking. However, there are many other ways organisations and individuals can and have implemented asset tracking technology.
It won’t be wrong to say that there are unlimited possibilities with asset tracking. Every now and then an innovative company comes up with its very own interesting ways to use asset management software.
We’ve compiled a list of the best asset tracking implementations and use cases for you to take inspiration from. Some or all of these asset tracking software use cases might not directly be applicable to you. However, you can still take from an interesting idea and employ it a bit differently to serve you and your organisation better.
The Most Interesting Use Cases for Asset Tracking
- Tools Tracking
- Vehicle fleet management
- Vehicle access control
- Container tracking
- Assessing equipment utilisation
- Horticulture asset management
If you’re in a tool-intensive business such as construction or related services, your equipment is the backbone of your business. Small, but important tools like screwdrivers and drill machines are easy to misplace, especially when they’re being used by multiple workers at a time.
itemit’s tools tracking system lets you record and track every piece of equipment from the smallest spanner to the biggest wheelbarrow you’ve got. This application of asset tracking has proved to be a game-changer for many construction services. The time and money that was previously lost trying to find and recover lost tools are reduced to a minimum so employees can focus on the more important tasks at hand.
Using asset tracking software to keep a check on tools and equipment allows you to accomplish much more including the ability to book tools, check bookings, and keep an eye on equipment check-ins and checkouts.
Vehicle Fleet Management
Taxi services, transporters, constructors, couriers, supply chain companies and many other organisations have a fleet of vehicles to manage. More often than not, each company operates multiple vehicles of the same model. With different uses, duration of use and locations, managing vehicles fleets efficiently is a task virtually impossible to accomplish without asset tracking software.
Although each vehicle already has a unique registration number to identify it, asset labels are a much better option when you have to track vehicle details like the driver’s details, model number, maintenance information and more. Moreover, with RFID asset tracking you can automate fleet management completely and take it to the next level.
Vehicle Access Control
Say bye-bye to vehicle stickers and parking permits, because the future of vehicle access control is here. Using RFID asset labels to identify and permit vehicles to enter a building or parking area is a great implementation of asset tracking.
An RFID asset label can be scanned as soon as it comes close to a fixed reader. A vehicle can be identified even if its tag is not directly in the reader’s line of sight. While it might need an extra bit of tech knowledge, the reader can be connected to the barrier through simple programming.
Whether you’re a supplier or a buyer, while you’re sending and receiving containers, tracking them is a piece of cake with itemit’s asset tracking software. Unsupervised transit of containers between suppliers and purchasers can lead to the disappearance of containers, as is commonly observed. This can lead to massive losses, for all parties involved.
Containers can be tagged with asset labels, and be scanned and marked as ‘in transit’ as soon as you send them. When the receiver gets the container, they can scan it again and mark it as received. Both the sender and receiver can collaborate on itemit’s online platform or app to make sure no container goes untracked.
Assessing Equipment Utilisation
Some of the benefits of having all your tools and equipment recorded on a single platform are obvious. But as you use our asset tracking software, you’ll discover that there are some other, more powerful benefits of tracking equipment with itemit.
For instance, itemit gives you valuable insights on what equipment was used the most during a period, and which tools went under-utilised. This information goes a long way in helping you identify strengths and weaknesses in equipment utilisation. Plus, the information empowers you to make well-informed decisions when purchasing new equipment for your organisation.
Horticulture Asset Management
Horticulture is a very tagging-intensive field. From seedlings to young plants and even huge trees need to be tagged in order to identify their species, cultivar, date of plantation and many other details. If there is one department that could benefit from the use of asset tracking software, it’s the horticulture department.
No need to manually write and record difficult names and intricate details with asset tracking. All you need to do is allocate each plant its asset tag, record its name and other details. You can also take a picture of the plant to visually record its growth over time!
itemit’s Asset Tracking Software
itemit’s asset tracking software is a very flexible system that can be shared by all members of your team. With this shareability, you can split the system between different departments for different uses!
Our support team will gladly set you up and ensure that you’re getting the most money out of the system possible. To find out more, you can contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also fill in the form below to start your 14-day free trial.
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