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Real Time Asset Monitoring with Location Trackers

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The New Way in Asset Management: Real Time Asset Monitoring with Location Trackers

As businesses grow, the significance of effective asset management becomes increasingly critical for ensuring continuous expansion. Whether managing a bustling retail outlet or overseeing multiple manufacturing facilities across the globe, the complexities of asset tracking become more pronounced. By implementing suitable strategies and leveraging appropriate tools, businesses can streamline operations and optimize resource allocation, ultimately driving enhanced productivity and profitability.

Improving the Bottom Line with Effective Asset Management

Litum can make asset management a simple job for you. Our team can help set up a reliable location-tracking system using a combination of software and hardware. This indoor tracking technology is flexible and adaptable enough to be used in conjunction with many industries. It’s a way for businesses to better see all the equipment, vehicles, and tools at their disposal. Managers can make better use of the equipment they have onsite, while also being able to check for and request additional assets from other sites when needed.

Companies have the opportunity to streamline the management of each asset from the purchase date until it is decommissioned using Litum’s asset location tracker technology. Not only will your employees be able to see where a necessary tool is at a glance, but they will also be able to access any pertinent data about the asset.

Our asset management software allows you to tie each asset’s ID tag to important documentation and files about that asset that are stored on your servers. Use it to record and check maintenance or repair records. You can also view copies of the manual and warranty information without having to search for it in archives. The information is within easy reach whenever personnel require it. This is just the start of what location-tracking technology can do. It will also help your company:

  • Identify unused or misplaced equipment in storage.
  • See which equipment requires maintenance before it breaks down.
  • Identify and replace problem equipment that breaks frequently.
  • Make better use of warranty coverage provided by the manufacturer.
  • Avoid unnecessary purchases and rentals of new equipment.
  • Get real-time inventory counts with exact locations.

Of course, it all starts with the use of asset tracker tags that are affixed to whatever items you want to track. These radio frequency identification RFID asset tags provide real-time updates of the location and movement of assets that can be viewed using software uploaded to your company’s servers.

The Technology Behind Asset Management Tags

In today’s corporate landscape, businesses worldwide increasingly rely on sophisticated technologies for asset tracking and asset management. One such innovation involves the use of asset tags, with passive RFID tags being a familiar example, affixed to product inventory. These tags interact with the system as they pass through fixed gateway readers, notifying the system of a product’s relocation. The recorded data, stored in company servers or triggering automated security alarms based on authorization, is crucial for effective asset tracking. However, companies like Litum take it a step further by utilizing active RFID asset tracking tags that continuously broadcast signals in the ultra-wideband (UWB) frequency range.

This advanced asset tracking system employs small batteries, microchips, and antennas in each asset tracker, providing valuable location data to fixed readers (anchors) throughout the facility every few seconds. The UWB frequency’s benefits, such as reduced interference from manufacturing equipment and cell phones, as well as lower power consumption, make it ideal for businesses managing hectic environments. Litum IoT enhances this by installing rechargeable batteries in each asset tracker and offering charging stations, ensuring a constant supply of fully powered tags for equipment and personnel in their comprehensive asset tracking and asset management solution.

Applications for Location Trackers

As mentioned previously, asset tags can be used in many industries and have multiple applications. If you are unsure how real-time location tracking can be used by your business, here are a few ideas:

Airport Tarmacs & Seaports

It’s possible to place location trackers on ground support vehicles allowing you to see which vehicles are available for use and where they are located on the tarmac. Asset tags can also be affixed to tools and equipment to make them easier to find.

Mining Facilities

Vehicle tags are also useful in mining facilities where dump trucks must navigate miles of gravel road aboveground and tunnels belowground when transporting material. This technology can also be used to estimate the production volume of a facility by tracking how many trips each truck makes to and from the mines.

Construction Sites

It is easy to lose expensive tools on a construction site, but with asset tags, you’ll always know where they are and whether they’ve been put away for the night. Location tracker technology can also help you determine whether a tool is stolen or simply misplaced.

Manufacturing Facilities

Use asset tracker tags to monitor the movement of items on the production line. See where each product is in the manufacturing process, while you can also use fixed readers to confirm that a product has gone through each point of assembly in the appropriate order.

Warehousing & Distribution

Keep track of the movement of forklifts and cherry pickers in real time using asset tags affixed to each vehicle. You can also monitor the movement of inventory or pallets and crates as they arrive and are transported throughout the facility.

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Real-Time Location Systems are a Multifunctional Technology

Location tracker technology covers a wide range of functions for the user. From finding out the exact location of a specific tool to monitoring for potential theft of valuable equipment, an active RFID asset tag can provide the data you require to do many things. While these indoor tracking systems fulfill many purposes at the same time, they can also be tied in with other pre-existing software, such as your ERP system.

It may be difficult to visualize exactly how your company can implement this technology, but once you do start using a real-time location system (RTLS) for asset tracking, you’ll soon get plenty of ideas for other applications. Plus, our experts help you develop a plan for using location trackers to improve production and increase ROI. Functional location tracking technologies help save thousands of dollars in lost property, theft, and production inefficiencies in a year.

Let’s take a quick look at what features come with a Litum indoor tracking system:

As you can see this technology dramatically improves workflow and prevents losses in many areas. By choosing to start using real-time monitoring systems, companies can streamline production and save themselves millions of dollars in the coming years. Installing asset tags on all of your equipment can also help you prepare for and begin exploring the use of manufacturing 4.0 technologies, which further automate the production line.

Stay Current and Competitive with Litum

Litum provides the hardware and software to completely implement a real-time tracking system. Our team will install, test, and also teach your employees how to use the system to their greatest benefit from the very beginning. We have experienced partners located in over 35 countries who can provide onsite support and guidance. If you are interested in learning more about our asset management technologies, allow Litum IoT to set up a consultation with one of our partners today.

Contact a Litum RTLS expert to schedule a demo of our indoor asset tracking system!