Asset tracking has proven to enhance the logistics behind construction companies. Whether you are a large or small construction company, implementing an asset tracking strategy will boost the efficiency and productivity of your company. In this blog, we have identified a few ways asset tracking enhances construction companies. Continue reading to learn more about how asset tracking can benefit your construction company today!

The Logistics Behind Construction

In the construction world, you never know when an unexpected issue may arise; therefore, it is important to always plan out the logistics behind each project. Logistics in construction management is defined as “the process of planning, executing, and controlling procurement, transportation, workers, and resources.” The logistics behind construction is all about making sure the right resources are at the right place at the right time. Ensuring that your resources are in the right place will help your company prevent workflow bottlenecks and any other project disruptions that inevitably would occur.

Through asset tracking, Link Labs provides construction companies with the best way to track their assets while helping prevent bottlenecks. Our AirFinder product is an affordable real-time location system (RTLS) that leverages RFID and other unique technologies to help you keep track of tools, monitor equipment usage, optimize tool leasing, support employee safety, and much more. Our AirFinder solution can even go beyond standard construction RFID tracking systems to monitor conditions like temperature and shock. AirFinder makes life easier for construction companies by monitoring the flow of personnel and material, monitoring building conditions, and providing a cost-efficient way to track assets. Here are a few construction company use cases that AirFinder can enhance.


 

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  • Loss Prevention. Reduce the amount of loss that occurs during the supply chain process
  • Location Coverage. AirFinder Everywhere uses a combination of GPS, Cellular, and WiFi to determine location everywhere
  • Security Alerts. Know when a delay in shipment has occurred so the problem
    can be addressed immediately.

 

Construction Asset Tracking Use Cases

Process Optimization

Asset tracking systems provide construction companies with crucial data that can be used to optimize processes. The data that is received through the asset tracking system can be used to determine where companies can cut unnecessary costs and improve efficiency. For example, a company could use Link Labs’ AirFinder solution to monitor the time spent running different pieces of equipment on the job site to determine the difference between which equipment is frequently used and which equipment is not used at all. Ultimately, this can help with the logistics behind updating future rental agreements with the hopes of decreasing the amount of unnecessary equipment to cut business expenses.

Loss & Theft Prevention

Loss and theft are major issues for construction companies. Asset tracking helps these companies locate missing assets, such as inventory and equipment. Our innovative solution not only helps locate missing assets but also it has the capability to prevent the loss and theft of assets from happening in the first place by providing companies real-time visibility. With real-time visibility, companies can track where their assets are at any time throughout the workday while allowing managers to take action quickly. As for theft prevention specifically, when thieves know your equipment is constantly being tracked, they will be less likely to steal in fear of getting caught. 

Through Link Labs’ AirFinder, companies are now equipped with the proper solution with real-time visibility to aid with the tracking of loss and theft. Having the ability to track with a real-time location system benefits construction companies by saving on repurchasing costs and time spent searching for lost or stolen items.

Personnel Safety 

Construction of all types has proven to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Protecting your workers must be of the utmost importance. By implementing location tracking technology into employee and visitor badges, companies will be alerted if anyone has entered a restricted area that your company has defined. Additionally, if your construction site needs to be evacuated, AirFinder can ensure that all your employees and personnel are safe and accounted for. AirFinder helps construction companies provide safety and security for their employees even before the employee steps on the job site for the first time.

Environmental Tracking

Link Labs’ AirFinder has the unique capability of monitoring environments to help avoid damage and loss. If your company has delicate materials at your construction site that need to stay within a certain temperature or humidity range, AirFinder allows companies to know when their materials are no longer in an environmentally safe location. Having this information can be absolutely critical for construction companies looking to be more cost-efficient.

Waste Tracking

Statistically, the construction industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world. It has been said that construction companies account for close to 40% of yearly waste in the United States. With an RTLS system such as AirFinder, construction companies have the ability to track waste variance on each job site. Through having the visibility of waste being accrued on the job site, companies can promote sustainability and protect the environment.

Compliance

Every construction company has compliance standards that they must meet throughout the job process. Investing in an asset tracking system such as AirFinder can ensure compliance with regulations and accreditations through accurate data reporting, consistency processes, and a reliable database. Meeting compliance regulations can be hard to do on your own. Asset tracking eases the process!

Invest in AirFinder Today!

Link Labs’ AirFinder systems are real-time asset tracking systems that allow companies to track work in process, equipment and tools, process efficiencies, compliance, loss and theft prevention, waste variance, and so much more! Our AirFinder Everywhere product is an easy-to-use and affordable industrial IoT asset tracking system with cloud-based software designed for dynamic, movable assets in hybrid environments for indoor tracking, outdoor tracking, and everywhere in-between. For more information on why AirFinder is the best solution for your construction company, visit our website and book a demo today.

Enhancing Construction Through Asset Tracking

Written by Carlos Carrillo

Carlos Carrillo is an experienced business leader with a demonstrated history of working in technology, SaaS, IoT, and all things trucking components in the transportation industry. He has built strong relationships with many fleets in the transportation industry providing excellent products, service, and personality. Carlos is skilled in sales ops, telecommunications, supply chain, logistics management, and business development.

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