Faster & More Productive Equipment: New Equipment, Less Breakdowns, and Better Production Rates

Keeping track of important equipment information is critical to making sure your machines are running properly and efficiently at all times.  Warranty details as well as maintenance and repair history should be available at all times to ensure this.  Being able to service your equipment correctly and on time benefits your company by being able to maintain production rates.  Not only does this satisfy customers, but also gives you an advantage against the competition. 

Yet, it can sometimes be a challenge for employees to understand which information is important and when.  Training employees is not only time consuming, but expensive as well. The common way to store equipment information is in paper format in large (and often disorganized) filing systems.  If something goes wrong with a piece of equipment employees end up having to search through piles of papers for warranty details.  Plus, since it is time consuming to locate repair and maintenance information in a traditional paper filing system, technicians often have to guess when equipment is due for maintenance.  Not only does this create longer equipment downtimes, but it may also require emergency purchasing of parts and equipment- which can be costly.

Sigilo Fleet Management is a mobile app that allows you to store all equipment information on your mobile device.  This app is easy to use and simplifies equipment management and organization.  It can store information such as maintenance history, repair history, and warranty information all in an electronic file format.  Having this information available at your fingertips benefits all aspects of your operations- managers, crews, and equipment.  It allows your employees to be more productive, and also holds them accountable.  Employees and technicians will have access to equipment history at all times.

Sigilo uses Nearfield Communication (NFC) technology to send data between a microchip on your equipment and the smartphone.  It does this completely wirelessly.  After placing a small chip onto equipment, the user simply waves the smartphone over the chip; from there the data is captured in the smartphone, and you are able to edit and save additional information directly in the app.

Having fleet information on a smartphone device has many benefits.  It requires minimal training due to the fact that many employees already know how to use smartphones and tablets.  Sigilo completely eliminates the need for paper equipment records, meaning employees will not have to waste time searching through files for equipment information.  When maintenance, repair, and warranty information is streamlined, then there will be less equipment downtime resulting in better production rates.

Sigilo Fleet Management will significantly change how your company operates- for the better.  Managers will be able to spend less time training employees, and employees will be able to spend more time working.  Diagnosing problems with equipment will no longer be left up to guesswork, and employees will not have to waste productivity by searching for equipment paperwork. Technicians will be able to fix equipment malfunctions quickly and correctly, getting your equipment back up and running sooner.  All of these actions will increase your profits; not only will there will be additional money available for you to be able to invest in new equipment, but it will keep your current equipment functioning at it’s maximum potential.

 

 

 

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How To: Train your staff so there are less mistakes & faster production times

Many managers can agree that well trained employees are critical to having a business that runs smoothly. Training employees helps to ensure that they know the ins and outs of their job.  Ideally, doing this creates less mistakes and rework, and faster production times in your crews.  However, training has downsides as well.  Having a training system in place can be inconvenient when employee turnover happens.  Employees cannot be relied on to stick around forever; often times they leave or get promoted, and then the process has to start all over again.  Not only does it take a lot of time, but also can be costly.

ETS systems are the solution to ending the cycle of training employees.  All of our systems use smartphone technology- technology which many employees already know how to use, and embrace in their personal lives.  Having these systems in place means that the amount of time you need to spend training employees is minimal. All ETS systems are completely paperless, and have electronic sensors that are constantly working in the background of your operations.  This eliminates the possibility of human error in your operations.

Organization of equipment is a procedure that varies from company to company.  Proper equipment procedures are often time consuming to teach, and mistakes are easy to make.  When the proper protocol is not followed when organizing equipment items can go missing or be forgotten.  Not only does this cause frustration, but it also diminishes profits due to the fact that employees are not able to devote their full attention to the job.

Invisi-Tag is a mobile app that acts as an electronic checklist.  It works by keeping an automatic inventory of every item in a truck or in the warehouse.  In the app you are able to assign jobs and responsibilities to each employee.  Having an Invisi-Tag system in place will increase productivity while decreasing mistakes of your employees. 

First, crews will be faster when unloading and loading vehicles.  This will increase productivity at job sites, ensuring more quality work. With Invisi-Tag, employees will also understand that there is no way tools will be forgotten or stolen; thus, they will be held accountable if equipment goes missing. Invisi-Tag can act as an incentive system for employees as well.  Since all of the guesswork of checking equipment is eliminated, employees will be able to focus on completing each job quickly. You can use this as an incentive for them to leave earlier in the day, and in turn reducing your payroll costs.

The way companies track equipment is another aspect of operations that requires training of employees.  Not only is it time consuming, but also there is much room for error.  Tracking expensive equipment can be difficult due to the fact that if there is not a good system in place, employees will have to waste valuable time searching for missing equipment.

Senal Geo Tracking is a GPS tracking device that is constantly working in the background of your operations.  Senal virtually eliminates the possibility of your expensive tools and equipment going missing.  Instead of training employees on unreliable procedures that can still be affected by human error, Senal requires almost no training, and there is no room for human error.  This way, employees can spend more time doing their jobs, and you will be able to spend less time and money training them.

Keeping track of important equipment information is critical to making sure your machines are running properly and efficiently at all times. Being able to service your equipment correctly and on time benefits your company by being able to maintain production rates. Yet, it can sometimes be a challenge for employees to understand which information is important and when.  Training employees on this is not only time consuming, but expensive. If something goes wrong with a piece of equipment employees usually end up having to search through piles of papers for warranty details.  Plus, since it is difficult to train employees, technicians may not be experts at knowing when equipment is due for maintenance.

Sigilo Fleet Management is a mobile app that allows you to store all equipment information on your mobile device.  This app is easy to use and simplifies equipment management, in addition to the fact that there is no training required, a no room for human error.  It can store information such as maintenance history, repair history, and warranty information all in an electronic file format. Employees and technicians will have access to equipment history at all times.

 

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How To- Set up your shop so there are less unbilled hours, less downtime, and less time taken to load and unload equipment

Having a streamlined shop setup is one technique a company can do to increase productivity.  A more organized equipment setup increases productivity of crews, which in turn increases profits.  Equipment organization in the yard and shop as well as on company trucks and trailers can increase productivity.  It will also result in less unbilled hours, and more efficient systems and procedures.

However, creating an organized shop setup is often time consuming and can be difficult for employees to follow.

Invisi-Tag is a mobile asset-tracking device that is available on your smartphone device.  It is an electronic checklist that shows all equipment that is currently on the truck or in the warehouse. With this mobile app, the crew will be able to see all items on the truck before they leave, as well as items that are missing.  Crews will no longer lose time on a job from being unable to locate items in the shop or the truck. 

Invisi-Tag will allow you to have equipment for jobs set and ready to go.  It will take less time in the morning to load the trucks due to the fact that Invisi-Tag makes it easy to view all equipment on a vehicle.  Crews will be able to see exactly what needs to be loaded, and there is no guesswork.  At the end of the day crews can verify that all of the equipment is on the truck, and none was left at the job site.  This way, crews do not have to stay later going back to pick up forgotten equipment.

Taking inventory is a procedure that is daunting and time consuming for many companies.  It relies heavily on paper processes, and can easily be affected by human error.  If a shop is not well set up, taking inventory will take even longer than usual.  Invisi-Tag streamlines the inventory processes completely, making it simple to do inventory in less than a minute.  The possibility of human error is completely eliminated, as well as the possibility of an incomplete inventory due to the fact that electronic sensors working in the background do all of the work for you.

Making sure all equipment documents are organized, and readily available is crucial to having an efficient shop.  However, it is usually difficult to implement a good system.  Many companies rely on large filing cabinets, which take up space, become easily disorganized, and are time consuming to look through. 

Sigilo Fleet Management is a mobile app that stores all equipment information.  Having equipment documents such as maintenance history, repair history, and warranty details at your fingertips means that you can completely eliminate large filing cabinets full of disorganized papers.  Also, if a piece of equipment is due for maintenance you will know ahead of time, rather than when it’s too late.  This will make the shop set up more effective and you can customize it to easily get equipment in and out. There is no longer a reason to sift through paper folders searching for specific equipment information, making your shop unorganized.  Sigilo will streamline equipment processes and make looking for equipment information much easier.

Productivity can be lost when there is not an organized system in place to track equipment.  If important equipment goes missing then there is usually no choice but to have employees stop what they are doing to search for them.   Not only can tools go missing in the shop or yard, but they can get stolen as well. Senal Geo Tracking is a mobile GPS tracking system available on your smartphone.  It can be used to track any important tool or piece of equipment. Senal’s sensors are constantly working in the background, so you always know where your valuable equipment and machines are.  This will streamline how quickly your crews are able to load trucks before jobs, and it will reduce downtime significantly.

 

 

 

 

 

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How To: Improve Productivity Through Efficient Systems & Procedures

Having efficient and effective procedures in place is a key to maintaining a business that is profitable and productive.  Reducing leakage is a key part of making this happen.  Leakage can be defined as any sort of inefficiency in operations that cannot be fixed. 

Companies use various methods to try and fix leakage.  One way is training employees more effectively.  This method usually doesn’t work because employees cannot always be relied on to stay long-term- they can leave or get promoted.  Training also takes up extra time and effort.  Paper processes are another method that companies use; however, these can be inconsistent and over time the emphasis placed on them is reduced.  Written policies and procedures may seem like an effective way to solve leakage.  In many companies however, the emphasis placed on them is reduced as time goes on, and there is a wide margin for individual interpretation of the policies and procedures.

ETS provides innovative and easy to use methods for eliminating leakage in organizations. All of our systems are available on smartphones; this is technology that your employees already use and embrace in their personal lives.  There is no training necessary, which increases employee productivity right from the start.  ETS systems completely eliminate the possibility of human error.

Forgotten equipment is a major cause for frustration in many companies.  Getting all the way to a job site before realizing you forgot something, and then needing to turn around is a waste of valuable time.  It significantly reduces the productivity of crews, which in turn affects the quality of your employees’ work. 

Invisi-Tag is an innovative system that provides your crews with an electronic checklist.  The electronic checklist is available on a smartphone or tablet, which many employees already know how to use. With our mobile app, the crew will be able to see all items on the truck before they leave, as well as items that are not there (or are there that aren’t supposed to be).   Crews will no longer lose time on a job from being unable to locate and track critical tools and equipment.

Taking inventory is a procedure that is daunting and time consuming for many companies.  It relies heavily on paper processes, and can easily be affected by human error.  Invisi-Tag streamlines the inventory processes completely, making it simple to do inventory in less than a minute.  The possibility of human error is completely eliminated, as well as the possibility of an incomplete inventory due to the fact that electronic sensors working in the background do all of the work for you.

Another issue that managers struggle with is employee accountability.  If a tool goes missing, sometimes it can be hard to figure out the employee or crew responsible.  Invisi-Tag solves this problem by allowing jobs to be assigned to specific employees.  This way, if anything goes missing, the correct person will be held accountable.  Having this system in place will increase employee’s productivity, because they know that they can be held accountable for discrepancies.

There are many ways to organize jobs on Invisi-Tag’s app, and cloud-computing capabilities are available as well.  This way, all reports are available on any device at any time.  Crews will no longer waste time driving back to the shop to pick up forgotten tools.  Their productivity will be significantly increased, as well as profits overall.

Companies have a variety of systems in place when it comes to organizing equipment data such as repair and maintenance information or warranty information.  Usually these involve stacks of files that are easy to misplace, and that can easily become disorganized.  Sigilo Fleet Management is a mobile app that allows you to store all important equipment information that is critical to operations.  It is completely paperless, and allows you to have important information at your fingertips whenever you need it. Sigilo provides all maintenance and repair information, so you can know ahead of time when a piece of equipment is due for repairs.  Sigilo will also increase your productivity due to the fact that you will not have to spend hours searching for these papers when you need them.

Productivity can be lost when there is not a good system in place to track equipment.  If important equipment goes missing then there is usually no choice but to have employees stop what they are doing to search for them.  Senal Geo Tracking is a mobile GPS tracking system available on your smartphone.  It can be used to track any important tool or piece of equipment. Senal’s sensors are constantly working in the background, so you always know where your valuable equipment and machines are.

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How does higher sales volume mean reduced costs?

Providing low prices for your customers is an important part of having a competitive pricing structure.  Having lower prices will draw in more customers, which in turn will increase your profits.   Being able to do this relies on your ability to reduce overhead, and increase employee productivity.  Spending less money on overhead means it costs less to do a job.  Increasing employee productivity will allow your crews to complete jobs more quickly; thus, allowing you to take on more jobs and increase your profits.

The cost to your company to complete a job significantly decreases with the use of ETS systems.  ETS provides you with equipment tracking software available on your smartphone.  This is technology that your employees already use and embrace in their personal lives, significantly reducing training costs; employee productivity is increased right from the start.

Forgotten equipment is a major cause for frustration in many companies.  Getting all the way to a job site before realizing you forgot something, and then needing to turn around is a waste of valuable time.  Productivity can be lost when there is not a good system in place to track equipment.  If important equipment goes missing then there is usually no choice but to have employees stop what they are doing to search for them.  It significantly reduces the output of crews, which in turn affects the quality of their work, and the satisfaction of your customers.  You will not be able to complete as many jobs if your employees need to waste time tracking equipment.

Invisi-Tag is an innovative system that provides your crews with an electronic checklist.  The electronic checklist is available on a smartphone or tablet, which many employees already know how to use. With our mobile app, the crew will be able to see all items on the truck before they leave, as well as items that are not there (or are there that aren’t supposed to be).   Senal Geo Tracking is a mobile GPS tracking system available on your smartphone.  It can be used to track any important tool or piece of equipment. Senal’s sensors are constantly working in the background, so you always know where your valuable equipment and machines are.  Crews will no longer lose time on a job from being unable to locate and track critical tools and equipment.

Having to worry about making emergency purchase decisions when your equipment breaks down can be frustrating, and an unnecessary waste of money. This can raise overhead prices, and decrease your output- both of which are events that eliminate your profits. Sigilo Fleet Management is a mobile app that allows you to store all important equipment information that is critical to operations.  It is completely paperless, and allows you to have important information at your fingertips whenever you need it. Sigilo provides all maintenance and repair information, so you can know ahead of time when a piece of equipment is due for repairs.  Sigilo will also increase your employee’s productivity due to the fact that you will not have to spend hours searching for these papers when you need them.  You will no longer have to worry about wasting money on emergency purchase decisions due to lost or malfunctioning equipment.

With our systems in place, gross profit will eventually begin to increase in your company.  Less time is spent checking inventory, searching for equipment, or going back to pick up forgotten equipment.  This means that you save money by not having to pay your crews overtime.  If it costs less for you company to do a job, you can decrease the prices you charge customers.  Being able to offer your customers the lowest prices possible is a way to ensure sales in this economy.

 

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Longer Work Weeks – The impact of more sales can outweigh overtime costs

Being able to make valuable use of employees is a goal for every manager.  Having employees work their maximum potential (longer hours) increases output in your company, which hopefully increases profits.  However, getting to a point where you have enough financial assets to be able to pay overtime can sometimes be difficult.  If profits in your company are not strong enough, the ability to pay overtime is just not feasible.  This puts a strain on you as a manager because you have no choice but to shorten workweeks in order to accommodate payroll.  The only way to be able to afford these extra costs is to increase sales in your company.

ETS asset management systems will increase profits in your operations.  ETS tracking devices are designed to save your company time and money as well.  These wireless asset-tracking systems will increase your crews’ productivity with minimal cost to you as a manager due to the fact that they require minimal training.

Forgotten equipment is a major cause for of decreased productivity in many companies.  Getting all the way to a job site before realizing you forgot something, and then needing to turn around is a waste of valuable time- time that you are paying your employees for! Invisi-Tag is an innovative system that provides your crews with an electronic checklist.  The electronic checklist is available as an app on a smartphone or tablet (technology many people already know how to use). With Invisi-Tag’s mobile app, the crew will be able to see all items on the truck before they leave, meaning they will no longer lose time on a job from being unable to locate and track critical tools and equipment.  Being able to spend the proper amount of time on a job ensures quality work, pleasing customers and increasing your sales.

Companies have a variety of systems in place when it comes to organizing equipment data (repair and maintenance information or warranty information).  Usually these involve stacks of files that are easy to misplace, and that can easily become disorganized.  Employees end up having to waste time searching for these documents at the last minute, wasting time- namely, payroll.  Sigilo Fleet Management is a mobile app that allows you to store all important equipment information that is critical to operations.  It is completely paperless, and allows you to have important information at your fingertips whenever it is needed. Since Sigilo stores all maintenance and repair information, you will know ahead of time when a piece of equipment is due for repair.  This will decrease equipment downtime, which will increase output in your operations.  Not only will Sigilo increase sales, but Sigilo will also increase productivity due to the fact that employees will not have to spend hours searching for important papers when you need them.

Productivity can be lost when there is not a good system in place to track equipment.  If important equipment goes missing then there is usually no choice but to have employees stop what they are doing to search for them.  This is a huge waste of time and productivity. Senal Geo Tracking is a mobile GPS tracking system available on smartphone devices.  It can be used to track any important tool or piece of equipment. Senal’s sensors are constantly working in the background, so you always know where your valuable equipment and machines are.  This way, employees will never have to waste time searching for missing equipment again.

With ETS systems in place, gross profit will begin to increase in your company.  If it costs less for your company to do a job, you can decrease the prices you charge customers.  Having a competitive pricing structure is important for every company because it is appealing to potential customers; therefore this will increase sales.  The impact of more sales can outweigh having to pay overtime, allowing you the ability to have longer work weeks in your company.

 Learn more at http://www.equipmenttrackingsolutions.com

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Outsourcing Equipment Maintenance- Reducing billable hours lost to equipment maintenance

Having a process in place for equipment maintenance is important for ensuring that your operations are running at maximum output at all times. Periodic equipment checks will make sure that you will not run into unexpected problems.  An important part of equipment maintenance is being able to outsource; having your employees do repairs on equipment decreases their productivity and increases billable hours that are lost to equipment maintenance.

Yet, when it comes to equipment maintenance and repairs companies can experience a multitude of issues.  Maintenance history, repair history, and warranty details are all documents that are usually stored in a paper file format.  These can become quickly disorganized, and when employees have to stop and search through pile of papers, it becomes a huge loss of productivity.  Often times, they are not checked at all because it is too much of a hassle to search for.   At this point, if a machine breaks down your crews are left having to do repairs that you otherwise could have been able to outsource.  This leads to valuable hours wasted on equipment maintenance that should have been spent focusing on their jobs.

Sigilo Fleet Management is a mobile app that stores all important equipment information to your smartphone.  Having equipment documents such as maintenance history, repair history, and warranty details at your fingertips means that you will know exactly when equipment is due for maintenance.  The app uses NFC (Nearfield Communication) technology to communicate with a chip on your equipment and your smartphone.  There is no room for human error, thus taking the guesswork out of equipment maintenance. 

If a piece of equipment is due for maintenance you will know ahead of time, rather than when it’s too late.  This will make it easier to outsource your equipment maintenance rather than needing your employees to do it. There is no longer a reason to sift through paper folders searching for specific equipment information, making your shop unorganized.  Sigilo will streamline equipment processes and make looking for equipment information much easier.

When you know ahead of time a piece of equipment is due for repair, you are able to set up an appointment if necessary.  This will ensure that you are not stuck without anyone available to do repairs if equipment breaks down unexpectedly. Also, you will save money by not having to schedule an emergency appointment to get your equipment fixed last minute.  You will be able to see where equipment has been repaired in the past, and arrange to have it repaired there again.   In general, downtime will be cut (if any), and output in your operations can be at its maximum.

Learn more at http://www.sfmgmt.com 

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Staff Incentive Systems- What’s in it for your staff to work faster and harder?

Having staff incentive systems in place is an important part of making employees feel valued.  It is also a good way to ensure that your employees will be working at their maximum potential.  However, if you do not have the resources to provide your staff with incentives, there is a slim chance that they will be motivated to work faster and harder.  This not only harms your productivity, but it also diminishes your profits.

Increased profits in your operations will allow you to set up incentive systems for employees.  If you need your employees to work longer weeks you will be able to pay them employees proper compensation due to the fact that your company is increasing profits.  This makes working longer days (or longer weeks) more appealing, knowing that they will get compensated for their time.  Increased profits in your company also mean that you are able to give crews timely pay increases, and they can work harder with the incentive of possible pay increases in the future.

ETS fleet management systems are a cost effective and simple way to implement incentive systems for your staff.  All of our tracking devices will increase profits in your organization as well as make your employees more productive.  Our systems are completely paperless, and require minimal training due to the fact that they are all used through smartphone technology.  The fact that many employees already know how to use this sort of technology gives them the ability to use these systems more efficiently, thus having more time to do their jobs.  Increasing productivity is the key way to make sure your organization is maximizing its potential for profits.

Making sure employees are working as efficiently and productively as possible is important.  By using our systems, your staff knows that the equipment tracking is done for them; therefore, they can focus on other aspects of their jobs.  This means that they can complete jobs more quickly as well as concentrate on the job at hand, since they do not have to waste time looking for equipment.  Each system is paperless and completely eliminates the possibility of human error.

Making sure employees are held accountable for their responsibilities is a way to make sure they are doing their jobs efficiently and properly.

 Invisi-Tag is a mobile equipment checklist.  It is available on a smartphone device, and shows all pieces of equipment that are on a vehicle or in the warehouse.  Invisi-Tag eliminates the need for employees to spend hours checking inventory, and solves the problem of forgotten tools and equipment.  An Invisi-Tag system will increase employee productivity, which in turn will increase your sales volume.  More profits mean that you have the ability to set up employee incentive systems.

Sigilo Fleet Management is a paperless method to keep track of equipment information on an easy to use mobile app.  Having all maintenance, repair, and warranty information available at your fingertips eliminates the need to waste time searching through files to find what you need.  Not only does Sigilo increase productivity, but it also saves you from having to shell out extra money when equipment breaks down unexpectedly.  This money can be used to go towards staff incentive systems.

Senal Geo Tracking is a mobile GPS tracker available on a smartphone or tablet.  Often times when equipment goes missing, employees have to waste time looking for these items.  Not only does this take away from their jobs, but it also costs management money.  Senal Geo’s sensors are constantly working in the background of your operations, meaning equipment will not go missing.  The time your employees save not having to search for equipment means they can focus their full attention on doing their jobs faster and better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ways To Eliminate Equipment Theft

Increasing profits is a goal for every company.  However, equipment theft can be a huge obstacle in this process.  Having to worry about the safety of your equipment decreases productivity among your crews, and when equipment does get stolen your company is impacted financially.  The cost goes beyond the value of stolen equipment.  Rental costs, downtime on the job site, and missed project deadlines are all issues when dealing with stolen equipment.  Landscaping companies are tempting targets for thieves because not only is it easy to re-sell the stolen equipment, but jobs are often distracting enough that they can access equipment unnoticed.  Implementing proper theft prevention techniques is necessary for deterring criminals.

ETS systems are the solution to eliminating equipment theft.  All of our tool tracking softwares are available on your smartphone; this is software that cannot be accessed by thieves or other outsiders.  Since many people already know how to use smartphones, there is minimal employee training necessary.  This increases employee productivity right from the start.  ETS systems completely eliminate the possibility of human error.

Invisi-Tag is an innovative asset tracking system that provides your crews with an electronic checklist.  The electronic checklist is available on a smartphone or tablet, which many employees already know how to use. With our mobile app, the crew will be able to see all items on the truck before they leave, as well as items that are not there. 

Invisi-Tag also allows jobs to be assigned to specific employees.  This way, if anything goes missing internally, the correct person will be held accountable.  There are many ways to organize jobs on Invisi-Tag’s app, and cloud-computing capabilities are available as well. Having this system in place will increase employee’s productivity, because they know that they will be held accountable for discrepancies.

Senal Geo Tracking is a mobile GPS tracking system available on your smartphone.  It can be used to track any important tool or piece of equipment. Senal’s sensors are constantly working in the background, so you always know where your valuable equipment and machines are.

There are several easy steps and procedures you can implement to eliminate equipment theft.  ETS systems support these procedures, making it simple to track your equipment.  Do not leave machines on unfenced properties or job sites, and do not leave machines or materials unattended on trailers.   Moving machines and equipment from a job site can sometimes be a hassle, but Invisi-Tag makes loading and unloading vehicles fast and simple with an electronic checklist.

Disabling machines that have to be left on job sites will prevent items too big to transport from being stolen.  Make sure keys are not left behind and disable batteries, fuses, and tires.  This will be off-putting for thieves, due to the extra effort it would take to steal these items.  Randomly checking job sites during off hours is important because if thieves are looking to steal equipment, they will be looking to do it at times they know work sites are empty. 

Do not leave hand tools or small equipment at job sites.  Invisi-Tag makes it easy to quickly track small tools and make sure they are on the truck at the end of the day.  Create an accurate list of all-important equipment.  Invisi-Tag provides you with a mobile electronic checklist, which makes this simple.  Invisi-Tag makes taking inventory a fast and easy process; therefore, you can quickly check to make sure you have all equipment before you leave. Mark all tools with the company name and address.  By purchasing each of our systems you are provided with chips to place on your equipment.  Knowing that equipment is being tracked will deter thieves.

Advise site security guards if activity is expected, and whom they should expect.  If someone unassociated with the company or job comes to the job site, they will not be let in and you will immediately be contacted.   Let employees know that management will be making checks.  Invisi-Tag makes this even easier to do.   Jobs can be assigned to specific employees, so if internal theft happens, it can be easily tracked.

 

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How to Lower Overhead Expenses

Overhead costs are a defining factor in a company’s profit margin.  Reducing these costs can make a significant contribution to a company’s bottom line.  In competitive and challenging industries it is important to increase company savings wherever possible.  There are many traditional practices for reducing overhead costs that can sometimes interrupt regular operations.  For example, many companies turn to selling their equipment or selling vehicles from their fleet to cut back on costs.   Companies usually cut administrative costs, reengineer business policies and procedures, and begin outsourcing operations.  These practices can work at first, but they quickly run their course and do not end up solving the original problem.

ETS products provide an innovative way to lower your overhead expenses. Our systems will speed up daily tasks, allowing your employees to go home earlier, meaning you can close the shop earlier.  Even closing one hour earlier each day will make an extraordinary difference in your overhead costs over the course of one year.  Implementing ETS systems means companies are able to get rid of certain processes that are not efficient uses of time and money. This will eliminate the need for the following processes: double and triple checking inventory, searching through papers for equipment information, spending time looking around the yard for missing tools.

Gasoline for work vehicles is an overhead expense that can be expensive to maintain, especially if a company has a large volume of work vehicles.  A way to decrease the amount of money spent on filling up company vehicles is to try to cut back on drive time.  This may sound like a simple fix, but often times it’s difficult to cut back on drive time without disrupting business; in addition, when crews lose or forget tools they usually have no choice but to drive back to the shop to get them.

Invisi-Tag alleviates this problem by reducing the amount of time that crews are on the road.  Crews will know what is in the truck before they leave; therefore, they will spend less time driving back and forth from the job site to the shop, reducing the frequency that you have to put gas in company vehicles.  Crews will no longer need to drive back to the shop during the day to pick up forgotten equipment, or go back to a job site to find tools that were left behind.  Eliminating these practices saves on gas money, as well as wear and tear on company vehicles.

The proper storage of important equipment information is a necessity for any company that wants to take care of their equipment and make sure they are available long-term.  Therefore, having a system in place to store and keep track of this information is critical.  This can be any type of equipment data, from warranty details to maintenance and repair history.  The most common way to store this information is hard copies in files.  Often times these papers and files can get disorganized, not to mention the fact that printer paper and ink can be expensive; therefore, having all of your equipment information available on your smartphone eliminates the need to print those items out. 

Sigilo Fleet Management is a paperless method for keeping track of important equipment information. Sigilo can store information such as warranties, repair and maintenance history.  This technology eliminates the need for a company to print out and store large amounts of paper documents.  This not only will save on overhead expenses, but also will increase productivity in the business.  Productivity is increased because employees will no longer have to search through stacks of papers to find the correct warranty or repair information.

When businesses use a variety of tools and equipment on a daily basis, it is inevitable that these items will get lost and go missing from time to time.  It is not uncommon for crews to have to work later in the day due to the fact that they have to spend extra time after they finish a job searching for lost equipment.  Not only does this mean that your shop must stay open later to accommodate the extra time, but employees will work longer, sometimes going into overtime, resulting in extra payroll expenses.

Senal Geo Tracking is a real-time GPS tracking software that is used on your smartphone. are held up looking for missing equipment and tools.  If you are able to track your expensive equipment, then the need to have employees track these items will be completely eliminated.  Senal Geo also possesses the capability to provide event billing.  Event billing is simply any activity that you do that you would like to be able to track.  It is used as a tool to monitor operations, and in turn save you money.

 

Want to learn more about Equipment Tracking Solutions.  Find out which one is right for your business at our website: www.equipmenttrackingsolutions.com

 

 

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