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.

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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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