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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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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