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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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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