Asset Tag

Asset Tagging Labor & The True Cost of Inventory Tracking

OK, so you're thinking of implementing a fixed asset tracking system. There are so many different things to consider hardware, software, even the asset tags themselves. It might come as a surprise that the one thing companies may take for granted (the actual asset tag) has a huge impact on the bottom line - and not in the way you might think.

Take a look at the following example.

Tagging 10,000 Assets

Company Profile

Asset Tracking & Its Impact on the Economy

You can’t turn on the news these days without hearing about how the economy is affecting one thing or another.

I would like to take a radical glass is half full approach and look at how today’s economy could potentially have a positive impact on something – asset tracking. We all know budgets are tight and a lot of new equipment purchases are being delayed. Isn’t that the perfect time to do an internal inventory of the equipment you already have?

RFID Tags or Bar code Labels - Which is the Better Asset Tag Solution?

RFID tags or bar code labels? It's the age old question and depending on who you ask and what their relationship is to that particular tracking technology you will probably get a different answer. My answer - it depends. There truly are many different factors which need to be considered when selecting a tracking technology.

QR Codes in Asset Tracking Applications

A confused crossword puzzle. A psychedelic postage stamp. A barcode on drugs. These images are used to describe QR (quick response) codes in a recent article I read on the increased usage of QR codes for marketing purposes. As a marketer I would agree they are a great tool to have in your arsenal and we have been integrating them into our materials to give more exposure to some of our other online materials - i.e. YouTube videos and customer case studies.

Hospital Asset Management

Often times, when we hear from our healthcare customers, they are having issues keeping track of equipment and supplies that are necessary for them to give proper care to their patients. Things like intravenous pumps, wheel chairs and supply kits go missing at the drop of a hat, forcing employees to use their valuable time to track down what they need. When things go missing, it can also force the hospital to unnecessarily purchase new items, which causes flawed record-keeping.

The True Meaning of Asset Tracking

Something as simple as asset tracking can easily be misunderstood by engineers, project managers and purchasing departments in a rush to find a solution for a track and trace, asset tracking, identification or access control problem.

The term "asset tracking" encompasses all of these fields and more. Traditionally, many companies or project managers viewed asset tracking as part of the accounting department and went around once a year looking for desks, computers and equipment to verify the existence of an item on the inventory list.