Tracking Military IT Assets

The US Congress mandates that the Department of Defense keeps track of and is accountable for all of their property down to the individual unique asset level. The DoD is arguably the largest organization in the world with estimates of 130 million individual assets in their custody. Keeping track of an inventory of this [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Tracking Military IT Assets

Benefits of Using Both Barcode and RFID Technology in your Asset Tracking Solution

Why would you ever want to use both RFID and barcode tags on the same asset? It might seem redundant to use two methods of tracking, but in certain operations there are distinct advantages to having both.   Barcode and RFID asset tracking systems each have their strengths. For inventory functions; such as, performing cycle [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Benefits of Using Both Barcode and RFID Technology in your Asset Tracking Solution

Understanding the ROI of an RFID System

Installing and deploying an RFID tracking system in your warehouse or supply chain takes an investment. To determine if the investment will be worth it, you need to know where you will find your return on investment—whether it’s labor, tangibles or intangibles. How Much Does Implementing RFID Technology Cost RFID Asset Tracking Systems Integrators like [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Understanding the ROI of an RFID System

The Problems with a Do-It-Yourself approach to Military IUID and RFID Compliance

Most organizations, when first awarded a contract with the Department of Defense, are unprepared for the scope and depth of asset tracking and reporting that is required to be able to ship and invoice their items. This is also true for military contracts that require management of government property. Naively, these contractors assume they can [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The Problems with a Do-It-Yourself approach to Military IUID and RFID Compliance

4 Immediate Benefits of Using RFID for Asset Tracking

As a barcode and RFID systems designer and integrator for the military, we’re constantly uncovering processes where technology is being used to save expense or improve operations. Our vast 20 years of experience allows us to compare the benefits of RFID over barcode when applied to asset tracking in the most demanding of military environments [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 4 Immediate Benefits of Using RFID for Asset Tracking

Understanding How the Pentagon Thinks about Tracking Assets

To understand the logic behind the US military asset tracking standards and reporting requirements, it is important to understand the strategy behind the DoD’s need for global asset visibility. The US Military Must Track Inventory All Over the Globe The Pentagon is responsible for tracking, managing and deploying assets on a global scale—hundreds of millions [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Understanding How the Pentagon Thinks about Tracking Assets

3 Things to Ask Yourself When Implementing Asset Tracking Software in Your Organization

If you’re thinking about investing in asset tracking software, congratulations – you are making a very strategic decision to improve visibility of your assets, streamline asset management, and identify ways to save money. An electronic asset management system is an automated, systematic approach to managing the hundreds (likely thousands) of individual physical assets owned and [...]

By | February 1st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 3 Things to Ask Yourself When Implementing Asset Tracking Software in Your Organization

The problems with failing IUID compliance

No one enjoys the nail-biting experience of being audited by the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). A DCMA auditor will go through all of your government contracts with a fine-toothed comb, looking for any deviations from the DCMA’s exacting requirements and IUID specifications, while you’re trying to make sure you followed all the right processes. [...]

By | December 31st, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on The problems with failing IUID compliance

Advanced Ship Notices: How Organizations Are Automating ASN

Do you want to reduce your company’s cost of receiving shipments by about 40%? Of course, every company wants to cut  costs. Experts say that an organization can save up to 40 percent of shipping costs  if it uses automated advanced ship notices (ASN). The Pre-ASN Era In the pre-ASN era,  organizations often did not [...]

By | December 10th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Advanced Ship Notices: How Organizations Are Automating ASN

RFID and Asset Tracking: Year in Review

“RFID-Enabled Walkie-Talkies Help Track Remote Workers” “Intel Unveils RFID System for Retailers” “RFID to Bring Literacy to Down Syndrome Children” “In Dunwoody, Ga., Police Use RFID to Open Gates” The above headlines all appeared in the trade magazine RFID Journal in the year 2015. You only need to read a few of the approximately 250 [...]

By | November 6th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on RFID and Asset Tracking: Year in Review