About the Customer
The INDIA based client is associated with one of the leading plastic manufacturing companies which provide excellent and reliable products. The company is serving more than 130 countries across the globe with the best quality material as per the pre-defined standards of the international market.
Extensive range of products is manufactured by using modern manufacturing techniques with unquestionable durability, versatile sizes, and aesthetically pleasing designs. The company aims to offer excellence and maximum customer satisfaction to make its brand unique in the market.
Being one of the leading manufacturers, the client faced severe challenges which hampered the company’s efforts to achieve goals and objectives. With the fierce competition, the client needed automation in the manufacturing process.
Here are some hurdles that the client faced:-
- Real-time location of the assets was not monitored
- Inconsistency and lack of data transparency across the various departments
- Maintaining large spreadsheets became cumbersome which lead to an increase in the number of errors
- Unable to identify precisely which assets are performing well and which are not
- Ineffective process and staff management consumed much time
- The client required data of valuable metrics such as how often assets are being used, by whom and when it is used
Learning the requirement of the client, the team of SPEC INDIA developed a prototype that helped the client to streamline the asset tracking. Based on the work-flow patterns, SPEC INDIA created an easy to use solution with the help of beacon to overcome the challenges.
- Functionalities were set up for BLE Listeners/ Receivers which can sense moving BLE tags/Beacons/Mobiles
- Identified the accessibility points, mounted a beacon on a permanent asset and configured in a way that beacon, asset, and POC communicate effectively
- Use of Raspberry Pi to scan the Bluetooth device.
- Integrated with cloud server/system server to send real-time results on prototype when a tagged asset is nearby
- The authorized person can track the asset’s location and other whereabouts
Tools & Technologies
- Automated solution increased the visibility and reduced the error rate drastically
- Tracks the precise location of the asset which streamlined decision making and improved workflow
- Staff efficiency was increased as the search process was made easy. Staff can schedule the item(which item should go to which order) in a hassle-free way
- Locates the assets quickly as beacons have the transmission range up to 70m.
- No need to manually look at spreadsheet entries; the system can provide the instant real-time overview
- Improved productivity as everyone can fetch the needed information in less time
- Low-cost solution because of the use of Raspberry Pi
- Can generate detailed reports in minutes