A major construction company faced huge logistical challenges with a large amount of tools spread over dozens of construction sites. The company had several related problems, including theft of tools, loss of tools, loss of rented tools, and positioning of tools on and off construction sites, in addition to the overall management of inventories.
By affixing NFC tags on each of the tools and integrating wireless hubs with GPS connections on construction sites, as well as in trailers or containers, it is now possible to ensure the position of equipment. This also provides complimentary information, such as what equipment was sent, its location and when it was received. The system is directly linked with the organization’s ERP to facilitate management. In addition, affixing tags to the tools resulted in a reduction in thefts and losses.