Automated Replenishment of Consumables

Challenges

  • Tracking and tracing materials throughout the construction process is not only an economic challenge to reduce theft and “shrinkage” and improve productivity, but also a compliance challenge to ensure that certain materials are accounted for and appropriately implemented into the construction process.

Solutions

  • Effective use of RFID technologies can improve the traceability of materials from manufacturer to the site and into final construction, as required by certain government regulations. In addition, such technologies supports improved material logistics – just in time construction processes, automatic ordering/replenishment and automatic invoicing.

Benefits

  • Improved traceability of materials from manufacturer to the site and into final construction.
  • Improved control of inventories of materials and tools, thereby reducing “spares” on hand, reducing storage costs and shrinkage, and avoiding loss of productivity as a result of non-availability and out-of-synch workers, tools and materials.